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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By : Peter Serzo
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By: Peter Serzo

Overview of this book

Collaboration and content management are the major business needs of every organization in this increasingly global and connected environment. Microsoft SharePoint is a solution to these needs that offers a software platform that facilitates collaboration and provides content management features for the effective implementation of business processes. With a vast amount of functionality available with SharePoint, it is easy to get confused in carrying out administrative tasks. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook starts off by demonstrating the various upgrading and post-upgrading tasks to be performed in SharePoint 2010. Next come recipes for managing SharePoint service-level applications and for monitoring the SharePoint environment. The book introduces one of the best new tools that should be in your arsenal, PowerShell, and the commands you will need to script your tasks with Powershell. Collaboration and content management are the most important features of SharePoint and this book contains many recipes that focus on improving them. Enterprise monitoring and reporting are also covered in detail so that you can ensure that your SharePoint implementation is up and running all the time. You will find recipes to manage and customize SharePoint Search. When you are half way through the book, you will explore more advanced and interesting topics such as customizing and securing the SharePoint environment. You will learn to extend SharePoint to include features similar to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, the book covers backup and recovery solutions for SharePoint so that you can ensure that your system is protected from data loss and virus attacks.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook
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Setting up and compiling an audience

Audiences are a brilliant way to target content to specific users. Typically, users are in Organizational Units (OU) in Active Directory (AD). This is a way for enterprises to classify the role of an individual in the organization.

A role can be classified by where a person is located—for example, North America, Asia, Europe, and so on. Or the person can be classified by type of employment such as hourly or salary.

Once classified at the AD level, audiences can be applied to a SharePoint audience. Once an audience is created and compiled, it can be applied as a parameter in web parts functionally targeting that content.

This recipe reviews how to create an audience.

Getting ready

You must have farm-level administrative permissions to the Central Administration site. Set up an OU group named na_hourly in AD (user profile sync must be run for this to be available).

How to do it...

  1. 1. Open the Central Administration screen and click Application Management.

  2. 2. The...