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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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Creating a new user profile property

By default, a SharePoint user profile comes with approximately 68 defined properties. The better populated these elements are, the better the integrity of the social experience in SharePoint.

Many of these properties are mapped to corresponding values in Active Directory. In this way, they can be updated in AD and then the changes are reflected in SharePoint (after a user profile synchronization).

New to SharePoint 2010 is the ability to update AD from SharePoint. While this is not the point of this recipe, it is important to have this information.

While SharePoint has many properties, there always seems to be the business use case outlining a property that SharePoint does not cover. This can be a result of the enterprise and terminology used.

A large enterprise such as a bank is the example we will use in this recipe. We will create a property to store a branch office location where the employee is located. Creating this property helps classify an employee...