Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Customizations Possible (Dev) in a SharePoint 2010 Environment


That use only DLLs

That use .ascx files (deployed in ControlTemplates folder)
12 hive (only when webparts are deployed as .ascx files)

SPD Workflows
Will automatically get migrated, because it is there in the content db
Fur between SP 2010 Farms, if you need to migrate, you need to use tools – Workflow Migrators
VS Workflows
Can be just solutions – can be just redeployed
Custom Master Pages

Alternate access mapping and Server name mapping

Alternate Access Mapping (AAM) and Server Name Mapping are two features SharePoint provides to alter the URLs returned in search results - a common practice used by many companies for their internal and external users. Both features are available in both the out of the box search in SharePoint 2010 and in the new FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010.
This post is intended for people with working knowledge about the two features who want to know when to use which. If you need to brush up on your basic understanding about the two features, here are a couple good sources for your convenience:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Readings to prepare for the SharePoint 2010 IT Pro exams

SharePoint 2013 service application architecture and individual service applications

  1. Compare SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 service application architectures
    Video | Presentation
  2. SharePoint 2013 changes and features in Access services
    Video | Presentation
  3. SharePoint 2013 changes and features in the apps management service application
    Video | Presentation
  4. SharePoint 2013 changes and features in Business Connectivity Services
    Video | Presentation
  5. SharePoint 2013 changes and features in Excel services
    Video | Presentation

Absolute SharePoint Links

Following are important shortcut links to any Sharepoint sites………..

Site settings Page /_layouts/settings.aspx
Web Parts Maintenance Page /default.aspx/?contents=1
Master page /_Layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx
Title, description and icon /_layouts/prjsetng.aspx
Navigation /_layouts/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx
Page layouts and site templates /_Layouts/AreaTemplateSettings.aspx
Welcome page /_Layouts/AreaWelcomePage.aspx
Tree view /_layouts/navoptions.aspx
Site Themes /_layouts/themeweb.aspx
Reset to site definition /_layouts/reghost.aspx
Searchable columns /_Layouts/NoCrawlSettings.aspx

Social Computing with SharePoint 2010

 The Microsoft Office site contains some very interesting how-to information and video’s on SharePoint 2010. Here are some links to more information about social computing with SharePoint 2010:

SharePoint Instant List Filter

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Automated SharePoint server monitoring - Your job just got easier

Download a free trial of SharePoint diagnostic manager!

Idera's SharePoint diagnostic manager monitors the performance and availability of your SharePoint farms, content, and severs, so you don't have to. It offers customized alerting on poorly performing pages, so you don't have to monitor that. And it has a historical repository so you can see trends and forecast future events, so that's taken care of.
This thing makes your job pretty easy, right? Plus-
§  Intuitive dashboard UI provides 'at-a-glance' view of SharePoint health
§  Configurable email alerts notify you when there's a problem
§  Alert details link to Knowledge Base of troubleshooting advice
§  Historical repository enables advanced capacity planning
§  No agents required on monitored farm servers

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Track SharePoint Growth and Capacity, Prevent System Outages

SharePoint space trends tracks the growth of your sites and document libraries, so you can get a jump on managing your SharePoint storage and optimizing how resources are used. Think of it as magic software that lets you see the future of SharePoint.
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SharePoint space trends lets you-
·  Identify and analyze storage growth trends
·  Perform capacity planning
·  Prevent system outages due to storage problems
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Another SharePoint tool worth checking out .
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