Monday, February 18, 2013

Downloadable evaluation resources for SharePoint 2013

Download the following content for information about how to evaluate SharePoint 2013.

Content Description
Downloads IT Professional Reviewer's Guide for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview Learn how new capabilities in SharePoint Server 2013 can help IT pros better manage cost, risk, and time.
Downloads Download SharePoint Server 2013 Preview See for yourself what SharePoint 2013 can do by downloading and installing this version.
Downloads Download SharePoint Foundation 2013 Preview See for yourself what SharePoint 2013 can do by downloading and installing this version.
Lab icon Test lab guides Get up and running quickly in a test environment by following these guides that take the guesswork out of a SharePoint 2013 deployment.
Building blocks SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros IT pro-focused how-to training and covers changes and new features for search, social, plus deployment and performance/scalability with downloadable presentations.

How to Block SharePoint 2010 Installation ?


If you want to block users from installing SharePoint Server 2010 and related products, set the following registry key by using Group Policy in Active Directory directory services:
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\ SharePoint\DWORD DisableInstall
To block installations, set DWORD DisableInstall=00000001.
When this registry key is set, users who try to install SharePoint Server 2010 receive the 

following error message:
SharePoint installation is blocked in your organization. Please contact your network administrator for more details.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Learn SharePoint 2013 for free

SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros

Find IT pro-focused how-to training and walkthrough videos with this interactive course about SharePoint 2013 including changes and new features for search, social, plus deployment and performance/scalability. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sharepoint 2010 development

If you want to start on SharePoint development and don’t know where to start form then you might want to try the SharePoint virtual labs
Topics Covered are:
SharePoint Server 2010 Virtual Labs


Getting Started

Connectors & Using the Business Data Connnectivity (BDC) Service

Advanced Search Security

Configuring Search UIs

Content Processing and Property Extraction

Developing a Custom Connector

Fast Search Web Crawler

Federated Search


People Search Administration and Management

Relevancy and Ranking

Customizing MySites

Designing Lists and Schemas

Developing a BCS External Content Type with Visual Studio

Developing a Sandboxed Solution with Web Parts

Developing a Visual Web Part in Visual Studio

Developing Business Intelligence Applications

Enterprise Content Management

LINQ to SharePoint

User Interface Advancements

Visual Studio SharePoint Tools


You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks at any time.

Generating a File Plan Report

You can also choose the option to Generate a File Plan Report from the Records Center Management
interface, as shown in Figure 8. This option allows you to create an Excel file that outlines your file plan as
currently configured in your Records Center. To create the file plan, you need to specify a location to store the
plans. Each new report will be stored in this location separately, in the folder specified.
After you generate the file plan report, you can obtain detailed information on many aspects of the configured
center file plan, such as
Site details such as Declaration settings and number of items on hold
Content types used in the policies
Policy names associated with the content types
Policy description details
Versioning options
Date the report was generated

Anonymous users cannot view application-level pages

If you're developing an anonymously accessible SharePoint website, especially an internet-facing one, you may
have noticed that you're SharePoint Forms pages are also accessible to anonymous users. For example http://
SERVER/_layouts/viewlsts.aspx, _vti_bin web services etc. Typically we don't want this, so how do you prevent
anonymous users from accessing these pages? The following steps will help you to do it. This feature is known
as lock down feature which is by default enabled for publishing sites.
To enable this feature
First remove all anonymous access from the site.
Then open command prompt and go to the folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web
Server Extensions\14\BIN
First check whether the feature is activated or not; you can use the command below to check it
get-spfeature -site http://url
If ViewFormPagesLockDown is listed, it's enabled.
If not listed you have to enable it with the command below
To activate the Activate Feature:
stsadm -o activatefeature -url -filename ViewFormPagesLockDown\feature.xml

Mirroring Support for SharePoint 2010 Databases

Like all systems built on top of SQL Server SharePoint 2010 needs to have a plan for availability. There are many methods for configuring high availability, one of which is database mirroring. Other options, such as clustering will be discussed separately.
Database mirroring is a SQL Server technology used for providing database redundancy. It is configured on a database level, not the server level. With this method any transaction on the principal server are sent to
the mirror server/database as soon as the transaction log buffer is written to disk on the principal server/database. The downtime in failover is generally measured in seconds, not minutes.
SharePoint supports both mirroring and clustering for failover. While both do a great job in the case of a failure the question often comes up as to what databases support each option. Many service applications create their own databases, such as the Search Service creating an administration, crawl and property database. The vast majority of the databases support mirroring with the exception of only two at the time of writing. Keep in mind this is information taken from MSDN and applied to SQL Server 2008 R2 and SharePoint 2010. This information could change for SQL Server 2012 as the back end or with future versions of SharePoint.
The only two databases that do not support mirroring are:
User Profile Service: Synchronization database
Web Analytics Service: Staging database

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sandboxed solutions overview (SharePoint Server 2010)

Few very good Microsoft links on Sandboxed Solution

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