Configuring Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010

Posted by on Jun 21, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet We all have to agree that search plays an integral part of any successful SharePoint deployment and is an area that Microsoft continues to invest in with each new release of SharePoint. Microsoft went as far as acquiring FAST 2 years ago which it now offers as a separate add-on to SharePoint for those willing to invest in high end enterprise search.  In addition to FAST, SharePoint 2010 search comes in a number of flavors each offering their own feature set and capabilities which I have duplicated at the end of this article as an Appendix for convenience. Today we will introduce...

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Configuring My Site in SharePoint 2010

Posted by on Jun 7, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet SharePoint My Sites are commonly referred to as “Facebook for the enterprise” and are personal site collections providing each user with the ability to store private and public information such as documents, pictures, status updates, etc easily and efficiently.  My Sites in SharePoint 2010 takes social enterprise computing to the next level and builds upon what we have come to love in previous versions.  Microsoft saw the need to continue to invest and enhance SharePoint’s social networking capabilities, and as web 2.0 technologies continue to sprawl all over the world wide web,...

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Configuring the User Profile Service in SharePoint 2010

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet I first introduced Service Applications and User Profile Service Synchronization back when SharePoint 2010 was in beta, and as many of you who would have attempted this feat, would have come to realize that there were a couple of known issues, in particular those around utilizing a least privilege model with service accounts.  I’m confident in stating that these issues have now been resolved with RTM and in today’s article I will share with you my step by step guide in setting up the User Profile Service application, focusing on its configuration and administration and...

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Configuring outgoing email in SharePoint 2010 with Exchange 2010 – Step by Step Guide

Posted by on May 24, 2010 in Exchange, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet In my last article I provided you with a guide in setting up your SharePoint 2010 farm providing it with the capabilities in receiving incoming email which can then be delivered directly to your SharePoint libraries and or lists.  Today we wrap up our 2 part series on email flow in SharePoint 2010 in which I will provide you with another step by step guide in configuring your SharePoint Farm in order for it to send outgoing emails through your Microsoft Exchange server. The environment This article builds on the SharePoint Farm setup that I have documented here. It consists of the...

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Configuring incoming email in SharePoint 2010 with Exchange – Step by Step Guide

Posted by on May 18, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet Today we continue down our journey in setting up our SharePoint 2010 farm, with the focus on configuring incoming email for SharePoint 2010.  When SharePoint 2007 was released, there was a lot of discussion and rumors around Exchange 2007 being the last version of Exchange to provide Public Folder support, and that SharePoint 2007 was going to be it’s alternative. Microsoft quickly changed its stance and continues to support Public folders in Exchange 2010.  However, there still might be a number of compelling reasons why you would want to consider storing incoming email messages in...

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Installing SharePoint 2010 using Least Privilege Service Accounts

Posted by on May 11, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet SharePoint 2010 is definitely generating a lot of buzz out there in the community, especially amongst partners and customers and with the official launch only a day away, I thought it would be ideal to update my installation which I first blogged about here using all the RTM bits.  For those of you that aren’t aware, SharePoint 2010 and SQL 2008 R2 are now available for download via TechNet or MSDN and will be available to Volume Licensing customers post launch, 12 May 2010. The below setup will be based on SharePoint 2007 best practices and SharePoint 2010 TechNet documentation on...

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Enabling the Active Directory Recycle Bin Feature on Windows 2008 R2

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 in Windows, Windows 2008 R2

Tweet Windows 2008 R2 has introduced a number of compelling features that would entice any Windows administrator to upgrade to, and the most welcomed feature in my own opinion would have to be the Active Directory Recycle Bin.  Previous to the R2 upgrade, system admins and the like would have had to rely on paid 3rd party software that would take care of accidental deletions of users or even worst organizational units.  Those who did not make the investment in 3rd party software would have had to rely on system state backups which is always a disruptive process in the event that you needed...

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Publish Remote Desktop Web Access and Gateway with Forefront TMG 2010

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in Forefront, TMG

Tweet Today I will continue my series of articles on Microsoft’s latest Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) and will focus our efforts in publishing Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web) and Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) to the world wide web via TMG.  If you missed my first article on installing Forefront TMG, you can access it here. This article is assuming that your Remote Desktop Services infrastructure is already in place and that your RD Gateway and RD Web Access are on the same server.   Refer to my 3 part series on Remote Desktop Services in Windows...

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Installing Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010

Posted by on Apr 13, 2010 in Forefront, TMG

Tweet Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, or commonly referred to as TMG 2010, is the long awaited latest and greatest release of Microsoft’s Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) server in which we have all come to love or hate over the years.   TMG builds on ISA’s ability to deliver a comprehensive application layer reverse proxy firewall and is usually deployed on the edge of your network or in between an existing edge such as a firewall provided by Cisco or Checkpoint.  Today, I will begin a series of articles on installing and configuring Forefront TMG 2010, discuss some...

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Benefits of using email-enabled SharePoint document libraries

Posted by on Apr 7, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

Tweet Prior to the release of Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft announced that the future of public folders was in question, and that SharePoint libraries would take their place. Microsoft quickly changed its stance and continues to support Exchange public folders, but there still might be a number of compelling reasons why you would want to consider storing incoming messages in SharePoint document libraries — instead of public folders. SharePoint can enable incoming mail on lists and libraries. It also offers several out-of-the-box features like Alerts, Enterprise Search and Information...

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