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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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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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Item level permissions for InfoPath forms via SharePoint Designer Workflows

Posted by on Mar 23, 2010 in InfoPath, SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

Tweet We all know that out of the box, Microsoft decided NOT to implement item level permissions within InfoPath Forms Libraries and the same goes for Document Libraries, however if you venture into a standard SharePoint List and navigate to Settings / Advanced Settings,  you will notice that you can easily configure Item-level permissions and specify which items users can read and edit as per the below screen capture. We all know the primary use of InfoPath right? The ability to create fancy forms that can be easily submitted and stored in a Forms Library for easy retrieval.  In our...

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OWSTIMER process (SharePoint Timer Service) high CPU usage in VMware

Posted by on Mar 16, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2007, Virtualisation, VMware

Tweet I came across an obscure situation earlier this year with a new SharePoint farm that I had just designed and built.  It was a fairly straight forward setup comprising of a dedicated SQL 2008 server, 2 x Web Front Ends utilising Windows NLB and 1 x Central Administration server all running Windows 2008 Enterprise R2 in a virtual environment utilising VMware ESX. So after building the SharePoint farm, restoring the Content Databases and Shared Services Provider I thought to myself everything is actually going to plan for once, until…… I restarted one of the web front ends! I had then...

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Warm up your SharePoint Web Applications on Windows 2008 R2 using the IIS 7.5 Application Warm-Up module

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

Tweet I have just recently built a new SharePoint 2007 farm on a complete Windows 2008 R2 server platform and part of my standard build procedure is to implement a warm up routine, usually in the form of a script that is scheduled every morning to launch my SharePoint Web Applications.  Most of you will most likely know what I am referring to here, the slowness that end users experience when loading a SharePoint site for the first time in the morning!? By default IIS will recycle its worker processes during the night, in my case IIS 7.5 tells me this happens at 1:04 AM.  You can locate this...

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Upgrading your Content Database to SharePoint 2010 – Database Attach method

Posted by on Dec 16, 2009 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010

Tweet Welcome back to the second article in this series on upgrading a SharePoint 2007 content database to SharePoint 2010.  In part 1 we deep dived into the preupgrade tool that Microsoft made available with SharePoint 2007 SP2 and today we will complete our upgrade journey utilising one of the 3 upgrade models that are available to you by Microsoft.  These are listed as follows; In-place upgrade Database attach upgrade to a new farm Hybrid approach (Read –only databases or Detach databases) There is a wealth of information regarding these different approaches on the Microsoft TechNet...

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