Securing your SharePoint Sites with ISA 2006 using Forms Based Authentication – Part 2/2

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in ISA, SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

In the second and last part of this series we will be focusing our efforts in securing our SharePoint Site through setting up a publishing rule in ISA 2006.  If you recall in the first article, we began our setup by extending the default SharePoint site into the Internet Zone, created a certificate request via IIS to be sent to a 3rd Party Certificate Authority and applied the certificate to our newly created extended site.  If you missed it, you can access part 1 here. So let’s begin the second part of our setup!  The first item we need to address is the newly created certificate that...

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Securing your SharePoint Sites with ISA 2006 using Forms Based Authentication – Part 1/2

Posted by on Jun 12, 2009 in ISA, SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

Do you want to provide your information workers access to your SharePoint Site whilst out of the office easily from any internet connection without compromising security?  Do you want to accomplish this without complicated client-site VPN setups.  In this 2 part series I will be providing you with step by step instructions explaining how you can leverage Microsoft’s Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) 2006 and the out of the box SharePoint publishing rule to provide secure access for your corporate users using SSL.  YES! That’s right! Whether you like it or not, Microsoft...

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SharePoint Meeting Workspace Sites, How and Why?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2009 in Office, SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

SharePoint is all about collaboration right?  As much as we enjoy sending emails, there are limitations and shortcomings around collaboration when relying on good old trusty port 25.  Don’t get me wrong, Microsoft Outlook and Exchange are great communications tools but fail miserably when it comes to sharing information and working together in achieving a common goal.  Have you ever tried to organise and plan a meeting by sending emails to attendees with multiple attachments and re-sending those when modifications are made.  As a recipient this can become quite overwhelming and at times...

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SharePoint and Information Management Policies

Posted by on May 29, 2009 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2007

Did you know you can create policies within SharePoint that will dictate how long a document will reside in a library before it’s automatically disposed of?  Did you know you can enable barcodes on documents for physical asset recording?  Did you know you can achieve all of this without writing a single piece code?  Information Management Policies within SharePoint is a key and usually under utilised SharePoint feature  that will assist any organisation with the lifecycle management of document  libraries, plus a whole lot more.  These policies can be created at the document library...

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Stream media from your SharePoint Site with Windows 2008 Media Services

Posted by on May 22, 2009 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2007, Windows

Wouldn’t it be great if you could deliver digital media content including Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV) from your SharePoint site without buffering issues and poor viewing experience.  We must admit that SharePoint itself isn’t great in handling and storing digital media in particular large Video files and we can blame SQL for that!  Even though you can host WMV’s in document libraries just like any other file, features such as fast streaming capabilities effectively eliminating buffering time, and reducing the likelihood of playback interruptions due to...

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AD LDS, SharePoint and Forms Based Authentication

Posted by on Apr 30, 2009 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2007, Windows

Ever wanted to provide clients or other external parties such as vendors, affiliates etc access to your SharePoint Sites without having to provide them with a Windows Active Directory Account?  Luckily, SharePoint provides you with the ability to setup multiple authentication providers and in today’s post I will provide you with step by step instructions on how this can be easily achieved utilising Windows 2008 Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) formerly known as Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM). Previously, the most common method of  providing Forms...

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