SharePoint 2010

Configuring the Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint 2010-Part 2

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

In my previous article, I introduced you to the Managed Metadata Service in SharePoint 2010 and discussed some of the key concepts, before delving into the setup and configuration of the Managed Metadata Service Application.   Today we continue our journey and venture into creating Groups, Term Sets and Terms utilising the Term Store Management Tool.  I will then demonstrate how we can utilise our managed metadata within our SharePoint sites in the next and final article in this series. Let’s begin by venturing back into the Term Store Management Tool which we first introduced in Part...

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Configuring the Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint 2010-Part 1

Posted by on Jul 26, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

The Managed metadata service application is a welcome addition to SharePoint 2010 and is one of my favorite Enterprise Content Management features within this release. In this three part series I plan to delve into the configuration of the Metadata Service Application and then finish off with real life examples on utilizing our metadata throughout our SharePoint sites.  So what is the Managed Metadata Service Application all about and what value does it bring over what we had in SharePoint 2007? The Managed Metadata’s  primary purpose is to provide you with a central location to...

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Installing Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2010

Posted by on Jul 5, 2010 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

We continue our journey in configuring our SharePoint 2010 farm and today we shift our focus to one of the many exciting new inclusions in SharePoint 2010, “Office Web Apps”.  Office Web Apps was first introduced with SharePoint 2010 and soon after released to the public integrating with Windows Live SkyDrive (currently in beta form) to compete with Google Docs.  Office Web Apps is an online version of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote allowing users to access these applications and their respective documents from any Internet connection and most notable web browsers.  For...

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Configuring Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010

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

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

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

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 how we...

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