Using the Managed Metadata Service in your SharePoint 2010 Sites-Part 3

Posted by on Aug 4, 2010 in SharePoint 2010

Tweet We come to the conclusion of our 3 part series in configuring the Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint 2010 and today is where all the hard work comes into play.  We shift our focus away from Central Administration and I will be providing you with examples on how we can utilise our managed metadata within our SharePoint sites. If you have happened to miss out on the first two articles in this series, click on the links below for some light catch up reading; Configuring the Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint 2010-Part 1 Configuring the Managed Metadata...

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

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

Tweet 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...

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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

Tweet 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...

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Installing Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2010

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

Tweet 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...

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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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