Creating your first Web Application & Site Collection in SharePoint 2010

Posted by on Dec 1, 2009 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet We are at the final article in this series in getting your SharePoint 2010 environment up and running, however the fun doesn’t end here (there will be plenty more posts on 2010 now that our test environment is up and running) .  In this post I will be providing you with a step by step guide in creating your first SharePoint Web Application and Site Collection to host your sub webs.  If you need to catch up on my previous posts in this series you can access them from the following links; Installing SharePoint 2010 Beta on a Windows 2008 R2 Server Configuring SharePoint 2010 Beta...

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Configuring SharePoint 2010 Beta Service Applications and User Profile Service Synchronization

Posted by on Nov 25, 2009 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet June 1, 2010 :: This article has been updated, coinciding with the release of SharePoint 2010 RTM.  You can access my recent article “Configuring the User Profile Service in SharePoint 2010” here. Welcome back to part 2 of this series in getting the basic bits and pieces of SharePoint 2010 beta up and running.  If you recall in part 1, I provided a step by step guide in installing SharePoint 2010 Beta on a Windows 2008 R2 server.  Today’s article will extend our setup and I will be providing another step by step guide in configuring SharePoint 2010 Service Applications...

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Installing SharePoint 2010 Beta on a Windows 2008 R2 Server

Posted by on Nov 24, 2009 in SharePoint 2010

Tweet “May 11, 2010 – I have updated my installation notes for SharePoint 2010 using all the RTM bits and utilizing least privilege service accounts.  You can access this post here.” With all the excitement around the recent public release of SharePoint 2010 beta, I am sure there are a lot of you who are installing, contemplating installing or have already installed the most anticipated version of SharePoint to date, albeit in beta form.  In this introductory 3 part series I will provide you with step by step guides in the installation and basic configuration of...

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Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 – Part 3 – RD Web Access & RemoteApp

Posted by on Nov 23, 2009 in Windows 2008 R2

Tweet Welcome back to the 3rd and final article in this series in installing and configuring your Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2, with the focus of today’s article around Remote Desktop (RD) Web Services (formerly referred to as TS Web Services) and utilising RemoteApp to publish applications to our RD Web Access web page and to the client desktop. For those that missed the previous 2 articles, you can access these from the links below; Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 -Part 1 – Installation Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 – Part 2 – RD Gateway RD...

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SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 released to TechNet & MSDN subscribers – Rest of the public to follow soon.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2009 in SharePoint 2010

Tweet This has to be one of the most anticipated releases of the decade, SharePoint 2010 Beta 2.  SharePoint Developers, Architects and Administrators have been waiting anxiously to get their hands on the latest beta which may potentially be a “feature complete” release of SharePoint 2010, albeit in Beta form.  SharePoint 2010 Beta 2, and let’s not forget Office 2010 Beta with its bits and pieces are made available for download to TechNet and MSDN subscribers.  For those that don’t have those subscriptions, the predicted wait may only be a couple of days away, 18th...

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Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 – Part 2 – RD Gateway

Posted by on Nov 16, 2009 in Windows 2008 R2

Tweet Welcome to the second article in this series on Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2.  We were first introduced to the Remote Desktop (RD) Gateway in the first release of Windows 2008 and as previously mentioned in part 1 of this series, the RD Gateway was formerly known as Terminal Server (TS) Gateway.  TS Gateway opened up Remote Access barriers providing access to our Terminal Servers via SSL or port 443, as opposed to the conventional “legacy” VPN access through either IPSEC or L2TP. In Windows Server 2008 R2, not much has changed and in today’s article I will provide...

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Remote Desktop Services in Windows 2008 R2 -Part 1

Posted by on Nov 12, 2009 in Windows 2008 R2

Tweet Windows Terminal Services has come a long way since its infancy and has improved with every version of Windows, and Windows 2008 R2 is no exception.  There are even noticeable differences between Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 and should be highly considered as a worthy upgrade for those currently running older versions of the Windows component.  I first began working with Terminal Server technologies back in the day of WinFrame which was a “special” version of Windows NT 3.5.1 that was developed by Citrix.  Since then I have worked with all versions of Terminal Server from NT4...

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Exchange 2010 has arrived, What’s New?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2009 in Exchange 2010

Tweet So word has hit the streets and Exchange 2010 RTM is officially available for download as a 120 trial from the Microsoft Download Centre and from the Microsoft Licensing download site for all Microsoft paying customers.   Microsoft Exchange 2010 introduces a number of enhancements and new features over it’s most recent predecessor Exchange 2007 and whilst many customers are still using Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010 has a lot to offer over Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007.  I first blogged about Exchange 2010 when it was in beta form and you can access these articles below; Exchange...

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How to setup XP Mode on Windows 7

Posted by on Oct 27, 2009 in Virtualisation, Windows 7

Tweet Windows 7 was just recently released to the General Public and has been in the hands of TechNet and MSDN subscribers for a while before that, and one of the features that I have been utilising lately is “XP Mode” which is a glorified version of Virtual PC as we have known it in previous releases.  Windows Virtual PC for Windows 7 (not to be confused with Windows Virtual PC 2007) is actually one of two pre-requisites for XP mode with the other being “Hardware-assisted virtualization (HAV)”.  HAV are processors with the Intel VT, AMD-V or VIA VT feature which will need to be...

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SharePoint 2010 – Word has hit the streets

Posted by on Oct 20, 2009 in SharePoint 2010

Tweet The word is out, SharePoint 2010 NDA has been uplifted and we are being bombarded with information that is coming out of the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas and by the SharePoint Product Team Blog.  All I can say is WOW!  Unfortunately I was not able to attend the conference, however I have been following my fellow SharePoint tweeps who are tweeting information from various sessions being held at the conference “live”.  SharePoint 2010 is marketed as the release of the decade with great new features.  The SharePoint Team blog describe SharePoint in 1 sentence,...

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