SharePoint Usage Best practice

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Brief Description

In this white paper, you will learn how to manage content effectively, how to choose the best option for displaying content, and the most effective way to find your content later.

Overview

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 provides a vast number of capabilities that empower business users. For example, SharePoint Server 2010 enables users to collaborate on documents with each other, tag and rate content, self-publish, track group projects, and even develop their own productivity solutions. In short, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together. With all of this power, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly which feature or function to use in a given scenario, or what’s the recommended approach for solving a specific collaboration need. In this white paper, you will learn how to manage content effectively, how to choose the best option for displaying content, and the most effective way to find your content later.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=5c562f71-3aa9-46fd-abac-7d381813f2b8

SharePoint 2010 adoption best practice

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Brief Description

In this white paper, you will learn how to plan, organize, and create a SharePoint adoption plan. We’ll also provide some examples of how to integrate your governance plan into the training and communications plans for your solution.

Overview

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 provides a vast number of capabilities that empower business users. However, even with this amount of power in hand, users (and the organizations they work for) can benefit greatly from having a clear SharePoint Adoption Plan. A SharePoint Adoption Plan describes how the benefits of your SharePoint deployment will be communicated to users and what kind of training you’ll provide. In this white paper, you will learn how to plan, organize, and create your adoption plan. We’ll also provide some examples of how to integrate your governance plan into the training and communications plans for your solution.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=94ee6518-75f7-47be-b4c1-0d6ec1248486

SharePoint Foundation Session at MITPRO

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This Thursday (Oct 21st), I will be doing a presentation about SharePoint Foundation at the MITPRO usergroup in Montréal.
 
Here is the description of the event and the link:
 
Présentation en français – Conférencier : Serge Tremblay, Sharepoint MVP

Date : 18 :30 – 21 Octobre Lieu : 2000 Avenue McGill College 4e étage, Suite 450. Montreal, QC H3A 3H3

SharePoint Foundation 2010 helps you coordinate schedules, organize documents, and participate in discussions through team workspaces, blogs, wikis, and document libraries on the platform that is the underlying infrastructure for SharePoint Server. This presentation will be focused on the SMB market.

 
 
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SharePoint Server 2010: Operations Framework and Checklists

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SharePoint like any other applications requires some maintenance and monitoring. Here are some checklist that could help you to maintain your environments.  If you don’t want to complete these tasks manually, you could look at implementing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. 

 

 

Checklist: Summary

Prepared by:

Date:

 

Completed

Daily

 

Check backups.

 

Check CPU/memory use.

 

Check disk use.

 

Check disk health (S.M.A.R.T.)

 

Examine event logs.

 

Check backups.

 

Check Internet Information Service (IIS) performance.

 

Check SharePoint Server database health.

 

Check SharePoint Health Analyzer

 

Check non-SharePoint Server connectors.

 

Check security logs.

 

Update virus definitions and scan for viruses.

 

Verify that SharePoint Server and required Windows services have started correctly.

 

 

Completed

Weekly

 

Create reports.

 

Complete incident reports.

 

Meet to discuss status.

 

Check and compose IIS logs.

 

Check and compose SharePoint ULS logs.

 

 

Completed

Monthly

 

Do capacity planning.

 

Perform hotfixes, service packs, update rollups, and security updates.

 

Perform disaster recovery test. Test one backup a month to restore.

 

These checklists are extracted from this document: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=3cd07201-7420-4c12-9639-81da513e728d

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Business continuity management for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

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In this document you will find information on how to play backup/restore, high availibility, Ediscovery and more.
 
There is also a Powershell scritp to extract information to help you document your farm configuration settings.
 
Here is the link to the document:
 
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Remote BLOB storage for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

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If you are looking for information on how to configure RBS, you can look at this MS document.
 
 
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Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications for SharePoint 2010

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With the new Windows Phone 7 it is interesting to see that you can build application to integrate SharePoint.
 
Paul did a presentation last week, you can find it here:
 
and you can watch some examples on Youtube;  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBMBQNOHzGc
 

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