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SharePoint Farm Topologies for 2013 and 2010

As part of the release of the SharePoint 2013 Preview, Microsoft has provided a series of diagrams covering a variety of infrastructure areas.  One of the more interesting can be regarded a synopsis of farm topology best practices.  Even though this diagram can be rendered on a single page (click here to review an interactive version), it is filled with a […]

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Automating SharePoint 2010 Installs

Configuring a SharePoint 2010 Farm is a non-trivial undertaking. Each of the servers in the farm must have the correct software installed. In addition, a myriad of accounts, databases, applications, and services must be correctly installed, created, and configured on each server. Typically, a project team requires three or four different farms (development, integration, validation/test, […]

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SharePoint 2010 SP1 and Data Management

Along with the Office Team, the SharePoint product team has announced the availability of Service Pack 1 in June.  In addtion to the usual bundling of updates and hotfixes,  the following data management enhancements will be included: Site Recycle Bin – administrators will be able to recover site collections and sites accidentally deleted by their owners in a […]

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SharePoint 2010 and Virtualization

In spite of the ever increasing interest in “the cloud”, the majority of enterprise SharePoint 2010 deployments still involve architecting a set of server-based resources (e.g. CPU, Memory, and Storage) as a target for the deployment of one or more SharePoint 2010 Farms.  These resources are, however, no longer limited to physical servers, but are […]

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SharePoint FAST 2010

Search is one of the most compelling features of a true enterprise SharePoint deployment.  In the last 6 months, our clients have expressed more and more interest in looking across the entire spectrum of search options available with SharePoint.  The question normally asked: SharePoint or FAST?  In some cases, the choice is clear.  Large document volume […]

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Document Previews and Thumbnails using SharePoint FAST 2010

More organizations are investing greater portions of their Intranet deployment budget on improved search functionalities.  Within the SharePoint 2010 product stack, the FAST for SharePoint option provides a whole host of enterprise search capabilities.  FAST for SharePoint not only supports more robust search results but more visual results including visual “previews”.   In the case of […]

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Portal Adoption and SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 sales are at record levels.  But, its important to keep in mind that Sales <> Usage. Many times, portal deployments result in less than expected usage.  The shiny new intranet portal or collaboration site is launched with great fanfare, usage is high the first few days/weeks and then suffers a precipitous decline.  I’ve seen this on all […]

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In Place or Not – How To Move To SharePoint 2010

Enough time has passed since the release of SharePoint 2010 that a growing number of organizations with WSS 3 and MOSS 2007 deployments are taking a hard look at when and how to move to the new platform.  I’m getting more and more questions on this subject. Upgrading from earlier versions of the platform TO WSS 3 […]

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