Configuring SharePoint 2010s Social Aggregation Jobs

Posted by on June 14, 2010 at 8:19 am

SharePoint 2010 includes a number of useful features to enhance Social Collaboration by aggregating and surfacing social data.  By default, these jobs may be disabled or at the very least not set to update frequently enough.  Like all Timer Jobs in SharePoint 2010, these jobs can be configured to meet your needs. You can find […]

SharePoint 2010 Migration versus Upgrade

Posted by on June 7, 2010 at 9:10 am

No doubt there are hundreds of companies currently reviewing or planning the move to SharePoint 2010 from previous versions.  The excitement and business interest around the technology is very encouraging.  Before picking an “upgrade” path though, I would encourage teams to compare the Migration paths in addition to the normal Upgrade paths.  Migration Path Taking […]

Content Classes in SharePoint Search

Posted by on April 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

Content Classes make it possible to get the specific types of content you want returned from a search request.  This can be from an interactive search executed by a user or by an automatic search configured to supply content across a SharePoint farm.  Here is a list of Content Classes as well as an overview […]

SharePoint Saturday DC – DR Planning

Posted by on April 14, 2010 at 11:40 am

SharePoint Saturday DC is shaping up to be a great event.  With a plan to support up to 800 attendees and over 100 sessions submitted the coordination team is putting in overtime getting everything ready. I’m happy to announce that my session “Keys to Establishing a SharePoint Disaster Recovery Plan” has been accepted. Here is […]

Integrating Open Source Software and Components

Posted by on April 1, 2010 at 8:38 am

Over the past few years there has been tremendous progress in making many components and solutions available in the open source markets like CodePlex, SourceForge, or even individual blogs and sites.  Many of these are community driven projects supported by individuals, with some by commercial companies.  For some reason many companies avoid or strictly limit […]

MySite Provisioning Methods

Posted by on March 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

A number of times over the past few years I have stumbled into discussions (in person or online) about how to automate the creation of MySites for all users in the organization.  Creating the sites programmatically is actually pretty simple, but the real question is “Why do you want to do that?”  There are advantages […]

Keys to Establishing a Disaster Recovery Plan

Posted by on February 1, 2010 at 9:21 am

Today I put the finishing touches on a SharePoint Disaster Recovery presentation I’ll be delivering at the Triangle SharePoint User Group meeting this week.  Part of the presentation goes into the regular technical aspects of backing up and restoring SharePoint, but the second half goes into how I approach a Disaster Recovery plan.  Prioritize Your […]