Mark Arend

SharePoint 2010 Explorations

May, 2010

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Architecture and development for SharePoint 2010; older posts about MOSS 2007 and WSS

I develop custom solutions with SharePoint 2010 for Microsoft customers.  When permitted, I post results of the things that were difficult to figure out, in the hopes they may help someone else.

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    Using Session State in SharePoint 2010

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    SharePoint 2010 uses two services related to session state that have similar names but are separate and have different purposes. ASP.NET session state may be used on SharePoint 2010 pages. This service is automatically disabled in normal installations...
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    Hands-On SharePoint 2010

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    Some great resources are available for you to get hands-on tutorials and demo environments for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010. For IT Pros : http://MSSharePointITPro.com . This TechNet resource center is the starting place for understanding how to...
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    SharePoint 2010 SDK

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    The SDK (Software Development Kit) for SharePoint 2010 RTM’d slightly after the product itself and is now available.  This download contains both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010 SDKs, which you may install separately.  About 450...
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    The Site Directory

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    What happened to the Site Directory template in SharePoint 2010?  This feature was deprecated by the product group, because new features in SharePoint 2010 were deemed a better way to automatically navigate and find sites and content, over the Site...
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    Health Monitoring for SharePoint 2010

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    This is an overview of major tools and techniques available to monitor the health of your SharePoint 2010 farm. Using SCOM to monitor SharePoint 2010 Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (SCOM) is a product designed for enterprise health monitoring...
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    Backup/Restore for SharePoint 2010

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    This is an overview of major tools and techniques available to backup/restore your SharePoint 2010 farm Using DPM to Backup/Restore SharePoint 2010 Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM) is a product designed to manage ongoing, comprehensive...
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    SharePoint 2010

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    After a long hiatus from blogging about MOSS 2007, I plan to begin again; now entries will focus on SharePoint 2010.  This entry is more of a spacer than anything.  That, and hopefully a kick in the pants to start posting new good info. ...
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    SharePoint 2010 Content Database Size

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    Great news about increased storage capacities for SharePoint 2010: Max recommended SharePoint 2010 content database size is 200 GB! This is double that of MOSS 2007, and for specific workloads— large, single-site repositories and archives...
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    SharePoint 2010 List and Library Size

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    Great news about increased list capacities for SharePoint 2010: Max recommended SharePoint 2010 list size is 30 million items or documents! Plus, the maximum recommended number of items or documents in a view is now 5,000. Specific guidelines are...
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