Mark Arend

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  • Blog Post: Host Named Site Collections (HNSC) for SharePoint 2010 Architects

    I recently came across a very good blog posting on Host Named Site Collections (HNSC), and I recommend it: What Every SharePoint Admin Needs to Know about Host Named Site Collections by Kirk Evans.  Kirk has lots of good details here that will help answer questions on this popular feature with some...
  • Blog Post: Control Search Indexing (Crawling) Within a Page with Noindex

    SharePoint provides the ability to control search indexing (a.k.a. “crawling”) within a page by using a div class named “noindex”.  This means you can flag some content on a page that should not be indexed for search results, while other content on the page is still indexed.  The typical scenario...
  • Blog Post: Using Session State in SharePoint 2010

    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 of SharePoint 2010; it may be enabled using the instructions...
  • Blog Post: Backup/Restore for SharePoint 2010

    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 backups of Microsoft enterprise products...
  • Blog Post: Health Monitoring for SharePoint 2010

    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. It integrates closely with SharePoint 2010...
  • Blog Post: The Site Directory

    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 Directory model (which was admittedly a bit clunky...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 SDK

    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 MB required to install both of them, but the download...
  • Blog Post: Hands-On SharePoint 2010

    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 plan the physical architecture, infrastructure and...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 List and Library Size

    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 given in SharePoint Server 2010 Capacity Management...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Content Database Size

    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 with non-collaborative IO and usage patterns such...
  • Blog Post: Test With Correct Privileges

    When developing web parts and other components with code, it's important to remember that operations performed by code may require certain privileges. During development, the code runs in the security context of the developer, who is usually a server administrator. This means all operations are permitted...
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