Mark Arend

SharePoint 2010 Explorations
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    Host Named Site Collections (HNSC) for SharePoint 2010 Architects

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    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...
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    Measuring Concurrent Site Users – SharePoint 2010 and other

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    This post was written as I was working to analyze traffic on SharePoint 2010, but it could be used for any website log traffic analysis. Measuring concurrent users on your web site over time is important to understand characteristics of the site’s performance...
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    Control Search Indexing (Crawling) Within a Page with Noindex

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    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...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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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    Debugging web parts and other SharePoint custom code

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    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Here are some tips for debugging your SharePoint web parts and other custom code. 1. How do you debug assemblies that are in the GAC? 2. Is there an easy way of attaching...
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    List of MOSS Timer Jobs

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    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. MOSS has many default timer jobs; information about them can be useful to understand the workings of your MOSS farm, and potentially to troubleshoot problems or plan for related...
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    Consolidated list of MOSS items

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    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Sometimes you just need a list of things provided by MOSS, in order to plan what kind of things you will make available to users within your architecture. The attached document...
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    MOSS Usage Reports explained

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    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The site usage reports that MOSS provides are fairly simple, but can be useful if you haven't got any other tools for tracking site usage. One problem with them, however, is that...
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    Colleagues, Social Distance & Relevance in People Search; Social Networking tools

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    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. MOSS provides some very powerful features to enable the new buzzword "social networking." Discussions about these can be found pretty easily, and I give an overview of some tools...
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    Scaling My Sites; How Many My Sites per Content DB?

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    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I've worked with several companies who have between 100,000 and 200,000 employees. Naturally, they want to architect a solution for MySites that can accommodate everyone in the company...
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    Modifying My Site Owner Security

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    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. When someone creates a MySite, they are automatically given full control of that site. More accurately: a MySite is a site collection; the creator becomes the first & only Site...
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    New Design and Build Guide for MOSS 2007

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    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This is a topic near and dear to my heart. I've spent many hours helping customers plan and execute a wide range of customizations for MOSS 2007. Now, the ECM Team (Enterprise...
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    Test With Correct Privileges

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    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...
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    Virtual PC and Virtual Server

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    Wait.. A posting not about SharePoint? How can this be? Well, it's somewhat related to SharePoint, since so many people use Virtual PC to host a development SharePoint environment. Since SharePoint requires Windows Server 2003, that's the best choice...
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    Using Reflector to See SharePoint's "Source" Code

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    Important Note: Customers are advised to review the end user license agreement (EULA) for the relevant Microsoft products before using this tool. This blog entry does not authorize or endorse any use of Microsoft products that is not addressed specifically...
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    My Site Pages and Architecture

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    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. MySites are very interesting on many levels. When you start to think about how to architect, deploy or customize them, you may encounter some initial confusion and a lack of detailed...
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    SharePoint 2007 Permissions Matrix

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    This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Many times it helps to see an overall comparison of SharePoint 2007 permissions. I assembled a matrix that shows lots of useful information that helps you understand how permission...
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