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  • Blog Post: The Mystery Behind SharePoint 2010 Patching

    [Update: People asked why the official guidance on SharePoint Team Blog and CAPES Blog are different from my post - The official guidance is to keep the consistency with the patching methods in the past. At the meantime we are also working hard internally to provide crisp clear official guidance in the...
  • Blog Post: Uninstall or Disable Office Web Apps?

    Although there’s very small chance for people to decide to disable/uninstall Office Web Apps from their farm, sometimes this is still required, for example if customer has licensing issues. When Chris Givens was working on 10174 training course he noticed that the uninstall did not go smoothly...
  • Blog Post: How to apply MS10-079 to a SharePoint farm with Office Web Apps enabled?

    MS10-079 is a security bulletin about vulnerabilities in Word. If you read through the bulletin, you can find that it impacts Office Web Apps too. Sounds pretty clear? However, when I tried to apply it I was confused. Screenshot of the original page: Okay, the first one is KB2346411 , and the...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 IT Pro Learning Resources

    It’s launch time! Evaluate SharePoint with Guidance SharePoint Server 2010 Evaluation Guide Microsoft SharePoint 2010 IT Pro Evaluation Guide SharePoint Server 2010 Walkthrough Guide   Trials and Related Bits Download Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Trial Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 2010...
  • Blog Post: FAQ: SharePoint 2010 RTM Installation

    #Update: Windows 7/Vista SharePoint install guide link #Update: KB979917 There’re a couple of things you would like to know when deploy SharePoint 2010 RTM. Q: Where can I find hardware and software requirements? You should check http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(office...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips

    When you want to build a Internet facing site, Search Engine Optimization(SEO) is always very important. Who doesn’t want their sites to be visited by more people? However, SEO is not a very simple task, it needs to be planned at the very beginning of the site construction. I worked on many sites before...
  • Blog Post: Don’t Miss SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management Center!

    If you are looking for SharePoint 2010 capacity planning guidance, the first stop should be the Capacity Management Center on TechNet . Some of the best bets there: Capacity management and sizing overview Software boundaries and limits <- Everyone should get this! Storage and SQL Server capacity planning...
  • Blog Post: Track SharePoint 2010 Installations by Service Connection Point (AD Marker)

    A new improvement in SharePoint 2010 is the support of Service Connection Point (Active Directory Marker). This can help IT Professionals to track SharePoint 2010 installations in their environment. To use this new feature, administrator needs to create a container in Active Directory then set the...
  • Blog Post: So we got RTM now, what’s next?

    I don’t think any of my blog readers can miss the big announcement today: SharePoint 2010 reaches RTM! so I’m not going to tell you that I was in the Atrium of B16 when the “Big Release Button” was pushed – lots of engineering folks gathered there and looking at sign off process running on the big screen...
  • Blog Post: The New SharePoint Category in TechNet Script Center

    To help the community to contribute their SharePoint ideas with the power of Windows PowerShell, we created a new SharePoint category in TechNet Script Center Repository . Now you can submit your own scripts and share them with the community! This is how it looks…We moved the scripts in the old sub...
  • Blog Post: Generate SharePoint 2010 Sitemap with Windows PowerShell

    #Update: This script has been submitted to SharePoint category in TechNet Script Center Repository. If you are working on SEO project for your internet facing SharePoint site, one of the top thing would be sitemap generation. There’re quite a few sitemap generation tools on the market, including the...
  • Blog Post: FAQ: SharePoint 2010 Remote BLOB Storage (RBS)

    Recently on SharePointPro Connections I got a lot of questions for SharePoint RBS. To help people to get clear on this topic here’s a FAQ… For installation and other documentations please refer to my pervious blog post on this topic: SharePoint 2010 Beta with FILESTREAM RBS Provider . Todd...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 with Windows PowerShell Remoting Step by Step

    With all the improvements in SharePoint 2010 for IT Professionals, I always put Windows PowerShell support as the number one. Maybe this has something to do with my past Linux/Unix background, but the main reason is, I’m a really really lazy person. If something can be put into automation, then...
  • Blog Post: Behind the Mobile View in SharePoint 2010

    Mobile view in SharePoint 2010 has been greatly enhanced from SharePoint Server 2007. Now Excel, Word and PowerPoint files can be viewed in mobile browsers directly. But, there’re so many different mobile browsers (even it may be the same browser, considering the experience on different phone models...
  • Blog Post: Crawl Lotus Domino with Lotus Notes Connector in SharePoint Server 2010

    The Lotus Notes Protocol Handler has been changed to Lotus Notes Connector in SharePoint 2010 products. The good thing is, now Lotus Notes Connector has its own Service and Service Application. It is working on x64 platform, supporting Lotus Domino 5.5~8.5. And the UI as been improved a lot. So here...
  • Blog Post: PDF iFilter Test, with SharePoint 2010

    [update Adobe PDF iFilter result] Recently Foxit updated their PDF iFilter 2.0 . An interesting improvement is “optimized for multi-core processor”. It claims that you can get 3 times better performance compared with its own version 1.0. Let’s see how my test result goes. Machine: Dell 2950...
  • Blog Post: What to expect for SharePoint 2010 Administrators?

    If you have the chance to come to our Redmond building 16 & 17, you will find us super busy working on the stuff for SharePoint 2010. Trainings, Articles, Courseware, Books, Hands-On Labs, Demos, Blogs and Forums…I just can’t stop thinking and discussing with my co-workers about all these stuff any...
  • Blog Post: ULS Viewer, for SharePoint 2010 Troubleshooting

    My friend Dan Winter posted 2009 SharePoint Toolbox Review today on his blog. Within the post, the best tool I like is the ULS Viewer . If there’s an election of SharePoint Administrator troubleshooting tools, I would vote it as the president! So what is ULS? It stands for Unified Logging Service...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Beta with FILESTREAM RBS Provider

    You may have already been busy trying different new fancy features of SharePoint 2010. Time to try something really hardcore for IT Pro! Remote Blob Storage is always what people are asking for – to put blob objects outside of SQL Server database, directly on file system or on some storage solutions...
  • Blog Post: Install Language Packs on Windows 7/Vista

    If you are evaluating SharePoint 2010 Beta on Windows 7/Vista, you may also want to try language packs on it. The language packs were not released with other beta bits on 11/18 publicly, but now they are available. Beta Language Packs for SharePoint Foundation 2010 Beta and SharePoint Server 2010 Beta...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2010 Beta Key

    Please do note this is BETA keys, not for trial, not for RTM. This should not be used with any implementation. I leave this post here just for record, nothing more. [11/18/2010] In case you can’t find it on download page after registration page: SharePoint Server 2010 Beta(Enterprise Client...
  • Blog Post: OS Environment Comparison for SharePoint Server 2010 Beta Evaluation

    SharePoint Server 2010 can be installed on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. You can find installation steps for different OSes on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869(office.14).aspx . So is there any difference between these OSes when you want...
  • Blog Post: User Profile Sync Setup in SharePoint Server 2010 Beta

    This is how I setup user profile sync for SharePoint Server 2010 Beta on my machine. You should not take this as an official guide. But the steps may help if you have been drive crazy. :) You should also check out TechNet article and the steps on our team blog first, they are more "official". And...
  • Blog Post: Public Download for SharePoint 2010 Beta Products

    Finally! Please note the OS requirement of SharePoint Fundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 should be Windows Server 2008 x64 and Windows Server 2008 R2 only. We are working to correct those pages. The prerelease (beta) version is for evaluation purposes only. Upgrade to the final release version...
  • Blog Post: Installation Notice for SharePoint 2010 Public Beta

    [3/9/2010 - WCF fix need to be installed after .Net Framework 3.5.1 is enabled (since it's a WCF fix, which is part of .Net Framework. Otherwise it cannot apply to the system. This fix will be automatically downloaded and installed by pre-requisite installer in RC/RTM build) [12/7 - +Office Web Apps...
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