Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SharePoint 2010 Advanced IT Professional Training

For IT professionals, SharePoint 2010 offers enhancements to drive productivity, a scalable unified infrastructure, and flexible deployment. SharePoint 2010 Advanced IT Professional Training is a deep technical learning series for current SharePoint professionals who are looking to upgrade their skills to SharePoint 2010.

  1. Core Architecture of SharePoint 2010
  2. Security in SharePoint 2010
  3. IT Pro Management in SharePoint 2010
  4. Upgrading to SharePoint 2010
  5. Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010
  6. Content Management in SharePoint 2010
  7. Composite Solutions in SharePoint 2010
  8. Communities in SharePoint 2010
  9. Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010
  10. SharePoint Online Overview

SharePoint 2010 Advanced Developer Training

For developers, SharePoint 2010 provides a business collaboration platform to rapidly build solutions and respond to business needs. SharePoint 2010 Advanced Developer Training offers technical training as self-paced modules and hosted labs for SharePoint 2007 professionals who want to upgrade their skills to SharePoint 2010.
  1. Developer Roadmap and Tools
  2. Core Development
  3. User Interfaces and Lists
  4. Data Access in Technologies
  5. Composite Solutions
  6. Enterprise Content Management
  7. Enterprise Search
  8. Business Intelligence
  9. Communities
  10. Development Life Cycle

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

8 Things You Wanted to Know About SharePoint - From AIIM

 SharePoint is transforming the ECM landscape. With the release of SharePoint 2010, the already significant adoption rates initiated with MOSS will escalate. This e-book explores some of the issues associated with SharePoint implementations, particularly in the context of integration/competition with other ECM solutions.

•8 More Things You Need to Know About SharePoint
•8 Things to Consider when Implementing SharePoint with Another ECM Engine
•8 Ways to Use SharePoint for Social Computing
•8 Reasons You Should Consider Automatic Classification and Metadata Tagging in SharePoint
•8 Things to do to Make Content More Findable in SharePoint
•8 Ways SharePoint Helps in Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance
•8 Things to Consider When Selecting an Application to Scan or Capture into SharePoint
•8 Things You Should Know About Transactional Processing in SharePoint

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Configure Search on Sites Using Forms Authentication

The default SharePoint search crawler cannot crawl on sites that are set up to use Forms Authentication or sites that use a security certificate. 
Alternate Access Mappings provide an alternate URL to access the same SharePoint site and
can also be set to different zones such as Default, Intranet, Internet or Extranet.  Create an AAM to a site that cannot be crawled and assign it to the default zone. 
Set the authentication method for this mapped site to Windows  Authentication. 
This is configured via the ‘Create or extend Web application’ menu from Central Administration -> Application Management. 
The original site that cannot be currently crawled should be moved over to a zone other than the default zone.  The newly created AAM site can then be set to use Windows Authentication, should not use a Security Certificate and should be assigned to the default zone.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Backup & Restore Site Collections using PowerShell

SharePoint 2010 you can take a backup of a site collection using the
Backup-SPSite cmdlet:

http://SP –Path C:\Backup\siteCollection.bak

Restoring a site collection in SharePoint 2010 is just as simple:

Restore-SPSite http://SP –Path C:\Backup\siteCollection.bak

Productivity Hub 2010 - Training for End-Users

Microsoft has developed the Productivity Hub to help support your ongoing end user training efforts.
The Hub is a SharePoint Server site collection for 2007 and 2010 that serves as a learning community and is fully customizable. It provides a central place for your training efforts, and includes training content from Microsoft’s core products. Microsoft also provides ongoing and updated content packs.

The Hub uses SharePoint Server’s social networking capabilities, such as blogs and discussion groups. In addition, it offers the Coach program, a change management feature to help you train end users to self-help, reducing the burden on your training and IT staff. The Coach program impacts productivity in a collaborative and positive way.

The 2007 Hub contains 2007 content only (v2) with 2010 content added in v3 (to be released in June 2010). You can also add 2010 content packages to your current Hub. Watch for more document on migration from your 2007 Hub to your 2010 Hub.

What the Productivity Hub is:
  •  Format: Pre-loaded SharePoint site collection, optimized for Web 2.0 functionality and easily deployed within SharePoint Server 2007 or SharePoint 2010 environment, depending on version
  •  Content: Convenient end user productivity training in a variety of formats (documents, videos, podcasts, etc.). Receive free quarterly updates of content that you will learn about through the Productivity blog.
  •  Blog: The Productivity blog offers tips and tricks for end user productivity. Use it as is, or your training staff can use the posts as their own to help them get started in running an internal blog.
  •  Train the trainer: Includes IT/Manager section to aid with deployment of the site collection, and guidance to develop the Coach program
  • Products: Office 2007 and Office 2010 (including SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint 2010), Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8, Project, Visio, Live Meeting, and Communicator
You can also download additional content packages that expand the training materials you can make available through the Hub.