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Changing The Name of The People Search Scope – Impossible?

September 21 2010 5 comments

Recently I investigated the following: A SharePoint 2010 site collection created with Finnish language pack and the default search scopes (“All Sites” and “People”) defined in the Search Service Application. The site collection has a search center created with Enterprise Search Center template. As the site is in Finnish, the customer would like the search scopes to be in Finnish…

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Find The PowerShell Command You Were Looking For

September 15 2010 2 comments

PowerShell might be a new beast for many SharePoint administrators. Microsoft has been helpful by providing hundreds of commandlets with SharePoint 2010. However, when the commandlets have names such as Start-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance, remembering the correct commandlet can in many cases be impossible. Using tab key for autofill  is not very usefu, considering the commandlet naming conventions.

Luckily the PowerShell basics are here…

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Limiting People Picker Scope in SharePoint

August 30 2010 4 comments

There are many cases where you do not want the people picker to show all users in your Active Directory or LDAP user store. For example if you have separate web applications in the same farm for intranet and extranet, you do not want the extranet users to appear in the intranet’s people picker. This is only one layer in…

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August 2010 Tidbits

August 17 2010 One comment

Greetings from the SharePoint Blues big band! Almost everyone is back from their summer holidays and working with exciting SharePoint 2010 projects. We have also big plans for the blog, planning to provide a refreshed blog UI, new writers and new topics during the autumn. Meanwhile, as Marvin Gaye once asked, what’s going on?

In June we…

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First Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 Published

August 9 2010 4 comments

The first cumulative update (“June 2010 CU”) for SharePoint 2010 has been released as blogged by Stefan Goßner.

It seems that Microsoft still follows the 2007 CU model – the CU is composed of several packages. I would have also expected CUs to be distributed as official updates, but at least the June 2010 CU is still just…

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Provisioning The User Profile Service Application

July 9 2010 61 comments

As I wrote earlier, SharePoint 2010 ships with a profile synchronization engine from ForeFront Identity Manager. After performing several SharePoint 2010 environment installations, this seems also to be the most fragile part of the SharePoint 2010 architecture especially when using a least privileged accounts install model.

There are lots of content in the blogs and TechNet related to…

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