Posts Tagged “configuration”

Finding the Balance Between Tailoring and Thinking Inside the Box

September 14 2010 2 comments

This article describes why every tailoring decision is a choice involving price tag, risk, and usability.

SharePoint offers an astonishing set of functionality and features. We’re all familiar with the capabilities regarding to for example RSS viewing, calendars, surveys, discussion boards, and content management. Personally I find the out of the box set quite rich and able to cater the most…

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SharePoint Security and Permission System Overview

September 1 2010 34 comments

SharePoint Permission and Security Mechanisms

From time to time, our customers ask us about how SharePoint security and permission features work, and how should they be utilized. In this post we try to walk through the basic permission and security features of SharePoint. This post is not intended to be a complete description of every security and permission related feature in SharePoint,…

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How to Extend SharePoint 2007 with .NET 3.5

April 6 2010 5 comments

There are several solutions in web that deal with this problem, but they all seem to point you to use SPWebConfigModification (like in here and here) or are just giving manual editing instructions (like in here). We feel that this is all too complex and repetitive process. There is fortunately “a better” way to…

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SQL Server – What Every SharePoint Administrator Should Know – Part 1

March 15 2010 11 comments

During the time I have been working with SharePoint, I have noticed that there are quite a lot of admins that don’t know much about one of the most important part of any SharePoint-farm – the database.

My purpose is to clarify some of the very basics of SQL Server running in SharePoint-farms. These writings will cover subjects such as defining…

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Remote BLOB Storage Does Not Save Your SharePoint

March 3 2010 18 comments

SharePoint stores all portal content in content databases. This means that large documents and other binary large objects (BLOBs) quickly push the databases towards the recommended 100GB maximum size limit. Item versioning settings make this even worse, as every minor or major version creates a new binary copy of the document into the database.

A brand new feature of SharePoint…

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MOSS Installation Pitfalls

January 31 2010 One comment

The Office SharePoint Server 2007 administrators now have three years of experience in installing MOSS in various environments. I thought to gather here all the common errors faced in MOSS installation process. Most of these are now luckily documented in MS KB articles. This was not case a year or two ago.

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