Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

Collaboration and content management are the major business needs of every organization in this increasingly global and connected environment. Microsoft SharePoint is a solution to these needs that offers a software platform that facilitates collaboration and provides content management features for the effective implementation of business processes. With a vast amount of functionality available with SharePoint, it is easy to get confused in carrying out administrative tasks.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook starts off by demonstrating the various upgrading and post-upgrading tasks to be performed in SharePoint 2010. Next come recipes for managing SharePoint service-level applications and for monitoring the SharePoint environment. The book introduces one of the best new tools that should be in your arsenal, PowerShell, and the commands you will need to script your tasks with Powershell.

Collaboration and content management are the most important features of SharePoint and this book contains many recipes that focus on improving them. Enterprise monitoring and reporting are also covered in detail so that you can ensure that your SharePoint implementation is up and running all the time. You will find recipes to manage and customize SharePoint Search.

When you are half way through the book, you will explore more advanced and interesting topics such as customizing and securing the SharePoint environment. You will learn to extend SharePoint to include features similar to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, the book covers backup and recovery solutions for SharePoint so that you can ensure that your system is protected from data loss and virus attacks.

A practical cookbook providing solutions to SharePoint administrative tasks such as configuration, monitoring, and reporting

What you will learn from this book

  • Upgrade SharePoint 2010 and carry out the common tasks needed after an upgrade
  • Set up and manage several service applications in SharePoint
  • Create an efficient SharePoint farm environment that can also be monitored easily
  • Carry out common tasks that can be done at the site collections level to promote standardization and automation
  • Monitor, report, and correct issues to ensure the optimal performance of your SharePoint environment.
  • Manage and customize SharePoint Search to deliver a great search experience
  • Secure your SharePoint farm and audit its working to ensure uninterrupted functioning of your SharePoint implementation
  • Manage your documents and web content effectively with SharePoint
  • Expand your SharePoint implementation to include certain social features similar to social networking sites such as activity feeds and user profiles
  • Set up an effective backup and restore solution for your SharePoint farm

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook contains step-by-step instructions for SharePoint administrators to gain control of their SharePoint environment. The book is designed so that you can refer to it chapter by chapter, or you can look at the list of recipes and read those that interest you in no particular order.

Who this book is written for
If you are a SharePoint Administrator looking for solutions to the many problems faced while managing SharePoint, then this book is for you. It is written for SharePoint administrators who are either already working on SharePoint, or have recently started working and eager to learn more about SharePoint administration. You need to have some basic knowledge of SharePoint in order to follow the recipes in this book.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (January 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849681082
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849681087
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