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Technical diagrams (SharePoint Server 2010)

Published: May 12, 2010

Many of these resources are visual representations of recommended solutions. They include poster-sized documents available in formats including Microsoft Office Visio 2007 or Microsoft Visio 2010 files (.vsd), PDF files, and XPS files. You might need extra software to view these files. See the following table for information about opening these files.

File type Software

.vsd

Office Visio 2007, Microsoft Visio 2010, or the free Visio viewer (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=118761)

If you use the Visio viewer, right-click the VSD link, click Save Target As, save the file to your computer, and then open the file from your computer.

.pdf

Any PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=134751)

.xps

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with .NET Framework 3.0, or XPS Essentials Pack (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=134750)

Models

Models are 34-by-44-inch posters that detail a specific technical area. These models are intended to be used with corresponding articles on TechNet. These models are created by using Office Visio 2007. You can modify the Visio files to illustrate how you plan to incorporate Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products in your own environment.

Title Description

Design Sample: Corporate Portal with Classic Authentication

Design sample: Portal with classic auth

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196969)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196970)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196971)

Design Sample: Corporate Portal with Claims-based Authentication

Design sample: Portal with claims-based auth

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196972)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196973)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196974)

Illustrate a typical corporate deployment, with the most common types of sites represented. The two samples differ only in the mode of authentication that is implemented.

Use these design samples with the following article: Design sample: Corporate deployment (SharePoint Server 2010)

SharePoint 2010 Products Deployment

SharePoint 2010 Products Deployment

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=183024)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=183025)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=183026)

Presents such deployment-related information as the different deployment stages and environments, plus a flowchart that illustrates the steps for installing and configuring SharePoint 2010 Products.

Services in SharePoint 2010 Products

Services in SharePoint - 1 of 2

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167090)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167092)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167091)

Describes and illustrates the services architecture, including common ways to deploy services in your overall solution design.

Use this diagram with the following articles:

Cross-farm Services in SharePoint 2010 Products

Services in SharePoint - 2 of 2

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167093)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167095)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167094)

Illustrates how to deploy services across farms to provide centralized administration of services.

Use this diagram with the following articles:

Topologies for SharePoint Server 2010

Topologies

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167087)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167089)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167088)

Describes common ways to build and scale farm topologies, including planning which servers to start services on.

Extranet Topologies for SharePoint 2010 Products

Extranet topologies for SharePoint 2010 Products

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187987)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187988)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187986)

Illustrates the specific extranet topologies that have been tested with SharePoint 2010 Products. Provides a comparison of ISA Server, Forefront TMG, Forefront UAG when used as a firewall or gateway product with SharePoint 2010 Products.

Hosting Environments in SharePoint 2010 Products

Hosting Environments

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167084)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167086)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167085)

Summarizes the support for hosting environments and illustrates common hosting architectures.

For more information on designing and deploying hosting environments, see the following: White paper: SharePoint 2010 for hosters (SharePoint Server 2010).

Search Technologies for SharePoint 2010 Products

Search Technologies - 1 of 4

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167731)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167733)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167732)

Compares and contrasts the search technologies that work with SharePoint Products 2010:

  • SharePoint Foundation 2010

  • Search Server 2010 Express

  • Search Server 2010

  • SharePoint Server 2010

  • FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

Search Environment Planning for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Search Technologies - 2 of 4

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167734)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167736)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167735)

Walks through primary architecture design decisions for search environments.

Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Search Technologies - 3 of 4

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167737)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167739)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167738)

Details the physical and logical architecture components that make up a search system and illustrates common search architectures.

Design Search Architectures for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Search Technologies - 4 of 4

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167740)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167742)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167741)

Walks through the initial design steps to determine a basic design for a SharePoint Server 2010 search architecture.

Global Solutions for SharePoint 2010 Products

Global Deployment Model Thumbnail

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=206424)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=206429)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=206432)

Illustrates supported architectures for deploying Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products geographically. For more information, see Global deployment of multiple farms (SharePoint Server 2010).

Business Connectivity Services Model

Business Connectivity Services Model

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=165565)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=165566)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=165571)

Microsoft Business Connectivity Services are a set of services and features in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 that support integrating data from external systems into solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint Server and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation. This model poster describes the architecture of Microsoft Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Server 2010 and provides information about how to create solutions that are based on the service.

Use this model with the following article: Business Connectivity Services overview (SharePoint Server 2010)

Content Deployment in SharePoint Server 2010

Content Deployment

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=179391&clcid=0x409)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=179523&clcid=0x409)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=179524&clcid=0x409)

Describes the content deployment feature in SharePoint Server 2010. It includes information about the following:

  • Overview of content deployment

  • Description of content deployment paths and jobs

  • When to use content deployment

  • Alternatives to content deployment

  • Illustrates common content deployment farm topologies

  • Illustrates and explains the overall content deployment process

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Upgrade Planning

Upgrade planning

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167098)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167099)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167100)

Covers planning for an upgrade from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010. It includes information about the following:

  • Upgrade requirements: Hardware, operating system, and database

  • Upgrade process: specific steps to follow before, during, and after the upgrade

Use this model with the following article: Upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Upgrade Approaches

Upgrade approaches

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167101)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167102)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167103)

Helps you understand the in-place, database attach, and hybrid approaches to upgrading from Office SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010.

  • See the farm topologies before, during, and after upgrade

  • Compare the advantages of each type of upgrade approach

Use this model with the following articles:

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 — Test Your Upgrade Process

Test your upgrade

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167104)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167105)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167106)

Explains the methodology for testing the upgrade process before upgrading from Office SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010.

  • Understand the goals for testing your upgrade process: customizations, hardware, timing, planning

  • See specific steps to follow for testing your upgrade process

Use this model with the following article: Use a trial upgrade to find potential issues (SharePoint Server 2010)

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 — Services Upgrade

Services upgrade

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167107)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167108)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167109)

Covers upgrading services from Office SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010.

  • Considerations for specific services: Personalization, Search, InfoPath Forms, Excel, Business Data Catalog, Single Sign-on

  • In-place upgrade with services

  • Database attach upgrade with services

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 — Upgrading Parent and Child Farms

Visio diagram: upgrading parent and child farms

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=190984)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=190985)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=190986)

Covers the process for and considerations to keep in mind when you upgrade farms that share services (parent and child farms).

Getting started with business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010

Business Intelligence tools poster

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167409)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167170)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=167171)

Covers an overview of business intelligence in SharePoint Server and provides you with the following information.

  • An overview of each business intelligence service and when you might use the service.

  • Architecture for application of the business intelligence services and how they work together in a topology.

  • A list of possible data sources for each business intelligence service.

Databases That Support SharePoint 2010 Products

Databases that support SharePoint 2010 Products

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187970)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187969)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187971)

Describes the Microsoft SQL Server databases on which SharePoint Server 2010 runs.

SharePoint 2010 Products: Virtualization Process

SharePoint 2010 Products: Virtualization Process

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=195021)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=195022)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=195023)

Provides guidance related to virtualization and the various stages of deployment, as well as requirements and examples.

Use this diagram with the articles in the following chapters:

Governance for SharePoint Server 2010

Governance model for SharePoint Server 2010

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=200532)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=200533)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=200534)

Illustrates how to develop a governance plan that includes IT governance, information management governance, and application management governance.

Use this diagram with the following articles:

Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP Poster

Thumbnail of Duet model

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=208107&clcid=0x409)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=208108&clcid=0x409)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=208109&clcid=0x409)

Illustrates Duet Enterprise architecture for both the SAP and Microsoft environments, with detailed explanations of each area.

Excel Services data refresh flowchart

Thumbnail of diagram

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=225016)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=225015)

Shows the sequence of actions performed by Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 when it refreshes data in a data-connected Microsoft Excel workbook that is being rendered by Excel Services.

Use this flowchart to better understand how Excel Services refreshes data or to troubleshoot data connection errors from Excel Services.

Tips for printing posters

If you have a plotter, you can print these posters in their full size. If you don't have plotter, use the following steps to print on smaller paper.

Print posters on smaller paper

  1. Open the poster in Visio.

  2. On the File menu, click Page Setup.

  3. On the Print Setup tab, in the Printer paper section, select the size of paper you want to print on.

  4. On the Print Setup tab, in the Print zoom section, click Fit to, and then enter 1 sheet across by 1 sheet down.

  5. On the Page Size tab, click Size to fit drawing contents, and then click OK.

  6. On the File menu, click Print.

If you want to create posters that use the same symbols as these posters, you can download Visio stencils for posters (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=88e03d22-8f42-4c9d-94ef-d8e48322d677).

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