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Newly published content for SharePoint Server 2010

 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2014-01-15

This article contains a list of new and updated content for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. It is updated regularly.

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Updated article

Plan browser support (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated the statement about Firefox support.

New article

Published intranets in SharePoint Server 2010   Learn about the tasks you should perform to plan, develop, deploy, operate, and use a published intranet site based on SharePoint Server 2010.

New article

Deploy the Yammer Web Part (SharePoint Server 2010)   In Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, you can deploy a Yammer Web Part to a SharePoint site. This Web Part adds a real-time social layer to SharePoint that drives user engagement and enhances SharePoint social capabilities.

Updated article

Plan for crawling and federation (SharePoint Server 2010)Removed text that incorrectly stated that you must do a full crawl after you make security changes on a file share.

Updated article

Configure authentication using a SAML security token (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added "Enable token replay protection" section and procedure.

Perform post-upgrade steps for an in-place upgrade (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added note about specifying a valid password for the content access account.

Updated articles

Plan browser support (SharePoint Foundation 2010) and Plan browser support (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added information about support for Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

New article

Case Study: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and host-named site collections (SharePoint Server 2010)     While none of the SharePoint 2010 design samples currently incorporate the use of host-named site collections, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) provides a compelling business case for their use.

Updated article

Upgrade from a trial version of SharePoint Server 2010   Added caution note that if you want to upgrade from a Standard trial version to an Enterprise licensed version, you must first upgrade to an Enterprise trial version.

New article

Deploy on Windows Azure virtual machines   Provides an overview of Windows Azure and the benefits of using a hosted virtualization solution.

Updated article

Content type and workflow planning (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added links to newly-published white paper about changing core content types.

New article

Implementing Persistent Cookies in SharePoint 2010 Products (white paper)   Describes best practices and scenario requirements for implementing persistent cookies or session cookies within your organization when using Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.

New article

Support and licensing for Windows Azure (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes required information about deploying SharePoint 2010 Products on Windows Azure.

Updated article

Language packs (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added language packs for Azeri (Latin), Bosnian (Latin), Indonesian, Irish - Ireland, Macedonian (FYROM), Malay (Malaysia), Serbian (Cyrillic), Vietnamese, and Welsh.

Updated article

The Security Token Service is not available (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a new resolution: Install the missing assemblies into the global assembly cache manually.

Updated article

Configure profile synchronization (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added the "Disable timer jobs" section.

Plan browser support (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added mobile browser support matrix.

Updated article

Multiple servers for a three-tier farm (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a link to the test lab guide (TLG) available for SharePoint Server 2010.

New article

Enterprise Search: The View from the Crawl Space   Describes the purpose of the new column and links to the first article in the series.

Updated article

Plan browser support (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added Windows XP to the list of supported operating systems for Internet Explorer.

New article

People Search relevance is not optimized when the Active Directory has errors in the manager reporting structure (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by specifying company leaders.

Updated article

Manage thesaurus files (SharePoint Server 2010)   Revised the path of thesaurus files.

Updated articles

Add-SPProfileLeader   Revised information about the start address to crawl to make the changes take effect.

Configure People Picker (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated information about restricting People Picker to search only users within a particular organizational unit (OU). Only a single site user directory path can be set at a time for a site collection.

Configuring Kerberos authentication: Step-by-step configuration (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of a least-privilege model, and described the service identity of the Claims to Windows Token Service.

Identity delegation for PerformancePoint Services (SharePoint Server 2010)   Corrected errors in the "step-by-step configuration" instructions, and added clarifying information about C2WTS to the "Configure and Start the Claims to Windows Token Service on PerformancePoint Services Servers" section.

Manage metadata properties for search (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added links to the Crawled properties reference and the Enterprise search technical reference.

Plan variations (SharePoint Server 2010) and Variations overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added information about how many variation labels are supported.

New article

Case study: Blatchington Mill School (SharePoint Server 2010)   Learn how the Blatchington Mill School used Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to give parents access to data about their children, including attendance, homework, behavior, progress, and assessments. The article describes the overall technical solution and describes the functional design that was implemented to provide the required level of reporting.

Updated articles

Databases require upgrade or not supported (SharePoint Server 2010) and Databases running in compatibility range, upgrade recommended (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated the Resolution to: Upgrade databases to SQL Server 2008 R2.

Plan browser support (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated the browser support matrix.

New article

Configure and manage SQL Server availability groups for SharePoint Server   Describes how to implement high availability by using AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server 2012.

New article

Configure SharePoint Server 2010 as a single server with Microsoft SQL Server   Provides step-by-step procedures to configure Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 on a single server that is also running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 in the Base Configuration test lab.

Test Lab Guides for SharePoint Server 2010   Provides links to the published Test Lab Guides (TLGs) for SharePoint Server 2010.

Updated articles

Implementing Claims-Based Authentication with SharePoint Server 2010 (whitepaper) and Plan for claims-based authentication or classic-mode authentication (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to point out that Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint document preview does not work with SharePoint Server 2010 claims-based Web applications.

New article

Scale test report for very large scale document repositories (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes the results of testing to establish requirements for scaling up and scaling out document archive repositories on SharePoint Server to a large storage capacity.

Updated articles

Critical state of this rule indicates that the Word Automation Services is not running when it should be running (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added more resolutions.

Kerberos configuration known issues (SharePoint Server 2010)   Corrected the description of the AuthPersistNonNTLM attribute to indicate that False enables multiple authentications for the same connections.

Multilingual user interface overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added section about the Refinement Panel Web Part.

New article

Add Visio Services reports to a PerformancePoint dashboard   Describes the two methods for adding Visio Services reports to dashboards.

Updated article

Timer job reference (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added text indicating that timer job schedules may change when SharePoint Server service packs or cumulative updates are installed.

New articles

Changing SQL Reporting Services from Native mode to Integrated mode in a BI test environment   Describes how to change to Integrated mode so that you can use SQL Server Reporting Services features in SharePoint Server.

Configure Access Services for a BI test environment   Describes how to deploy the Access Services service application on the SharePoint Server 2010 farm.

Configure Report Builder 3.0 for use in SharePoint BI test environment   Describes how to manually enable Reporting Services content types for use with the Business Intelligence Center.

Overview of testing and deploying a dashboard by using Dashboard Designer    Describes steps for testing and deploying a dashboard.

Updated articles

Plan authentication methods (SharePoint Server 2010)   Clarified why you would choose to implement each of the supported authentication methods and authentication modes.

Security and protection for SharePoint Server 2010   Updated to include information about Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification.

New article

Upgrade reference (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to find IDs for default templates, features, and content types in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 so that you can identify them in your environment before you upgrade.

New article

Understanding the Logging Database (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products logging database, how to view monitoring information, and how to export monitoring information into Microsoft Excel.

Updated articles

Update alerts by using Windows PowerShell (SharePoint Server 2010)   Revised the procedure by adding a step for dot sourcing to run the script.

User Profile Replication Engine overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a note that the User Profile service application Social Tagging database does not support log-shipping.

New article

Understanding the Logging Database (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products logging database, how to view monitoring information, and how to export monitoring information into Microsoft Excel.

Updated articles

Create and configure a new Search service application (SharePoint Server 2010) and Create a Search Center site (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added videos that demonstrate the procedures.

New articles

Assemble and publish a Balanced Scorecard by using Dashboard Designer   Describes how to create and assemble a dashboard page for a Balanced Scorecard.

Create a Balanced Scorecard by using Dashboard Designer   Describes how to create a Balanced Scorecard.

Create and configure a strategy map as part of a Balanced Scorecard that you create by using Dashboard Designer   Describes how to create a strategy map report to use in a Balanced Scorecard.

Create a scorecard for a Balanced Scorecard by using Dashboard Designer   Describes how to create a scorecard to use in a Balanced Scorecard.

Methods of listing Access Services applications   Describes an easy method of listing all Access Services service applications that are available.

Plan for claims-based authentication or classic-mode authentication (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides guidance to help you choose claims-based authentication or classic-mode authentication when you create a SharePoint Server 2010 Web application.

New articles

Methods of listing Access Services applications   Describes an easy method of listing all Access Services service applications that are available.

Plan for claims-based authentication or classic-mode authentication (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides guidance to help you decide whether to use claims-based authentication or classic-mode authentication when you create a SharePoint Server 2010 Web application.

The PerformancePoint site template does not display after it has been customized   Describes potential issues that can arise when users modify the PerformancePoint site template and provides a workaround to resolve these issues.

Updated articles

Configure extranet access for PerformancePoint Services 2010 (white paper)   Added notes about how PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer has not been tested to run in extranet environments that include Forefront Threat Management Gateway.

Create and configure a new Search service application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added link to a video that demonstrates how to create and configure a Search service application.

Create a Search Center site (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added link to a video that demonstrates how to create a Basic Search Center site.

Import PerformancePoint Dashboard 2010 content from a SharePoint Server 2010 server, site, or list   Clarified required permissions.

Plan authentication methods (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to clarify that you have to set network load balancing to single affinity when using claims-based authentication.

Troubleshoot User Profile Synchronization Service start issues (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a procedure that shows how to create a User Profile service application by using Windows PowerShell if UAC is enabled on the server.

New articles

Some content databases are growing too large (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by editing the rule definition to prevent new sites from being added to the databases, and then moving some site collections to other databases.

Trial period for this product is about to expire (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by purchasing the product.

Updated articles

Back up search in SharePoint Server 2010   Added the procedure for backing up the Search service application databases with SQL Server tools.

Restore search in SharePoint Server 2010   Added the procedure for restoring the Search service application databases with SQL Server tools.

New articles

Create a Search Center site (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to create a Search Center site that users can use to initiate search queries.

Deploy people search   Describes prerequisites for people search and how to deploy people search in SharePoint Server 2010.

Updated articles

Best practices for My Sites (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated guidance for deploying My Sites in geographically-distributed environments.

Configure the Secure Store Service (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a video demonstrating how target applications are used in Secure Store.

Create and configure a new Search service application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added more comprehensive guidance about how to create and configure a Search service application.

Use Visio Services with complex data queries   Added videos to demonstrate the procedures.

New articles

Database has large amounts of unused space (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by shrinking the database.

Databases exist on servers running SharePoint Foundation (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by moving the databases to a separate server.

Databases require upgrade or not supported (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by installing software updates.

Databases running in compatibility range, upgrade recommended (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by installing software updates.

Databases used by SharePoint have outdated index statistics (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by editing the rule definition so that the configuration is automatically repaired.

Databases within this farm are set to read only and will fail to upgrade unless it is set to a read-write state (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by setting the databases to read-write.

Drives used for SQL databases are running out of free space (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by freeing disk space on the database server computer or decreasing the number of days to store log files.

One or more servers is not responding (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by connecting the server to the network, restarting the SharePoint 2010 Timer service (SPTimerV4), or removing the server record from the SharePoint topology.

The Application Discovery and Load Balancer Service is not running in this farm (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by starting the Application Discovery and Load Balancer service on at least one server in the farm.

The local machine is not joined to a SharePoint server farm (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by creating a new farm or adding this computer to an existing SharePoint farm.

The Security Token Service is not available (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by restarting the Security Token Service application pool.

The timer service failed to recycle (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by changing the schedule for the Timer Service Recycle job so that it does not conflict with other long-running timer jobs.

Web Analytics: Monitors the health of the Data Analyzer Light component (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by adding more staging databases for the Web Analytics service to balance the load.

Web Analytics: Monitors the health of the Logging Extractor component (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by adding more staging databases for the Web Analytics service to balance the load.

Web Analytics: Monitors the health of the User Behavior Analyzer component (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by adding more staging databases for the Web Analytics service to balance the load.

Web Analytics: Verify that there is a data processing service started when there is a web service started (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by starting the Web Analytics Data Processing service on any server in the farm.

Web.config files are not identical on all machines in the farm (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by making the Web.config files identical on all front-end Web servers in the farm.

Updated article

User Profile Replication Engine overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added that the account should have Manage Social Data permission for social information replication.

New articles

Manage crawl load (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to configure the search system to help prevent or resolve performance issues in which a SharePoint farm is accessed at the same time by users and the crawler.

Plan security hardening for extranet environments (SharePoint Server 2010)   Details the hardening requirements for an extranet environment in which a SharePoint Server 2010 server farm is placed inside a perimeter network and content is available from the Internet or from the corporate network.

Updated articles

Create a detailed design and system specifications for a virtual farm (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated with statement of support for live migration in a virtual farm.

Database types and descriptions (SharePoint Server 2010)   Corrected support for mirroring the social tagging database in a farm. Mirroring is supported.

Search the enterprise from Windows 7 (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a link to a video that shows how to search SharePoint sites from Windows 7.

New article

Scale test report for very large scale document repositories   Provides details about results of a test lab that was run at Microsoft to show large scale SharePoint Server 2010 content databases.

Store and manage business intelligence content in a central location   Describes how to create and use a Business Intelligence Center site to store and centrally manage business intelligence content.

Use Visio Services with complex data queries   Describes how to use complex data queries with Visio Services by using SQL Server views.

Updated articles

Configure Excel Services data refresh by using the unattended service account (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a video demonstration showing the procedures covered in the article.

Connect a filter to a report or a scorecard by using Dashboard Designer   Added a link to information about how to configure cascading filters, a capability that is available in SharePoint Server 2010 SP1.

Downloadable content for SharePoint Server 2010   Added eReader formats available for these downloadable books: "Business continuity management for SharePoint Server 2010," Remote BLOB storage for SharePoint Server 2010," and "Technical reference for SharePoint Server 2010."

Use Visio Services with Secure Store   Added video demonstrations showing the procedures in the article.

New articles

Configure Information Rights Management (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to configure Information Rights Management (IRM) in SharePoint Server 2010 and how to implement a Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) server.

Configure policy settings on user profile properties and personal and social features (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to use Central Administration in SharePoint Server 2010 to configure user profile policy settings and personal and social features policy settings.

Plan Information Rights Management (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to use Information Rights Management (IRM) to enable content creators to control and protect their documents, and also describes how SharePoint Server permissions relate to IRM permissions.

Updated articles

Back up a farm in SharePoint Server 2010   Corrected guidance about backing up the farm where a User Profile Synchronization Service exists.

Configure the Secure Store Service (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a video demonstration covering the steps necessary to create a Secure Store service application.

Configure the unattended service account for PerformancePoint Services and Create a PerformancePoint Services service application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a video demonstration of the procedures.

Downloadable content for SharePoint Server 2010   Added eReader formats available for these downloadable books: "Governance guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010," "Upgrading to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010," "Deployment guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010," and "Profile synchronization guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010."

Install and configure RBS (SharePoint Server 2010)   Corrected the msiexec syntax for installing the RBS client library on all additional Web and application servers.

New articles

Configure Excel Services data refresh by using embedded data connections (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to configure data refresh in Excel Services by using Secure Store and embedded data connections.

Configure Excel Services data refresh by using the unattended service account (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to configure the unattended service account in Excel Services.

Deploying SharePoint Server 2010 updates on mission critical sites   Provides an end-to-end approach to deploying and testing a software update on a mission-critical SharePoint Server 2010 farm.

Updated articles

Use Excel Services with Secure Store (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to separate the Secure Store scenarios into individual articles.

Database types and descriptions (SharePoint Server 2010) and Plan for disaster recovery (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to correct information about log shipping support for the social tagging database.

Excel Services overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to include additional information about features available in Excel Services.

New articles

Critical state of this rule indicates that the Word Automation Services is not running when it should be running (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by enabling the Word Automation Services timer job.

Implementing Claims-Based Authentication with SharePoint Server 2010 (whitepaper)   Describes how SharePoint Server 2010 administrators can use claims-based authentication to control user access to internal SharePoint Server 2010 Web application resources, and also external resources.

The settings for Word Automation Services are not within the recommended limits (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by changing the settings for Word Automation Services.

Use Visio Services with Secure Store   Describes how to use Visio Services with credentials stored in Secure Store to refresh data-connected Web drawings published to SharePoint Server 2010.

Variations design considerations (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes design considerations for planning a variations infrastructure within a publishing environment, and makes recommendations about how to approach common scenarios.

Verify each User Profile Service Application has an associated Managed Metadata Service Connection (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by editing the connections for the User Profile service application.

Verify each User Profile Service Application has an associated Search Service Connection (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by editing the group of connections for the User Profile service application.

Verify that the critical User Profile Application and User Profile Proxy Application timer jobs are available and have not been mistakenly deleted (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by editing the rule definition so that the configuration is automatically repaired.

Web Analytics: Verify that the Site Inventory Usage Collection timer job is enabled for all the Web applications serviced by the Web Analytics service application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by changing the settings of the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Site Inventory Usage Collection timer job.

Updated articles

Timer job reference (SharePoint Server 2010)   Changed the default for the User Profile Service – User Profile Language Synchronization Job from 1 minute to daily.

Upgrade paths from Search Server 2008 or Search Server 2008 Express   Added descriptions of supported and unsupported upgrade paths.

New article

Best practices for capacity management for SharePoint Server 2010   Provides information about capacity and performance best practices for SharePoint Server 2010.

Updated articles

Automatic update setting inconsistent across farm servers (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Added permissions information.

New-SPPerformancePointServiceApplication   Added the following parameters: DatabaseFailoverServer, DatabaseName, DatabaseServer, DatabaseSQLAuthenticationCredential.

Set-SPPerformancePointServiceApplication   Added the following parameters: DatabaseFailoverServer, DatabaseName, DatabaseServer, DatabaseSQLAuthenticationCredential.

New articles

Alternate access URLs have not been configured (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by changing the default zone URL.

Best practices for search in SharePoint Server 2010   Describes best practices for configuring and maintaining search in SharePoint Server 2010.

Designing pages for quicker downloads (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to reduce the page-load time of a SharePoint site for WAN environments.

Estimate performance and capacity requirements for large scale document repositories in SharePoint Server 2010   Contains guidance about performance and capacity planning for large-scale document management solutions. The article focuses on the performance characteristics of document libraries as size increases and on throughput of high volume operations, such as policy update and retention.

Plan for administrative and service accounts (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes the accounts that you must plan for and describes the deployment scenarios that affect account requirements for SharePoint 2010 Products.

Product / patch installation or server upgrade required (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by deploying updates or upgrading.

Web.config file has incorrect settings for the requestFiltering element (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by changing the requestFiltering settings in the Web.config file.

Updated articles

Configure the Secure Store Service (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added detailed steps for configuring the service application.

Configure the unattended service account for PerformancePoint Services   Added information about data access requirements.

Create a PerformancePoint Services service application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added procedures for registering an application pool account.

How to configure AD FS v 2.0 in SharePoint Server 2010   Added link to a video that illustrates how to configure Active Directory Federation Services version 2.0 (AD FS) in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Maintain profile synchronization (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added information about turning off the incremental synchronization timer job when you reset the synchronization database.

Plan browser support (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a list of supported mobile browsers and a change to the guidance for Safari 4.04 on non-Windows operating systems.

Technical diagrams (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a link to the Excel Services data refresh flowchart.

Video demos and training for SharePoint Server 2010   Added "Configure SharePoint Server 2010 with AD FS trusted claims" video.

New articles

Add-SPProfileLeader   Describes a cmdlet that adds a company leader. This cmdlet was introduced in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Application pools recycle when memory limits are exceeded (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to change the application pool recycling settings in Internet Information Services (IIS).

Automating Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with Windows PowerShell 2.0 (book excerpt)   Focuses on how to automate SharePoint 2010 Products with specific emphasis on deployment and configuration.

Connect a PerformancePoint scorecard item to a SQL Server Reporting Services report   Describes how to connect a PerformancePoint scorecard KPI to a SQL Server Reporting Services report.

Connect a PerformancePoint scorecard item to an Excel Services report   Describes how to connect a PerformancePoint scorecard KPI to an Excel Services report.

Connect a PerformancePoint scorecard KPI to a report using Display Condition   Describes how to connect PerformancePoint scorecard KPIs to reports by using Display Condition.

Get-SPProfileLeader   Describes a cmdlet that returns the current company leaders. This cmdlet was introduced in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1),

Microsoft IT implements a custom claims provider (case study)   Describes how Microsoft IT used Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint to design and implement a claims-based security model for an internal human resources portal.

Move-SPSocialComments   Describes a cmdlet that moves social comments from one page to another page. This cmdlet was introduced in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

PerformancePoint Services for Project Server 2010 (white paper)   Describes how a Business Intelligence Center in Project Web Access can take advantage of PerformancePoint Services to publish robust, interactive dashboards.

PerformancePoint Services SuperFlows   Provides information about downloadable SuperFlows, which are self-contained guides that resemble Help files.

Remove-SPProfileLeader   Describes a cmdlet that removes a company leader. This cmdlet was introduced in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Updated articles

Configure a SharePoint Server 2010 farm for business intelligence by using NTLM   Added a video about the architecture for NTLM authentication.

Excel Services data refresh flowchart   Updated to include steps for user-initiated data refresh and trusted data provider validation.

My Sites overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added information about security trimming in the newsfeed, how profile property policies set by an administrator affect privacy settings available to users, and what kind of memberships appear on users' profiles.

Plan, design, and implement a PerformancePoint dashboard   Added information about how to create and configure advanced PerformancePoint dashboards.

User Profile service cmdlets (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to include the Add-SPProfileLeader, Get-SPProfileLeader, Remove-SPProfileLeader, and Move-SPSocialComments cmdlets that were introduced in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

New articles

Accounts used by application pools or service identities are in the local machine Administrators group (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by changing the user account to a predefined account, or to a domain user account that is not a member of the Administrators group.

Analyze data from SQL Server Analysis Services by using Excel   Describes how to create PivotTable and PivotChart reports to analyze data imported from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services.

Best practices for people and profiles (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes the typical characteristics and best practices for working with user profiles in SharePoint Server 2010.

Maintain, edit, and update PerformancePoint dashboards   Describes how to maintain, edit, and update dashboards by using Dashboard Designer or edit mode in SharePoint Server.

Plan administrative tasks in a least-privilege environment (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to configure and maintain a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment by using least-privilege administration.

Restore pre-SP1 backups to an SP1 farm (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides information and procedures for restoring a backup that you made before the farm was upgraded to SP1 to the farm after it is upgraded to SP1.

Verify that the Activity Feed Timer Job is enabled (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer rule by enabling the Activity Feed timer job.

Updated articles

Configure a Business Intelligence Center for a test environment   Added a step to specify the Web site address for a Business Intelligence Center.

Configure the unattended service account for PerformancePoint Services   Added a video that discusses the architecture for using the Secure Store Service when configuring security for SharePoint Server 2010 service applications.

Plan for backup and recovery in SharePoint Server 2010   Added a note about restoring a backup that you made before the farm was upgraded to SP1 to the farm after it is upgraded to SP1.

Plan, design, and implement a PerformancePoint dashboard   Added links to articles and information about maintaining, editing, and updating dashboard content.

Prepare to back up and recover (SharePoint Server 2010), Recover content from an unattached content database (SharePoint Server 2010), Restore a site collection in SharePoint Server 2010, and Restore-SPSite   Added a note about restoring a backup that you made before the farm was upgraded to SP1 to the farm after it is upgraded to SP1.

Set-SPProfileServiceApplicationSecurity   Updated the Type parameter with correct values.

New articles

Enable URL filtering for Web Analytics (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to enable and configure URL filtering for Web Analytics, and provides information about how the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (wasrvwfe-x-none.msp) adds URL filtering functionality to the Web Analytics service application, allowing farm administrators to specify the site collections that will be processed by Web Analytics.

Excel Services data refresh flowchart   Shows the sequence of actions performed when Excel Services refreshes data in a data-connected Microsoft Excel workbook that is being rendered by Excel Services. You can use this flowchart to troubleshoot data connection errors.

Overview of security features in SharePoint Server 2010   Explains the security features that are available in SharePoint Server 2010.

Updated articles

Configure profile synchronization (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated with new required steps that you have to perform when you start profile synchronization for the first time.

Create a PowerPivot data connection (PerformancePoint Services)   Added a video walkthrough of the procedures.

Downloadable content for SharePoint Server 2010   Added new downloadable book: "Profile synchronization guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010."

Governance overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a section that gives examples of customizations and the potential risks to the environment.

Maintain profile synchronization (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated with new required steps that you have to perform when you start profile synchronization for the first time.

New-SPUser   Changed one of the values of the Permission Level parameter from Full to Full Control.

Plan for backup and recovery in SharePoint Server 2010   Corrected the upper size limit for performing a site collection backup from 85 GB to 100 GB.

Plan for disaster recovery (SharePoint Server 2010)   Corrected information about the Application Registry service application.

Set up My Sites (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated the procedure for setting up My Sites to include information about the new security trimming options, newsfeed, and secondary My Site owner settings that are introduced in SharePoint Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Set-SPProfileServiceApplication   Added the UseOnlyPreferredDomainControllers parameter.

New articles

Best practices for content deployment (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes best practices for using content deployment.

Best practices for publishing sites (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes best practices for publishing sites.

Best practices for SQL Server 2008 in a SharePoint Server 2010 farm   Provides best practice guidance for deploying and operating SQL Server 2008 in a SharePoint Server 2010 farm.

Database attach upgrade videos (SharePoint Server 2010)   Names the new videos available that show the database-attach upgrade process.

Updated articles with new videos

These articles now include a video walkthrough of the procedures:

Updated articles

Back up a site collection in SharePoint Server 2010   Removed warning about UseSqlSnapshot parameter. This warning is not valid for Service Pack 1 and newer releases.

Configure Basic authentication for a claims-based Web application (SharePoint Server 2010), Configure Basic authentication for a classic-mode Web application (SharePoint Server 2010), Configure Digest authentication for a claims-based Web application (SharePoint Server 2010), and Configure Digest authentication for a classic-mode Web application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated the IIS configuration procedure.

Overview of RBS (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a note about the 200GB limit for RBS-enabled content databases.

Plan for RBS (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to note that if a remote BLOB storage provider is in use, and does not include support for database snapshots, the database snapshot option cannot be used with site collection backup or content deployment. Aslo removed the "Alternatives to using RBS" section.

SharePoint Server 2010 capacity management: Software boundaries and limits   Added updated information about limits to site collections ("Web application limits" section), content database sizes ("Content database limits" section), site collection sizes ("Site collection limits" section), and SharePoint entities ("SharePoint Web Analytics service limits" section).

New articles

Managing Multi-Terabyte Content Databases with SharePoint 2010 (white paper)   Provides guidance and procedures for administering content databases in three size ranges: up to 200 gigabytes (GB), 200 GB–4 terabytes (TB), and larger than 4 TB.

Scale out collaboration sites (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides guidance and procedures for scaling out collaboration sites that are larger than 200 GB when you are using Remote BLOB Storage.

Updated articles

Attach databases and upgrade to SharePoint Server 2010   Updated with steps to set read-only databases back to read-write.

Checklist for database attach upgrade (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated with steps to set read-only databases back to read-write.

Perform a database attach upgrade to SharePoint Server 2010   Added database attach videos.

Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration (SharePoint Server 2010)   Revised to match new content database size limits and RBS guidance.

New Resource Center

New Resource Center: Best Practices for SharePoint Server 2010   To avoid common pitfalls and keep your Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment available and performing well, follow these best practices based on real-world experience from Microsoft Consulting Services and the product team.

New articles for SharePoint Server 2010 SP1

Service Pack 1 (SP1) for SharePoint Server 2010 (white paper)   Describes the features that are included in SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and provides guidelines to help ensure your solutions work with current and future releases of SharePoint Server 2010.

Restore a deleted site in SharePoint Server 2010, Restore a deleted site collection in SharePoint Server 2010, Get-SPDeletedSite, Remove-SPDeletedSite, and Restore-SPDeletedSite   These articles describe functionality available in SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 to enable an administrator to restore a deleted site or site collection.

Configure cascading filters by using Dashboard Designer (SharePoint Server 2010 SP1)   Describes how to configure cascading filters for PerformancePoint Services dashboards.

Associate a failover database server for PerformancePoint Services   Describes the steps to make sure that a PerformancePoint Services service application is configured to provide availability by using SQL Server mirroring.

Updated articles for SharePoint Server 2010 SP1

Move-SPSite   Updated to document the RbsProviderMapping parameter, which was added in SharePoint Server 2010 SP1.

New articles

Claims-based authentication with Microsoft UAG 2010 (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to authenticate users from a partner organization through a server that is running Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) to a server that is running SharePoint Server 2010.

Optimizing BLOB caching for WAN environments (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to use BLOB caching in SharePoint Server 2010 for WAN environments.

Allow or prevent Contributors ability to edit scriptable Web Parts (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to allow Contributors to edit scriptable Web Parts.

Best practices for My Sites (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes typical characteristics of, and best practices for, My Sites in SharePoint Server 2010.

Contribute permission level overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Explains the tasks that users who have the Contribute permission level can complete.

Remote BLOB Storage in SharePoint Server 2010 (video)   Explains the basic concepts of Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) in SharePoint Server 2010.

Updated articles

Schedule profile synchronization (SharePoint Server 2010)   Clarified how to set the interval in which the system can run the profile synchronization timer job.

Downloadable content for SharePoint Server 2010   Added eReader formats available for the downloadable book, Getting started with SharePoint Server 2010.

White paper: SharePoint 2010 for hosters (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to specify that Microsoft Project Server 2010 is not compatible with multi-tenant environments.

New articles

Best practices for virtualization (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides best practice guidance for deploying and operating Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 in a virtual environment.

Configure a synchronization connection to a SQL Server database in SharePoint Server 2010 (video)   Shows how to import user profile information from a business system. This video demonstrates creating external content types from data in SQL Server tables, creating synchronization connections, and mapping user profile properties.

Grant Active Directory Domain Services permissions for profile synchronization (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides supplementary procedural information for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) administrators. Use this article with Plan for profile synchronization (SharePoint Server 2010).

Recover content from an unattached content database (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides information about how you can restore or copy content — such as sites, site collections, lists, or document libraries — from a content database without having to attach the content database to the farm.

Office Web Apps troubleshooting (Installed on SharePoint 2010 Products)   Provides troubleshooting information for resolving common problems that you might encounter when you attempt to install, use, or uninstall Microsoft Office Web Apps.

Updated articles

Plan for Kerberos authentication (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added guidance for planning SharePoint Server 2010 deployments that require Kerberos authentication for security, client identity delegation, and low network traffic.

Plan for backup and recovery in SharePoint Server 2010   Corrected information about Data Protection Manager. You cannot use Data Protection Manager to back up or restore Remote Blog Store (RBS) by using the FILESTREAM provider.

Stsadm to Windows PowerShell mapping (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added the Profilechangelog Stsadm operation.

Timer job reference (SharePoint Server 2010)   Corrected how often the User Profile Service - Activity Feed Cleanup Job is performed.

Deployment overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated with clarification about support for single label domain names in a SharePoint environment.

New articles

Configure resource points for sandboxed solutions (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to use Windows PowerShell to configure resource points to restrict the resources consumed by sandboxed solutions.

Configure sandboxed solutions service tiers (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to improve the performance, security, and reliability of your sandboxed solutions by configuring tiers for the sandboxed solutions service.

Estimate performance and capacity requirements for Microsoft Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Server 2010   Provides performance and planning guidance for, and discusses the impact of using, Microsoft Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Server 2010.

Updated articles

Plan sandboxed solutions (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a section about how to plan sandboxed solutions service tiers, and updated information about planning resource usage quotas for sandboxed solutions.

Sandboxed solutions overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added descriptions of tiers, quotas, and resource points, and added an illustration of tiers within the sandboxed solutions service.

Install and configure RBS (SharePoint Server 2010)   Revised BLOB store provisioning syntax, revised RBS installation syntax, added details to procedures, and reorganized the article.

Overview of RBS (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added information about the RBS components.

Plan for RBS (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added information about the limits of RBS.

New articles

Best practices for team collaboration sites (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes best practices for hosting collaboration sites in a SharePoint Server 2010 environment.

Use custom extensions with PerformancePoint Services (SharePoint Server 2010)   Contains scenarios that describe how to use custom extensions to add new features and functionality to PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This section includes the following articles:

Updated articles

Create an Excel Services data connection (PerformancePoint Services)   Added a video, "Create an Excel Services data source connection in PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint."

Remove URLs from search results (SharePoint Server 2010)    Added information about a video that demonstrates two ways to immediately remove items from search results.

Plan for profile synchronization (SharePoint Server 2010)   Extensively rewritten to include instructions on how to use related planning worksheets.

Plan user profiles (SharePoint Server 2010)   Extensively rewritten to include planning guidance for user profile properties and instructions on how to use related planning worksheets.

New resource center

Operations and Manageability for SharePoint Server 2010   Find resources to learn about operations and manageability in SharePoint Server 2010 in two areas: server and farms, and services and solutions.

New articles

Designing large lists and maximizing list performance (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides guidance on the performance of large document libraries and lists in SharePoint Server 2010.

Best practices for extranet environments (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes planning and design recommendations for extranet environments in which users outside the internal network are given access to sites.

Configuring a BI infrastructure: Hands-on labs   Provides a series of hands-on labs that use a virtual machine infrastructure to walk you through the process of setting up business intelligence service applications in a SharePoint Server 2010 farm:

Demo: Excel Services and Secure Store: Authentication using an ODC file   Provides an animated demonstration that shows how Excel Services authenticates with an external data source through an Office Data Connection (ODC) file.

Perform a search-first migration (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides an introduction and overview of how to plan a search-first migration, which allows an organization to take advantage of end-user enterprise search capabilities without performing a complete upgrade to SharePoint Server 2010. This section includes the following articles:

Unattended Service Account Application ID is not specified or value is invalid value   Provides information about this SharePoint Health Analyzer rule. The article describes the cause and includes a procedure that helps to ensure that Unattended Service Account Application ID settings are configured correctly.

Updated articles

Create an Excel Workbook data connection (PerformancePoint Services)   Added a video, "Create an Excel Workbook data source connection in PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint."

Create a SharePoint List data connection (PerformancePoint Services)   Added a video, "Create a SharePoint List data source connection in PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint."

Resume upgrade (SharePoint Server 2010)   Clarified a parameter for the passphrase for resuming an in-place upgrade.

Manage crawl rules (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added prescriptive examples for creating crawl rules in SharePoint Server 2010.

Manage site collection storage limits (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added steps to configure settings for sandboxed solutions.

Connect a filter to a report or a scorecard by using Dashboard Designer   Added guidance on configuring filter connections by using the Connection dialog box.

New articles

Best practices for operational excellence (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes the top configuration best practices for a SharePoint environment, including front-end Web server configuration, database configuration, servicing, and patching.

Plan keywords, synonyms, and Best Bets (SharePoint Server 2010)      Describes how to help users obtain more relevant search results by planning for keywords, synonyms, and Best Bets in SharePoint Server 2010.

Crawled properties reference (SharePoint Server 2010)   Tabulates the crawled properties that are available by default in a SharePoint Server 2010 Search service application.

Manage deletion of index items (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to manage four deletion policies to specify how many times, and for how long, an item will be retried in consecutive crawls.

StorSimple RBS performance in SharePoint Server 2010 (white paper)   Explains the Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) feature and analyzes how its performance affects key attributes of a SharePoint farm, such as database size, database backup size, transaction response times, and backup and restore times.

Database maintenance for SharePoint 2010 Products   Provides information and guidelines for how to maintain the databases that host data and configurations for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.

Overview of PerformancePoint data connections   Describes the different kinds of data sources that you can use in PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer. This article includes a video.

Connect a PerformancePoint scorecard item to an analytic chart or grid   Describes how to use Dashboard Designer to connect a scorecard item to an analytic chart or grid.

Updated articles

Managed metadata overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Clarified which terms are used as hints in the enterprise keyword control.

SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010 (SPDiag 3.0) (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added information about how to use SPDiag 3.0 to create and import projects, filter and collect data, generate graphs and reports, and export data to a file.

Sites and site collections overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Clarified guidance for how to choose a search template.

Maintain RBS (SharePoint Server 2010)   Revised the "Running the RBS Maintainer section."

Create a Reporting Services report by using Dashboard Designer   Updated server address information in the "SharePoint Integrated mode" section to include Trusted Account authentication guidance.

Create a Time Intelligence filter by using Dashboard Designer   Added configuration examples to the "Connect a Time Intelligence Connection Formula filter" section.

New articles

Manage query suggestions (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how query suggestions work, how to configure the Web Parts that display query suggestions, and how to manually create query suggestions by using Windows PowerShell.

Add or delete personalization site links on My Sites (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to use personalization site links to customize the top link bar on My Sites.

Create a data source inventory for PerformancePoint dashboard authors   Explains how to create a data source inventory to list and track the various data sources that an organization might use with PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Make custom master pages available to deployment settings   Provides an overview of applying a master page to published dashboards in PerformancePoint Services, which is the best way to align the dashboard with a site's appearance or brand.

Updated article

Design sample: Corporate deployment (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated with information about coordinating URLs with alternate access mappings and DNS.

New articles

SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010 (SPDiag 3.0) (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides information about Microsoft SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010 (SPDiag version 3.0), which simplifies and standardizes troubleshooting of SharePoint 2010 Products and provides a unified view of collected data.

Regional settings (SharePoint Server 2010)   Lists the regional settings for SharePoint Server 2010: locale, time zone, sort order, calendar, and currency.

Plan metadata properties for search (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to plan metadata properties (including crawled properties and managed properties) in SharePoint Server 2010.

Use macros to automate tasks in Web objects in applications published to Access Services (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to properly configure Microsoft Access 2010 macros for Web databases.

Updated articles

Installing the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit (SharePoint Server 2010) and SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated for the release of SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit version 2.0.

Plan for RBS (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated with information about alternatives to Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) and the costs and benefits of using RBS.

Overview of RBS (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated with additional information about RBS providers.

New article

Building Windows Phone 7 applications with SharePoint 2010 Products and Unified Access Gateway (UAG) (white paper)   Contains information for administrators and developers to understand how to develop and configure Windows Phone 7 applications to work with SharePoint 2010 Products and Microsoft Forefront Unified Gateway Access (UAG).

New article

Estimate performance and capacity requirements for Visio Services in SharePoint Server 2010   Provides guidance about capacity management and performance requirements for Visio Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Updated article

Services architecture planning (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to indicate that the User Profile service application is not supported in WAN environments. The User Profile Replication Engine (UPRE) is recommended instead.

New article

Profile synchronization overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes profile synchronization in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. It covers such concepts as synchronization connections, property mappings, exclusion filters, and full versus incremental synchronization.

Updated articles

Manage audiences (SharePoint Server 2010)   Information and examples have been added to the following articles in this section:

Audience and content targeting planning (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a link to the related planning worksheet and reorganized the topic.

Use Excel Services with Secure Store (SharePoint Server 2010)   Explains how to use the Secure Store Service with and without the unattended service account for Excel Services in SharePoint. This article also describes how to create the target application for each scenario.

Excel Services overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added information about Excel Services availability in SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise, and also explained the functional differences between Excel Services and Microsoft Excel Web App.

Plan browser support (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added information about support for Internet Explorer 9.

New articles

Plan search scopes (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to plan search scopes to help users narrow search results in SharePoint Server 2010.

Configure a service application by using a Windows PowerShell script (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to configure a service application by using a Windows PowerShell script instead of using the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard.

Health monitoring cmdlets (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes the health monitoring Windows PowerShell cmdlets introduced in the February 2011 Cumulative Update.

Configure aggregation settings for a PerformancePoint KPI   Describes how to configure a PerformancePoint Services KPI that uses Analysis Services data to use a specific aggregation setting.

Define custom properties for a PerformancePoint KPI   Describes how to add custom properties to PerformancePoint KPIs to extend their functionality.

Use a custom MDX query for a PerformancePoint KPI   Describes how to use a custom MDX query to extend a PerformancePoint KPI.

Updated articles

Hardware and software requirements (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to the list of minimum requirements.

Add trend indicators to a PerformancePoint KPI   Removed Time Intelligence formulas. Trend indicators automatically compare current target values to previous actual values.

New articles

Estimate performance and capacity requirements for SharePoint Server 2010 Search   Discusses capacity planning for different deployments of SharePoint Server 2010 search, including small, medium, and large SharePoint Server farms.

User Profile Service troubleshooting   Contains tips for solving problems that you may encounter when you use the User Profile Service.

Coordinating Access Services actions with SharePoint permission levels (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes which SharePoint Server 2010 permissions are required for Access Services actions.

Mobile device troubleshooting (SharePoint Server 2010)   Contains information for troubleshooting mobile device issues.

My Sites troubleshooting   Provides troubleshooting information for resolving common problems that you might encounter when you attempt to configure and use My Sites.

Updated articles

Back up a User Profile Service application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Revised the SQL Server tools backup procedure to specify the server and directory in which the encryption key is located.

Capacity requirements for the Web Analytics Shared Service in SharePoint Server 2010   Added information about disk storage requirements and clarified capacity guidelines.

Create an Analysis Services data connection (PerformancePoint Services)   Added a video that shows the step-by-step process of how to create a data connection to an SQL Server Analysis Services data source.

Harden SQL Server for SharePoint environments (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated with information about Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

Maintain profile synchronization (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a time-out setting section and updated some Windows PowerShell commands.

New articles

Dashboard Designer does not open or launch correctly   Contains troubleshooting tips for solving common problems that you might encounter when you attempt to open and use PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer.

Provide training materials to PerformancePoint dashboard users   Provides links to Help content and training materials that dashboard authors can use to train dashboard consumers.

SharePoint workspace administration (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides procedural guidance for IT pros who are deploying SharePoint Workspace for end users.

SharePoint workspace planning (SharePoint 2010)   Provides planning guidance for IT pros who are considering the benefits of deploying SharePoint Workspace for end users.

Track and analyze sales by using a PerformancePoint dashboard (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides information about how to create and use a sales dashboard that includes a variety of reports.

Updated articles

Move site collections between databases (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a note about the implications of auditing data during the site collection move.

Review supported and unsupported upgrade paths (SharePoint Server 2010)   Clarified that upgrading from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise Edition to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Standard Edition is not a supported path for either in-place or database attach upgrade.

New articles

Configure Client Certificate Authentication (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to configure client certificate authentication for SharePoint Server 2010.

Estimate capacity and performance for enterprise managed metadata in SharePoint Server 2010   Summarizes the testing of and provides recommendations related to sizing and performance optimization of the managed metadata service in SharePoint Server 2010.

Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC) - encoding and Unicode considerations (white paper)   Describes best practices and standards for encoding and using Unicode in Business Intelligence Competency Centers.

Book excerpt: Collaboration Meets Business Intelligence   Excerpts the recently published McGraw-Hill book Building Integrated Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010. Chapter 2, "Collaboration Meets Business Intelligence," provides an overview of Microsoft BI tools.

Updated articles

Configure profile synchronization using a Lightweight Directory Interchange Format (LDIF) file (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added information about where to save the LDIF file and corrected the "Create an import mapping from a new LDIF MA profile property to a new metaverse profile property" procedure.

SharePoint 2010 Products administration by using Windows PowerShell   Added a section about scripts and execution policies.

Add-SPShellAdmin   Updated to advise that this cmdlet is intended only for use with a database that uses Windows authentication.

Add trend indicators to a PerformancePoint KPI   Added additional examples of formulas to use and other details about trend indicators.

Virtualization support and licensing (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to clarify support and licencing requirements for virtualized farm servers.

New articles

Plan people search (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to plan for people search in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, including prerequisites, search scopes for people search, and planning customizations to the Search Center for people search.

Deploy a client tool for taking SharePoint content offline (video)   Shows how to deploy Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 to client computers so that end users can synchronize offline work with SharePoint sites.

Updated articles

Plan for disaster recovery (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to clarify that asynchronous mirroring or log shipping is not supported for the Business Data Connectivity database.

Delete a site collection (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a note about deleting site collections that contain Microsoft Project Web App sites.

Use Excel Services with Secure Store (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated in response to recent customer feedback to clarify details of the configuration process.

Information management policy planning (SharePoint Server 2010)   Changed "expiration policy" to "retention policy," and added a description.

New articles

Plan for mobile devices (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes the features that enable users to work with content in SharePoint Server by using their mobile devices. It also summarizes important questions to consider when you deploy these features.

Extend a PerformancePoint KPI   Provides information about KPIs in PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. The articles in this section include:

Extend PerformancePoint dashboards by using Time Intelligence   Describes how to extend dashboards in PerformancePoint Services by using Time Intelligence.

Excel Services reports are displayed with extra scrollbars in a PerformancePoint dashboard   Describes how to remove extra scroll bars from an Excel Services in SharePoint report that is displayed in a PerformancePoint Services Web Part.

Updated articles

SharePoint Server 2010 capacity management: Software boundaries and limits and Capacity requirements for the Web Analytics Shared Service in SharePoint Server 2010   Added information about disk size requirements and how to turn off the SharePoint Web Analytics service when topologies exceed capacity planning guidance.

Remove URLs from search results (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added best practices and a procedure for removing URLs from search results.

Plan for My Sites (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated content for planning a My Sites deployment.

My Sites overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated to better explain the end-user functionality of My Sites and the benefits of deploying My Sites in an organization.

Set up My Sites (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated with prerequisites and end-to-end procedures for deploying My Sites.

New article

Review and track workbooks on a PowerPivot Gallery by using SharePoint approval workflows   Explains how to use SharePoint Approval workflows to track all new PowerPivot workbooks that are saved to the PowerPivot Gallery.

Highlighted blog post

Managing crawl deletion policies for SharePoint Server 2010   This blog post describes crawl deletion policies that allow users to specify when index items are deleted.

New articles

Configure a profile synchronization connection in SharePoint Server 2010 (video)   Shows how to create a profile synchronization connection and a synchronization filter, and how to map profile properties.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 social environment: Lab study   Provides guidance on performance and capacity planning for a My Site and social computing portal based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Perform a search-first migration (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides an introduction and overview of search-first migration, which allows an organization to take advantage of end-user enterprise search capabilities without performing a complete upgrade to SharePoint Server 2010.

Updated articles

Manage federated locations (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a video that demonstrates how to import federated locations.

Plan sandboxed solutions (SharePoint Server 2010)   Changed Resources per Point and Absolute Limit for InvocationCount resource from <TBD> to 100.

New articles

People Picker and claims provider planning (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes the People Picker control and how it works, its relationship to authentication and claims providers, and includes considerations for planning for People Picker. This section includes the following articles:

Configure People Picker (SharePoint Server 2010) and Peoplepicker-peopleeditoronlyresolvewithinsitecollection: Stsadm property (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describe how to configure the People Picker control to filter and restrict the results that are displayed when a user searches for a user, group, or claim.

Application Registry Service administration (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides information about turning off the Application Registry Service for better performance.

Use Project Server with PerformancePoint Services (SharePoint Server 2010)   Outlines how to configure PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 for use with Microsoft Project Server 2010 in business intelligence scenarios.

Updated article

Document library planning (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a note warning that sites that contain slide libraries with folders cannot be imported or exported.

New articles

Configure Basic authentication for a classic-mode Web application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to configure Basic authentication for a SharePoint Server 2010 classic-mode Web application.

Understanding business intelligence planning solutions and scenarios (SharePoint Server 2010)   Contains direction and samples for developing a BI solution that includes planning, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities for Finance, HR, and other departments in an organization.

New articles

Configure Basic authentication for a claims-based Web application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to configure Basic authentication for a SharePoint Server 2010 claims-based Web application.

Configure Digest authentication for a claims-based Web application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to configure Digest authentication for a SharePoint Server 2010 claims-based Web application.

Configure Digest authentication for a classic-mode Web application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to configure Digest authentication for a SharePoint Server 2010 classic-mode Web application.

Using SharePoint lists as data sources with Excel Services (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes the solutions that are available for consuming SharePoint lists with Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Natively, Excel Services cannot consume SharePoint lists as data sources.

Back up a User Profile Service application (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides information about backing up the User Profile Service service application by using Windows PowerShell, Central Administration, or SQL Server tools.

Change properties for the Search Box Web Part (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes the search settings that you can specify for a site collection and how to configure properties for Search Box Web Parts that will appear on pages in the site collection.

Change properties for the Search Paging Web Part (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to change the way pages of search results are displayed by modifying Search Paging Web Part properties.

Estimate performance and capacity requirements for InfoPath Forms Services in SharePoint Server 2010   Contains guidance about capacity management and performance requirements for InfoPath Forms Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Overview of ProClarity Server reports displayed in PerformancePoint Web Parts   Provides an overview of ProClarity Server reports.

Overview of Reporting Services reports displayed in PerformancePoint Web Parts   Provides an overview of Reporting Services reports.

Overview of the PerformancePoint Decomposition Tree   Provides an overview of the PerformancePoint Decomposition Tree, a view that is new in PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

Updated articles

Configure external access for mobile devices (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated information about how to configure Forefront Unified Access Gateway to support SharePoint Workspace Mobile.

Configure mobile views (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added procedures for changing the redirect behavior of a mobile browser or adding a supported mobile device by modifying the compat.browser file.

Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) connector overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added handling information in case an error appears when logging on to the repository, and clarified that the CMIS connector supports only the SOAP WSDL.

Track project resource usage by using a dashboard built on Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services, and Project Server   Revised procedures for PerformancePoint data source creation and Excel workbook creation.

Install a software update (SharePoint Server 2010)   Adjusted steps and diagrams for in-place update processes.

Manage metadata properties for search (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added four videos.

Restore a Web application in SharePoint Server 2010    Added content about object cache user account settings and updated SQL Server procedures.

Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added content about User Profile Service service application databases.

New articles

Manage Search Centers (SharePoint Server 2010)   Provides resources to help you modify or customize the components of a Search Center in SharePoint Server 2010.

Change what appears in the Refinement Panel Web Part (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to use options that are available for the Refinement Panel Web Part.

Change how search results appear in the Search Core Results Web Part (SharePoint Server 2010)   Describes how to use options that are available for the Search Core Results Web Part.

Microsoft Press: Using Windows PowerShell to Perform and Automate Farm Administrative Tasks   Provides an excerpt from "Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator’s Companion" that explores the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell and how to use Windows PowerShell to accomplish some basic administrative tasks.

Track project resource usage by using a dashboard built on Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services, and Project Server   Provides instructions about how to create a basic dashboard that contains a PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint scorecard and an Excel Services report.

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Multilingual user interface overview (SharePoint Server 2010)   Updated the limitations section with information about shared components and site templates that are not enabled for the multilingual user interface.

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Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP   Find resources to help you learn about and deploy Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP.

New downloadable planning guides

Four new downloadable books provide comprehensive planning information:

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Choose the right business intelligence technology to suit your style (white paper)   Discusses how to identify which style of BI you are doing and the tools that best fit each style.

Updated articles

Managed metadata input file format (SharePoint Server 2010) and Plan to import managed metadata (SharePoint Server 2010)   Added a statement about not importing synonyms.

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