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Newly published content for SharePoint Foundation 2010

Published: 2009/12Dec/17

This article contains a list of new or updated content for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. This article is updated regularly.

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August 19, 2013 | March 11, 2013 | September 10, 2012 | August 20, 2012 | June 11, 2012 | May 28, 2012 | May 21, 2012 | May 1, 2012 | April 16, 2012 | April 2, 2012 | February 20, 2012 | February 13, 2012 |February 6, 2012 | January 16, 2012 | January 9, 2012 | January 2, 2012 | December 12, 2011 | December 5, 2011 | November 14, 2011 | October 17, 2011 | September 11, 2011 | September 5, 2011 | August 22, 2011 | August 8, 2011 | July 25, 2011 | July 11, 2011 │ July 4, 2011 | June 27, 2011 │ June 13, 2011 │ June 6, 2011 │ May 23, 2011 │ May 9, 2011 │ April 25, 2011 │ April 18, 2011 │ April 4, 2011 │ March 28, 2011 │ March 21, 2011 │ March 14, 2011 | March 7, 2011 │ February 28, 2011 │ February 21, 2011 │ February 7, 2011 │ January 31, 2011 │ January 24, 2011 │ January 17, 2011 │ January 10, 2011 │ December 13, 2010 │ December 6, 2010

Published the week of August 19, 2013

Updated article

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

Published the week of March 11, 2013

Updated article

Update alerts by using Windows PowerShell (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Updated the parameters of the Invoke-AlertFixup command.

Published the week of September 10, 2012

Published the week of August 20, 2012

Updated article

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

Published the week of June 11, 2012

New article

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

Published the week of May 28, 2012

Updated article

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

Published the week of May 21, 2012

Updated article

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

Published the week of May 1, 2012

Updated article

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

Published the week of April 16, 2012

Updated article

Configure People Picker (SharePoint Foundation 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.

Published the week of April 2, 2012

Published the week of February 20, 2012

Updated article

Upgrade-SPContentDatabase   Updated the description of this cmdlet.

Published the week of February 13, 2012

Updated article

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

Published the week of February 6, 2012

Updated articles

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

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

Published the week of January 16, 2012

Updated article

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

Published the week of January 9, 2012

New article

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

Published the week of January 2, 2012

Updated article

Manage permission policies for a Web application (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Updated information about the maximum number of site collections per Web application.

Published the week of December 12, 2011

New article

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

Updated article

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

Published the week of December 5, 2011

New article

Some content databases are growing too large (SharePoint Foundation 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.

Published the week of November 14, 2011

New articles

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

Databases exist on servers running SharePoint Foundation (SharePoint Foundation 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 Foundation 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by installing software updates.

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

Databases used by SharePoint have outdated index statistics (SharePoint Foundation 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 Foundation 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 Foundation 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 Foundation 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 Foundation 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 Foundation 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by creating a new farm or adding this computer to an existing farm.

The Security Token Service is not available (SharePoint Foundation 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 Foundation 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.config files are not identical on all machines in the farm (SharePoint Foundation 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.

Published the week of October 17, 2011

New article

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

Updated article

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

Published the week of September 12, 2011

Published the week of September 5, 2011

New articles

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

Plan for administrative and service accounts (SharePoint Foundation 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 Foundation 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 Foundation 2010)   Describes how to resolve the SharePoint Health Analyzer event by changing the requestFiltering settings in the Web.config file.

Updated article

How to configure AD FS v 2.0 in SharePoint Foundation 2010   Added link to a video that illustrates procedures in this article.

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

Published the week of August 22, 2011

New article

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

Published the week of August 8, 2011

New article

Accounts used by application pools or service identities are in the local machine Administrators group (SharePoint Foundation 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.

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

Updated articles

Plan for backup and recovery (SharePoint Foundation 2010), Prepare to back up and recover (SharePoint Foundation 2010), Recover content from an unattached content database (SharePoint Foundation 2010), Restore a site collection (SharePoint Foundation 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.

Restore pre-SP1 backups to an SP1 farm (SharePoint Foundation 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.

Published the week of July 25, 2011

New article

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

Updated articles

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

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

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

Published the week of July 11, 2011

New article

Database attach upgrade video (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   New videos available showing database attach upgrade process.

Updated articles

Back up a site collection (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Removed warning about UseSqlSnapshot parameter. This warning is not valid for Service Pack 1 and newer.

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

Plan for RBS (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Added note about the 200GB limit for RBS-enabled content databases. Removed the "Alternatives to using RBS" section.

Published the week of July 4, 2011

New articles

Best practices for operational excellence (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   New article with best practices for keeping Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 working well operationally.

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 Foundation 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 Foundation 2010   Updated with steps to set read-only databases back to read-write.

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

Published the week of June 27, 2011

New for SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1

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

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

Updated for SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1

Move-SPSite   Updated to document the RbsProviderMapping parameter, which was added in SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

New articles

Claims-based authentication with Microsoft UAG 2010 (SharePoint Foundation 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 Foundation.

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

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

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

Updated articles

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

Published the week of June 13, 2011

New articles

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

Recover content from an unattached content database (SharePoint Foundation 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.

Updated articles

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

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

Published the week of June 6, 2011

New articles

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

Updated articles

Plan sandboxed solutions (SharePoint Foundation 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 Foundation 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 Foundation 2010)   Revised BLOB store provisioning syntax, revised Remote BLOB Store (RBS) installation syntax, added details to procedures, and reorganized the article.

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

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

Published the week of May 23, 2011

New resource center

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

New articles

Design sample: collaboration sites (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Describes a practical implementation of logical architecture components to achieve a workable design.

Logical architecture components (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Discusses the planning considerations for each of the logical architecture elements that make up a solution design.

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

One or more categories are configured with verbose trace logging setting   Provides information about this SharePoint Health Analyzer rule. The article describes the cause and includes a procedure that helps to ensure that diagnostic logging settings are configured correctly.

Identify users and analyze document usage (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Describes how to analyze the way people in your organization create and use documents to help you structure your document libraries and sites.

Document management overview (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Describes the document management planning process.

Updated articles

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

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

Published the week of May 9, 2011

New articles

StorSimple RBS performance in SharePoint 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 Foundation 2010   Provides information and guidelines for how to maintain the databases that host data and configurations for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.

Updated articles

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

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

Published the week of April 25, 2011

New article

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

Updated articles

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

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

Published the week of April 18, 2011

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 Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products and Microsoft Forefront Unified Gateway Access (UAG).

Published the week of April 4, 2011

Updated article

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

Published the week of March 28, 2011

New article

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

Updated article

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

Published the week of March 21, 2011

New article

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

Updated article

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

Published the week of March 14, 2011

Updated article

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

Published the week of March 7, 2011

New article

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

Updated articles

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

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

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

Published the week of February 28, 2011

Updated article

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

Published the week of February 21, 2011

New article

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

Published the week of February 7, 2011

Updated article

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

Published the week of January 31, 2011

New articles

People Picker and claims provider planning (SharePoint Foundation 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 Foundation 2010) and Peoplepicker-peopleeditoronlyresolvewithinsitecollection: Stsadm property (SharePoint Foundation 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.

Published the week of January 24, 2011

New article

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

Updated articles

Services architecture planning (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Updated with information about how to implement cross-farm service applications.

Published the week of January 17, 2011

New articles

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

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

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

Updated articles

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

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

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

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

Published the week of January 10, 2011

New article

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.

Updated article

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

Published the week of December 13, 2010

New article

Migrate a farm deployed on a failover cluster environment (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Provides guidance for the migration of a farm that is hosted on a failover cluster to another cluster.

Updated article

Deploy language packs (SharePoint Foundation 2010)   Added a note that you must deactivate and then reactivate any language-specific features before you use the new language pack.

Published the week of December 6, 2010

New downloadable content

Visio stencils for architecture and planning posters   Download the stencils the SharePoint Content Publishing team used for their technical diagrams to create or customize diagrams for your organization.

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