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  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2010: Best Practices for Planning, Implementation, and Governance

    A lot of IT professionals have common questions such as: What are the best practices to implement SharePoint Server 2010 to use its full potential and functionality? What are the Microsoft's recommendations for development and deployments? Here are some useful links that may help you with Microsoft...
  • Wiki Page: SQL Server Deployment - Useful Links for Troubleshooting Deployment & Upgrade Issues

    Link Title URL Description SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/9/D/69D1FEA7-5B42-437A-B3BA-A4AD13E34EF6/SQLServer2008FailoverCluster.docx Multiple SQL Server Versions Within the Same Windows Server Cluster (SQL Server 2000 and...
  • Wiki Page: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Troubleshooting and Gotchas

    These are "known issues" that folks seem to have trouble with in Configuration Manager. Best Practice and Gotchas information has been moved to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Best Practices . Applies to: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Table of Contents...
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2013: Installing SPS 2013

    Go back to Creating a Dev Environment Install SPS 2013 First run the prerequisite installer. Nowadays, during SharePoint 2013 installation, you really want your server to have an internet connection. For a development environment, a permanent was is just as handy! Use the wizard to install...
  • Wiki Page: How to Query Trees Using LINQ

    A (directed) tree is one of the most common data types. But how do you use trees in LINQ? This article introduces a generic LINQ-Extension which solves the problem, gives an example and discusses alternatives. Table of Contents Motivation Solution Usage Example Contradictions and alternatives...
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2013: Lookup or Taxonomy (Managed Metadata) Column

    First, you should consider software boundaries that may affect your choice. In a list you can have a max of 32 choice fields, and 16 lookup fields (check http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12438.sharepoint-2013-best-practices.aspx#Capacity_Planning for details). Next you...
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2010: Tips for Dealing with Performance Issues

    This Wiki page provides an overview of tips that may help you to deal with performance issues in your SharePoint environments: Get to know your application , its usage, and its response times by studying the IIS logs. One of the ways to do this is to use the free SharePoint Flavored Weblog Reader...
  • Wiki Page: PowerShell Best Practices

    PowerShell Best Practices. SCRIPTS ________________________________________________________________________ MODULES _____________________________________________________________________ FUNCTIONS ____________________________________________________________________ ...
  • Wiki Page: Security Best Practices to Protect Intranet Servers

    One may wonder whether there are some potential security concerns regarding intranet web servers. The answer is globally "yes", depending on the context, and at least the following in most cases: - First of all, please note that internal machines, connected through VPN (mobility) can somewhat...
  • Wiki Page: When to Use Azure CDN

    Windows Azure Content Delivery Network, CDN, ( http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/features/cdn/ ) targets on enhancing end user performance and reliability by placing copies of data closer to users. When I say 'Data', it is specifially targets on Static data - in other words, whatever data...
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2013: Setting Up a Dev Environment - One Piece!

    Intro This wiki page is intended for each contributor who wants to create a DEV Environment. The general purpose of this document is to get a better understanding of SharePoint 2013 and its components. I think it is important that we give credit where it is due. Margriet Bruggeman is the one...
  • Wiki Page: Database Engine Security Checklist: Encrypt Sensitive Data

    This checklist helps you confirm that encryption is used appropriately in your environment. Use this checklist to periodically audit your use of encryption with the SQL Server Database Engine. Database Level ... Description Have you evaluated encrypting...
  • Wiki Page: Database Engine Security Checklist: Limit Access to Data

    This checklist helps you review how you limit access to data in your organization. Use this checklist to periodically audit how users access information stored in the SQL Server Database Engine. Table of Contents Access to the Instance of SQL Server Managing User Identity Object Access Auditing...
  • Wiki Page: Database Engine Security Checklist: Database Engine Security Configuration

    This checklist reviews key security configuration options for the SQL Server Database Engine. Use this checklist to periodically audit your Database Engine environment. These recommended settings should be adjusted based on your security and business needs. Table of Contents Physical Security Operating...
  • Wiki Page: Database Engine Security Checklist: Enhance the Security of Database Engine Connections

    This checklist reviews key options to use when connecting to the SQL Server Database Engine. Use this checklist to review your environment to make sure that connections are made to the Database Engine as securely as necessary for your business needs. Database Engine Configuration ....
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2013: Service Accounts

    Table of Contents Overview Service Accounts SQL Server SQL Admin SQL Service SharePoint Server SP Admin SP Farm SP Web Application SP Services SP C2WTS SP Cache Super User SP Cache Super Reader SP Excel User SP Visio User SP PerformancePoint User SP My Site Application Pool Account SP Profile Synchronization...
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2013: Enable the Desktop Experience

    This is a requirement to be able to work with the Explorer View, add network mappings to SharePoint and such. Because of this, you will need to enable this on your dev environment. Press Q and start typing " Server Manager " Click Add roles and features and then click next until you reach...
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2013 Best Practices

    Table of Contents Intro Performance 2013 Versioning Overview Feature Overview Capacity Planning Installation Upgrade and Migration Infrastructure Backup and Recovery Database Implementation and Maintenance Apps Every day use Add-ons Development Debugging Troubleshooting Farms Accessibility Top 10 Blogs...
  • Wiki Page: PowerShell: Deep Dive and Best Practice

    This will be a starting point to discussions on deep dives and best practices PowerShell - Running Executables PowerShell - Creating Custom Objects PowerShell - Getting the most from Trace-Command PowerShell - Optimization and Performance Testing PowerShell - Using $args in Script Blocks PowerShell...
  • Wiki Page: Security Hardening Tips and Recommendations

    This article will focus on real security hardening, for instance when most basics if not all, are already in place (see previous article: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12432.general-security-advice-and-best-practices.aspx ). Obviously, the changes to be made on the...
  • Wiki Page: Sharepoint 2010: SQL Server Database Engine Configuration

    Table of Contents Overview The Script Overview The following is a collection of checks that can be run against an instance of SQL Server 2005/2008/2008R2/2012 that is currently or will be used as a dedicated instance for sharepoint databases. The checks come from standard best practices and also...
  • Wiki Page: Wiki: Best Practices for Converting a Forum Thread into a New Wiki Article

    Table of Contents Introduction References Best Practices Explain the problem Take your time to find the right solution, possible solutions, or/and related problems Accuracy Give Credits Copy content from external source Defining a common structure Other Languages See Also Introduction There is a...
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2013: Creating a Development Environment

    Table of Contents Hardware Software Partitioning Optional Software Hyper-V on Windows 8 Making Windows Server 2012 Dev Friendly Installing Handy software on Windows Server 2012 Backup Time Installing the Database Server Installing SharePoint 2013 Installing Developer Tools Configure Workflows for SharePoint...
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2013: Best Practices Creating a Dev Environment - Configure Workflows

    Go back to Creating a Dev Environment Please refer to http://sharepointdragons.com/2014/01/07/creating-and-managing-workflows/ for detailed information about workflows. Download Windows Azure Workflow at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35375 Get the workflow manager...
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2010: Troubleshooting a SQL Server Reporting Services Report that Times Out

    What to do when an SSRS report times out? This sort of problem can be really hard to troubleshoot, but here's what you can try: First of all, check how the sql query performs . If it's running slow, than the problem is query related instead of SSRS report related and you'll need to work...
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