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BizTalk Administrator's Checklist Compiled by Microsoft BizTalk Support
Table of Contents Introduction Daily Action Items Weekly Action Items Other Action Items Additional Online Resources See Also Introduction This checklist can be used as a guide to maintain a healthy BizTalk environment. It includes proactive tasks that should be done on a weekly basis and also...
3 Apr 2016
BizTalk Server Best Practices
Table of Contents General Best Practices Development Best Practices Performance Best Practices Operations & Production Best Practices Bad Practices See Also This article is a collection of resources which aim to help you with aspects of best practices and good practices in relation to BizTalk...
31 Mar 2016
SharePoint 2013: Setting Up a Dev Environment - One Piece!
Introduction 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. ↑ Back to top Credits It is important that we give credit where it is due...
22 Feb 2016
Dynamics AX Development and Customization Best Practices Tables Design
As we have discuss in previous article the basics of AX Dev best practices Conceptualization Today we are going to discuss table design in deta il : Table design Table design best practices that apply to data types, table designs, and key and index definitions. Let's take a peek. ...
20 Feb 2016
SharePoint 2013 Best Practices: Tips for Troubleshooting Load Balancing
Adjust the SharePoint Master page on each WFE and add an HTML comment to it such as: <!—WFE 1 –>, and <!—WFE 2 –>. Yes, I know that’s not supported in production, but if you don’t dare to try minor stuff like that when the situation calls for it, you’re just lacking courage ;-)!
20 Jan 2016
SharePoint 2013 Best Practices Creating a Dev Environment: Time Zone Settings
Go back to Creating a Dev Environment Open Control Panel . Click Set the time and date . Click Change time zone . Choose a timezone for your locale. Click OK . If you need to, change the Time as well (via Change date and time). Click OK when you're done and close Control Panel .
28 Dec 2015
SharePoint 2013 Best Practices: Where to Install Software
Go back to Creating a Dev Environment Install Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8. Some people prefer to have Visual Studio 2012 installed on both Windows 8 as on the virtual machine. Install Office 2013 on Windows 8. The same as for Visual Studio 2012. Some people prefer to have Office...
28 Dec 2015
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...
28 Dec 2015
MIM 2016 Bookmarks collection (curation)
Table of Contents Introduction Bookmark For Starters General Builds and Hotfixes Community Wiki Troubleshooting Books & Video Introduction This page is a collection of short URL bookmarks to quickly find MIM article collections and references. Originally it was targeted at new FIMsters,...
29 Oct 2015
FIM 2010 Bookmarks collection (curation)
Table of Contents Introduction Bookmark For Starters General Builds and Hotfixes Community Wiki Troubleshooting Books & Video Introduction This page is a collection of short URL bookmarks to quickly find FIM article collections and references. Originally it was targeted at new FIMsters,...
29 Oct 2015
SharePoint 2010: Backup and Recovery Guidelines
Introduction This blog post describes best practices that you can use to help ensure that backup and recovery operations in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 are successful and that the environment is protected against data loss or continuity gaps. The article includes best practices for performance...
6 Aug 2015
Community Best Practices for SharePoint 2013
Table of Contents Introduction Performance SharePoint Server 2013 Build Numbers 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...
3 Aug 2015
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Best Practices
These are "best practices" for Configuration Manager. Since "best practices" come from your experiences with Configuration Manager we'd really like to hear from you, so please add any you have encountered. Table of Contents Best Practices Before Installation Best Practices...
28 Jul 2015
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...
11 Jun 2015
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...
22 May 2015
FIM 2010: Best Practices - Notes from the field
<work in progress> Table of Contents Core reference Preparing installation Project Info Security Windows Server SQL Server General FIM Sync Database FIM Service Database FIM Components FIM Sync FIM Service Operations Maintenance Task scheduling Disaster recovery See Also Curah References...
26 Apr 2015
SharePoint 2013: Using Folders
Table of Contents Advantages Disadvantages Folder vs Metadata Conclusion See Also Other Languages Should you use folders or not? Advantages Scale by partitioning a document library. To apply permissions more effectively. To use location based default metadata properties. You can set default...
27 Jan 2015
Hyper-V: Deployment Best Practices
Table of Contents Before you begin Best Practices Avoid Overloading the Server Ensure High-Speed Access to Storage Install Multiple Network Interface Cards Avoid Mixing Virtual Machines That Can Use Integration Services with Those That Cannot Configure Antivirus Software to Bypass Hyper-V Processes and...
22 Jan 2015
TechNet Wiki: Best Practices Blog Posts & Articles
Table of Contents Credits Blog Posts Wiki Articles Forum to Wiki conversion See also Credits The initial blogpost, that got this article started is over here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d83a4d65-da88-4027-ac5c-5f280e67940c/technet-wiki-best-practice-blog-posts?forum...
19 Jan 2015
Dynamics AX Development and Customization Best Practices Conceptualization
Edward van Biljon
As we have discuss in previous article the basics of AX Dev best practices Today we are going to discuss the detail of The first step is conceptualize the application . You must understand the problem you want to solve. One of the basic concepts when developing applications in Microsoft...
9 Jan 2015
Dynamics AX Development and Customization Best Practices.
When you design and develop applications in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, there are key patterns that you must consider to ensure scalable, maintainable, and high-performing applications Store the data – You can design and write code to store business data. You store and retrieve data by developing...
8 Jan 2015
SharePoint 2010: Folders Not Necessarily Considered Evil
Nowadays, the use of SharePoint folders is considered to be evil for a variety of reasons. http://stovereffect.com/2010/07/12/metadata-versus-folders/ provides a nice discussion about the shortcomings of folders. End users are typically very comfortable with working with folder structures ...
8 Oct 2014
How to Enable SSL After AD RMS Is Provisioned
Edward van Biljon
Let's say that you decide that you want to enable SSL on your Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) pipelines after AD RMS is provisioned. It is recommended that you decrypt all AD RMS-protected content, re-install and re-provision AD RMS, and then encrypt the content again. However...
21 Sep 2014
AD RMS Installation Best Practices
Here are a few best practices to keep in mind when installing Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS): Use dedicated AD RMS servers. Installing AD RMS on the same server as a domain controller, Microsoft Exchange Server, Certification Authority, or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is...
20 Sep 2014
AD RMS Rights Policy Templates Best Practices
Rights policy templates enable content authors to quickly apply a standard level of protection for content across your organization. Furthermore, templates offer additional security options that are not available in normal protection. If you are unfamiliar with rights policy templates read the TechNet...
20 Sep 2014
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