Managing Projects with SharePoint 2010 Foundation

Project Management is one of the most popular applications for the out of the box collaboration features of SharePoint. User interest in this application makes sense for a number of reasons: The value of organization-specific data, like historical project costs, timelines, lists of project participants, and the gap between targeted objectives and the actual benefits realized from projects, become much more useful when they can be included in an overall business intelligence gathering effort. Designing, implementing, and recording projects in SharePoint is a useful method of capturing this organization-specific data. The technical content published on SharePoint-Videos.com includes a webinar, delivered…
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Understanding Search Architecture for SharePoint Server 2010

Search is a very popular user feature of any SharePoint computing platform. SharePoint Server 2010 is no exception. SharePoint administrators need to understand the unique architecture for SharePoint search to properly scale infrastructure to support it. In a video tutorial titled SharePoint search architecture and scaling, Robert Piddocke, an acknowledged subject matter expert and published author on search topics, provides the answers administrators require to gain the understanding they need to gain on the topic. This video tutorial is merely one in a set of 21 presentations, 4 hours in total length, on the topic of SharePoint Server 2010 search….
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Data View Web Parts are a Rapid Method of Exposing External Content Within SharePoint Server 2010

Once external content types have been successfully added to SharePoint Server 2010, a rapid method of exposing related external content to SharePoint users is to implement an appropriate Data View Web Part. In a video tutorial titled Business Data Web Parts, Raymond Mitchell, subject matter expert, presents, in 09:44 how to add a Data View Web part in a SharePoint Server 2010 computing environment to expose external content to SharePoint users. Adding this capability to SharePoint Server 2010 is not particularly unique, but certainly the right kind of feature to attract users to adopt the SharePoint computing platform. Adoption is…
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Understanding User Permission Levels, for SharePoint Server 2010 Site Collection Administrators

It’s important to keep stylized definitions of terms, and even important concepts specifically associated with a type of computing, clear. The world of SharePoint Server 2010 is no exception. In a video tutorial titled Managing Permission Levels, Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP and MCT explains the concept of “permission levels” for an intended audience of SharePoint administrators and site collection administrators. Permission levels, as Asif describes in this video tutorial, are security roles. They must be defined at the top level of a site collection, as he demonstrates. As long as permissions for any lower sites in the collection are set…
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Understanding the Value of Business Connectivity Services – BCS

Business Connectivity Services (BCS) for Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010 should be a feature of substantial interest for enterprises composed of several Line of Business (LoB) units. It’s worth spending time thinking about how to implement BCS if an enterprise objective is to regularly collect and analyze LoB performance data. BCS has all of the features required for enterprise users to craft a highly effective tool to successfully deliver on this type of Business Intelligence (BI) objective. In a video tutorial series titled Get access to Line of Business Application Data using Business Connectivity Services, Raymond Mitchell, and acknowledged subject matter…
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Using Visio and SharePoint Designer 2010 to Build Workflows

Visio plays an important role in the recommend process for building workflows in SharePoint 2013. It makes sense for SharePoint 2010 Administrators, developers and even business analysts from Line of Business (LoB) units to build up a familiarity with the best practices associated with using Visio and SharePoint Designer 2010 to build workflows. In a video tutorial titled Create Workflows in Visio then transfer to SharePoint Designer, Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP and MCT demonstrates how to successfully use Visio Premium 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010 to produce workflows. In this video, the workflow is first modeled in Visio Premium 2010….
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Changing the Theme of a Team Site in SharePoint 2010

Changing the theme of a team site in SharePoint 2010 is easily accomplished with a few clicks by a SharePoint administrator or site collection administrator. Asif Rehmani points out that out of the box SharePoint 2010 includes 20 themes in a video tutorial titled Changing the Theme of a Site. To change the theme of a site, an administrator need only click on the button labeled “change the theme of the site” to access the complete list of the two themes. Before changing a theme, or even previewing it, administrators may want to visit the SharePoint 2010 Theme Gallery. The…
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Creating Managed Accounts for SharePoint Server 2010

Any web applications or service applications running on SharePoint server 2010 require a managed account. The SharePoint server will allocate services to the managed accounts assigned to these processes. SharePoint administrators can save time by creating these accounts and configuring them before they are required. In a video tutorial titled Configure Managed Accounts, we demonstrate the steps required to create a managed account and configure it for use with SharePoint 2010. This tutorial is intended for an audience of SharePoint administrators. Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP and MCT explains why a managed account is required to support these processes. A managed…
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Using Lookup Columns in SharePoint 2010 to Access Information Related to Specific Data

This is a concluding blog post on a video tutorial for SharePoint 2010, Configuring Lookup Columns authored by Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP and MCT. By configuring the “Customer Name” column to “Allow multiple values” it is possible, as Asif Rehmani demonstrates in this video tutorial, to display one customer along with a purchase history. The ID for the customer will likely stay the same, as will his or her geographical location (the “zipcode” column). Each item purchased, for example, will be imported from the external customer list when “Allow multiple values has been configured for the column which will display…
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