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SharePoint 2010 Granular Restores

I wanted to take a minute and talk about a really cool new feature of SharePoint 2010 relating to backups – Granular Restores.  While doing some test migrations from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010, we needed to choose the best method to selectively move data from an old site to a new site. 

In SharePoint 2010, you have the ability to restore content (down to the list level) from an unattached SQL database.  How cool is that!  Here’s the new Backup and Restore options in Central Admin:

SharePoint 2010 Granular Restores

Best Practice: Should SharePoint Replace Your File Servers?

One of SharePoint’s popular features is Document Management, which leads many organizations to migrate their data from files shares or their Document Management System over to SharePoint.  Is this best practice?  Let’s not be hasty, and look at the various things to consider on both sides of the coin.

Closing vs. Deleting a Web Part from a SharePoint Page

I was reminded today about the difference of removing vs. deleting a web part from a site page today.  There’s already a great blog on the subject and it can be found here

The quick and dirty is that when you either choose to “close” on a web part or click the “X” in edit view, this does NOT remove it from the page, it only hides it.  There is a Closed Web Parts gallery where this closed web part gets placed, and if there are enough closed web parts, it can significantly decrease your pages load time, as it still loads the closed web parts. 

“The given key was not in the dictionary” Error When Creating Managed Account in SharePoint 2010

When I was configuring a new installation of SharePoint Server 2010 the other day, I hit a snag when creating a Managed Service Account while creating a new Web Application.  My existing Application Pool account wasn’t listed and I couldn’t choose the “Configurable” option to manually type it in.  I attempted to make the existing application pool AD account a managed account, but got the error:

“The given key was not in the dictionary”

To correct this error, you need to go into Active Directory and make a security change:

Official Release of SharePoint Server 2010 and Office 2010!

Today is the day!  Microsoft officially has released SharePoint Server 2010 and Office 2010 and related 2010 products like SharePoint Designer, Project 2010 and Visio 2010.  You can watch the event and get other information at the launch site:

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/businessproductivity/proof/pages/2010-launch-events.aspx

Other Resources

If you would like more information on SharePoint Server 2010, you can check out the following resources:

 

Breakdown comparison of the editions of SharePoint Server 2010

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/Pages/Editions-Comparison.aspx

SharePoint 2010, Office 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 Hits RTM

The time has finally arrived!  Microsoft’s Corporate VP for Microsoft Office Takeshi Numoto recently announced the final release milestone for the 2010 wave of Office products including SharePoint 2010, Office 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010.  Here are the critical dates...

Assembly Error in STSADM MigrateUser

During a recent migration, we ran into an issue when attempting to migrate users from one domain to another using stsadm migrateuser.  Hopefully this will help any others that are getting this strange error.  Our environment was a small MOSS 2007 64-bit farm installed with slipstreamed SP2, with the February 2010 cumulative update applied. 

 We were moving from an on-premise to Hosted solution, so this required a new domain and user accounts.  Since the new domain wouldn’t know anything about the old domain’s user accounts, we added the –ignoresidhistory switch.  We ran the following command:

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SharePoint Upgrade Checklist

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