New SharePoint Documents – July 2010

Upgrading to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Brief Description:
Perform an upgrade from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010.
Overview:
This book is designed to guide administrators and IT professionals through the process of upgrading to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fd2172e1-f9a7-45ce-ae5c-26714fd751f5

 

 

Deployment guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Brief Description:
Deployment instructions for SharePoint Server 2010.
Overview:
This book includes information deployment scenarios, step-by-step installation instructions, and post-installation configuration steps for deploying Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a54c7191-eb05-489e-a7ca-6453aba8877c

 

Configuring Kerberos Authentication for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products
Brief Description:
Describes concepts of identity in SharePoint 2010 Products, Kerberos authentication, and how to use it in various scenarios
Overview:
This document provides you with information that will help you understand the concepts of identity in SharePoint 2010 products, how Kerberos authentication plays a critical role in authentication and delegation scenarios, and the situations where Kerberos authentication should be leveraged or may be required in solution designs. The document also shows you how to configure Kerberos authentication end-to-end within your environment, including scenarios which use various service applications in SharePoint Server. Additional tools and resources are described to help you test and validate Kerberos configuration. The “Step-by-Step Configuration” sections of this document cover several SharePoint Server 2010 scenarios. 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1a794fb5-77d0-475c-8738-ea04d3de1147

 

SharePoint 2010 Governance Planning
Brief Description:
This white paper focuses on the “front end” of the SharePoint environment – the business aspect of governance – the areas that impact business users.
Overview:
A Governance Plan describes how your SharePoint environment will be managed. It describes the roles, responsibilities, and rules that are applied to both the back end (hardware, farm, application, database configuration and maintenance) and the front end (information architecture, taxonomy, user experience). This white paper focuses on the “front end” of the SharePoint environment – the business aspect of governance – the areas that impact business users.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d41ab7b1-385b-41f6-90a0-03cfda4fa98f

 

SharePoint Server 2010 design samples: Corporate portal with classic authentication or with claims-based authentication
Brief Description:
Design samples illustrating a typical corporate deployment of SharePoint Server 2010 and using two forms of authentication
Overview:
These design samples illustrate a typical corporate deployment, with the most common types of SharePoint sites represented. The two samples differ only in the mode of authentication that is implemented — one uses classic authentication and one uses claims-based authentication.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=704c984d-2245-4a7d-8ff5-1e57c9a473a8 

 

Microsoft Project and SharePoint Server 2010 — Better Together

Brief Description:
A white paper for stakeholders in a program ecosystem
Overview:
This white paper is written with the end user in mind. It will highlight the new features in Project Server 2010 and how this tool has evolved into a must-have requirement for Project Management. You will see capabilities in this release that you have been wanting, hoping for and most likely haven’t even thought of. Plus with Microsoft tethering Project to their shining star, SharePoint, it has created the most significant Project release of the decade.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4f327363-181b-43ea-99f8-58927b452135 

 

End-to-End Content Deployment Walkthrough

Brief Description:
End-to-end example of how to create and complete a content deployment between two site collections.
Overview:
This paper provides an overview of the content deployment feature in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for the IT Pro audience, and describes an end-to-end scenario for how to create and successfully perform a content deployment between two site collections.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9a38c1cd-83b7-4759-b01f-2cd3f955a9ad 


SharePoint Server 2010 performance and capacity test results and recommendations

Brief Description:
These white papers describe the performance and capacity impact of specific feature sets included in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
Overview:
These white papers describe the performance and capacity impact of specific feature sets included in SharePoint Server 2010. These white papers include information about the performance and capacity characteristics of the feature and how it was tested by Microsoft, including:

·         Test farm characteristics
·         Test results
·         Recommendations
·         Troubleshooting performance and scalability

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fd1eac86-ad47-4865-9378-80040d08ac55 

 

Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint Documentation

Brief Description:
Documentation about Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint
Overview:
Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) helps reduce company liability and prevents data theft by denying access to documents containing out-of-policy content, confidential information, inappropriate language, and malware. FPSP integrates multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners into a single solution. The documents available in this download include information about FPSP deployment, operations, technical reference, and troubleshooting. This information is also available in the Microsoft TechNet Library at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=111584.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bd917b26-bd06-4a93-8858-a0ea7e893992 

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit v1.0 released

Found this toolkit while scanvenging the new downloads on th MS Download site.

Beware of the final line on the download page:  This tool is not supported for SharePoint Foundation 2010.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit v1.0

Brief Description:

The Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Administration Toolkit contains functionality to help administer and manage Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010.

Overview:

The Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit contains the following tools to help manage SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010:

  • Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) manifests, which add roles for SharePoint 2010 Products to Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 or to Windows Server 2008 R2.

    SCW is an attack surface reduction tool introduced with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. SCW uses a roles-based metaphor to solicit the functionality required for a server and disables the functionality that is not required. By automating this security best practice, SCW helps to create Windows environments that are less susceptible, on the whole, to security vulnerabilities that have been exploited. For more information about SCW in Windows Server 2008, see Security Configuration Wizard (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=185511).

  • Load Testing Toolkit (LTK), which generates a Visual Studio Team System 2008 (VSTS) load test based on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 IIS logs. The VSTS load test can be used to generate synthetic load against SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010 as part of a capacity planning exercise or a pre-upgrade stress test.

    To install the Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), see Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=101641). To install Service Pack 1, see Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=116488).

  • User Profile Replication Engine 2010 (UPRE2010), which provides a shared services administrator the ability to replicate user profiles and social data between shared services providers (SSP) in Office SharePoint Server 2007 and User Profile service applications in SharePoint Server 2010. This Windows PowerShell-based tool is not supported for SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) connector for SharePoint Server 2010

    The Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) connector for SharePoint Server 2010 enables SharePoint users to interact with content stored in any repository that has implemented the CMIS standard, as well as making SharePoint 2010 content available to any application that has implemented the CMIS standard.

    The CMIS connector for SharePoint Server 2010 includes two features:

    • The Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Consumer Web Part, which can be added to any SharePoint page. This Web Part displays and lets users interact with the contents of any CMIS repository.
    • The Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Producer, which allows applications to interact with SharePoint lists and document libraries programmatically by means of the interfaces defined in the CMIS standard.


For more information about the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard, see
OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) TC (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=196694).

This tool is not supported for SharePoint Foundation 2010.

Some more newly published SP2010 material on Microsoft Downloads

Some more interesting downloads I happened to stumble upon while reviewing the latest downloads on the Microsoft Downloads site

 

Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010

Brief Description:

This guidance provides technical information about key areas of SharePoint 2010 application development. It contains a written guide, reference implementations with source code and documentation, and a library of reusable source code components.

Overview:

Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 contains guidance documentation, detailed examples, and a reusable class library. These resources are designed to help solution developers and architects make the right decisions and follow proven practices when designing and developing applications for Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010. The guidance focuses on the building blocks that every developer needs to understand to become an effective SharePoint developer or architect. The guide is provided as a Help (.chm) file and has four core areas: application foundations, execution models, data models, and client models. Eight reference implementations illustrate the core concepts covered in the guide. The reusable class library provides code to help developers build more manageable, flexible, and testable applications. Source code is provided for all reference implementations and for the reusable library. The reference implementations have automated setup scripts to configure the applications.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=64b55569-2168-4545-8b7c-f185b2cf967d&displaylang=en

 

 

Planning and Deploying SharePoint Server 2010 User Profiles for My Site Web Sites

Brief Description:

Prescriptive guidance about profile synchronization and My Site planning and administrative tasks for SharePoint Server 2010.

Overview:

This whitepaper provides prescriptive guidance about profile synchronization and My Site planning and administrative tasks for SharePoint Server 2010. The whitepaper uses a combination of real-world scenarios, step-by-step instruction, and screen shots.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=cd93bc74-d923-4dc9-b112-715d5ddb64fd