Monthly Archives: March 2011

SharePoint Server 2010 capacity management

Before you jump into standing up your SharePoint 2010 environment, you should check this out. It’s not always easy to predict how fast your user base will adopt SP, but you can put yourself in a position to easily grow.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx


SharePoint 2010 tool bag – U2U CAML Query Builder

Personally I don’t like to hack away trying to get CAML queries figured out in code. I just use this tool instead. It doesn’t work 100% in SP 2010, but you can get it to work if you choose “Connect via SharePoint Web Services” instead of  “Connect via Object Model”.

http://www.u2u.net/res/Tools/CamlQueryBuilder.aspx


Getting to know SPQuery

Here are some examples and details around the new enhancements for 2010 (Joins and ProjectedFields)

http://www.learningsharepoint.com/2010/07/18/spquery-in-sharepoint-2010-tutorial/


Analytics – Why not SharePoint?

I keep seeing blog posts and questions about people wanting to integrate Google Analytics or other analytics tools with SharePoint. Before you go down that path, please check out what the OOTB analytics in SharePoint 2010 can do for you.

What you’ll get…

  • Traffic reports: These reports provide metrics such as:
    1. How much traffic your site gets (Number of Page Views);
    2. Who visits your sites (Top Visitors);
    3. How visitors arrive at your site (Top Referrers);
    4. Daily Unique Visitors, Top Destinations, Top Browsers, etc;
  • Search reports: These reports give you insight into what users are searching for, for example:
    1. How many times users searched (Number of Queries);
    2. What were the most used search terms (Top Queries);
    3. What queries have high failure rates (Failed Queries);
    4. Best Bet Usage, Search keywords, etc;
  • Inventory reports: These reports display key metrics regarding the inventory of your sites:
    1. What is the total disk drive space user (Storage Usage);
    2. How many sites exist (Number of Sites);
    3. Top Site Product Versions, Top Site Languages, etc;

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ecm/archive/2010/03/21/introducing-web-analytics-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx


Coding against Document Sets

This is a great post that will give you the foundation for your base class if you need to programmatically work with document sets…

http://howtosharepoint.blogspot.com/2010/12/programmatically-create-document-set.html


Overview of Document Sets

This is a great overview of Document Sets. This functionality really improves the capabilities of SharePoint.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/vedant/archive/2010/04/21/using-the-document-set-feature-in-sharepoint-2010-part-1.aspx


SharePoint 2010 – Microsoft.SharePoint Namespace

If you’re going to code against SharePoint you should take a look at all that is available to you…

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.aspx