Thursday, August 20, 2009

SharePoint 2010 Security Options

Note:- This is subject to change as this is not the Final release

The new options in 2010 we can see are in General Security and Information Policy
In General Security we have new options like,
1. Configure Managed Accounts. :- The service accounts used in SP 2010 are registered or we can register them manually before using the Account for a service.

When you Edit or Add a User account, you will get below options.

2. Configure password Change settings. :- In SP 2010 we have an option to change/reset service account passwords either Manual or Automatic selection. In either ways SharePoint will send notification email to User or Group of Users as configured in this setting.

3. Manage WebPart Security. :- This is quite Self Explanatory.
4. Configure Secure Token Service. :- Not exactly sure about this token service, but surely its related to other Applications and FARM’s who can use this (.svc) URL as endpoints for communication between them.

5. Manage Trust. :- It gives a message “There are no Trusted Identity Providers defined.”


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Features in SharePoint 2010

Note:- These are subject to change as this is Beta Version.
There would be many others which I have missed, but these are the ones which are visible easily.

1. Database failover options, dependant on SQL mirroring.
2. Search, people, BDC, Excel Services all working as individual entities providing robust and
easy to maintain environment.
3. Access Database Integration at server level.
4. Fast Search Server.
5. Lotus Notes Connector for Crawling data.
6. New Connection options for importing User Profiles from different directories other than AD.
7. In-Built Monitoring and Health check on servers.
8. Enhanced options of Site Usage Reports, trimming reports and storing them directly to a library. Web Analytics Report.
9. Direct Edit option using SharePoint Designer 2010 only. Out of the box workflows can also be
10. New Site Templates [ bugs, projects, charity, Enterprise Wiki ]
11. Enhanced RSS Feed options. Tagging Options.
12. Major My Site template changes. Combination of facebook and newsgator features.
13. Granular Backup and Restore options for site collections and Individual Lists.
14. Recover data from unattached content databases.
15. GUI mode to integrate SQL Reporting services.
16. PowerShell Scripting and Management Console available.

17.Silverlight webpart and few more.
18.External Content Type options
19.Connection to any external application of another FARM which has service app .svc extension (not sure what is this as I am not into developing)

Enterprise Search 2010 SharePoint

Testing out of the box Enterprise Search 2010

Note:- This is subject to change as this is not from the final release.
1. Wildcard (*) is supported.

2. The “Notes” section in PPT files is also indexed. It is not so in MOSS 2007

3. “AND”, “OR”, “NOT” are taken as Boolean operators. “and”, “or”, “not” are taken as normal words

4. Query without the brackets [windows near services] will give results where only these 3 words exist in the file.

5. Double Quotes [ “ ” ] work.

6. ‘+’ ‘-‘ are not taken as Boolean operators in 2010 when used with phrases.

7. Query without the Brackets [ windows –author:greg ]. Here the string is taken as an operator. This will show all files with “windows” in it but not the one whose author is “Greg”.

8. Query without the Brackets [ windows author:greg ]. Here the string is taken as an operator. This will show all files with “windows” in it but only the one whose author is “Greg” and not other files.

9. [ title:xxx ] [ -title:xxx ] works as expected.

10. [ auther:greg title:tech ed ] will show 1 file.

11. [ auther:greg -title:tech ed ] will show 0 file. “No results matching your search were found”

12. [ 1/4 ] [ “1/4” ] both work as it works in Longitdue. Same set of results.

13. [ windows AND ( sharepoint OR services) ] works the same way in both.

In 2010 Search Results page. On the left hand side below options are given.

When we Edit the Search Results page. The following webparts are shown.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sharepoint 14 Installation [ Beta Version ]

Fresh Installation of SharePoint 2010 [ SP 14 Beta Version ]

Fortunately I got a hand on the Beta Version of SharePoint 2010 (SP14). I have included only those screenshots which are different from MOSS 2007 installation. other steps and configuration are the same as MOSS 2007 installation.

Running the Setup of Beta Version.

Pre-Requisites Check. Lot of softwares to be installed. It needs Internet connection enabled on the server.

During PSConfig, this is the new window we get related to "Passphrase Password"
Once PsConfig finishes Successfully and the Services are started, SQL Databases are created as below.

RegEdit Screenshot

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