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Best practices for search in #SharePoint Server 2010 #TechNet Library

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 4, 2011

This article is one of a series of Best Practices articles for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This article describes the best practices for enterprise search. Unless otherwise noted, this article applies to both SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Search Server 2010. For more articles in the series, see Best practices (SharePoint Server 2010). For additional information about best practices for SharePoint Server 2010, see Best practices (SharePoint Server 2010) and Performance and capacity management (SharePoint Server 2010).

In this article:

Read full article at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc850696.aspx

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New SharePoint 2010 MOS Exam is now Live!

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 25, 2011

Microsoft is excited to announce the arrival of the new SharePoint 2010 exam, joining Microsoft’s Office Specialist 2010 line up.

Interested in taking the exam? Check out the exam objectives here. Need training first? Check out the Learning Plan, which links to a number of helpful articles. Microsoft Learning also has an e-learning collection that might be useful as well as a number of instructor-led courses. Ready to take the exam? Click here to find a test center via our MOS exam provider, Certiport.

Happy testing!

Source: Born to Learn Blog-Post By Wendy Johnson

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Interested in learning about Office365? Get a "jump start"

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 5, 2011

If your company is considering Office 365 or if you’re simply curious about this evolving technology, you’ll be interested in these free Jump Start videos, which leverage a "team-teaching" approach.

Each video, presented by Microsoft evangelist Adam (Bomb) Carter and senior Microsoft technologists, features real-world scenarios, best practices, and the benefits and options for adopting Office 365.

Additional training materials are also available on Born to Learn.

Office 365 Platform

Exchange Online

Lync & SharePoint Options

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Complimentary Exam Coaching Sessions from Microsoft

Posted by Rubel Khan on March 29, 2011

Recently, Microsoft has added several new recorded Live Meetings to their Learning website, including exam coaching sessions. Presented by Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs), these sessions include an overview of the technologies you can expect to find on exams, along with the skills that are measured.

Browse exam coaching sessions for:

  • Exchanger Server
  • SharePoint Server
  • SQL Server
  • .NET Framework
  • Windows Server
  • Windows Client

Enjoy!

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Watch Now: What Can SharePoint Do For You?

Posted by Rubel Khan on December 20, 2010

What Can SharePoint Do For You? Improve Productivity, Efficiency, Agility
Microsoft SharePoint can help your company quickly respond to changing business needs. For IT managers, SharePoint 2010 helps you cut training and maintenance costs, save time and effort, and focus on higher business priorities. Learn about best practices for implementing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and what you need to do in order to plan, deploy, manage, and support this product.

Watch Now.

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TechNet webcasts: SharePoint

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 6, 2010

IT PROs and Decision Makers may want to take a look at these webcasts (Level 200):

Title: Search Your Way to Success:  Leveraging SharePoint’s Search Capabilities in Public Web Sites

Date: 9/14/10 – Time: 1 pm PST

Learning Objectives & Key Takeaways: Objective 1: Understand the key principles of enterprise search. Objective 2: Understand the evolution of search within SharePoint (2007 to 2010). Objective 3: Learn how to optimize search for SharePoint sites. Summary: The enterprise search capabilities built in to SharePoint provide an easy win for organizations seeking to achieve a quick return on their SharePoint investment. This technical deep dive will include a discussion of search configuration best practices, strategies for maximizing SharePoint’s capabilities, and simple customizations that can take your search experience to the next level. Special Offer from Ironworks: Ironworks has free certified consulting days set aside for attendees of this webinar.  Reach out to Ironworks (salescontactus@ironworks.com) to find out what consulting help you may qualify for at no cost to you. About Ironworks Consulting Ironworks is a management, IT and web consulting firm with one mission – never fail a client.  Ironworks offers expertise to clients nationwide in the practice areas of Strategy and Program Management, Business Process Improvement, User Experience, Content Management, Portal Solutions, Enterprise Search, Service-Oriented Architecture, and Business Intelligence.  Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Ironworks also operates from offices in Tysons Corner, Va., Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C., and Minneapolis, Minn.  For more information, visit http://www.ironworks.com/.

Register here

Title: Engaging Users with Content-Driven Web Sites Powered by SharePoint and FAST

Date: 9/21/10 – Time: 1 pm PST

Content: it’s what attracts visitors to your web site and, more importantly, it’s what keeps them coming back. In this webinar, we’ll see how technologies from Microsoft enable an organization to easily publish information to the web and then allow visitors to interact with the content on their sites. Specifically, we’ll cover: (1) Content management and publishing processes, (2) More than just pages: rich content in SharePoint, (3) Creating search experiences that users love, (4) Pushing content to users dynamically: using search in new way. This webinar will showcase the new capabilities of SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search for SharePoint to act as powerful engines for powering Internet growth.

Register here

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SharePoint 2010: Going with the Flow – Working with SharePoint Workflows

Posted by Rubel Khan on August 1, 2010

Using workflows in SharePoint 2010 is a good way to automate complex business processes.

By Brien Posey

Many of the applications organizations use today automate complex business processes. Automating electronic processes, like automatically routing an e-mail to the correct recipient, is fairly straightforward. It’s much more difficult to automate processes involving manual interaction.

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Microsoft Learning Product Releases for July 18-31

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 28, 2010

1.       Microsoft Official Courses (MOC) are instructor-led training courses offered by our Certified Partners.  Not all classes will be offered by all partners.  Find a training center through Class Locator and see if they will be offering the course you need.

2.       Community Courses (CC) are instructor-led training courses offered by our Certified Partners wherein the content is authored by our learning community.

3.       General Availability for MOC and CC is dependent on our Certified Partners, but the earliest is Orderable Date + 7 days.

4.       Products with no link currently don’t have a URL – search for the course in the training catalog

 Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Title Type RTM (MCT Availability) Orderable Date (MPN Availability) General Availability
Deploying Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Configuring Mailbox Servers in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Managing Recipient Objects in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Managing Client Access in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Configuring Message Transport in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Implementing Messaging Security in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Implementing High Availability in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Implementing Backup and Recovery in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Configuring Messaging Policy and Compliance for Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Maintaining Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Deploying Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Managing Mailbox Servers and Recipients in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Managing Client Access in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Managing Message Transport and Security in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Configuring Messaging Policy and Compliance in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Introduction to Planning an Exchange Server 2010 Deployment E-Learning     7/23
Planning the Exchange Server 2010 Infrastructure Environment E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying Client Access Services in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying Message Transport in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying Mailbox Services in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying Messaging Security in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying Messaging Compliance in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Deploying High Availability in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Planning and Implementing Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Transitioning to Exchange Server 2010 E-Learning     7/23
Configuring, Managing and Troubleshooting Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 (German, Japanese, French) MOC  7/30 8/16 (Japanese, French), 8/30 (German) 8/23 (Japanese, French), 9/6 (German)

 

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Title Type RTM (MCT Availability) Orderable Date (MPN Availability) General Availability
What’s New in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 for IT Professionals E-Learning     7/21
TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring (German, French, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil)) Exam     7/27, 9/30 (Portuguese(Brazil))

  

Microsoft Office 2010

Title Type RTM (MCT Availability) Orderable Date (MPN Availability) General Availability
Beginner Skills in Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 (Italian, French) MOC 7/19 8/2 8/9
What’s New in Microsoft® Office® 2010 MOC 7/28 8/11 8/18
Beginner Skills in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 (Spanish, Japanese) MOC 7/28 8/11 8/18
Beginner Skills in Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 (German) MOC 7/28 8/11 8/18
Beginner Skills in Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 (German) MOC 7/28 8/11 8/18
Skills Training in Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
Beginner Skills Training in Microsoft® Visio® 2010 MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Part 1 – Setting up a New Site MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Part 2 – Workflows MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Part 3 – Content Types MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Part 4 – Integrating Business Data MOC 7/29 8/12 8/19
What’s New in Microsoft® Access® 2010 (German, Spanish, Japanese) E-Learning     Now
What’s New in Microsoft® Publisher 2010 (German, Spanish, Japanese) E-Learning     Now
What’s New in Microsoft® Visio® 2010 (German, Spanish, Japanese) E-Learning     Now
Skills Training in Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 (German, Spanish, Japanese) E-Learning     7/28
Skills Training in Microsoft® Word 2010 (German, Spanish, Japanese) E-Learning     7/28
Skills Training in Microsoft® Excel® 2010 (Spanish) E-Learning     7/28

 

 Microsoft Essential Business Server

Title Type RTM (MCT Availability) Orderable Date (MPN Availability) General Availability
Configuring, Implementing, and Managing Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 E-Learning     7/28

 

 Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Title Type RTM (MCT Availability) Orderable Date (MPN Availability) General Availability
Implementing and Managing Microsoft® Server Virtualization MOC 7/20 8/3 8/10
Fundamentals of Windows Server® 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure (Spanish) MOC 7/30 8/13 8/20
Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory® Domain Services (Spanish) MOC 7/30 8/13 8/20
Configuring and Troubleshooting Internet Information Services in Windows Server® 2008 (Spanish) MOC 7/30 8/13 8/20

Source: Born to Learn

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Learn SharePoint 2010 Best Practices

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 15, 2010

As an MCP, keep your technical skills up to date with help from the latest training opportunity for SharePoint 2010. In this new training course on Channel 9, you’ll explore design considerations to keep in mind as you start creating SharePoint solutions targeting SharePoint 2010.  Additional videos, labs, and code available to help you learn more about SharePoint testing, deployment, and security.

Source: MCP Flash

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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 exams are here!

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 12, 2010

The newest members of the SharePoint exam family are now available! 

  • 70-573 — TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
  • 70-576 — PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications
  • 70-667 — TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring
  • 70-668 — PRO: SharePoint Server 2010, Administrator 

The links will take you the official exam pages with audience profiles, skills measured, and other information to help you prepare.  

Just getting started with SharePoint 2010? Find out more about upcoming training releases and other support from MS Learning here:

All four exams are available now in English at Prometric test centers worldwide.  Localized versions (Japanese, German, French and Brazilian Portuguese) are in the works and will be ready in early August.

Good luck!

Source: Born to Learn

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