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Windows SharePoint Services How-to Videos

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 14, 2009

How Do I: Use the SPDiag Tool to Analyze my SharePoint Farm?
How Do I: Use the SPDiag Tool to Analyze my SharePoint Farm?
Part of the latest SharePoint Administration Toolkit from Microsoft, the SharePoint Diagnostic (SPDiag) tool provides a wealth of information of all kinds across the entire server farm, offering both static and trend analysis and reporting as well as real-time details to assist in analysis, planning and problem avoidance and resolution. In this video Hilton Giesenow (http://www.TheMossShow.com/) takes us through downloading, installing and setting configuring the tool, and looks at how to use some of its features.
Tuesday, Jul 7
How Do I: Work with Document Templates?
How Do I: Work with Document Templates?
Rather than work with a standard, blank Word, Excel or PowerPoint template off the “New” button in a document library in Windows SharePoint Services,wouldn’t you rather offer your users the ability to create new documents using a more customized company template? Better yet, why not offer multiple predefined templates in the same library, perhaps with a specific set of metadata fields? Join Hilton Giesenow, host of The Moss Show (http://www.TheMossShow.com/) as he explores various ways to customize the templates used in a document library, within a site, or across an entire site collection.
Wednesday, Jun 24
How Do I: Integrate My SharePoint Lists with the Microsoft Office Outlook Client?
How Do I: Integrate My SharePoint Lists with the Microsoft Office Outlook Client?
Windows SharePoint Services provides for very powerful integration between the Microsoft Office Outlook client and Windows SharePoint Services, enabling users to reuse their existing skills within Outlook, providing offline storage and synchronisation, and adding additional business value. In this video, Hilton Giesenow from The Moss Show (http://www.TheMossShow.com/) explores how to configure this integration, use the additional features, and resolve synchronisation conflicts.
Tuesday, Jun 23
How Do I: Migrate the Configuration Database ?
How Do I: Migrate the Configuration Database ?
In this video Hilton Giesenow (http://www.TheMossShow.com/) takes us step by step through the process of migrating a configuration database from one SQL Server (or SQL instance) to another.
Tuesday, Jun 23
How Do I: Install Windows SharePoint Services on Windows Vista?
How Do I: Install Windows SharePoint Services on Windows Vista?
In this video Mark Wilson shows you how to install Windows SharePoint Services on Windows Vista. Whilst this is not a supported configuration, it is something that can be very useful to SharePoint developers, perhaps working offline, and can be a useful trick to have up your sleeve.
Tuesday, Jun 23
How Do I: Migrate a Content Database?
How Do I: Migrate a Content Database?
In this video Hilton Giesenow (http://www.TheMossShow.com/) takes us step by step through the process of migrating a content database from one SQL Server (or instance) to another.
Tuesday, Jun 23
How Do I: Use Master Pages to Customize the Look and Feel of my Site?
How Do I: Use Master Pages to Customize the Look and Feel of my Site?
Master Page files allow you to customize the look and feel of a Windows SharePoint Services site in a standardized, centralized way. In this video, Hilton Giesenow from The Moss Show (http://www.TheMossShow.com/) has a look at how to customize the existing Master Pages in a site, use both Default and Custom master page options, and import an external Master Page and related graphics and style for use in your site.
Tuesday, Jun 23
How Do I: Work With Solutions Packages?
How Do I: Work With Solutions Packages?
Solution Packages are SharePoint preferred mode of deploying functionality and components, including, for instance, Web Parts, Features, and Web Services. There are a few steps required to install and deploy these packages though, and that’s just part of the story. In this video, Hilton Giesenow from The Moss Show (http://www.TheMossShow.com/) takes a look at how to deploy, amend and upgrade solution packages, including upgrading functionality and adding language packs.
Tuesday, Jun 23
How Do I: Administer My SharePoint Farm Using Windows PowerShell?
How Do I: Administer My SharePoint Farm Using Windows PowerShell?
PowerShell is Microsoft’s next generation, administrator-focused command-line scripting environment. Providing for full access to the SharePoint API, PowerShell unlocks the potential to interact directly with SharePoint to manipulate web applications, site collections, sites, lists and more. In addition, the ability to script these commands and compile a toolbox of these scripts makes for an improved experience in administering Windows SharePoint Server. In this video, Hilton Giesenow (http://hilton.giesenow.com/) looks at how to get started with PowerShell and SharePoint, and takes us through a few sample site collection, list and web application commands. My site: http://www.TheMossShow.com/
Wednesday, May 20
How Do I: Add Forms-Based to an existing Windows Authentication Site?
How Do I: Add Forms-Based to an existing Windows Authentication Site?
Windows SharePoint Services allows you to combine multiple authentication and user management systems in the same web application, each with their own unique URL. This allows you, for instance, to have an internal- and external-facing Intranet , or even an Extranet running within the same site collection. In this video, Hilton Giesenow (http://hilton.giesenow.com) takes you through adding Forms-Based Authentication (FBA) to an existing Windows-based authentication WSS site. My site: http://www.TheMossShow.com/
Wednesday, May 20
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