Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Scalability issues with SharePoint - Poll

New poll had been posted on the ISPA site

The working assumption is that reliance on SQL Server database mirroring/log shipping leaves some big gaps in terms of availability (due to failover time, potential loss of data with async mirroring, inability to allow online db maintenance etc.) and scalability (no scale-out for site collections that grow big and live in a single SQL instance).

Are these real pain points for SharePoint users?

Cast your vote here

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Microsoft SharePoint and the FAST Enterprise Search Platform article

In this article, I have given an overview of the current state of search in SharePoint and how it will be affected when FAST is added to the mix.

FAST ESP is an enterprise search engine that provides an extensive content processing and indexing functionalities. FAST search for SharePoint is going to deliver high end search capabilities to enterprises. The ease of use of SharePoint Server with FAST Search high-end filtering and navigation features creates a new enterprise search, collaboration, and publishing solution. FAST search is highly customizable and configurable product that allows to index structured as well as unstructured content and impose multiple layers of Information Architecture.

Read more here

Windows 7 RTM’d

With a slight delay, Windows 7 just RTM’d!!!!

I’ve ran Windows 7 Beta since January 2009 as my main OS . If I have installed it on just VM, I would probably use it once or twice, not more.

When I had upgraded to RC…. let me tell you, I’ve never been so excited about windows OS as I am about Windows 7.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ensuring SharePoint Success – Mentoring Workshop


You may have seen the buzz about upcoming “Ensuring SharePoint Success” workshop. Running in the D.C. area the week before the Best Practices Conference, Andrew, Dux, Paul and Ruven  are getting together for three days to deliver a collection of workshops on Organizational Change, Project Management, Requirements Development and Agile Methodology. The goal is to have an intimate group (less than 30 attendees) so that they can give lots of time to answering specific issues in small groups and one-on-one.

This is the link to register for this event

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I urge you to attend this workshop as the people that are running it