Types of SharePoint portals and their gotchas

Invariably, SharePoint is deployed in enterprises to produce a collaboration platform, nevertheless users realize it sophisticated, confusing and ar slow to adopt it. This can be wherever answers like Huddle are available — providing a better of breed collaboration solution that users love. However, why throw away through investment in SharePoint? Utilize SharePoint’s strengths, whereas deploying better of breed solutions to switch it’s failings. One explicit strength of SharePoint lies Read more [...]

Update a web application URL and IIS bindings for SharePoint 2013

After you have extended a web application into a zone with a set of Internet Information Services (IIS) bindings and alternate access mapping URLs, you might decide that you want to use a different URL to reach the web application. For example, you might have originally created a web application to use HTTP and later decide to use SSL instead. Or, you might create a web application to use the www.contoso1.com host header and then decide to use the www.contoso2.com host header instead. This article Read more [...]

Plan alternate access mappings for SharePoint 2013

Alternate access mappings direct users to the correct URLs during their interaction with SharePoint 2013 (while browsing to the home page of a SharePoint 2013 website, for example). Alternate access mappings enable SharePoint 2013 to map web requests to the correct web applications and sites, and they enable SharePoint 2013 to serve the correct content back to the user. Because the features of alternate access mapping are deprecated, we recommend that you use host-named site collections over alternate Read more [...]

Configure alternate access mappings for SharePoint 2013

Each web application can be associated with a collection of mappings between internal and public URLs. Both internal and public URLs consist of the protocol and domain portions of the full URL (for example, https://www.fabrikam.com). A public URL is what users type to access the SharePoint site, and that URL is what appears in the links on the pages. Internal URLs are in the URL requests that are sent to the SharePoint site. Many internal URLs can be associated with a single public URL in multi-server Read more [...]

Using SQL Server tools to back up a SharePoint Foundation 2010 farm

If you want to back up the complete farm, you must use either Windows PowerShell or Central Administration. You cannot back up the complete farm by using the SQL Server tools because you cannot use the tools to back up the farm’s configuration. However, you can back up all the databases that are associated with the farm. To back up the databases associated with a farm by using SQL Server tools To use SQL Server tools to back up SharePoint Foundation 2010 databases, the account that is used Read more [...]

Using Central Administration to back up a SharePoint Foundation 2010 farm

Back up a farm by using Central Administration To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Farm Administrators group on the computer that is running Central Administration. In Central Administration, on the Home page, in the Backup and Restore section, click Perform a backup. On the Perform a Backup — Step 1 of 2: Select Component to Back Up page, select the farm from the list of components, and then click Next. On the Start Backup — Step 2 of 2: Select Backup Read more [...]

Using Windows PowerShell to back up a SharePoint Foundation 2010 farm

You can use Windows PowerShell to back up the farm manually or as part of a script that can be run at scheduled intervals. To back up a farm by using Windows PowerShell Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: See Add-SPShellAdmin. On the Start menu, click All Programs. Click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products. Click SharePoint 2010 Management Shell. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command:     Backup-SPFarm Read more [...]

Set up a trust between AD FS and Windows Azure AD

Each domain that you want to federate must either be added as a single sign-on domain or converted to be a single sign-on domain from a standard domain. Adding or converting a domain sets up a trust between AD FS and Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD). Important If you are using a subdomain (for example, corp.contoso.com) in addition to a top-level domain (for example, contoso.com), you must add the top-level domain in your cloud service before you add any subdomains. Read more [...]