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Bill Baer (ˈbɛər)

Bill Baer is a Senior Product Manager and Microsoft Certified Master for Microsoft Search, Assistant, and Intelligence at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.

Ask the Experts - March 2008 Results

The Index server, is it a single point of failure? One of the most common concerns is that of the index server role (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007) as a single point of failure in a server farm; however, there is a misconception that you are limited to a single index server per server farm, while the index server role is limited within a server farm, the limitation is strictly association with a Shared Services Provider.

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Virtual Ask the Experts?

One of my favorite components to any conference is ATE (Ask the Experts), which based on the overall response recently at the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Conference 2008, is both popular and extremely valuable in providing an opportunity for open discourse and topic-based discussion. With that in mind, I have often considered the concept of a virtual ATE on my blog. While I generally prepare and deliver content based on what the community has most often requested or where I feel there is desire for more information, I’d like to give the concept of a virtual ATE here.

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