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

Webcasts and Whitepapers

Webcasts and Whitepapers

Categorized Index of SharePoint 2010 Whitepapers

Content Getting Started Planning Upgrade Security Governance Deployment Social Business Intelligence Web Content Management Search Other Technologies Composites Performance and Capacity Planning Additional Resources Getting Started Getting Started with Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010 Products http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff631149.aspx Planning Evaluation Guide for SharePoint Server 2010 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262881.aspx SharePoint Server 2010 Usage Best Practices http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=5c562f71-3aa9-46fd-abac-7d381813f2b8 Sharepoint Server 2010 Adoption Best Practices http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=94ee6518-75f7-47be-b4c1-0d6ec1248486 SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Search Evaluation Guide http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff631150.aspx Best Practices for using Fine-Grained Permissions

HA/DR Whitepaper

I missed this one, but better late …. A new whitepaper has been released outlining configuring disaster recovery across SharePoint farms by using SQL Server log shipping – read more…

Plan for Availability Whitepaper Published

The Plan for Availability whitepaper has been published and describes at a high level, the varying methods to achieve high-availability, associated costs, and challenges specific to designing a high-availability solution for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Read more…

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Data Protection and Recovery Whitepaper

The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Data Protection and Recovery Whitepaper has been updated to include guidance for all sizes of enterprises, additional information on recovery environments, and updated guidance on managing the recovery of the Configuration Database. Read more…

Data Protection Manager 2007 Whitepaper on Backup and Recovery of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Search Components

A new whitepaper has been published on protecting the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Search components. The whitepaper includes scripts to enable Data Protection Manager 2007 to backup and recover the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Search components and a detailed set of instructions on configuring Data Protection Manager 2007. The sample scripts provide guidance on backing up the search index, Search and Shared Services Provider databases. Read more…

Database Mirroring Whitepaper Updated

The SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring with SharePoint Products and Technologies whitepaper has been updated and available for download at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83725&clcid=0x409. Revisions include information on configuring failover with SharePoint Products and Technologies using SQL Aliasing, content database limitations and more. SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring posts on this blog: SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 - Part 1 (Introduction, Overview, and basics)

Just Published - Whitepaper: Database Maintenance for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies

I’m pleased to announce the general availability of my most recent whitepaper, “Database Maintenance for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies”. This whitepaper describes the recommended maintenance strategies for the databases that host content and configuration settings for SharePoint Products and Technologies. Read more…

Just Published - January 2008

Adding Code-Behind Files to Master Pages and Page Layouts in SharePoint Server 2007 http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb986729.aspx Adding Custom Quick Access Buttons to the Page Editing Toolbar in SharePoint Server 2007 http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb986730.aspx

Whitepaper: Upgrading SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Customizations to SharePoint Server 2007

After several months of work, we’re pleased to announce publication of a new whitepaper: Upgrading SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Customizations to SharePoint Server 2007. To view the whitepaper visit: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb954662.aspx or http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/2007/11/06/upgrade-customization-articles-posted.aspx for additional details.

Data Protection and Recovery in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Data protection and recovery is a strategic requirement for most organizations considering Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007; until recently most of the information available on item to farm level recovery, both for planning and implementation, were scattered across the Internet, available in pieces on a collection of blogs and sites. Today I’d like to announce the culmination of several weeks of work by many dedicated and bright individuals with the publication of a new whitepaper Data protection and recovery for Office SharePoint Server in small to medium deployments (http://technet2.

Just Published - September 2007

How to Create a SharePoint Server 2007 Custom Master Page and Page Layouts for a Web Content Management Site http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727372.aspx How to Optimize a SharePoint Server 2007 Web Content Management Site for Performance http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727371.aspx

Just Published - August 2007

Building Simple Custom Approval Workflows with InfoPath 2007 Forms - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb629921.aspx Creating and Editing Custom Document Information Panels from Office SharePoint Server 2007 - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb684925.aspx Integrating Siebel CRM with Office SharePoint Server 2007 - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb613692.aspx

TechReady5 is fast approaching...

TechReady5 is fast approaching and I’ve just confirmed my speaking schedule. For those internal readers planning to attend any sessions I am presenting, I’ve included the complete schedule below (rooms are TBD): OFC327 Upgrading SPS 2003 Areas and Portals to Office SharePoint Server 2007 7/25/2007 1:30PM-2:45PM OFC323 SharePoint Disaster Recovery, Failover, & High Availability 7/26/2007 10:15AM-11:30AM **OFCCT301-R1 MSIT: Upgrading Customized Sites, Portals To MOSS 2007 **7/23/2007 1:30PM-2:45PM OFCCT302-R1 DPM and Sharepoint

TechReady4

I just learned I’ll be co-presenting with Joel Oleson at TechReady4 in the IW306 SharePoint Products and Technologies 2007: Administrative Architecture and Planning for Deployment - Part 1 (breakout session), scheduled for February 7, 2007 13:30 - 14:45. If your planning on being in the Seattle area attending this years’ TechReady - this will be an invaluable architecture and planning session! Session Abstract: This session describes the new Deployment and Administration Architecture for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) version 3 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

SharePoint WebCasts for December

Whitepaper: Understanding Workflow in Windows SharePoint Services and the 2007 Microsoft Office System

Of the many new features available in both Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0; the questions I most commonly field surround workflow; deployment, implementing, best practices, etc… The attached whitepaper serves as an excellent resource to answer many of these questions. Understanding Workflow in Windows SharePoint Services and the 2007 Microsoft Office System
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