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Bill Baer (ˈbɛər)

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.


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

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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)

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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…


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.

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