Month: August 2010

SharePoint 2010–What Is A Governance Model?

Recently I was having a discussion about SharePoint with a fellow IT colleague.  They expressed their opinion that SharePoint was just a big black hole where documents go to die.  Ouch.  So a quick post to discuss what SharePoint can be and why it is important to do a little investigation and pre-planning before just setting up a “content document store”.  Or, if you’ve already got a mess on your hands an effective way to dig yourself out. SharePoint 2010 is far more “social” than the previous versions.  SharePoint 2010 relies not only on the structured design of site hierarchy and information architecture, but also relies heavily on the collective contributions of the user community (tagging and metadata). Whether ranking content that they like, creating content, or tagging content with their own taxonomy, users have the opportunity to improve the organization’s ability to deliver and share knowledge and best practices.  Because of this social component, if you don’t start with good Information Architecture principles, you will end up with chaos and the perception that SharePoint is a big sucking black hole. The goal of information architecture is to create a system that helps users collect, store, retrieve, and use the information that is needed for the business. A Web site’s information architecture determines how the information in that site — its Web pages, documents, lists, and data — is...

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Enable Anonymous Access in SharePoint 2010

Here are the 8 steps on how to set up anonymous access in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 . 1. Starting in Central Administration, under Application Management, click on the Manage web applications. 2. Make sure you select the site you want to enable anonymous access and click on the Authentication Providers icon. 3. On the Authentication Providers pop-up window click on the Default zone. 4. Under Edit Authentication, check Enable anonymous access and click Save. 5. Going back to Web Application Management click on the Anonymous Policy icon. 6. Under Anonymous Access Restrictions select your Zone and set the Permissions to None – No policy and click Save. 7. Now, web application will allow anonymous access to be set. So, navigate to your top level site collection for the web application. Click the Site Actions > Site Settings. Under Users and Permissions click Site permissions. 8. Under Permission Tools, click Anonymous Access icon and set the permissions to Entire Web site and click OK. If you followed these steps properly you should have now Anonymous Access...

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Barbecue – Grilling Fruit

This may sound a bit strange, but grilled fruit can be amazing and a great way to use some of the extra grilling surface on your barbeque!  Especially great during the summer months when it can be a great accompaniment to your grilled meats.  Bananas, peach halves, slices of pineapple – you can grill almost any fruit big enough not to fall through the grates and will stand up to the heat of the grill. Consider the fruits you like with various other foods when deciding which fruits to pair with which meat, fish, or poultry. For instance, apples...

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