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Understanding Claims in SharePoint 2010


howto  At the Microsoft SharePoint 2011 Conference in Anaheim, California back in October, there were several hot topics presented throughout the week. Among these were several sessions on claims and using claims in SharePoint 2010 for interesting security-related scenarios like authentication.  This topic is particularly important in the identity management space right now.

For those who are just starting to learn about claims, this article will look at the basics and give you a foundation for the concept of claims, and how they can be used in various business and data governance scenarios …

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SharePoint 2010, ALM and Continuous Integration Resources

When teaching SharePoint 2010 developer classes I typically get at least one question every other class as it relates to ALM. On occasion there is at least one student who is used to doing continuous integration (CI) in their non-SharePoint projects and want to know how to it in SharePoint 2010 projects.

For me, the best person you can look to is Chris O’Brien. Chris has done a ton of work around this and has presented on the subject at a few conferences. He’s now working on a blog series (in conjunction with Microsoft folks like Kirk Evans & Mike Morton) that walks though setting up a SharePoint 2010 project for CI. The series is being posted on Chris’ blog as well as SharePoint Developer Team Blog.

Its best to start with the introduction “why” posts here:

» Chris O’Brien: SharePoint 2010 Continuous Integration – Part 1: Benefits
» SharePoint Dev Team Blog: Continuous Integration for SharePoint 2010 (Mike Morton)

Both of those point to the other posts in this series. There are a few other posts on Chris’ blog I’d recommend you check out as well.

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Document Management System – Any Recommendations?

My organisation is looking to invest in a Document Management System.

I have been presented with two similar systems: InVu and Microsoft SharePoint. Does anyone have any experience with these systems?

With little knowledge of what’s out there, can anyone recommend some good systems?

Many thanks

Chosen Answer:

There are actually a lot of issues here. How many users are there, and what OS and apps do they run? Exactly what features do you need? My husband’s office moved to a Sharepoint server and it was a complete and utter disaster because most of the users run Linux and Open Office and other Linux-based apps. Over 50% of the users were unable to do their jobs and resorted to setting up small servers for each group. Also, what kind of sysadmin do you have? Sharepoint is horrible to manage. You’ll need a large and very talented team to keep it running.
by: Fraggle
on: 20th January 11