SharePoint Config

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Archive for April, 2010

10 ways SharePoint 2010 improves findability

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Findability is one of the most important factors in the success of a SharePoint site. If users cannot find what they are looking they will quickly use alternate methods to get results. Employees that cannot find information are less productive and less likely to use the system in general. Likewise users that cannot find information on an internet site will look elsewhere for products and services losing the company revenue.

SharePoint 2007 introduced some powerful tools for improving findability but fell short when it compared to larger Enterprise Content Management systems. SharePoint 2010 takes this a huge step forward with cutting edge enterprise ready findability features. Here are 10 new features SharePoint 2010 brings to the table in addition to the features available in SharePoint 2007.

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Written by Ari Bakker

April 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Securing the authentication cookie for mixed SSL SharePoint sites

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This is the fifth in a series of posts detailing how to configure a partially SSL secured SharePoint site. This post will cover what is involved in ensuring the authentication cookie is only sent via a secure channel (i.e. SSL/HTTPS). This is best practice for securing forms based authentication but has several impacts that can require some fundamental changes to the site so are worth considering early in the development process.

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Written by Ari Bakker

April 7th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Partial SSL SharePoint Sites – Login over HTTPS from HTTP pages

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This is the fourth in a series of posts detailing how to configure a partially SSL secured SharePoint site. In the previous post we covered how to secure the login page so it is always delivered via SSL. This is fine for some pages but a common requirement for many public facing SharePoint sites is to have a login form that allows users to log in from any page. By default this is not secure as HTTP pages will send these details back via HTTP (i.e. in clear text), unless we configure the page to do otherwise. This post will cover how we can cater for this scenario without having to use SSL for the entire site.

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Written by Ari Bakker

April 6th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

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