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Some notes on upgrading 2007 Content Databases

In both cases, you are upgrading an individual content database. NOTE: If you try to restore the content database (normally you do this on a backup of the content database) twice to the same farm it will fail because SharePoint doesn’t allow two site collections with the same GUID

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Users losing permissions? This might be the reason.

Now there will be two users with the same login in the UserInfo table of your content database

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Implementing Global Intranet Governance with a Proper Long-term Roadmap

A broadband user, with continental latency, would experience up to 2x-4x response time (e.g. 4-8 seconds) A broadband user, with global latency, would experience up to 4x-8x response time (e.g. 8-16 seconds) Low bandwidth, and extremely high latency response times’ experience is hard to predict Global Farm Administration Considerations Provisioning Web Application Creation Site Collection Creation Content Databases Features and Solutions Local Service Applications Excel Services Access Service Vision Graphics Service Word Automation Services Word Viewing Global Help Desk and Support Considerations Operations System Administrators Site Collection Administrators Multi-Tiered Support Tier 1: Help Desk Tier 2: Subject Matter Experts Tier 3: Farm Administrators Support and Administrative Training Global Governance: Isolation Levels Examples Level Definition SharePoint Meaning (Potential) Isolation Tier 1 (I1) (Global) ·Out of the box SharePoint ·Out of the box Security ·Uptime During Business Operating Hours (7am-5pm EST M-F) ·Same SharePoint Farm Same IIS Application Pool ·Same Web Application ·Same Site Collection ·Same Content Database Isolation Tier 2 (I2) (Global) ·Custom SharePoint Features ·Unique SharePoint Permission ·Uptime During Business Operating Hours (7am-5pm EST M-F) ·Same SharePoint Farm ·Separate IIS Application Pool ·Same Web Application ·Separate Site Collection ·Separate Content Database Isolation Tier 3 (I3) (Local) ·Third Party Application ·Custom Functionality ·24 x 7 Uptime requirements. ·Unique SharePoint Permission ·Separate SharePoint Farm ·Separate IIS Application Pool ·Separate Web Application ·Separate Site Collection ·Separate Content Database Global Governance: Service Agreement Examples Service Level Agreement 1 (SLA 1) ·Recycle Bin Policy set to 30 ·Weekly Full Backups and Daily Incremental ·Uptime During Business Hours Backup Retention for 6 months ·Same SharePoint Farm ·Same IIS Application Pool ·Same Web Application ·Same Site Collection ·Same Content Database Service Level Agreement 2 (SLA 2) ·Recycle Bin Policy set to 120 ·Weekly Full Backups and Daily Incremental ·Backup Retention 6 months ·Backup Retention for Incremental Backup for 4 Weeks ·Uptime During Business Hours ·After Hours Technical Support ·Separate Farm ·Separate Database Server EPC Group Lessons Learned Intranet and Internet Deployments Identify Global Governance Board early Roadmap features and solutions for at least 12 months Get buy-in not only from global stakeholders but from local support groups as well Create a unified governance model for ALL farms as though they are one Project and Team Collaboration Deployments Identify the Global Governance Board early Set limits on what is globally governed and what is locally governed Create a high-level global governance which focuses on overall policies, architecture and processes Create local governance extensions which cover people, local policies, local processes and operating procedures and needs

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The Great SharePoint Migration

Those delivery guys who hoisted your content database into position on the shiny new RAID 10 server?...So how can our SharePoint 2010 migration treat that content database with the respect that our future user experience deserves?

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A Steaming Pile of SharePoint

We can now add millions of documents and create content databases in the terabyte range...Separate mission critical documents from other documents into different content databases

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Minimum Code Required

I thought I could get by with building test sites under my department’s site, or, if I really wanted to get serious, I could create a separate content database for testing

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Avoiding the Inevitable Social Silo

One of the ways I illustrate this point in my day job as a SharePoint MVP is to share a couple simple pictures of the data structure of the native social features within SharePoint 2013, with a snapshot of the content databases that these features generate. My point is to show the volume and complexity of what is created around these standard features, but also how these content databases can be accessed by third-party solution providers and customers themselves, enabling us to build rich reporting and dashboard solutions

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