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Site Collection permissions demystified

The best thing about site collection administrators is that they can do anything in a site collection...If a normal user is also a site collection administrator then they see everything in the site collection

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User Profile List in SharePoint 2010

The User Information List is a list of every user that has ever been to your site collection or that has been added as an individual user...Click on More and then SharePoint List as shown below Enter the top level site collection (i.e

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Web Content Management (WCM) Deep-Dive in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Cross-Site Publishing The Cross-Site Collection Publishing feature in SharePoint Server 2013 allow you to utilize one or more authoring site collections to author and store documents and content as well as one or more publishing site collections to control the overall design of the site and its content display

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Users losing permissions? This might be the reason.

Delete user from UserInfo table in the site collection database (you may have to do this multiple times if they are in multiple site collections with different content databases)

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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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Is Your SharePoint 2010 Install Sucking Wind?

No idea about Sandbox Solutions | When deploying code in SharePoint, it typically has to be deployed via Windows Solution Packages (WSPs) and then enabled as appropriate at the Site Collection level. Using the Sandbox component, you can “scope” these WSPs so they do not get deployed at the Farm level but instead, they get deployed for a designated Site Collection

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Graphical Overview: Scalability Best Practices for a Hybrid SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Environment

Understanding Isolation Modes in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Hybrid Deployments In SharePoint 2013: Each “customer” = one site collection under managed path Similar to today Each Web Application = one app pool Similar to today Each Web Application = one URL Similar to today Exception Process for Host Header named site collections (vanity URL’s) Along Side or in an Office 365 Hybrid Deployment: BYO Servers Leverage existing architecture Hybrid Considerations (Seamless SharePoint 2013 On-Prem \ Office 365 Cloud Search Integration) Scaling Web Front-ends and Understanding When to Scale App Scale and Tipping Points EPC Group’s Nationally Recognized Practice Areas EPC Group leading SharePoint , Office 365 , Infrastructure Design and Business Intelligence Practice areas continue to lead the way in providing our clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information that is tailored to their individual business and functional needs

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