Friday, May 24, 2013

People Picker Control - SharePoint 2010 ( Customizing Search Results)

For customizing search results in people picker configured for Windows Authentication in Classic Mode or claims mode check below link
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg602075(v=office.14).aspx


To customize search results in people picker configured in different authentication mode, you need to define custom claims provider:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg602068(v=office.14).aspx#about








Thursday, May 23, 2013

WSS_Logging DB SharePoint 2010 ( Usage Reporting)

SharePoint 2013 is out  but i still get the queries regarding the usage reporting capability of SP 2010.

Some pointers below.

  • The data displayed by SharePoint Web Analytics is pulled from "WSS_Logging" database. It aggregates all of the raw logging data accumulated in the text files under the 14 hive and imports it into logging database. 

  • Web Analytics Service Retention Policy 


          To persist the usage data in WSS_Logging for longer time you can change the retention policy
           by  changing the settings in central administration

          Central Administration - > Application Management - > Manage Servcie Application
          - >Select Web Analytics Service ->Click "Properties" in ribbon ->Change Data Retention
          Period up  to 25 months.


  • The data import from Logs files to Database is performed by Timer Job " Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage Data Import"
         You can set the frequency of timer job depending on load on your server.



  • More Information on Logging DB can be found at : 

          http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh769360(v=office.14)

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Implementing SharePoint DR (SQL Server Log Shipping Method)

Great article on SharePoint DR implementation using SQL Server Log Shipping.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd890507(office.12).aspx