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Simply must have IT Pro Resources for SharePoint Server 2010

Print | posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 12:00 AM

SharePoint Conference 2011 is in full effect here in sunny Anaheim, CA. Following this morning’s keynote it is worth pointing you in the direction of a couple absolute must haves which were released today as part of the overall festivities.

First up is the Scale Test Report for Very Large Scale Document Repositories white paper which describes the design and implementation of a 120 million (count em) item, 30Tb farm – the same farm that was used in the keynote HA demo. The number of times I’ve had to discuss “scalability limits” of SharePoint with customers is frightening, and this is a first class resource. You must check this out. Also props to Paul Andrew for leading up this effort.

Next, and you are going to love this, is the SharePoint Network Topology Diagram Add-In, which is cooler than a cool thing, and will provide you with a fancy Visio Services representation of your SharePoint farm, think Services on Server, but with groovy 3D server icons. You know you want some! Just don’t be labelling anything a “WFE” or I'll be over quick sharp to correct that! :)