SharePoint Best Practices: Creating and Configuring Service Applications With (and Without) PowerShell – Part 1

SharePoint Best Practices: Creating and Configuring Service Applications With (and Without) PowerShell – Part 1

This article is mainly devoted to the topic of how to create and configure one of the most intriguing service applications available in SharePoint 2010—the Managed Metadata service application. However, I consider it my duty to first provide a brief overview of the general service applications architecture, focusing particularly on its flexibility and scalability. (more…)

SharePoint Best Practices: Creating and Configuring Service Applications With (and Without) PowerShell – Part 2

SharePoint Best Practices: Creating and Configuring Service Applications With (and Without) PowerShell – Part 2

This article pursues the goals of the first part, pointing out the ways to create and configure another interesting service application available in SharePoint 2010—the Web Analytics service application. As usual, I’ll introduce this topic with a general and architectural overview of the Web Analytics functionality, once again paying attention to its scalability and effectiveness. (more…)