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September 15
SharePoint 2010: The difference between the editions

I often get the question on what the difference between Foundation, Standard and Enterprise edition of SharePoint 2010.

September 15
SharePoint 2010: Capacity

Here’s a list of SharePoint 2010’s increase in capacity:




Also, take a look into this link:

Capacity Management for SharePoint Server 2010

August 31
SharePoint 2010 Administration ToolKit v1.0

The Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Administration Toolkit contains functionality to help administer and manage Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010.


Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit v1.0

July 01
SharePoint 2010 MCP Exams

Here’s a list of the SharePoint 2010 MCP exams:

IT Professional track:

New SharePoint 2010 Certifications for IT Professionals: Coming in June 2010

  • Exam 70-667 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring:
    Microsoft Official Curriculum: Course covers configuration of SharePoint 2010 including deployment, upgrade, management, and operation on a server farm.

  • Exam 70-668 PRO: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator:
    Microsoft Official Curriculum: Course covers advanced SharePoint 2010 topics including capacity planning, topology designing, and performance tuning.


When these two exams are passed, you are given the title SharePoint 2010 MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional).

Developer track:
70-573 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
Microsoft Official Curriculum: Five-day instructor-led course designed for developers with six months or more of .NET development experience. Course covers what you need to know to be an effective member of a SharePoint development team using Visual Studio 2010.

  • 70-576 PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications
    Microsoft Official Curriculum: Five-day instructor-led training course designed for development team leads who have already passed the Developing on SharePoint 2010 technical specialist exam. The course covers choosing technologies for and scoping a SharePoint project, best practices for SharePoint development, configuring a SharePoint development


When these two exams are passed, you are given the title SharePoint 2010 MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer).

Master track
As today, the Master (MCM) track will be available. To go for the SharePoint MCM title, you can proceed in one of the two following paths:

  1. Pass all four SharePoint 2007 exams (70-541, 70-542, 70-630 and 70-631), and also fulfill the experience requirements mentioned here.
  2. Complete both the tracks mentioned above, passing the SharePoint 2010 MCITP and SharePoint 2010 MCPD.


In both cases, you will the be invited to apply, attend and successfully complete a three week training program, pass three


All SharePoint 2010 exams and certifications will be available in June 2010.
For more information on SharePoint 2010 exams and certifications, and how you can get ready for SharePoint 2010, please visit this page on the MS Partner site.

July 01
SharePoint 2010 Summer Reading

Here’ a list of SharePoint 2010 books to read this summer:



Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2010



Professional SharePoint 2010 Development



SharePoint 2010 as a Development Platform


Administration & Development:

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Building Solutions for SharePoint 2010



Professional SharePoint 2010 Administration


Happy reading!

May 18
SQL 2008 R2 Firewall ports for SharePoint 2010

I just completed a farm installation of SharePoint 2010 with the firewall enabled on the Windows 2008 R2 server for the SQL 2008 R2 Back-End.


Here’s little script you can use to open the firewal ports:


@echo ========= SQL Server Ports ===================

@echo Enabling SQLServer default instance port 1433

netsh firewall set portopening TCP 1433 "SQLServer"

@echo Enabling Dedicated Admin Connection port 1434

netsh firewall set portopening TCP 1434 "SQL Admin Connection"

@echo Enabling conventional SQL Server Service Broker port 4022

netsh firewall set portopening TCP 4022 "SQL Service Broker"

@echo Enabling Transact-SQL Debugger/RPC port 135

netsh firewall set portopening TCP 135 "SQL Debugger/RPC"

@echo ========= Analysis Services Ports ==============

@echo Enabling SSAS Default Instance port 2383

netsh firewall set portopening TCP 2383 "Analysis Services"

@echo Enabling SQL Server Browser Service port 2382

netsh firewall set portopening TCP 2382 "SQL Browser"

@echo ========= Misc Applications ==============

@echo Enabling HTTP port 80 netsh firewall set portopening TCP 80 "HTTP"

@echo Enabling SSL port 443 netsh firewall set portopening TCP 443 "SSL"

@echo Enabling port for SQL Server Browser Service's 'Browse' Button

netsh firewall set portopening UDP 1434 "SQL Browser"

@echo Allowing multicast broadcast response on UDP (Browser Service Enumerations OK)

netsh firewall set multicastbroadcastresponse ENABLE


Save the file with .bat extension and run it on the SQL 2008 R2 server.



May 17
SQL 2008 R2 Presentation files

Here’s the demo presentation file from the SQL 2008 R2 event for Cornerstone:

SQL 2008 R2 Presentation


Here’s a link to the: SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit (April 2010 Update)



May 12
SharePoint Foundation 2010 Vs SharePoint Server 2010

I have beed trying to find a good reference on the difference between SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 but haven’t find any good resources out there.


Here’s a list of the differences!


SharePoint Foundation 2010 vs SharePoint Server 2010
May 12
SP2010 Language Packs now available


Language Packs for SharePoint Foundation 2010:


2010 Server Language Packs for SharePoint Server 2010, Project Server 2010, Search Server 2010, and Office Web Apps 2010:

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