SharePoint 2010 Bootcamp – Techie Notes

I sure learnt alot, these notes are what made sense to me.


  • Authentication is now claims based, (the Geneva framework). This means that you can authenticate users from non AD scenarios, eg: Hotmail and Gmail accounts.
  • Can export lists and libraries now.
  • Share Content Types across site collections with Content Type Hubs.
  • Visio is not a web application, it is a viewing service.
  • PowerPoint Broadcast site part of Enterprise Features. It’s one broadcast site per service.
  • Need Publishing Features enabled to leverage the Search Centre.


  • Must have Windows Server 2008 and SP2 to install SharePoint now.
  • Always choose ‘Server Farm’ and ‘Complete Install’ in the wizard.
  • It’s 3 installs on separate disks – one for SharePoint, one for the operating system and one for the log and index files, (separate LUN’s etc).
  • Need to manually install Powershell v2 before installing SharePoint.
  • Office and FAST are seperate installs.
  • The Chart Control Framework is a pre-requisite for built in charting capability.
  • The Prep Tool installs what you need in the order you need them.


  • Farm passphrase automatically manages server passwords.
  • Managed Accounts is for service accounts password changes, it can generate passwords based on your password policies.
  • Don’t use one service account for everything!
  • There is no more SSP, they are now Service Applications – not to be confused with Services. Developers can write their own Service Applications. Service Applications are automatically configured with the farm config wizard. Need to publish a service to make it available outside the farm.
  • Can share search, user profiles, BCS and web analytics across the farm.
  • Feature Usage reporting available – reports on how many people are using Standard and Enterprise Features.
  • Site Inventory available – reports on sizes of databases, (for charge out models).
  • Resource throttling available to enforce a threshold of X on the 50 million capacity of lists and libraries.
  • My Sites and User Profiles are different things. You can have User Profiles without My Sites.
  • Don’t have spaces when adding new profile properties.
  • It is possible to write back to AD now, need sync rights and field rights.
  • Audiences are all about AD properties.
  • Can restore data from unattached content databases, eg: backups.  Extract the list via the tree view and restore to the current database.


  • Plan your upgrades from 2007 to 2010!!
  • Need 3 times the SQL storage space during the upgrade.
  • Deleting features will cause issues, ie: templates that have been used and the template removed from the master list. Will get ‘missing features’ errors.
  • Document your environment before upgrading!! Topology, services on server, site hierarchy, etc.
  • Branding may be affected (if ghosted), as tables are no longer in the layout, managed with div’s now.
  • Need to install the Fantastic 40 as a solution package. Needs to go from the 12 hive to the 14 hive.
  • The Bug Database template does not work on 2010, it has a bug! (LMAO).
  • Upgrade options are in place, database attach, hybrid 1 (read only databases), hybrid 2 (detached content databases).
  • The recommended upgrade process is the database attach. Need to redefine the SSP’s though. If you need to upgrade to the same hardware, do a backup then uninstall and reinstall the software.
  • Refer to Technet’s Upgrade Resource Centre for more information.

If I got any of this wrong, please feel free to help me right.


  1. Thanks Jacques – thought everyone knew about the 64bit thing now. 😉 And thanks for the reminder of the OS. They did actually mention that but forgot to write it down.

    And thanks, makes me nervous posting on subjects like this, but I am trying to teach myself stuff so I can pass the exam.


  2. Hi,

    In reference to needing Windows Server 2008 for installation, it’s a bit more specific. It needs to be the 64 bit version.

    Another nice feature for developers is that SharePoint 2010 can be installed on either Vista or Windows 7 64 bit. No longer do developers require separate VMs.

    Stunning notes. 🙂


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