Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tired of viewing Correlation ID's searching in Log file under 14 hive

In this topic, i would like to cover how you can find out the error details in SharePoint without going into 14 hive and that big log file. There you are not sure what went wrong and you are not much intrested to find what was the issue.

Though, there are couple of 3rd party tools or freewares are available and you can very well use them but this small script will help you to identify the details with the help of the correlation id.

get-splogevent ?{$_.Correlation -eq ""} select Area, Category, Level, EventID, Message

Change the GUID with the correlation ID you have got and that's it.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

The possible ways: File Share Migration in SharePoint 2010

The possible ways: Migrate file shares to SharePoint 2010

Now your client wants you to suggest something for the 50 GB contents which is lying on the file system. Users are fine with that and they don’t want SharePoint or your client will be more then happy to see these 50 GB contents in SharePoint and enforce users to follow WCM standards by leveraging SharePoint.

Option 1:  You can simply set up SharePoint and let users slowly migrate to it while supporting file shares at the same time. 

Option 2: By creating sites and using the Page Viewer Web Part, the team members can both access the SharePoint site for collaboration and access the read-only file shares. The good thing about this approach is, it feels like you are in SharePoint and using it’s security model. Though it’s correct and another good thing is, if you have imposed any security on your file system contents, it will follow that. J

Option3: Get a third-party tool like Quest Software's File Migrator for SharePoint, AvePoint's DocAve File System Migrator for SharePoint, and Metalogix's FileShare Migration Manager for SharePoint.

You can then decide how you want to proceed.  If your client is good to spend few thousand dollars buy a tool and do it or force users to adopt new platform or let them be there on file system and feel them like they are in SharePoint.



Did you ever tried - PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint 2010

PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint 2010

The Business Intelligence Center is a prebuilt site collection and site template that you can use to get started with your integration of business intelligence (BI) solutions and SharePoint 2010. Although you can build solutions into other sites or site collections, the Business Intelligence Center provides a foundation of features and SharePoint Components that enables you to quickly create a central location for the presentation of BI information.

What you should know:

PerformancePoint Services allows you to build rich dashboards that pull from a variety of different data sources (such as SharePoint lists, relational data stores, OLAP cubes, and Excel Services). Dashboards might include scorecards, reports, and KPIs (key performance indicators) that provide a summarized view of your business analytics. New PerformancePoint Services features include enhanced scorecards, reports with built-in drill-down features so you can access information quickly, and calculated metrics that allow you to create calculations that use multiple data sources. 

Server Prerequisites and Licensing Considerations

Required: SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise, SQL Server 2005 and 2008 are supported options for Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services, and Visio Services. However, SQL Server 2008 R2 64-bit is required for Reporting Services and Power Pivot when integrating with SharePoint 2010.

We will cover the following topics to get complete understanding of the topic:

1.    Understanding and Creating a Business Intelligence Center Site
2.    What is Dashboard Designer
3.    Error….error…error…Configuring the Central Admin
4.    Creating a Data Connection with a SharePoint list
5.    Showing the data and other designer options

Creating and Configuring Your Business Intelligence Center

The Business Intelligence Center is available as a site collection template and as a site template. By default, the Business Intelligence Center site template is not available from the SharePoint 2010 front end when creating a new site, and therefore you must create your Business Intelligence Center as a site collection from SharePoint Central Administration. After the Business Intelligence Center site collection has been created, the Business Intelligence Center site template is available to create subsites that integrate with the site collection. Once created, the new site collection (or site) contains various SharePoint components and has features deployed and activated.

Creating a New Site Collection Using the Business Intelligence Center Site Collection Template:

The following steps walk through the process of creating a new site collection using the Business Intelligence Center template. Complete the following steps to create your Business Intelligence Center:

1. From within SharePoint 2010 Central Administration, click the Create Site Collections link in the Application Management section.
2. Select the web application you want to create the site collection.
3. Provide a name for the site collection (for example, Business Intelligence Center).
4. Select a managed path or use the link provided to generate a new managed path. For this example, the /sites/ managed path is used.
5. Enter the URL for the new site collection (for example, BICenter).
6. Select the Business Intelligence Center template from the Enterprise tab.
7. Enter a primary administrator for the site collection.
8. Optionally, enter a secondary administrator for the site collection.
9. Optionally, select a quota template.
10. Click OK.

Part 2: In-progress with Issue list you may face during the process.