Architecture denotes the high-level structure of a software system

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Restore to operation in seconds on failure?

My customer have a requirement on SharePoint Server to restore itself on failure within seconds. I’m told that it should work as Hotel electricity backup in a Nigerian Hotel: If the power fails, ...
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SharePoint two tier fault-tolerant

The time has come to install SharePoint 2013 Enterprise, but before I do I would like a 2nd opinion. My current plan is to have 4 servers - two SQL configured with AlwaysOn AG and 2 load balanced WFE ...
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Site Collection Structure for Multiple Stores

Our organization has a large number of centrally managed stores. In order to control security, apply storage templates, etc. we decided to implement a "flat" architecture, using independent site ...
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SharePoint JavaScript Object Model Security and Permissions

I am writing an application whose logic executes in the browser using JSOM. The application might have permissions that exceed that of those who access the application. Let's say the application ...
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Intranet logical architecture in SharePoint 2013

So, I am building a Intranet portal. I got my Physical architecture build thanks to tips from stackexchange users. Now i got som other thoughts. What is a preferred logical architecture for a ...
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Thoughts on a SharePoint 2013 architecture?

My task is to build an Intranet environment. What should be the may thoughts when building a SharePoint topology from the ground, for a Intranet site with 1000-1500 users. My idea is to use the ...
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Modularize the application based on tenant Sharepoint 2010

My application is developed in Sharepoint 2010 and it displays read-only data in the form of Graphs and Grids. It is an intranet application. The application displays data according to the country to ...
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External Customer site - Design choice (from SP2010 to SP2013 or SP-Online)

Our company is moving our external customer site, from SP2010 to SP2013 or SP online. Requirements from our Company. We need to access all customer sites from a start page. A customer should only ...
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Single web application or mulitple?

I am very new compare to experts here. I have read several articles and discuss forums. However I am worry there are some potential risk I cannot foresee. Could you give me some suggestion on the wb ...
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Cannot iterate subfolders of a very large folder

I have working code that is to iterate lots of folders in our (rather large) document archive, but one folder (which happens to have a very large amount of subfolders) does not allow me to iterate it. ...
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What are the different SharePoint hosting options & architectures

SharePoint 2013 can be hosted in different ways. The ones that I am aware of are the following: 1. On-Prem 2. SharePoint Online 3. Hosted SharePoint through providers such as Azure, fpweb.net, ...
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Would a Access / SharePoint work well in this scenario?

Our organization has a small MySQL database that tracks when customers had their propane tanks checked. We can then query the information on demand for our insurance company, which ultimately is the ...
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Logical Architecture of SharePoint

I have a requirement to implement an Enterprise portal in SP 2013. The total number of users are 5000 and out of this 5K users, 500 are concurrent users. they will access my site and perform ...
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Determining the number of servers per farm needed

I'm studying for the 668 and don't understand why I need 4 SP servers for these farms based on the requirements.
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Web Application or Site Collection Architecture for My Sites in SharePoint 2013

I am designing a solution for our client which have the following 'Areas' Teams Committees My Sites Projects (MS project server) Apps I see the best approach is creating a Web Application (WA) ...
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Is one Web Application Architecture preferred over several Web Applications?

In almost all of the SharePoint projects I’ve participated in, the general architecture is three different web applications for intranet, cooperation and mysite. This has been the standard setup in ...
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SharePoint 2010 Architecture [closed]

If someone ask you in interview over phone "Please explain SharePoint 2010 Architecture?" What will be proper answer to this? I understand that SharePoint 2010 consist of many architecture like ...
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How to configure / assign server resources (RAM, CPU) among the SharePoint applications in my farm

How can i assign a specific resources percentage to a specific SharePoint applications in my farm, what i want is to assign: X RAM + X CPU to application A and Y RAM + Y CPU to application B, and ...
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SharePoint 2010 FBA Authentication Sequence - Behind the screen

I am new to SharePoint world and we are in process of implementing the FBA in SharePoint 2010 and it is working as we have followed some articles from net. Now I wanted to understand how does the ...
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I need input on how to architect this project

So, we are creating a document management system on top of sharepoint. We have about 20,000 clients that will have documents associated with each. Where I am stuck is I am not sure how to go about ...
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how to work with form based authentication in SharePoint 2010 three tier architecture?

I am working on SharePoint2010 site created on three tier architecture. I want to use the form based authentication method. I have prepared the form based authentication on web application but ...
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It's possible to put the Application servers on different subnet than the Front End Servers

It is possible to put the Application servers on a different subnet than the Front End Servers in SharePoint 2013, What are the advantages and drawbacks, noting that this is an Internet facing ...
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Architecting a department site with 2 TB+ of data

We are looking at the possibility of migrating 2TB+ worth of data from our network driving into SharePoint for a department site. For this question I'm assuming all data is valid and has the ability ...
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Central login page - different portals (SP2010)

I would like to have some advice for the logical structure for a corporate portal. I really appreciate your feedback. AS IS At the moment we have a 'partly' public facing site. Assuming this site is ...
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What is a query server in SharePoint farm?

As per my understanding a farm consists of: SharePoint Server Database Now the above SharePoint Server can be one of the following roles: WFE Application Server So basically a SharePoint farm ...
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When should we separate a site collection into a different web application

we are planning a sharepoint topology and wondering if we should separate each department in a different web application or just a dedicated site collection. What's the guide or best practice to ...
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How to scale out Reporting Services on SharePoint Integrated Mode over NLB

I have a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise farm with the following topology :- 2 WFE SERVER (behind NLB 1) 1 APP SERVER (used for Search) 1 APP SERVER (used for other service applications) 1 DB Cluster ...
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Organization Concept Design

Say I have an organization structured like so... -- Root Host ---- Group A ------ Project of A as P1 --------- Sub Project of P1 as SP1 ----------- Sub Project of SP1 as SSP1 ----------- Sub ...
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Multi-Tier SharePoint Deployment - Read-only Web Servers

Is it possible to have the following deployment architecture for hosting SharePoint internet websites? If yes, how can I make the front-end web servers as read-only while allowing content ...
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Need a Suggestion on Sharepoint project Architecture

Actually we need to develop an intranet portal for a company. There will be a common landing page and each department will have their own subsite which will be driven through a navigation from the ...
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Being a SharePoint Architect - what all you need to know? [closed]

First let me categorize SharePoint consumer modifiers as below End Users - people who basically browse the portal and do operations like upload, download and navigate.. Limited customization of the ...
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Is it recommended to store high volume transaction data in SharePoint Lists?

I need to devise a solution strategy for an internal application that will take inputs from rfid tags and those records will to be stored "somewhere". Now this somewhere needs to be choice a between a ...
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SharePoint 2010 Architecture

I am looking for a good book which explains me the architecture of SharePoint 2010. Can somebody please let me know the details of the book or any material. Thank you
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Pro/cons: Multiple lists or one big list with multiple views?

I have data that can go through different stages, during which it will have common fields and fields that are only used on specific stages. If I e.g. have these fields: CommenField1, CommenField2, ...
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SharePoint Architecture Design Examples

I am bit confused with entire SharePoint Process. I mean if there is a Company who never used SharePoint and they want to get one for there Organisation. They have there own team of C# developers but ...
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Architecture: How do you store single pieces of information?

I am building a solution in which each Site Collection represents a single contained unit. The members of that unit will be using SharePoint to track information that describes their unit at the root ...
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Create a QA site similar to StackExchange on SharePoint 2010 [closed]

One of our client wish to implement a smart collaboration process for its vast pool of employees around 50k located across different continents. They already have SharePoint 2010 enabled as the ...
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Why to use MS Office 2010 32 bit in SP 2010 Farm on 64 bit Windows Servers?

When I first tried to install Sharepoint Designer 2010, I initially downloaded its 64 bit version But upon lanuching the install of SharePoint.exe, I've gotten: Setup Error You cannot ...
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why does SP use unmanaged code?

Or more specifically, where is that code coming from? I guess it's not from the components built on top of web forms? Is it the IIS integration? Anyone have a (link) meaningful - (not marketecture) ...
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Installing SSRS on the Sharepoint Box as opposed to the SQL Box?

We currently have two SQl boxes (2008 R2) with multiple instances on them. One for test and the other for production databases. We also have two sharepoint servers (2010 Enterprise). One in the DMZ ...
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MSDN like application on SharePoint 2010

I have a project initiated for a client where they want a Knowledge Base Application for their line of business. The interface needed is almost a replica of MSDN Library which needs to implemented ...
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Is it Possible to Add a Button/Link to Move Site?

I'm new to SharePoint 2010 administration and I'm trying to set up a project site archive system where my users can simply click a button/link either in the ribbon or on the home page of the project ...
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hard drive configuration

A section in the TechNet article Best Practices for Operational Excellence (SharePoint Server 2010) states the following: Separate system components into logical drives and use RAID for ...
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Sharepoint Farm - direct requests as specific servers

We have a Sharepoint Farm with 3 WFE. We have a number of Web Applications on the Sharepoint Farm. Is it possible that for one web application we always redirect all requests to a single WFE? Thanks
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Books Recommended for Beginner SharePoint architect

I am a recent graduate and got a job as a junior SharePoint developer few months ago. For the last few months, I have been working on SharePoint development, e.g. webparts, .Net Forms, K2, Lists, ...
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Knowledge areas of a SharePoint Architect

In general, an Enterprise Architect is one who build the architecture which is mostly about expensive and hard-to-change decisions. In context of SharePoint,what can be all those decisions? I think ...
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Existing sharepoint gui or new website?

Is it a good thing to build everything in the existing gui of sharepoint or is it beter to create a custom website and use sharepoint as a backend? how can I make that decision? I think that just ...
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Multiple instances of Sharepoint 2010 on one machine - development and staging

We will soon have multiple sharepoint 2010 projects underway. For the first project we brought up two virtual machines - one for development and one for staging. We're about to start another project, ...
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Large Scale Search Topology

I'm planning the indexing and search topology for a new customer. This customer wants to store approximately 10 million documents in the SharePoint farm on an annual basis. These documents are to be ...
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How do I tune a SharePoint 2010 farm on VMWare?

We have a large SharePoint 2010 farm running on VMWare ESX cluster. Based on the hardware underpinning this environment and the given load (which is light), we feel like the servers are responding ...