Category Archive: Architecture

Apr
29

Migrating Legacy ECM Content to SharePoint

You may have noticed a distinct lack of posts on this site for some time now.  Well, the “issue” if that’s what you want to call it is the fact that my daily tasks seem to be taking me more and more into a SharePoint migration specialization.  By SharePoint migration, I am referring to the …

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Oct
06

Scaling SharePoint Records Centers #spc11 #spc382

I recently presented a session at SharePoint Conference 2011 titled “Scaling SharePoint Document and Records Centers to Terabytes and Beyond”.  I was quite happy with how the session played out and I wanted to thank those of you who attended for the many kind tweets regarding my session. I had hoped that the “collateral” links …

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Sep
02

SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Content Management

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I am proud to announce the release SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Content Management published by Wrox (Wiley)! This book is the combined effort of 4 authors, myself included.  As my first venture into the world of book writing, I didn’t want to tackle an entire book.  As it turns out writing 4 chapters was quite a …

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Aug
02

Speaking at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, CA

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I’m looking forward to October 3-6 in Anaheim, CA where I’ve been accepted to speak at SharePoint Conference 2011!  I’ll be presenting a session titled “Scaling SharePoint Records Centers to Terabytes and Beyond – Part 1”. In this session, I’ll be taking you through architecture guidance for scaling record centers to incredible sizes from the …

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Jul
19

New Content Database and RBS Sizing Guidance

I was eagerly awaiting some new content database and RBS storage guidance that I had heard was coming from Microsoft.  Of course, they managed to release the new info when I was out on vacation.  Then I had planned on transferring my blog to a new hosting provider and didn’t want to put out any …

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Dec
22

Slides from SharePoint Saturday KC

I’m finally getting around to posting the slide deck that presented at SharePoint Saturday KC.  The topic was “Architecting for Scale in SharePoint 2010″ It’s a pretty juicy deck with lots of detail that will help you with storage architecture and SQL tuning.  It also provides good background on Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) and the …

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Oct
24

SP2010 Scalability (4 of 4): In-Place Records Management

Ok, so lets do a little math here. In SharePoint 2007, you can define only 1 Records Center at a time for official files.  A single site collection (including a Records Center) in its own content database might contain somewhere around 1 million documents at a meager average of 55KB per document.  That keeps us under the …

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Oct
24

SP2010 Scalability (1 of 4): Introduction

I have been very fortunate over the last several years in that I’ve had many opprtunities to architect many extremely high scale SharePoint systems.  Everything from your standard 3 million document Imaging Repository to systems with 10′s and even more than 100 million documents (thanks to FAST ESP!) As I look back on SharePoint 2003 …

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Jun
23

Updated Storage Architecture Whitepaper

So this has been a long time coming.  It’s been over a year since I originally wrote the Storage Architecture whitepaper and it was in need of refreshing. While the original content was certainly accurate, there were a few things that I wanted to clarify, particularly after having attended the SharePoint Master training.  There were …

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Jun
14

MOSS Scalability and Performance WhitePaper RELEASED!

Ok.  So I’ve been waiting for this day for about 3 months now! The culmination of the efforts of several incredible individuals has officially materialized.  ANNOUNCING: Using Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server to implement a large-scale content storage scenario with rapid search availability This document is a scalability whitepaper that has been reviewd by Microsoft and …

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