Solution Accelerators –> SharePoint

Available as additional “free bits” from Microsoft, Solution Accelerators are helpful toolkits and components for helping with implementing Microsoft Solutions.

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Much of these relate to the ‘server’ product line – such as Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory and so on.

Click to see an A-Z list of the Microsoft Solution Accelerators (TechNet)

There are a number of Solution Accelerators for SharePoint :

External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint (EXTRANET)

Every day, organizations collaborate on key projects with external business partners across the Internet.

These project teams regularly share important documents that might contain intellectual property or other information that should be kept secure.

Unfortunately, for many organizations the only option is to collaborate using e-mail, which can be both inefficient and is often not a secure method for collaboration.

The External Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint is intended to help address this situation.

It consists of software and guidance that will help you to deploy a customizable solution built on Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that teams can use to collaborate securely with partners outside the firewall.

The toolkit’s familiar SharePoint interface makes the solution easy for project team members to understand and use.

SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool

Planning a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) installation or a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) installation for a large enterprise can be a very complex undertaking.

Determining the most cost-effective topology, hardware, and bandwidth requirements is not a trivial task and involves selecting from a variety of configuration options. In choosing the option that best fits your organization’s needs, you need to answer the following questions:

  • What is the minimum hardware you need to deploy?
  • Where and how should you deploy the hardware?
  • How can you optimize your deployment to meet your organization’s requirements for availability and performance?
  • How will growing capacity needs affect the topology?

SharePoint Monitoring Toolkit

…contains two management packs for System Center Operations Manager 2007 that facilitate the management of SharePoint® environments of all sizes.

The management packs work with System Center Operations Manager 2007. They monitor the health state of the components in a SharePoint environment that affect performance and availability.

When there is an issue that may cause service or performance degradation, Operations Manager 2007 uses the management packs to detect the issue, alert system administrators to its existence, and facilitate diagnosis and corrective action.

Some great add-ons for SharePoint – worth checking out.

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