Michael Noel

Michael
Noel

Michael Noel is a partner at Convergent Computing, a Microsoft SharePoint MVP, and the author of books on SharePoint, Windows Server, ISA Server, and Exchange Server. His latest book is SharePoint 2010 Unleashed (Sams).

Articles
SharePoint in the Cloud: Will it Work for You? 4
Move SharePoint to a cloud model? Or use SharePoint on premises? The lack of any built-in migration tools is only one of the challenges. You need to also consider authentication options, what services to take advantage of, and whether or not security will be restructured during the process.
Mastering SharePoint (IT Pros) 

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Windows IT Pro and SharePointProMag.com bring SharePoint MVPs Dan Holme and Michael Noel direct to you to share their real-world perspective, experience, and expertise so that you can build a better SharePoint infrastructure, develop more effective SharePoint applications, and enable more powerful collaboration.

Microsoft's Virtualization Support Story
Microsoft's official SharePoint 2010 support stance is that any SharePoint role or service is supported for hardware virtualization, but it wasn't always that way. Here's the long and complicated story.
Going Virtual with SharePoint 2010 2
Deploying SharePoint 2010 improperly in a virtual environment can lead to performance problems. Here's what you need to know to deploy a high-performance SharePoint environment that fully captures the benefits of virtualization.
Going Virtual with Exchange 2010 3
Use these guidelines to deploy a fault-tolerant and high-performance virtual Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 environment with properly designed virtual hosts and guests and correct sizing for each of the server roles.
5 SharePoint Frustrations You Can Overcome
If you've deployed SharePoint 2007, you've probably been discouraged by minor frustrations associated with the technology. Here are five of the most common problems and recommended workarounds.
Top 5 Things You Can Do to Prepare for SharePoint 2010
Get ready for SharePoint 2010--from making sure you've loaded MOSS 2007 SP2 to getting your users upgraded from IE 6.0, there are several important things you can do now.
Configuring SharePoint High Availability
A highly available SharePoint farm is within your reach, once you grasp SharePoint’s high-availability concepts and apply these best practices.
Safeguard Your SharePoint Content with Data Protection Manager - 10 Dec 2008
Executive Summary:

Many organizations are using Microsoft's SharePoint platform as a crucial document management system and collaboration tool. Unfortunately, SharePoint provides no native item-level recovery of documents or list items stored within SharePoint. However, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 gives administrators a rich set of recovery tools that offer advanced snapshot-based recovery of item-level SharePoint content as well as the entire SharePoint infrastructure.

Safeguard Your SharePoint Content with Data Protection Manager - 26 Jun 2008
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 gives administrators a rich set of SharePoint recovery tools that offer advanced snapshot-based recovery of item-level SharePoint content as well as the entire SharePoint infrastructure.
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