By Claudio Brotto and Igor Macori
At the SQL Server and SharePoint level, support for Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) and Filestream (together with the introduction of new content types and libraries designed specifically for multimedia content) will dramatically reduce the effort required to create an advanced multimedia assets management solution.
By combining these features with the improvements in the Internet Information Services (IIS) technology stack related to bit-rate throttling, a SharePoint architect is now able to envision and plan for a system that is scalable and responsive. This system can leverage the out-of-the-box Silverlight components to create a rich and intuitive user experience, taking the ideas introduced by Web 2.0 solutions to the next level.
This chapter provides an introduction to the new multimedia capabilities of SharePoint Server 2010, with a set of suggestions and best practices derived from real-world projects and experiences. This chapter was co-authored by a SharePoint administrator and a SharePoint developer, with the goal of providing a 360-degree overview of Digital Assets Management (DAM) solutions in SharePoint 2010.
Solutions incorporating multimedia content often have playful purposes, something that makes them fit into the private world of enjoyment and fun. This is the first thing that comes to mind when you think ...