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  • Blog Post: Invitation to Design Time sessions at the SharePoint Conference 2014

    Are you going to the SharePoint Conference this year? We are once again offering a limited number of dedicated solution-design sessions for individual customers. These Design Time sessions are intended to help IT professionals and developers envision and plan a solution based on the SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: New SharePoint Training Courses: Enterprise Content Management and Web Content Management

    We have just published two comprehensive training courses on TechNet. SharePoint Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Implementers Course View the course: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sharepoint/hh126808 15 modules 42 video lessons - streaming and downloadable Downloadable lab manuals...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechNet documentation for SharePoint Server 2010 Storage

    Since Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is an application that relies on Microsoft SQL Server database software, we strive to provide IT pros comprehensive documentation about storage. The TechNet SharePoint Server 2010 Library contains the following articles: Storage and SQL Server capacity...
  • Blog Post: Configurable policy settings for user profile properties

    Each user profile in SharePoint Server 2010 contains 46 default user profile properties. These user profile properties store information about a user. An administrator can apply a policy to a user profile property to configure how personal information is used. Depending on the selected user profile property...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide stack refreshed

    The SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide (TLG) stack has been refreshed for the released version of SharePoint Server 2013. Here is the current stack diagram (click on it for a larger version): The updates include the following: Additional links to software and hardware requirements for...
  • Blog Post: Changing the ranking of search results in SharePoint 2013

    Audience : SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online search administrators. Before you start: To make changes to the ranking of search results, you need: • A basic understanding of search in SharePoint 2013. • To know and understand the content that is returned in search results to judge...
  • Blog Post: Meet SharePoint Content Publishers at SharePoint Conference 2011

    It’s a great week for a SharePoint Conference! Several members of the Microsoft SharePoint and Office technical documentation teams are in Anaheim, CA this week and we are all hoping to connect with conference attendees and talk about the content we produce on TechNet, MSDN and Office.com. ...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Search Schema for SharePoint 2013

    Audience: Search Admin/ITPro What is the search schema? The search schema is a mechanism in SharePoint search that controls: Which aspects (properties) of items are to be indexed How and with what indexing structures particular pieces of data are indexed Which aliases can be used when...
  • Blog Post: Refresh of SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro training now available

    We are excited to announce a refreshed version of the technical training materials for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. This training package is for administrators, architects, and business analysts for learning all the new capabilities and functionalities in SharePoint Server 2013. Content doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: Workaround: SharePoint 2013 Preview prerequisite installer doesn’t install the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client

    If you install SharePoint 2013 Preview by running the prerequisite installer (Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool) and you see this line in the log file: Error: The tool was unable to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client. Use these steps to work around the problem: ...
  • Blog Post: New: Scenario pages for SharePoint 2013

    SharePoint 2013 has many great ways to help you get things done. We want to highlight a few of these, so we have created scenario pages that explain a specific scenario and provide content to help you understand, implement, and use it easily. Scenario pages allow you to view key resources based on...
  • Blog Post: Building your Internet and intranet presence with SharePoint Server 2010

    Featured today on the TechNet home page and various TechNet areas is a special package focusing on how to plan, build and manage Internet and intranet solutions with SharePoint Server 2010. This package contains two topical pages full of additional Internet and intranet resources: Planning...
  • Blog Post: Export your own TechNet book

    You can now build your own book of TechNet articles! For several product versions, the SharePoint IT Pro content team has published collections of TechNet articles as downloadable books that you can read offline and print. We've been able to cover only the most basic content sets. Each SharePoint Server...
  • Blog Post: Sandboxed solutions: Introducing tiers and resource points

    I recently updated our documentation about sandboxed solutions to include new information about tiers and resource points. This blog post briefly describes these two new concepts, and includes links to new and updated articles that contain more information. Tiers Tiers in the sandboxed solutions...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search IT Professional Training

    This has been a big month for Enterprise Search content! The following comprehensive, advanced training series is now available on TechNet, covering both SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. The online, self-paced training is intended to help IT professionals deploy enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Hybrid SharePoint Environments Whitepaper and Windows PowerShell Command Builder

    Our teams recently worked with our partners in SharePoint Product Management to publish two new content offerings that were announced earlier at SharePoint Conference this week. One of them is a whitepaper called Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365 . Download the whitepaper here: http...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and Mobile

    SharePoint Server 2013, including the new SharePoint Online, is an exciting release, especially for mobility. It offers several new features and capabilities that are available to help improve productivity and usability. While many of these features are worthy of a deep dive, I’m going to spend...
  • Blog Post: Revamped business intelligence scenario hub on TechNet

    The Microsoft Business Intelligence Center ( http://technet.microsoft.com/bi ) on TechNet has just been revamped. It is now a content hub featuring six end-to-end scenarios that highlight cross-product integrations for BI solutions. What makes this new hub unique is that it is a pilot for the new five...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade learning roadmap–revisited

    Not long ago, we launched a set of Learning Roadmaps for SharePoint 2013 ( blog post ). It seems like they’re going over fairly well, but we wanted to try out a more visual, less formal version of the roadmap content type and see what you think. I’ve reworked the Upgrade roadmap to include visuals as...
  • Blog Post: New Storage and SQL Server capacity planning article for SharePoint Server 2013

    The much anticipated, Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration (SharePoint Server 2013) article is now live on TechNet. The product group invested many hours of testing both SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 and SQL Server 2012 with SharePoint Server 2013. Use the resulting data in this article...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Microsoft Office Interactive Content Pivot

    The Microsoft Office Interactive Content Pivot helps you find the SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013, and Office 365 technical content that you’re looking for. The content pivot brings together content from TechNet and Office.com and allows you to filter on a variety of parameters, such...
  • Blog Post: Updates to search ranking models in SharePoint Server 2013

    If you use SharePoint Server 2013, the Cumulative Update package published in August contains an updated and expanded set of ranking models for search. Details of the contents of the update, including download information can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817616 If you use...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell cmdlets available in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

    This post gives information about Windows PowerShell cmdlets that are available in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview. There are several new areas in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview that you can administer by using Windows PowerShell. These new areas are: Apps Access Services 2013 Licensing...
  • Blog Post: Service descriptions for SharePoint Online and on-premises SharePoint 2013 solutions

    This blog post is contributed by SharePoint Technical Writer, Jennifer Bost . What, exactly, do you get in SharePoint 2013? Are you looking for a list of SharePoint 2013 features? Perhaps you’re trying to figure out which SharePoint offering is right for your organization. Do you need SharePoint...