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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: Request a SharePoint Design Time Session at the SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas

    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 in some cases developers, envision and plan a solution based on...
  • 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: Improve navigation through search results using refiners based on custom entities

    Audience: Search Admin/ITPro Pre-requisite: This post assumes the reader has basic Search Administration knowledge. If you want to ease navigation through your search results and your documents already have metadata, you can enable refiners based on this metadata. But what if the documents don't have...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting methodology content for SharePoint environments with the new “Claims authentication does not validate user” topic

    The Claims authentication does not validate user troubleshooting topic is now available. I see troubleshooting content as falling into two categories: break-fix and troubleshooting methodology. Break-fix troubleshooting content is designed to fix a known problem based on a specific configuration...
  • Blog Post: Get your head in the cloud: Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2013/Office 365

    With the release of SharePoint Server 2013 and the new Office 365, SharePoint is increasingly moving towards an “integrated services” architecture in which on-premises SharePoint Server features can be integrated with SharePoint Online to create what is commonly called a “hybrid”...
  • Blog Post: Your friendly guide to host-named site collections

    With Microsoft’s cloud strategy and engineering investment into Office 365, one SharePoint 2013 feature is a rising star: host-named site collections. Host-named site collections are how Microsoft achieves scale in its multi-tenant environment. New features and existing features are optimized...
  • Blog Post: New Learning Roadmaps for SharePoint 2013

    As described in this previous post , a learning roadmap is a way of organizing content (articles, white papers, videos, blog posts, etc.) to provide a customized and optimized learning path for a technology, feature, product, or solution. Starting with prerequisites and then moving on to introductory...
  • 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: New Troubleshoot SharePoint portal page in the TechNet Wiki

    In an effort to consolidate all of the best information about troubleshooting SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, I recently published the Troubleshoot SharePoint portal page in the TechNet Wiki. This new portal page provides links to: TechNet Wiki articles TechNet library articles Blog...
  • Blog Post: Conceptual videos for upgrade

    Because the upgrade process has so many steps, we’re trying to make it as clear as possible when to do what, and who needs to do which step. To that end, we’ve created a series of very short (1-3 minute) overview videos with graphics that illustrate the steps in the process. The first video has a quick...
  • 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: New “SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding” topic in the TechNet Wiki

    The SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding topic is now available. Have you ever wondered what “i:0#.w|contoso\chris” (or something like it) meant in the display of user sign-in information on a SharePoint site or in Unified Logging Service (ULS) log files? Well, wonder...
  • 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...