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New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate profile synchronization
My esteemed colleague K.C. Cross has just published Demonstrate profile synchronization , a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2013. This new TLG steps you through the configuration and demonstration of profile synchronization using the SharePoint Server synchronization tool. This tool...
1 May 2013
New SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide for Forms-based Authentication
The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Forms-based Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013 is now available. This guide shows you how to configure forms-based authentication for user access to the default team site of the SharePoint 2013 three-tier farm. There are step-by-step instructions for the following...
27 Sep 2012
Upgrade: Frequent questions from SharePoint Conference 2012
It was great talking with so many of you at the SharePoint Conference last week. From one on one discussions to the big crush at Ask the Experts, we had several questions come up multiple times. Here are the most frequent questions from the conference about upgrade: Q: Can I upgrade from Office SharePoint...
19 Nov 2012
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...
26 Nov 2012
Workaround: SharePoint 2013 Preview prerequisite installer doesn’t install the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client
KC Cross Rowley
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: ...
21 Aug 2012
New Test Lab Guide content for SharePoint 2013
Check out these new Test Lab Guide (TLG) documents and innovations for SharePoint 2013: Test Lab Guide: Configure a Highly Available SharePoint Server 2013 Search Topology This TLG sets up nine computers for high-availability search and is based on a section of the Enterprise Search Topologies...
8 Aug 2013
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...
14 Nov 2012
Changes to content deployment in SharePoint Server 2013
If you're familiar with the content deployment feature in previous versions of SharePoint Server, then you've probably heard that there have been a few changes to make it easier in SharePoint Server 2013. In this blog post, I'll explain those changes, including: When to use content deployment ...
17 Jul 2013
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...
17 Jan 2013
Hosting the SharePoint 2013 three-tier test lab on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V server
Microsoft test lab guides are deliberately written to be independent of how you actually put them together. For example, you can use physical components (computers and switches/hubs), virtual components (virtual machines and virtual networks/switches), or a combination. For virtual components, you can...
21 Mar 2013
New SharePoint Technical Content
These are indeed exciting times for the Microsoft Office Division as a whole, and definitely for those of us who work on the technical content. First off, we hope you like the refreshed look and feel of this blog. Look for more design evolutions as time goes on, and of course, lots of SharePoint IT...
23 Jul 2012
BI in Excel and Excel Services
Business intelligence (BI) is all about bringing together data and turning it into meaningful information that people can use to make better business decisions. Just in case you didn’t already know, Excel 2013 includes a lot of exciting new BI capabilities, such as the following: Timeline...
5 Apr 2013
Introducing the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview
This blog post is to increase awareness of a new service in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview called the Distributed Cache service. The Distributed Cache service provides caching functionality to features (not to be confused with site features) in SharePoint Server 2013. The Distributed Cache service is...
9 Aug 2012
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”...
17 Apr 2013
How can I achieve the best freshness of search results? Introducing Continuous Crawls for SharePoint
Audience: Search Admin/ITPro Pre-requisite: This blog assumes the reader has basic Search Administration knowledge around SharePoint Search topology, crawl mechanism, and the principles of crawl scheduling. Note: This feature is new for SharePoint 2013. What is freshness of search results? After a...
14 Sep 2012
Site Policy in SharePoint
If you're using a SharePoint product then you've probably got some sites to manage — sites you've created, sites your users have created, and sites other administrators have created. Maybe some of these sites are tracking small projects that will outlive their usefulness in a short amount of time...
29 Mar 2013
Microsoft BI Solution Builder: Business Intelligence tools and capabilities are available
Recently, Microsoft released the BI Solution Builder ( http://bisolutionbuilder.com ), an online tool that you can use to find out what business intelligence capabilities are available to you based on what your organization currently owns. It's quick and easy to use, and it can help you put your BI environment...
14 Mar 2013
Updates to search ranking models in SharePoint Server 2013
SharePoint Blog Admin
Learn about the search ranking models that were updated 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...
27 Aug 2013
NEW Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Social Features in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview
Hal - MSFT
The Test Lab Guide (TLG), Demonstrate Social Features for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview , describes how to configure and demonstrate social features in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview starting with the computers in the Base Configuration and 3-Tier test labs. This TLG takes you through the following...
17 Sep 2012
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...
20 Aug 2012
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in SharePoint Server 2013
SharePoint Blog Admin
If you're a website owner, you know how important it is that users can easily find your website by using Internet search engines such as Bing or Google. The higher your website is shown in the search results list, the more likely it is that users will click on it. Just think of your own behavior when...
24 Oct 2013
How to install update packages on a SharePoint farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled
The March Public Update (PU) for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation 2013 is available. Here's information to help you install it on SharePoint farms where search components and high availability search topologies are enabled. For servers that include search components, you have to follow...
13 Mar 2013
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...
20 Mar 2013
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