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SharePoint Technologies

April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

The product group released the April 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2013/04/27/april-2013-cu-for-sharepoint-2013-has-been-released.aspx

April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

The product group released the April 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. Be aware that the April Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP1 hotfix. That means that you should ensure that SP1 is installed before the April CU.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2013/04/10/april-2013-cu-for-sharepoint-2010-has-been-released.aspx

April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2007 has been released

The product group released the April 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2007 product family.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2013/04/10/april-2013-cu-for-sharepoint-2007-has-been-released.aspx

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” SharePoint environment. In this blog post, we’ll talk a little about what constitutes a hybrid environment, why you might need one, and how to find updated guidance to help you plan, design and configure your own.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2013/04/16/get-your-head-in-the-cloud-hybrid-for-sharepoint-2013-office.aspx

New SharePoint 2013 authentication process and Test Lab Guide overview videos

The following new conceptual videos that describe the SharePoint 2013 authentication processes are now available: 1) Windows claims authentication in SharePoint 2013, 2) Forms-based claims authentication in SharePoint 2013, 3) SAML-based claims authentication in SharePoint 2013. These videos step you through the details of claims-based authentication for user access to a secure SharePoint resource.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2013/04/16/new-sharepoint-2013-authentication-process-and-test-lab-guide-overview-videos.aspx

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 only concentrate on SharePoint configuration, but also covers the different new functionalities from user experience perspective.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2013/04/13/refresh-of-sharepoint-server-2013-it-pro-training-now-available.aspx

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. Excel is loaded with capabilities that enable you to create powerful reports, scorecards, and dashboards, such as the example dashboard shown in this article.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2013/04/05/bi-in-excel-and-excel-services.aspx

Microsoft Internet Information Server

You’re invited to help us celebrate an unlikely pairing in open source

We are just days away from reaching a significant milestone for our team and the open source and open standards communities: the first anniversary of Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) -- a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft.

http://blogs.iis.net/port25-php/archive/2013/04/16/you-re-invited-to-help-us-celebrate-an-unlikely-pairing-in-open-source.aspx

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OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT

http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Documents

SharePoint Technologies

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate profile synchronization for SharePoint Server 2013

This paper provides a brief introduction to SharePoint Server 2013 and illustrates how to configure profile synchronization.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38783

SharePoint 2013 hybrid resources

These resources can help you learn about SharePoint hybrid scenarios and about how to configure your environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35593

Databases that support SharePoint 2013

This large poster illustrates the databases that that support SharePoint 2013.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30363

Test Lab Guide: Configure Intranet and Team Sites with SharePoint Server 2013

This paper explains how to set up multiple web applications, site collections, subsites, and pages for intranet departments and teams.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30379

SharePoint 2013 on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

This document provides guidance on how to deploy and operate a MIcrosoft SharePoint 2013 Server farm on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38428

Traditional topologies for SharePoint 2013

The versatility of SharePoint 2013 provides opportunities to develop a topology that satisfies your business goals.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30377

Microsoft Internet Information Server

IIS 6.0 WebDAV and Compound Document Format Files Revisited with Workarounds

How the WebDAV functionality in IIS 6.0 worked with files that are Compound Document format

http://blogs.iis.net/robert_mcmurray/archive/2013/04/24/iis-6-0-webdav-and-compound-document-format-files-revisited-with-workarounds.aspx

Things you still can’t do with ASP.NET modules on IIS

Even with the ASP.NET Integrated Pipeline on IIS, there are things you just can't do with ASP.NET modules. Here is a list of them, and why you should probably never do them.

http://mvolo.com/things-you-still-cant-do-with-asp-net-modules-on-iis/

Some great WordPress optimization tips

http://blog.newrelic.com/2013/02/07/web-performance-optimization-automation/

IIS Log FAQ - Logging Headers

From time to time, I see some fairly common questions come across our internal discussion alias that we really don't do a good job of documenting externally, so I figured that as I see these frequently asked questions come up, I’d go ahead and post the answers here. I’ll start with one of the more common ones.

http://blogs.iis.net/deanc/archive/2013/04/22/iis-log-faq-logging-headers.aspx

Troubleshoot hanging requests on IIS in 3 steps

Your users are complaining that the site is loading slowly, or you are making requests to your application and they are hanging. Here is my preferred method for diagnosing hanging requests on IIS servers

http://mvolo.com/troubleshoot-iis-hanging-requests/

Downloads

SharePoint Technologies

SharePoint 2013: Presentation: IT pro training

Download walkthroughs, training, and reviews of new features, changes and options in SharePoint 2013 for IT Pros.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30361

SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Process

This wall poster explains the process that you use when you upgrade from SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010 to SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Server 2013.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30371

SharePoint Colour Palette Tool

The colour palette tool provides colour palette functionality for use with SharePoint designs.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38182

Microsoft Internet Information Server

IIS DownloadCENTER

This is your single source for finding Microsoft Internet Information Services tools, samples, extensions, filters and modules created by Microsoft and the IIS community.

http://www.iis.net/downloads

Events / Webcasts

SharePoint Technologies

SharePoint on Windows Azure

In this video, learn how Windows Azure IaaS can support a small or large SharePoint infrastructure, including our newly released SharePoint 2013 gallery image along with PowerShell to automate. In this video we discuss the architecture and deployment considerations as well as demo how to get an initial SharePoint 2013 farm running in Windows Azure.

http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/SharePoint-on-Windows-Azure

Using Windows Azure to Build Pop-Up Labs in the Cloud

Although you might build a Sharepoint infrastructure in Windows Azure and leave it deployed as a permanent feature, totally integrated into your enterprise infrastructure, there are a growing number of organisations taking advantage of the temporary nature such infrastructures can have. Whether they need temporary access to a fully functioning IIS infrastructure, SQL infrastructure, AD infrastructure, System Center infrastructure or even a fully functioning, full-fidelity instance of one of their home-grown LOB enterprise apps - they can all be "popped up", used, then "popped down" again. This video looks at that process.

http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Cloud-Patterns/Using-WIndows-Azure-to-Build-Pop-Up-Labs-in-the-Cloud-Cartoon

Migrating SharePoint to Windows Azure

In this video Matt Hester and Keith Mayer discuss common scenarios in which IT Pros may use Windows Azure as a hybrid solution between their on-premise and cloud service needs

http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/TechNet+Radio/TechNet-Radio-Part-3-Hybrid-Windows-Azure-IaaS-Scenarios--Migrating-SharePoint-to-Windows-Azure

Practical Approaches to Deploying SharePoint on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure

http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/04/16/practical-approaches-to-deploying-sharepoint-on-windows-server-2012-and-windows-azure.aspx#.UX-kiplwZD9

Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

Now that Windows Azure Infrastructure Services has been released, we frequently get asked about ways in which a SharePoint 2013 lab environment can be easily built in the cloud for studying, testing, demos and/or performing a proof-of-concept. You could certainly build this lab environment on your own hardware, but due to the level of SharePoint 2013 hardware requirements, a lot of us may not have sufficient spare hardware to implement an on-premise lab environment. This video looks at how to build your own environment in the cloud.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/04/17/step-by-step-build-a-free-sharepoint-2013-lab-in-the-cloud-with-windows-azure-31-days-of-servers-in-the-cloud-part-7-of-31.aspx#.UX-k1N1wZD8

Microsoft Internet Information Server

None this month

New KB's

SharePoint 2013

A SharePoint 2013 workflow in SharePoint Online doesn't complete when the list workflow is run at the Style Library

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2836896/EN-US

The Products Preparation Tool in SharePoint Server 2013 may not progress past "Configuring Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2765260/EN-US

MS13-030: Vulnerability in SharePoint could allow information disclosure: April 9, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2827663/EN-US

2813150 "Upload Failed" error when you sync files from Windows Explorer to SkyDrive Pro

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813150/EN-US

HTTP Unauthorized to /_vti_bin/client.svc/sp.utilities.utility.SendEmail

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839070/EN-US

Content Organizer always sends email when rules do not match

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2833899/EN-US

Updating file stream via Object Model creates versions and updates metadata

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2833705/EN-US

Your My Site profile does not display the Organization Browser in SharePoint Online or SharePoint Server 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2827884/EN-US

Supportability of Rewrite and Redirects with SharePoint 2007/2010/2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2818415/EN-US

Cannot search on tenant sites after you upgrade SharePoint Foundation 2010 to SharePoint Foundation 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2838141/EN-US

SharePoint 2010

How to configure PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2010 for Kerberos authentication

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2723073/EN-US

MS13-035: Vulnerability in HTML Sanitization component could allow elevation of privilege: April 9, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2821818/EN-US

SharePoint FullTextSqlQuery Date and Time search is not accurate

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813380/EN-US

Clicking on a followed site returns "We hit a snag" in a publisher-consumer scenario

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2831053/EN-US

Site slowness due to SharePoint STS Certificate CRL checking

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2625048/EN-US

Content Organizer always sends email when rules do not match

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2833899/EN-US

Updating file stream via Object Model creates versions and updates metadata

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2833705/EN-US

Real time scanning of historical file versions cannot be skipped

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2833712/EN-US

Supportability of Rewrite and Redirects with SharePoint 2007/2010/2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2818415/EN-US

You cannot remove the only connection filter in SharePoint Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2395466/EN-US

InfoPath 2010

Equations in an InfoPath 2010 form are not calculated correctly after you apply hotfix package 2687391 in SharePoint Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2775306/EN-US

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TRM contributor this month was David Little.