Bill Baer

Senior Product Marketing Manager (SharePoint), Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint, Microsoft Corporation

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  • Blog Post: Code Samples, Simple Translation using CSOM, REST, and Machine Translation Services

    Machine Translation Services is a powerful Shared Service Application in SharePoint Server 2013 that provides automation synchronous and asynchronous translation of documents, folders, and sites. The code samples in this post provide simple examples of synchronous document translation using the Client...
  • Blog Post: File and Folder Considerations with OneDrive for Business

    When considering a migration to OneDrive for Business you should be aware of the specific File and Folder considerations and restrictions. While some considerations exist that are explicit to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint; others are derivatives of the underlying client and/or server file system...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack for SharePoint Server 2013 1 Recalled [Updated]

    Service Pack 1 update is now available. Refer to the information below to acquire the updated Service Pack for your product: NOTE For a list of previously published KB’s refer to the recall information in the original post below. Product KB SharePoint Foundation http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2880551...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2013 Trial Image in Windows Azure China Platform Gallery

    The SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image is now available in the Windows Azure China Platform Gallery. The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Trial patched with the March Public Update. NOTE Additional...
  • Blog Post: Outbound Hybrid Infrastructure Configuration Made Easy for SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365

    Over the past several weeks since we’ve released Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013 I’ve configured several PoC and demo environments with OneDrive for Business redirection to Office 365 with an outbound hybrid search topology. Over the course of configuring these environments I found it to be...
  • Blog Post: One-Way Outbound Hybrid Search Step-by-Step and OneDrive for Business

    Recently we introduced a number of new coexistence scenarios in Service Pack 1 including redirection of OneDrive for Business and Yammer. Redirection of OneDrive for Business enables IT to provision cloud storage for users OneDrive for Business document libraries; however, in a hybrid scenario the content...
  • Blog Post: OneDrive for Business Redirection to Office 365 Overview

    At the 2014 SharePoint Conference we announced the new OneDrive for Business SKU in addition to changes in Service Pack 1 functionality that enable IT administrators to selectively redirect their users to OneDrive for Business in Office 365 from SharePoint Server 2013. Planning The initial prerequisite...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2013 Trial in Windows Azure [Updated]

    An updated SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image is available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery. The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Trial patched with the March Public and December Cumulative...
  • Blog Post: HOW TO: Rename Search Service Application Databases on the “Same” Server

    There are a number of articles that describe how to rename and move the Search Service Application databases in SharePoint Server 2013; however, limited guidance on renaming the Search Service Application databases on the same server.  The process itself differs little from the former, but worth...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2013 Trial in Windows Azure

    An updated SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image is available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery.  The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Trial patched with the March Public and April Cumulative...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2013

    SharePoint 2013 includes Windows Management Framework 3.0 the as one of the new prerequisites to installation and configuration.  Included in the Windows Management Framework 3.0 is Windows PowerShell 3.0. Windows PowerShell 3.0 extends upon the usability of Windows PowerShell 2.0 while maintaining...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Machine Translation Services in SharePoint 2013

    Introduction SharePoint Server 2013 introduces several new service applications; among them is the new Machine Translation Service. The new Machine Translation Service enables you to reach more people with new cloud-based translation services capable of translating not only sites, but also their content...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2013 Software Prerequisites

    Web and Application Servers Minimum Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter) Requires KB 2554876, KB 2708075, KB 2759112 Optional Windows Server 2012 (Standard or Datacenter) Prerequisites Web and Application Servers Web Server (IIS) Role Application Server Role...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell Command Builder 2.0

    A new updated version of the Windows PowerShell Command Builder is now available. The Windows PowerShell Command Builder for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Office 365 is an HTML 5 application that is designed to help IT professionals and power users...
  • Blog Post: Setting up a SharePoint 2013 Development Environment 101

    Step 1 Prepare the Operating Environment Preparation of your development environment is determined by the apps you will develop and the systems you have access to.  If you want to distribute apps for SharePoint through an app catalog, such as apps for SharePoint will full control permissions, a...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Minimal Download Strategy in SharePoint 2013

    Introduction Minimal Download Strategy in SharePoint 2013 improves rendering performance when browsing content where large parts of the page do not change providing a more fluid navigation experience. For example when navigating between a site’s home page and Shared Documents page only the content that...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2013 Trial in Windows Azure [Updated]

    An updated SharePoint Server 2013 Trial image is available in the Windows Azure Platform Gallery. The image is based on the current Windows Server 2012 Datacenter release and includes a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Trial patched with the March Public and August Cumulative...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Upgrade in SharePoint Server 2013

    Introduction Changing software can be difficult, SharePoint Server 2013 simplifies the upgrade process, empowers the user, and improves resiliency and manageability through new features and capabilities designed to balance the needs of users with those of IT. What’s new in upgrade… Deferred Site Collection...
  • Blog Post: Get Started with SharePoint Server 2013 Quickly on Windows Azure

    In order to remain competitive in today’s business climate you need to be able to respond to change and challenges quickly.  Sometimes that means adjusting your SharePoint infrastructure on a moment’s notice to maintain a competitive advantage. Infrastructure as a Service solves these challenges...
  • Blog Post: Making the most of SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

    Learn more about SharePoint Server 2013 features and capabilties through immersive training at http://technet.microsoft.com/sharepoint/fp123606 . Download and install SharePoint Server 2013 at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh973397.aspx?wt.mc_id=TEC_121_1_4 . Get help, guidance...
  • Blog Post: Overview of Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013

    Shredded Storage is a new storage model implementation in SharePoint Server 2013 used to provide smoother I/O patterns, improve data transfer performance, and reduce storage utilization when using historical versions with SharePoint. This whitepaper provides a background of SharePoint products storage...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013 [RTM Update]

    Introduction Shredded storage is a new data platform improvement in SharePoint 2013 related to the management of large binary objects (I.e. BLOBS such as Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations, Microsoft Word Documents, etc.). Shredded Storage is both improves I/O and reduces compute utilization when...
  • Blog Post: RTM Trial Now Available

    If you missed the announcement at SPC219, SharePoint Server 2013 RTM Trial is now available. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh973397.aspx
  • Blog Post: Introduction to User License Enforcement in SharePoint Server 2013 [Updated]

    Introduction SharePoint Server 2013 introduces new User License Enforcement capabilities that enable the definition, assignment, and mapping of licenses to users associated with specific Active Directory security groups. For example an administrator can map Enterprise features to individual users...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2013 March 2013 Public Update

    The March 2013 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2013 was released on March 12, 2013 and in addition to resolving several issues, features new and added capabilities such as the ability to configure multiple app domains in when using AAM or Host Header configurations.  For a complete list of fixes...