Wednesday, May 25, 2016

10982B Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10

About this course

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to support and troubleshoot Windows 10 PCs and devices in a Windows Server domain environment. These skills include understanding of Windows 10 features, how they can be used in an Active Directory environment and how to troubleshoot them.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS).

  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles.

  • Understanding of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components.

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 fundamentals.

  • Microsoft Windows Client essentials; for example, experience with Windows 10 or knowledge from the courses 20697-1 and 20697-2.


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10325 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 2.0

Course Outline

Module 1: Implementing a Troubleshooting Methodology

Module 2: Troubleshooting Startup Issues

Module 3: Troubleshooting Hardware and Device Drivers

Module 4: Troubleshooting Remote Computers

Module 5: Resolving Issues with Network Connectivity Issues

Module 6: Troubleshooting Group Policy

Module 7: Troubleshooting User Settings

Module 8: Troubleshooting Remote Connectivity

Module 9: Troubleshooting Resource Access Within a Domain

Module 10: Troubleshooting Resource Access for Non-Domain Clients

Work Folders

Module 11: Troubleshooting Applications

IE Enterprise Mode

Module 12: Maintaining Windows 10

Module 13: Recovering Data and Operating System

File History Explained (Technet Windows 8)

Windows 10 hardware development overview

Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (TechNet Article)

Download Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (MSDN)

WADK (previously WAIK)

Monday, May 16, 2016

55033 Site Collection and Site Owner Administration

About This Course

Description - This five-day instructor-led course is intended for power users, who are tasked with working within the SharePoint 2013 environment. This course will provide a deeper, narrowly-focused training on the important and popular skills needed to be an administrator for SharePoint site collections and sites. SharePoint deployment or farm administration skills and tasks, which are required for IT professionals to manage SharePoint 2013, are available in separate Microsoft Official Courseware.
Audience - This course is intended for SharePoint site collection administrators, site administrators and power users who are tasked with working within the SharePoint environment.

Prerequisites - Before taking this course, students should be familiar with:
Windows client operating system – either Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Microsoft Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office 2013
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that students have familiarity with SharePoint 2013 or previous versions of SharePoint.  Students without prior SharePoint experience are challenged by the lack of skill and struggle with the amount of information covered in this 300 level course.

- After completing this course, students will be able to:
Design and implement a company portal structure using SharePoint 2013 objects including sites, libraries, lists and pages
Explain the role of security and permissions throughout SharePoint 2013
Implement guidelines for consistency in building a company portal to aid in the day-to-day administration of content in SharePoint 2013
Enhance the design of and content on a company portal using SharePoint 2013 themes and web parts
Explain the importance of governance for the planning and managing future growth of the SharePoint 2013 implementation
Identify options to integrate data from other systems as well as preserve existing data
Explain the role of social networking in SharePoint 2013 and its impact on collaboration

Module Overview

Modules 1-5 – Basic SharePoint Admin
Modules 6-12 – Advanced SharePoint Admin

Module 1: Getting Started with SharePoint 2013

SharePoint Versions
What to find out your version?
If using IE 8 or IE 9 this feature requires Office 2013 to be installed. For all other browsers (IE 10, Firefox, Chrome, Safari), this feature works with any version o
f Office.
Browser Support for SharePoint 2013

Only site collection administrators can view items in the second stage recycle bin. This is also called the Site Collection Recycle Bin. This recycle bin has an added column to show who deleted the content in addition to when it was deleted.

Module 2: Planning a Company Portal Using SharePoint 2013

Governance Overview

Boundary and Limits

Logon As Different User

  1. Start Internet Explorer by using the Run as different user option, and then go to the SharePoint site.
    Note: The Run as different user option is visible if you hold the Shift key when you right-click a program icon.
  2. Access the SharePoint site by using the the URL as http://siteurl/_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true

Miss the Old List and Library Interface?



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Module 3: Creating a Company Portal

More from the Cloud Engineer
Web Template List

Characters that you cannot use in site names, folder names, and file names in SharePoint
Types of Libraries
Types of Lists
Limit on Views – 50 using UI
Configure Quick Launch
Edit Links
Drop Down Navigation (Thank you Heather!)
Add List Library Page and Site using old style interface

Move Documents - Preserve Metadata and Versions

Slide Library (Manual link required)
Use this link http://yourserver/sites/yoursite/_layouts/15/slnew.aspx?FeatureId={0be49fe9-9bc9-409d-abf9-702753bd878d}&ListTemplate=2100

Module 4: Creating Consistency across Sites

Create Columns
Column Types
Create Views
Lookup Columns
How to Conditionally Require Data in SharePoint Columns

Examples of common formulas in SharePoint Lists
Calculated Field Formulas
Column Validation (3 good articles)

SharePoint 2013: Lookup or Taxonomy (Managed Metadata) Column

Content Types
Managed Metadata (MMS)
Content Organizer
List Templates
Library Templates

Module 5: Securing a Company Portal

Edit Permissions

Entire List of Permissions and Permission Levels

Posh - Enumerate SharePoint 2010/2013 Permissions and AD Group Membership
More from The Cloud Engineer

Module 6: Customizing the Look of a Portal

Great Looking Sites
Web Part – Adding and Changing Web Parts
Content Search Web Part
Connected Web Parts

Use composed looks to brand SharePoint sites

Site logo size in SharePoint 2013 (See article below for more info)
Width: 180 pixels Height: 64 pixels
Width: 2.5 inches Height: .889 inches

Navigate up is missing …  I want it back!

CSS for SharePoint Admins

Module 7: Extending a Company Portal

External Lists

Record Center

Searching and using keywords in eDiscovery
Plan and manage eDiscovery cases
Create and run eDiscovery queries
Add content to an eDiscovery case and place sources on hold

Module 8: Leveraging Web Content Management

Great Looking Sites

Manage publishing sites
Work with a publishing approval workflow
About publishing-enabled site templates
Enable publishing features
Managed Metadata Navigation

Module 9: Bridging the Social Gap

Social Features
One Drive for Business
Create and configure communities in SharePoint Server 2013
How to customize you community site badges
SharePoint Online Tags & Notes feature retired

Module 10: Finding Information Using Search

Overview of crawled and managed properties in SharePoint Server 2013
Search Schema Overview
Plan to transform queries and order results in SharePoint 2013
Query variables in SharePoint Server 2013
KQL - Keyword Query Language

Basic and Enterprise Search Centers Outlined

Troubleshooting Tool

Module 11: Controlling and Planning for Growth

Governance Overview

IT governance in SharePoint 2013
Information management and governance in SharePoint 2013
Application management and governance in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2010 Governance Planning

Governance 101: Best practices for creating and managing team sites
Community Best Practices for SharePoint 2013

Administer sites and site collections in SharePoint 2013

Module 12: Administering a Company Portal Built on SharePoint 2013

Permissions for site collection administrators
Site and site collection administration
Manage site collections
Optimize page performance in SharePoint 2013 - Minimal Download Strategy




Storage Metrics (broken link)
Find Content about SharePoint 2013
What’s New in SharePoint 2013
Discontinued Features
PowerShell for SharePoint

Monday, May 9, 2016

10174 SharePoint 2010 Installation and Configuration

General Class and SharePoint Info
Class Prerequisites
Evaluation Guide
What's New

70-667 Exam  MCTS

Module 1 - Installation

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Installation Tips
Great Looking SharePoint Sites

More on Installation
Details and links to Hardware and software requirements (SPS 2010)
Compare SharePoint Editions
Client - Browser Level 1 and 2 (chrome and Firefox have issues with datasheet view)
Good Browser Compatibility List
IPAD support
64 bit browser issues
Datasheet view fix for 64 bit office
NTLM vs. Kerberos
DNS issues
Account permissions and security settings
Latest Updates
Planning for Multiple Languages
InfoPath localization
SharePoint Licensing
Capacity Planning for SharePoint
Loopback Issues
Local Codes
Server 2012 Support requires SP2
No official SQL 2014 support

Module 2 - Creating Intranet
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Site Collection Design - Site Collection or Subsite - that is the question
Create Site Collection in a separate DB without using PowerShell - tricky
More on Creating Intranet
Plan sites and site collections
Create a Web Application (SharePoint Server 2010)
Create a site collection (SharePoint Server 2010)
Delete a site collection (SharePoint Server 2010)
SharePoint 101: Managed Paths
Good Chapter on Managed Paths
Define managed paths (SharePoint Server 2010)
SharePoint Server 2010 Capacity Management: Software Boundaries and Limits (updated)
Central Site for all SharePoint 2010 Capacity Planning (great start)
Database types and descriptions” (SharePoint Server 2010)
Rename DB to remove GUID
Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration (SPS 2010)
MSDN Tables and Views
Split Content DB
Move Service Applications

Module 3 - Administration
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Change the Central Administration Web site port number” (SPS 2010)
Setadminport: Stsadm operation” (Office SharePoint Server)
Choose administrators and owners for the administration hierarchy” (SPS 2010) at
Wake-on-LAN info
Missing Central Admin Links?

More on Administration
Found some great PowerShell scripts here for SP2010

About Windows PowerShell
Understanding the Windows PowerShell Pipeline”
PS Thread Options
“Viewing Object Structure (Get-Member)”
Stsadm to Windows PowerShell mapping
PowerShell vs. STSADM (unofficial list of missing commands)
Remote PS
PowerShell Hints
PowerShell Profiles

Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Command Builder

Module 4 - Content Management
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Office Integration for SharePoint 2010
Managed Metadata Service
More on Content Management
Metadata Services (good example using conf room) ( good overview diagram) (Planning worksheets) ( good intro with detailed descriptions of icons)
Manage Permissions
Datasheet View Issues for 64-bit Office
Client Features for Office 2003 2007 or 2010 (pdf)
Microsoft Office 2010 with Different Versions of Microsoft SharePoint

Compatability Issues with Sharepoint 2010 and Office 2013


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RBS - Remote Blob Storage Overview

List Column types and options
List Throttling - Good Article

Module 5 - Authentication
More from The Cloud Engineer

More on Authentication
Security and Authentication for SharePoint Server 2010
Good overview of authentication
Double Authentication http/https issues
Secure Store

Claims Encoding

Module 6 - Security
Good Review on Security in SPF 2010
What is Limited Access

Information Rights Management
Step by Step IRM

Permission levels and permissions

PowerShell Script to Enumerate SharePoint 2010 or 2013 Permissions and Active Directory Group Membership

Module 7 - Customization
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Fab 40 update - Notice that Techsol is working to convert Fab 40 to 2010

Lotus Notes Integration

Great Looking SharePoint Sites
Developer Dashboard

Sandbox Solutions
More from The Cloud Engineer

More on Sandbox Solutions
Compare Farm vs Sandbox Solution
Sandbox Architecture
Good article to clarify GAC vs Sandbox and lists Solution Restrictions
Deploying Sandbox via PowerShell
Sandbox or no Sandbox that is the question
Appears that iisreset is an optional component of SharePoint Solution
More on SharePoint Projects

Troubleshooting Tools
Developer Dashboard
Fiddler - Web Debugger
Visual Route Trip Analyzer
Firebug and Firebug Lite for IE6+, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome

SharePoint Designer
SharePoint Designer Security
Manage SharePoint Designer
Changes to SharePoint Designer
Control SharePoint Designer

Module 8 – Security
How to enable SSL on a SharePoint 2010 web application ?
Redirecting users – A Mixed Http and Https Content SharePoint 2010 Environment

more on security at the cloudengineer

Module 8 - Service Applications
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Service Accounts
Advanced Timer Jobs
Long List of SharePoint Service Application Configuration and Admin

More on Service Applications
Share service applications across farms
In a Nutshell: SharePoint 2010 Service Applications
Default Timer Jobs

Module 9 - User Profile and My Sites
More from The Cloud Engineer

More on Social
Planning for Social
MySite Branding
Add User Photos Automatically
SAP Integration

Organizational Browser

User Profile Service
Great article from Harbar

Troubleshooting Tool – FIM Client –
Only for Training and Demos! Do not change settings! Unsupported
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\14.0\Synchronization Service\UIShell\miisclient.exe

Module 10 - Search
More on Search

Search Options from Microsoft
Secure your search results even more ...
PDF info (you need to add both ifilter and icon)
Good Overview from SharePoint George
Getting Started with Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010 Products (pdf)
FAST Filter Pack
Office Filter Pack
Free SOA (Search Engine Optimization) Tools
Performance and capacity management
Step-by-Step: Provisioning the Search Service Application
AAM and Server Mapping
Search Syntax or Building Search Queries

Module 11 – BI

Module 11 - Enterprise Service Applications

Site and solution administration

Module 11 - Access Services
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Module 11 - Excel Services
Comparison to Office Web Apps

More from The Cloud Engineer

Module 11 - Office Web App
More from The Cloud Engineer
Service Administration - Great list of links

More on Office Web Apps
Office Web Apps overview
Office Web App Blog
Office Web Apps platform comparison
Configure the default open behavior for documents
SharePoint 2010 compatibility with Office 2007

Co-authoring (i.e. Simultaneous Editing) in Word 2010
More on Co-authoring
Web Application Printing in SP1
Office Web App SP1
New Document

Module 12 - Enterprise Install

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Install Tips and Tricks

Email Settings

Farm Configuration Scripts

Module 12 - Upgrade
More from The Cloud Engineer
More on Upgrade

Upgrade Paths - good article on in-place versus database attach upgrade with step by step
Supported and unsupported upgrade
TechNet Resource on Upgrade
2003 to 2010 is an two step upgrade without third party tools{72C1C85B-1D2D-4A4A-90DE-CA74A7808184}&pID=441
Article compares several upgrade methods and techniques and huge table to compare
Database Attach
InfoPath Migration
Introduction to search-first migration
MMS Upgrade

Module 12 - Updates (Service Packs and CU)
More from The Cloud Engineer

Now SP 2 is out – July 2013
Prepare for Update
SharePoint 2010 build level and version numbers
Mystery Behind SharePoint Patches
Detailed Update Overview
Todd Klindt Build List

Module 13 - Business Continuity

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SharePoint Server 2010 - 10 Steps to Disaster Recovery
Document your SharePoint Site

More on Business Continuity from the Rest of the Web
Version Planning

Backup and Restore

DPM Guide

Using SQL Snapshots for backup – Part2
SharePoint Backup Guide
Backup Scheduling with PowerShell - Great reference script
Move content databases

Setup SharePoint Farm using NLB and SQL Cluster
Part 1 - Prepare Windows Cluster
Part 2 - Install and configure SQL Cluster
Part 3 - Install and Configure NLB on WFE
part 4 - Install and configure SharePoint farm (3-tier)

Module 14 – Performance
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SharePoint Server 2010 performance and capacity test results and recommendations
SharePoint Health Analyzer rules reference
Configure Diagnostic Logging
Developing, Deploying, and Monitoring Sandboxed Solutions in SharePoint 2010
Web Analytics
SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010
Free chapter from a great book on Monitoring SharePoint 2010
Add Auditing to SharePoint Foundation
Auditing Basics and Creating Custom Audit Log Entries

Module 15 - SharePoint Online and Office 365
More from The Cloud Engineer

Microsoft Resources

Getting Started Series for SharePoint 2010 IT Professionals
SharePoint 2010 TechNet Forum

SharePoint Posters

Student Links
More from The Cloud Engineer
Visio Shapes
Vendor and Book Links

Monday, April 25, 2016

Course 20331B: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Course Details

Course 20331B: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
About this Course This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. This course will teach you how to configure SharePoint Server 2013, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize your SharePoint server deployment. This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and will align with the first exam in the SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro certification. Audience Profile The course is targeted at experienced IT Professionals interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy and manage SharePoint Server 2013 installations in either the data center or the cloud. Students typically have more than four years of hands-on experience* planning and maintaining SharePoint and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server 2008 R2 or later, Active Directory,  and networking infrastructure services. The minimally qualified candidate typically:
  • Is an IT professional who plans, implements, and maintains a multi-server deployment of SharePoint Server 2013.
  • Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with SharePoint Online.
  • Has broad familiarity with SharePoint workloads.
  • Have experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.
  • Has experience with authentication and security technologies
  • Has experience with Windows PowerShell.
  • Hands-on experience or job experience is considered a solutions-based role where the candidate works within the solutions space covered by SharePoint, working on multiple solutions in the SharePoint space that includes document management, content management, and search.
The secondary audience for this course are Business Application Administrators (BAAs) who are engaged in the administering line-of-business (LOB) projects in conjunction with internal business customers would benefit from an understanding of how to manage SharePoint Server 2013. Administrators who are entirely new to SharePoint will gain some benefit from the course, but it is recommended that they familiarize themselves with the basic concepts of the SharePoint platform before attending.

Suggested Classes

20331 – Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
55033 – SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administration
50547 – SharePoint 2010 Site Collection and Site Administration
MCSA: Windows Server 2012

20410 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
20411 – Administering Windows Server 2012
20412 – Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
MCSA: SQL Server10774 – Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
10775 – Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
10777 – Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
10961 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 3.0
10325 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 2.0
CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ Certification – SharePoint MCSE


MCSE SharePoint 2013 – Certification Information


Index of Windows PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint 2013
Use Windows PowerShell to administer SharePoint 2013
Command Builder

How to enable Remote PowerShell for SharePoint 2013 for Non-Administrators

Configure Remote PowerShell in SharePoint 2010 (Reommended for 2013)

Module 1 “Introducing SharePoint 2013"

More from the Cloud Engineer - Versions
Compare Foundation Standard Enterprise
Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013
Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013
Overview of mobile devices and SharePoint Server 2013
Create and configure communities in SharePoint Server 2013
Configure My Sites in SharePoint Server 2013
Changes from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013
SharePoint feature availability across on-premises solutions
Hybrid for SharePoint 2013 Technical Diagrams – Posters
SharePoint Versions

Installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2
More on Windows Server 2012 R2

Configuring Back Connection Host Names using Group Policy


Module 2, “Designing an Information Architecture"

Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013
Technical Diagrams – Posters
More from the Cloud Engineer
Web Application vs Site Collection vs Site
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Designing and Architecting Solutions: Gathering Requirements

Module 3 “Designing a Logical Architecture"

Create a web application in SharePoint 2013

Document farm configuration settings in SharePoint 2013

Module 4 “Designing a Physical Architecture"

Technical Diagrams – Posters
Virtualization Planning
Hyper-V Snapshot Warning …Do not use snapshots in a production environment!

Module 5 “Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013"

Plan for administrative and service accounts in SharePoint 2013
Install and configure SharePoint 2013
Office Web App Server

Azure – Developer Setup
Windows Server 2012 R2 Issues – Must use SharePoint 2013 SP1
Install SharePoint 2013 SP1 on Windows Server 2012 R2 in a lab environment
On updated Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2, the Products Preparation Tool in SharePoint Server 2013 may not progress past "Configuring Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role"

MSDN Blog - Setting Up an Awesome SharePoint 2013 Dev Box on Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V, SQL, SharePoint)
Offline installation (No Internet Connection) of SharePoint 2013 SP1 Prerequisites on Windows Server 2012 R2

Automated SharePoint 2010/2013/2016 PowerShell-based installation script

Configure SharePoint 2013 Farm with PowerShell (MSDN Priyo)

DisableLoopBackCheck (PowerShell sample included)

Module 6 “Creating Web Applications and Site Collections"

More from The Cloud Engineer – web app vs site collection vs site
Move Site Collection
Create a web application in SharePoint 2013
Site Collection Owner vs Site Collection Administrator
Create Web Application via CA or PowerShell

Recommendations for Path Based Site Collections
Create Path Based Site Collections via CA or PowerShell

One Web Application Model using host named site collections
Create Host Name Site Collections via PowerShell

Web Template List

Module 7 “Planning and Configuring Service Applications"

More on Versions
SharePoint 2013 service applications - Technical diagrams for SharePoint 2013
Operations for SharePoint 2013
Site and Solution Administration 2010 (Oldie but a goodie - still applies to 2013)
Service Application Dependencies

Module 8 “Managing Users and Permissions"

SharePoint permissions from
Plan your permissions strategy
Introduction: Control user access with permissions
Understanding permission levels (great table)
What is permissions inheritance?
Site Collection Owner vs. Site Collection Administrator
SharePoint Keeps Asking for Password Every time?

Posh - Enumerate SharePoint 2010/2013 Permissions and AD Group Membership
More from The Cloud Engineer

Module 9 “Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013"

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Plan for Kerberos authentication in SharePoint 2013
The first Kerberos guide for SharePoint 2013 technicians
SharePoint 2013 Kerberos and Host Named Site Collections

CodePlex Tools
Server to Server Auth
Claims Encoding

Module 10 “Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment"

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Antivirus and SharePoint 2013 Folder Scanning Antivirus

Configure SSL for SharePoint 2013
Multiple SSL Web Applications on Port 443
IIS 8.0 Server Name Indication (SNI): SSL Scalability

Auditing in SharePoint
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ULS Viewer

Module 11 “Managing Taxonomy"

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Search Dictionaries are missing?
First Create State Service -
Column Types

Module 12 “Configuring User Profiles"

Server-to-server authentication and user profiles in SharePoint Server 2013
AD Import – Step by Step
UPA – Step by Step
Oldie but Goodie
AD Import Mappings
Cleanup Obsolete Users and Groups and more in this article …
Maintain user profile synchronization settings in SharePoint Server 2013

Artist formerly known as DirSync
Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect Tool

Module 13 “Configuring Enterprise Search"

Search Reports
Query spelling suggestions
Linguistic search features in SharePoint Server 2013
Query Spelling Suggestions
Query Suggestions
Continuous Crawls - The default interval every 15 minutes. Shortest interval possible every 1 minute.
Search Query Tool

Custom Search Connectors
Lotus Notes

Module 14 “Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment"

More from The Cloud Engineer
Operations for SharePoint 2013
Temp DB
Timer Job Reference
Distributed Cache Management
TroubleShooting Tools


PowerShell for SharePoint

Use Windows PowerShell to administer SharePoint 2013

Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Command Builder

Visio Stencil
300 Visio Icons to help you create visual representations of Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office 365 deployments including Microsoft Skype for Business, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. The zip file now includes both stencil sets from 2012 and 2014.


Plan Site/Site Collections - TechNet
Design Checklists/Worksheets