Monday, May 18, 2015

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

It is recommended students have familiarity with previous versions of SharePoint, though it is not a required prerequisite.
Objectives - 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
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/03/sharepoint-features-comparison.html

http://blog.blksthl.com/2013/01/14/sharepoint-2013-feature-comparison-chart-all-editions/
What to find out your version?
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12497.sharepoint-2013-build-numbers.aspx
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.

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
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263356

Logon As Different User http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752600
  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?

http://yourservername/sites/yoursite/_layouts/create.aspx

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Module 3: Creating a Company Portal

Characters that you cannot use in site names, folder names, and file names in SharePoint
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/905231
Types of Libraries
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/introduction-to-libraries-HA102771924.aspx
Types of Lists
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/introduction-to-lists-HA102771955.aspx
Views
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/create-change-or-delete-a-view-of-a-list-or-library-HA102774516.aspx
Limit on Views – 50 using UI
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/e3615c23-b3bb-4afc-a1c4-4345c4506793/what-is-the-limit-on-the-number-of-views-created-on-a-sharepoint-list
Configure Quick Launch
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/configure-the-quick-launch-for-site-navigation-HA102130960.aspx
Edit Links
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/customize-the-navigation-on-your-team-site-HA103532378.aspx
Drop Down Navigation (Thank you Heather!)
http://blog.sharepointexperience.com/2013/04/working-with-sharepoint-navigation/
Add List Library Page and Site using old style interface
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2015/02/create-list-library-page-and-sites-old.html

Move Documents - Preserve Metadata and Versions
https://support.office.com/en-za/article/Work-with-site-content-and-structure-30fcaad9-02b1-4347-8b03-e1ccc5a4c19f


Module 4: Creating Consistency across Sites

Create Columnshttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/create-change-or-delete-a-column-in-a-list-or-library-HA102771913.aspx
Column Types
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/site-column-types-and-options-HA010302196.aspx
Create Views
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/create-change-or-delete-a-view-of-a-list-or-library-HA102774516.aspx
Lookup Columns
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/create-list-relationships-by-using-unique-and-lookup-columns-HA102771358.aspx
How to Conditionally Require Data in SharePoint Columns
http://summit7systems.com/how-to-conditionally-require-data-in-sharepoint-columns/
Content Types
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/create-or-customize-a-content-type-HA102773269.aspx
Managed Metadata (MMS)
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/introduction-to-managed-metadata-HA102832521.aspx
Content Organizer
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/configure-the-content-organizer-to-route-documents-HA102772938.aspx
List Templates
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/copy-or-move-a-list-by-using-a-list-template-HA101782479.aspx
Library Templates
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/copy-or-move-a-library-by-using-a-library-template-HA101814157.aspx

Module 5: Securing a Company Portal


Edit Permissions
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/edit-permissions-for-a-list-library-or-individual-item-HA102833689.aspx
Entire List of Permissions and Permission Levels
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Permission-levels-and-permissions-49d456eb-d3c8-4402-86b1-deb911224afb?pid=CH101248581033&CorrelationId=f1d59fb8-79c6-416b-b707-7f1e1e2c96ba&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Module 6: Customizing the Look of a Portal

Great Looking Sites
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/great-looking-sharepoint-sites.html
Web Part – Adding and Changing Web Parts
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/add-move-minimize-or-delete-a-web-part-from-a-page-HA101773353.aspx
Content Search Web Part
http://www.wonderlaura.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=185
http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2012/10/using-content-search-web-part-and.html
http://yalla.itgroove.net/2013/02/roll-up-sharepoint-2013-tasks-with-content-search-web-part/
Connected Web Parts
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Connect-data-in-Web-Parts-c9a84132-44be-4abb-94d1-d69cfdc052db

Module 7: Extending a Company Portal

External Lists
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/create-an-external-list-HA102771010.aspx
Record Center
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424394.aspx
Searching and using keywords in eDiscovery
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/searching-and-using-keywords-in-ediscovery-HA102842220.aspx
Plan and manage eDiscovery cases
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/plan-and-manage-ediscovery-cases-HA102893857.aspx
Create and run eDiscovery queries
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/create-and-run-ediscovery-queries-HA102922715.aspx
Add content to an eDiscovery case and place sources on hold
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/add-content-to-an-ediscovery-case-and-place-sources-on-hold-HA102842219.aspx

Module 8: Leveraging Web Content Management

Manage publishing sites
Work with a publishing approval workflow
About publishing-enabled site templates
Enable publishing features
Managed Metadata Navigation
http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/sharepoint-help/set-up-metadata-navigation-for-a-list-or-library-HA102832523.aspx
Workflows
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/06/sharepoint-workflows.html

Module 9: Bridging the Social Gap

Social Features
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/whats-new-in-microsoft-sharepoint-server-2013-HA102785546.aspx#_Toc349227176
OneDrive for Business
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/what-is-onedrive-for-business-HA102822076.aspx
Create and configure communities in SharePoint Server 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219543(v=office.15).aspx
How to customize you community site badges
http://mysharepointinsight.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/how-to-customize-you-community-site.html

Module 10: Finding Information Using Search

Overview of crawled and managed properties in SharePoint Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219630
Search Schema Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219669
Plan to transform queries and order results in SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219620.aspx
Query variables in SharePoint Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj683123.aspx
KQL - Keyword Query Language
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ee558911.aspx
Troubleshooting Tool
https://sp2013searchtool.codeplex.com/

Module 11: Controlling and Planning for Growth

Governance Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263356
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/governance-101-best-practices-for-creating-and-managing-team-sites-HA101847542.aspx
Community Best Practices for SharePoint 2013
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12438.community-best-practices-for-sharepoint-2013.aspx

Module 12: Administering a Company Portal Built on SharePoint 2013

Permissions for site collection administrators
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Permissions-for-site-collection-administrators-f7f82b3e-7ef3-4938-a49b-9504de3b6c2a?CorrelationId=919e7584-837a-48f8-8cec-63660d9a1347&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
Site and site collection administration
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc789335
Manage site collections
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607925


Appendix


Storage Metrics
http://www.sharepointjoel.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=0cd1a63d-183c-4fc2-8320-ba5369008acb&ID=655
Find Content about SharePoint 2013
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/find-content-about-sharepoint-server-2013-HA103047055.aspx
What’s New in SharePoint 2013
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/whats-new-in-microsoft-sharepoint-server-2013-HA102785546.aspx
Discontinued Features
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/discontinued-features-and-modified-functionality-in-microsoft-sharepoint-2013-HA102892827.aspx
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/discontinued-features-and-modified-functionality-in-microsoft-sharepoint-2013-HA102892827.aspx
Workflows
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/about-the-workflows-included-with-sharepoint-HA102771434.aspx

PowerShell for SharePoint
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662539.aspx

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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

SharePoint
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 Server
10774 – Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
10775 – Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
10777 – Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
PowerShell
10961 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 3.0
10325 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 2.0
CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ Certification – SharePoint MCSE
https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcse-sharepoint-certification.aspx
MCSE SharePoint 2013 – Certification Information
http://randelhall.blogspot.com/2013/06/sharepoint-mcse.html

Modules

Module 1, “Introducing SharePoint 2013"

More from the Cloud Engineer - Versions
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/03/sharepoint-features-comparison.html
Compare Foundation Standard Enterprise
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj819267.aspx#bkmk_FeaturesOnPremise
Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=299525
Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx
Overview of mobile devices and SharePoint Server 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302034
Create and configure communities in SharePoint Server 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302036
Configure My Sites in SharePoint Server 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302037
Changes from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302039
SharePoint feature availability across on-premises solutions
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302040
Hybrid for SharePoint 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302043 Technical Diagrams – Posters
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199.aspx
SharePoint Versions
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj819267.aspx
Installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sambetts/archive/2014/02/27/setting-up-an-awesome-sharepoint-2013-dev-box-on-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx
More on Windows Server 2012 R2
http://www.avivroth.com/2013/07/09/installing-sharepoint-2013-on-windows-server-2012-r2-preview/


Module 2
, “Designing an Information Architecture"

Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx
Technical Diagrams – Posters
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199.aspx
More from the Cloud Engineer
Web Application vs Site Collection vs Site
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/11/web-application-vs-site-collection-vs.html


Module 3
, “Designing a Logical Architecture"


Create a web application in SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261875(v=office.15).aspx


Module 4
, “Designing a Physical Architecture"


Technical Diagrams – Posters
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199.aspx
Virtualization Planning
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607968(v=office.15).aspx


Module 5
, “Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013"


Plan for administrative and service accounts in SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263445(v=office.15).aspx
Office Web App Server
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219435(v=office.15).aspx

Azure – Developer Setup
http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/01/07/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

Module 6, “Creating Web Applications and Site Collections"


More from The Cloud Engineer – web app vs site collection vs site
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/11/web-application-vs-site-collection-vs.html
Move Site Collection
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc825328.aspx
Create a web application in SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261875(v=office.15).aspx


Module 7
, “Planning and Configuring Service Applications"


More on Versions
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/02/versions.html
SharePoint 2013 service applications - Technical diagrams for SharePoint 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=299540
Operations for SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262289.aspx
Site and Solution Administration 2010 (Oldie but a goodie - still applies to 2013)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794341(v=office.14).aspx
Service Application Dependencies
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg983005.aspx


Module 8
, “Managing Users and Permissions"


SharePoint permissions from Office.com
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
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc750414.aspx
http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/41414/site-collection-owners-and-site-collection-administrators-can-anyone-explain-th
SharePoint Keeps Asking for Password Every time?
http://www.sharepointdiary.com/2012/04/sharepoint-keeps-asking-for-password.html

Posh - Enumerate SharePoint 2010/2013 Permissions and AD Group Membership
http://briantjackett.com/archive/2013/07/01/powershell-script-to-enumerate-sharepoint-2010-or-2013-permissions-and.aspx

Module 9, “Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013"


More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/10/sharepoint-authentication.html
Plan for Kerberos authentication in SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee806870(v=office.15).aspx
The first Kerberos guide for SharePoint 2013 technicians
http://blog.blksthl.com/2012/09/26/the-first-kerberos-guide-for-sharepoint-2013-technicians/
CodePlex Tools
http://sdssharepointlibrary.codeplex.com/
Server to Server Auth
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219532(v=office.15).aspx


Module 10
, “Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment"


More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/02/sharepoint-security.html
Antivirus and SharePoint 2013
http://www.harbar.net/archive/2013/02/22/Antivirus-and-SharePoint-2013.aspx Folder Scanning Antivirus
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952167
ULS Viewer
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44020


Module 11
, “Managing Taxonomy"


More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/10/managed-metadata-service_04.html
Search Dictionaries are missing?
First Create State Service - http://www.jrjlee.com/2013/02/the-search-dictionaries-term-store.html

Column Types
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/site-column-types-and-options-HA010302196.aspx


Module 12
, “Configuring User Profiles"


Server-to-server authentication and user profiles in SharePoint Server 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302080
AD Import – Step by Step
http://blogs.technet.com/b/meacoex/archive/2013/08/04/step-by-step-active-directory-import-for-sharepoint-2013.aspx
UPA – Step by Step
http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2013/02/18/sharepoint-2010-2013-user-profile-synchronization.aspx
Oldie but Goodie
http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups.aspx
AD Import Mappings
http://www.harbar.net/archive/2013/02/18/Default-Active-Directory-Import-User-Profile-Property-Mappings-in-SharePoint.aspx
Cleanup Obsolete Users and Groups and more in this article …
Maintain user profile synchronization settings in SharePoint Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff681014(v=office.15).aspx DirSync
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn635310(v=office.15).aspx


Module 13
, “Configuring Enterprise Search"


KQL
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ee558911(v=office.15).aspx
Search Reports
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219611.aspx
Query spelling suggestions
http://blog.mastykarz.nl/sharepoint-2013-query-spelling-inclusions-for-the-masses/
Linguistic search features in SharePoint Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219499
Query Spelling Suggestions
http://blog.mastykarz.nl/sharepoint-2013-query-spelling-inclusions-masses-revisited/
Query Suggestions
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj721441
Continuous Crawls - The default interval every 15 minutes. Shortest interval possible every 1 minute.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219802.aspx
Search Query Tool
http://sp2013searchtool.codeplex.com/


Module 14
, “Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment"

More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/07/long-list-of-links-for-sharepoint.html
Operations for SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262289.aspx
TempDB
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ms175527.aspx

Timer Job Reference
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678870.aspx

Appendix

PowerShell for SharePoint

Use Windows PowerShell to administer SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj937863.aspx

Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Command Builder
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/TechNet/en-us/Office/media/WindowsPowerShell/WindowsPowerShellCommandBuilder.html

Worksheets

Plan Site/Site Collections - TechNet

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263267.aspx

Design Checklists/Worksheets

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262451.aspx
http://nikpatel.net/2012/03/11/checklist-for-designing-and-implementing-sharepoint-2010-extranets-things-to-consider/

http://www.sharepointgeoff.com/implementation-checklist/

Office 365 MCSA – 70-346 and 70-347

Official Study Information from Microsoft

https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsa-office365-certification.aspx

Born to Learn – Microsoft Learning

https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/certification/server/f/591/t/324377

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200677(v=exchg.150).aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161362(v=office.15).aspx

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-365-deployment-for-it-pros

http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh852466.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200677(v=exchg.150).aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161362(v=office.15).aspx

Unofficial Study Guides

https://anderseideblog.wordpress.com/reading-lists/ms-exam-70-346-managing-office-365-identities-and-requirements/

https://anderseideblog.wordpress.com/reading-lists/ms-exam-70-347-enabling-office-365-services/

Fun Articles

http://ed-baker.com/office-365-mcsa-halfway-house/

http://ed-baker.com/office-365-mcsa-70-347-study-guide/

Monday, April 20, 2015

10174 SharePoint 2010 Installation and Configuration

General Class and SharePoint Info
Class Prerequisites
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Course.aspx?ID=10174A&Locale=en-us#tab3
Posters!
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc560988.aspx
What's New
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee518670
Learning Plan for 70-667 Exam  MCTS
http://learning.microsoft.com/manager/LearningPlanV2.aspx?resourceId=9173b319-2607-4954-9418-010059016602&clang=en-US&cats=d4e8e42c-3d5a-4a6e-915d-d99556a49bd7

Module 1 - Installation

More from The Cloud Engineer
Installation Tips
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/10/sharepoint-installation-tips-and-tricks.html
Great Looking SharePoint Sites
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/great-looking-sharepoint-sites.html
Versions
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/02/versions.html
Accounts
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678863.aspx

More on Installation
Details and links to Hardware and software requirements (SPS 2010)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485.aspx
Compare SharePoint Editions
http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/Pages/Editions-Comparison.aspx
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/12/versions.html
Client - Browser Level 1 and 2 (chrome and Firefox have issues with datasheet view)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526.aspx
Good Browser Compatibility List
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526.aspx#Compatibility
IPAD support
http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=960
64 bit browser issues
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288142.aspx
Datasheet view fix for 64 bit office
http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2010/07/15/office-2010-x64-with-sharepoint-issue.aspx
Activation
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/product-activation.aspx
NTLM vs. Kerberos
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee914605.aspx
DNS issues
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502606.aspx
Account permissions and security settings
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678863.aspx
Latest Updates
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx
Planning for Multiple Languages
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262055.aspx
InfoPath localization
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd425033.aspx
SMTP
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263462.aspx
SharePoint Licensing
http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/Pages/Licensing-Details.aspx
Capacity Planning for SharePoint
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262971.aspx
Loopback Issues
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896861
Local Codes http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.splocale.lcid.aspx
Server 2012 Support requires SP2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2724471
No official SQL 2014 support
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ronalg/archive/2014/03/24/sql-server-2014-and-sharepoint-supportability.aspx

Module 2 - Creating Intranet
More from The Cloud Engineer
Site Collection Design - Site Collection or Subsite - that is the question
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/11/web-application-vs-site-collection-vs.html
Create Site Collection in a separate DB without using PowerShell - tricky
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-create-each-site-collection-in.html/
More on Creating Intranet
Plan sites and site collections
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288638.aspx
Create a Web Application (SharePoint Server 2010)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192703&clcid=0x409
Create a site collection (SharePoint Server 2010)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192705&clcid=0x409
Delete a site collection (SharePoint Server 2010)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192706&clcid=0x409
SharePoint 101: Managed Paths
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192710&clcid=0x409
Good Chapter on Managed Paths
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/dd576268(v=office.12).aspx
Define managed paths (SharePoint Server 2010)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192709&clcid=0x409
SharePoint Server 2010 Capacity Management: Software Boundaries and Limits (updated)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192711&clcid=0x409
Central Site for all SharePoint 2010 Capacity Planning (great start)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff601870.aspx
Database types and descriptions” (SharePoint Server 2010)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192713&clcid=0x409
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678868.aspx
Rename DB to remove GUID
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-nz/library/ff851878(en-us).aspx#search
Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration (SPS 2010)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192714&clcid=0x409.
MSDN Tables and Views
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192715&clcid=0x409.
Split Content DB
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/5f5cee6a-a2af-4129-9518-a5ecf91fa405/
Move Service Applications
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff851877.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc512723.aspx
SSL
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee806885.aspx

Module 3 - Administration
More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/12/sharepoint-operations.html
Change the Central Administration Web site port number” (SPS 2010)
 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192720&clcid=0x409
Setadminport: Stsadm operation” (Office SharePoint Server)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192721&clcid=0x409
Choose administrators and owners for the administration hierarchy” (SPS 2010) at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192722&clcid=0x409.
Wake-on-LAN info
http://thepowershellguy.com/blogs/posh/archive/2007/04/01/powershell-wake-on-lan-script.aspx
Missing Central Admin Links?
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/04/central-admin.html

More on Administration
PowerShell
Found some great PowerShell scripts here for SP2010
http://get-spscripts.com/

About Windows PowerShell
Understanding the Windows PowerShell Pipeline”
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192732&clcid=0x409.
PS Thread Options

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=183145.
“Viewing Object Structure (Get-Member)”
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192738&clcid=0x409.
Stsadm to Windows PowerShell mapping
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621081.aspx
PowerShell vs. STSADM (unofficial list of missing commands)
http://www.sharepointlonghorn.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=10
http://blogs.interfacett.com/spike-xavier/2011/5/26/stsadm-commands-that-have-no-powershell-equivalent-sharepoin.html
Remote PS
http://techibee.com/powershell/connect-to-remote-powershell-with-alternate-credentials/257
PowerShell Hints
http://randelhall.blogspot.com/2011/05/powershell-hints.html
PowerShell Profiles
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb613488(v=vs.85).aspx

Module 4 - Content Management
More from The Cloud Engineer
Office Integration for SharePoint 2010
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/09/office-integration-in-sharepoint-2010.html
Managed Metadata Service
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/10/managed-metadata-service_04.html
More on Content Management
Metadata Services
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee519603.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424402.aspx (good example using conf room)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424403.aspx ( good overview diagram)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee519604.aspx (Planning worksheets)
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/introduction-to-managed-metadata-in-sharepoint-server-2010-HA101859256.aspx ( good intro with detailed descriptions of icons)
Manage Permissions
http://office.microsoft.com/en-in/sharepoint-server-help/manage-permissions-and-roles-for-term-sets-HA101631579.aspx
Datasheet View Issues for 64-bit Office
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2266203
Client Features for Office 2003 2007 or 2010 (pdf)
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9690494
Microsoft Office 2010 with Different Versions of Microsoft SharePoint
http://mrin17.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/microsoft-office-2010-with-different-versions-of-microsoft-sharepoint/

RBS

More from The Cloud Engineerhttp://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/11/rbs.html

RBS - Remote Blob Storage Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee663474.aspx

List Column types and options
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/site-column-types-and-options-HA010302196.aspx
List Throttling - Good Article
http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2009/10/27/working-with-large-lists-in-sharepoint-2010-list-throttling.aspx?Redirected=true
TechNet
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff798465.aspx

Module 5 - Authentication
More from The Cloud Engineer
Authentication
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/02/authentication.html

More on Authentication
Security and Authentication for SharePoint Server 2010
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff601872.aspx
Good overview of authentication
 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262350.aspx
Double Authentication http/https issues
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc995228.aspx
ADAM
http://sharepoint-2010-world.blogspot.com/2011/03/adam-forms-based-authentication-in.html
Secure Store
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee806889.aspx

Module 6 - Security
Good Review on Security in SPF 2010
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287860.aspx
What is Limited Access http://corypeters.net/2010/04/sharepoint-limited-access-what-is-it/

Information Rights Management
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms458245.aspx
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ms439625(v=office.14).aspx
Step by Step IRM
http://msmvps.com/blogs/ivansanders/archive/2012/06/08/check-out-the-weather-forecast-for-teched-2012.aspx

Module 7 - Customization
More from The Cloud Engineer
Fab 40 update - Notice that Techsol is working to convert Fab 40 to 2010
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/07/fab-40-support.html

Lotus Notes Integration
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/08/sharepoint-and-lotus-notes.html

Great Looking SharePoint Sites
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/great-looking-sharepoint-sites.html
Troubleshooting
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/sharepoint-troubleshooting-tools.html
Developer Dashboard
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/developer-dashboard.html

Sandbox Solutions
More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/08/sandbox.html

More on Sandbox Solutions
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee335711.aspx
Compare Farm vs Sandbox Solution
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee721992.aspx
Sandbox Architecture
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ee539417(office.14).aspx
Good article to clarify GAC vs Sandbox and lists Solution Restrictions
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff872402.aspx
Deploying Sandbox via PowerShell
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepointdeveloperdocs/archive/2010/10/28/how-to-install-sandboxed-solution-with-powershell-sharepoint-management-shell.aspx
Sandbox or no Sandbox that is the question
Appears that iisreset is an optional component of SharePoint Solution
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee231560.aspx
More on SharePoint Projects
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee231517.aspx

Troubleshooting Tools
Developer Dashboard
http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2009/10/28/using-the-developer-dashboard-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx
Fiddler - Web Debugger
http://www.fiddler2.com/fiddler2/
Visual Route Trip Analyzer
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=21462
Firebug and Firebug Lite for IE6+, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome
http://getfirebug.com/ http://getfirebug.com/firebuglite

SharePoint Designer
SharePoint Designer Security
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mcsnoiwb/archive/2010/07/01/locking-down-sharepoint-designer-2010.aspx
Manage SharePoint Designer
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-designer-help/managing-sharepoint-designer-2010-HA101838275.aspx
Changes to SharePoint Designer
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179083.aspx
Control SharePoint Designer
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2011/07/11/test-permissions-grid.aspx

Module 8 - Service Applications
More from The Cloud Engineer
Service Accounts
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/11/service-accounts.html
Advanced Timer Jobs
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/11/advanced-timer-jobs.html
Long List of SharePoint Service Application Configuration and Admin
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/07/long-list-of-links-for-sharepoint.html

More on Service Applications
Share service applications across farms
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621100.aspx
In a Nutshell: SharePoint 2010 Service Applications
http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010sa2.aspx
Default Timer Jobs
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678870.aspx

Module 9 - User Profile and My Sites
More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/12/user-profile.html

More on Social
Planning for Social
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662531.aspx
MySite Branding
http://weshackett.com/2011/01/sp2010-mysites-part-one-overview/
Add User Photos Automatically
http://pholpar.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/synchronizing-user-image-between-active-directory-and-sharepoint-profile/
SAP Integration
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg982939.aspx

Organizational Browser http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sharepoint2010setup/thread/15827b5e-36da-48e4-bd15-2e4c0b119500

User Profile Service
Great article from Harbar
http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups.aspx
Technet
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee721049.aspx

Module 10 - Search
More on Search

Search Options from Microsoft
http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/product/capabilities/search/Pages/Search-Server.aspx
Secure your search results even more ...
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff796226.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee819930.aspx
PDF info (you need to add both ifilter and icon)
http://www.sharepointsharon.com/2010/03/sharepoint-2010-and-adobe-pdf/
http://www.mssharepointtips.com/tip.asp?id=1054
Good Overview from SharePoint George
http://sharepointgeorge.com/2010/configuring-enterprise-search-sharepoint-2010/
Getting Started with Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010 Products (pdf)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=96663B95-E9F5-48C8-BEB9-A15AD119C499&displaylang=en
Thesaurus
http://sharepointsearch.com/cs/blogs/enterprisesearch/archive/2008/09/23/how-to-customize-the-thesaurus-in-sharepoint-search-and-search-server.aspx
FAST Filter Pack
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff383314.aspx
Office Filter Pack
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5CD4DCD7-D3E6-4970-875E-ABA93459FBEE&displaylang=en
Free SOA (Search Engine Optimization) Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/web/seo
Performance and capacity management
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg750251.aspx
Step-by-Step: Provisioning the Search Service Application
http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2009/11/23/step-by-step-provisioning-the-search-service-application.aspx
AAM and Server Mapping
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/enterprisesearch/archive/2010/05/28/server-name-mapping-and-alternate-access-mapping-aam.aspx
Search Syntax or Building Search Queries
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee556426.aspx


Module 11 - Office Web App
More from The Cloud Engineer
Service Administration - Great list of links
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/07/long-list-of-links-for-sharepoint.html

More on Office Web Apps
Office Web Apps overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431685.aspx
Office Web App Blog
http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2010/06/02/office-web-apps-for-microsoft-sharepoint-products-2010.aspx
Office Web Apps platform comparison
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff925944.aspx
Configure the default open behavior for documents
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee837425.aspx
SharePoint 2010 compatibility with Office 2007
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepoint2010general/thread/e4f95715-b88c-445e-87dd-2d8f09a3df74/

Co-authoring (i.e. Simultaneous Editing) in Word 2010
http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-word/archive/2009/09/09/co-authoring-in-word-2010.aspx
More on Co-authoring
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff718249(v=office.14).aspx
Web Application Printing in SP1
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/web-apps-help/print-a-document-in-office-web-apps-HA101812661.aspx
Office Web App SP1
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh685255.aspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2460073
New Document
http://www.srinisistla.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=214

Module 11 – BI
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/overview-of-business-intelligence-capabilities-in-microsoft-sharepoint-server-HA101843646.aspx

Module 11 - Enterprise Service Applications

Site and solution administration
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794341.aspx

Module 11 - Access Services
More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/access-services.html

Module 11 - Excel Services
Comparison to Office Web Apps
http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2010/07/21/excel-services-and-excel-web-apps-common-different-features.aspx

More from The Cloud Engineer

http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/excel-service.html

Module 12 - Enterprise Install

More from The Cloud Engineer
Install Tips and Tricks
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/10/sharepoint-installation-tips-and-tricks.html

Email Settings
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/01/sharepoint-lync-exchange.html

Farm Configuration Scripts
http://www.sharepointusecases.com/index.php/2011/01/automate-sharepoint-2010-farm-configuration-with-powershell/
TechNet http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262839.aspx
Codeplex http://autospinstaller.codeplex.com/

Module 12 - Upgrade
More from The Cloud Engineer

http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/06/sharepoint-upgrade-series.html
More on Upgrade

Upgrade Paths - good article on in-place versus database attach upgrade with step by step
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/performancepoint/archive/2010/02/25/upgrading-performancepoint-server-2007-to-pps-2010.aspx
Supported and unsupported upgrade
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262747.aspx
TechNet Resource on Upgrade
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee517214
2003 to 2010 is an two step upgrade without third party tools
http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?PageType=4&ListId={72C1C85B-1D2D-4A4A-90DE-CA74A7808184}&pID=441
Article compares several upgrade methods and techniques and huge table to compare
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263447.aspx
http://www.sharepointjoel.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=288
Database Attach
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263299.aspx
InfoPath Migration
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jojok/archive/2011/01/24/admin-approved-infopath-forms-migrating-from-moss-2007-to-sharepoint-server-2010.aspx
Introduction to search-first migration
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh147951.aspx
MMS Upgrade
http://sharepointknowledgebase.blogspot.com/2013/04/migrate-managed-metadata-from-one.html

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

http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/12/sharepoint-updates-cu-and-service-packs.html

Latest on SP1
http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=984
Now SP 2 is out – July 2013
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687453
Updates for SharePoint 2010 Products (great article on CU and SP)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847
Prepare for Update
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff806331.aspx#obtainupdate
SharePoint 2010 build level and version numbers
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sharepointjoe/archive/2011/02/01/sp2010-sharepoint-2010-build-level-and-version-numbers.aspx
Mystery Behind SharePoint Patches
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/opal/
Latest on Updates (Blog)
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/stefan%20go%C3%9Fner/

Detailed Update Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff806329.aspx
Todd Klindt Build List
http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=224

Module 13 - Business Continuity

More from The Cloud Engineer
SharePoint Server 2010 - 10 Steps to Disaster Recovery
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/sharepoint-server-2010-10-steps-to.html
Document your SharePoint Site

DPM Guide
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287757(v=office.14).aspx

Using SQL Snapshots for backup
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/spses/archive/2009/12/18/sharepoint-2010-granular-backup-restore-part-2.aspx
SharePoint Backup Guide
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261687.aspx
Backup Scheduling - Great reference
http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2011/03/18/sharepoint-2010-administration-with-powershell-automating-central-admin-backup.aspx
Move content databases
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262792.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc512723.aspx

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
More from The Cloud Engineer
PAL http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/08/sharepoint-pal.html

SharePoint Server 2010 performance and capacity test results and recommendations
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=fd1eac86-ad47-4865-9378-80040d08ac55
SharePoint Health Analyzer rules reference
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff686788.aspx
Configure Diagnostic Logging
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748656.aspx
Developing, Deploying, and Monitoring Sandboxed Solutions in SharePoint 2010
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee335711.aspx
Web Analytics
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ecm/archive/2010/03/21/introducing-web-analytics-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ecm/archive/2010/05/03/web-analytics-in-sharepoint-2010-insights-into-reports-and-metrics.aspx
SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh144782.aspx
Free chapter from a great book on Monitoring SharePoint 2010
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg193966.aspx#MonitoringSharePoint2010_ULS
Add Auditing to SharePoint Foundation
http://auditlogsp.codeplex.com/
Auditing Basics and Creating Custom Audit Log Entries
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/431342/Auditing-A-Built-in-Feature-of-SharePoint

Module 15 - SharePoint Online and Office 365
More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/04/office365.html

Microsoft Resources
TechNet SharePoint 2010 TechCenter
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=189311
Getting Started Series for SharePoint 2010 IT Professionals
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=164613
SharePoint 2010 TechNet Forum
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=165422
Latest Updates - Patches
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847#LatestUpdates
SharePoint Posters
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199.aspx

Student Links
More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/08/student-links-10174-config-and-admin.html
Visio Shapes
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/10/planning-and-design.html
Vendor and Book Links
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/01/vendor.html
Books
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/12/sharepointbooks.html