Tuesday, June 21, 2016

SharePoint 2016 MCSE

2016

MCSE Track Overview

more to be offically announced later

Exams Overview

70-339
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-339.aspx

How to take an exam
https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/certification-exams.aspx

Courses Overview

Course 20339-1: Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016
https://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/learning/course.aspx?cid=20339-1
Course 20339-2: Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016
https://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/learning/course.aspx?cid=20339-2

Exam 70-339

Design SharePoint infrastructure (15–20%)
  • Design information architecture
    • Design an inter-site navigational taxonomy; design site columns and content types; design keywords, synonyms, promoted results, managed properties, durable links, and document library accessibility; plan information management policies; plan compliance features, such as document fingerprinting and item-level encryption; plan search for sensitive and non-sensitive content; plan managed site structures; plan term sets; plan for support of Open Document Format (ODF); plan mobile navigation
  • Design a logical architecture
    • Plan application pools; plan web applications; plan for software boundaries; plan content databases; plan host-header site collections; plan Fast Site Collection creation; plan zones and alternate access mapping
  • Design a physical architecture
    • Design a server farm topology (traditional, streamlined, hybrid) by using MinRole (user roles, robot services roles, cache services roles); design Central Administration deployment; design a storage architecture, including ReFS; configure basic request management; define individual server requirements; define service topologies; plan server load balancing; plan a network infrastructure; plan for large file support; plan an app hosting model
  • Plan an installation
    • Identify and configure installation prerequisites, implement scripted deployment, plan Access Services deployment, plan Project Server installation, implement patch slipstreaming, plan and install language packs, plan and configure service connection points, plan installation tracking and auditing, plan and install Office Online Server, implement managed paths for Office 365 migrations, configure SharePoint hybrid cloud settings
  • Plan a hybrid cloud environment
    • Plan for deployment of Office Online; configure server-to-server authentication; configure OAuth; configure Audiences and hybrid features, to include Search, OneDrive for Business, Team Sites, extensible App Launcher, and hybrid picker tools
Plan authentication and security (15–20%)
  • Plan and configure authentication
    • Plan and configure Windows authentication, plan and configure anonymous authentication, plan connection encryption (TLS, SMTP), plan and configure identity federation, configure claims providers, configure site-to-site (S2S) intra-server and OAuth authentication, configure connections to Access Control Service, configure authentication for hybrid cloud deployment
  • Plan and configure authorization
    • Plan and configure SharePoint users and groups, plan and configure People Picker, plan and configure sharing (hints, one-click, create and share), plan and configure permission inheritance, plan and configure anonymous access, plan web application policies
  • Plan and configure platform and farm security
    • Plan and configure security isolation, services lockdown, and antivirus settings; plan and configure certificate management; plan for Kerberos support for service applications; plan and configure information rights management (IRM), delegated farm administration, and delegated service application administration; plan and configure managed accounts; plan and configure blocked file types; plan and configure web part security, including WOPI support
  • Create and configure a User Profile Service (UPA) application
    • Configure a UPA application, configure social permissions, plan and configure sync connections of MIM 2016 synchronization, configure profile properties, configure claims integration with UPA
  • Manage site and site collection security
    • Manage site access requests, manage App permissions, manage anonymous access, manage permission inheritance, configure permission levels, configure HTML field security
  • Provision and configure web applications
    • Create managed paths, configure Alternate Access Mappings (AAM), configure SharePoint Designer settings
Plan workload optimization (15–20%)
  • Create and maintain site collections
    • Provision Fast Site Collection Creation, configure Host header site collections, configure self-service site creation, maintain site owners, maintain site quotas, configure site policies, configure a team mailbox, plan Sites Page Pinning
  • Plan SharePoint high availability and disaster recovery solutions
    • Plan for service distribution, plan for service instance configuration, plan for physical server distribution, plan for network redundancy, plan for server load balancing, plan for SQL Server aliases, plan for SQL Server clustering, plan for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, plan for SQL Server Log Shipping, plan for storage redundancy, plan for login replication
  • Plan backup and restore
    • Establish a SharePoint backup schedule, establish a SQL Server backup schedule, plan a non-production environment content refresh, plan for farm configuration recovery, plan for service application recovery, plan for content recovery, configure a recovery solution using SQL Database running in Azure and other Azure backup solutions
  • Plan and configure social workloads
    • Plan communities, plan My Sites, plan OneDrive redirection, plan social permissions, plan user profiles, plan activity feeds, plan connections, configure Yammer settings
  • Plan and configure a Web Content Management (WCM) workload
    • Plan and configure channels, plan and configure product catalog and topic pages, plan and configure Design Manager, plan and configure content deployment, plan and configure display templates, plan and configure variations
  • Plan and configure an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) workload
    • Plan and configure E-Discovery; plan and configure document routing; plan and configure co-authoring; plan and configure durable links; plan and configure record disposition and retention; plan large document repositories; plan and configure software boundaries; plan and configure Data Loss Prevention, In-Place Holds, and Document Deletion features
Plan productivity solutions (15–20%)
  • Evaluate content and customizations
    • Perform migration pre-check tasks, analyze content database test results, configure web application authentication for upgrade, resolve orphan objects, resolve missing file system components, resolve configuration conflict issues
  • Plan an upgrade process
    • Plan removal of servers in rotation, configure a parallel upgrade, configure read-only access for content, configure upgrade farms, measure upgrade performance, plan an installation sequence, plan and migrate SharePoint on-premises to SharePoint Online or a hybrid topology
  • Create and configure app management
    • Create and configure the App Store, create and configure subscriptions, configure marketplace connections, configure DNS entries, configure wildcard certificates
  • Create and configure productivity services
    • Create and configure Office Online Server, Microsoft Access services, Microsoft Visio services, Microsoft Word Automation services, Microsoft PowerPoint Conversion services, and Translation Services; configure hybrid OneDrive for Business with Profile Redirection and Extensible App Launcher; plan and install Office Online Server, SharePoint Insights, and SharePoint Server Telemetry features
  • Create and configure a Business Connectivity Service (BCS) and Secure Store application
    • Import and configure BCS models, configure BCS model security, configure BCS for search, generate a Secure Store master key, manage Secure Store target application permissions, create Secure Store target applications, configure hybrid BCS
  • Manage SharePoint solutions and applications
    • Manage sandbox solution quotas, configure sandbox solution management, deploy farm solutions, upgrade farm solutions, deploy Apps, upgrade Apps
Manage search capabilities (10–15%)
  • Create and configure Enterprise search
    • Plan and configure a search topology, plan and configure content sources, plan and configure crawl schedules, plan and configure crawl rules, plan and configure crawl performance, plan and configure security trimming, choose and configure hybrid search
  • Create and configure a Managed Metadata Service (MMS) application
    • Configure proxy settings for managed service applications, configure content type hub settings, configure sharing term sets, plan and configure content type propagation schedules, configure custom properties, configure term store permissions, configure managed metadata service (MMS) imports
  • Manage search
    • Manage result sources; manage query rules; manage display templates; manage Search Engine Optimization (SEO) settings; manage result types; manage a search schema; manage federated search, including integration with Delve and Office Graph
  • Manage taxonomy
    • Manage site collection term set access, manage term set navigation, manage topic catalog pages, configure custom properties, configure search refinement, configure list refinement
  • Plan and configure a search workload
    • Plan and configure search result relevancy, plan and configure index freshness, plan and configure result sources, plan and configure the end-user experience, plan and configure a search schema, analyze search analytics reports
Plan and configure cloud services (5–10%)
  • Plan and configure a BI infrastructure
    • Plan and configure Performance Point, plan and configure reporting services, plan and configure PowerPivot, plan and configure Excel Services (Office Online only), plan and configure PowerView, plan and configure BI security
  • Create and configure work management
    • Configure a connection to Exchange, activate and configure a connection to Microsoft Project Server 2016, manage trusts, plan Exchange configuration for E-Discovery
  • Plan and configure cloud and federated hybrid search
    • Plan and configure on-premises and Office 365 search and encrypted metadata when content is transferred to the search index in Office 365, configure user specific queries and inbound/outbound or bi-directional hybrid topologies
Monitor and optimize a SharePoint environment (10–15%)
  • Monitor a SharePoint environment
    • Define monitoring requirements, configure performance counter capture, configure page performance monitoring, configure usage and health providers, monitor and forecast storage needs, monitor SharePoint hybrid cloud deployments
  • Tune and optimize a SharePoint environment
    • Plan and configure SQL optimization, execute database maintenance rules, plan for capacity software boundaries, estimate storage requirements, plan and configure caching and a caching strategy, tune network performance, plan and configure Zero Downtime Patching
  • Troubleshoot a SharePoint environment
    • Establish baseline performance, perform client-side tracing, perform server-side tracing, analyze usage data, enable a developer dashboard, analyze diagnostic logs, troubleshoot SharePoint hybrid cloud issues

 

Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mvpawardprogram/2016/01/13/data-loss-prevention-dlp-in-sharepoint-2016-and-sharepoint-online/

Document Deletion Policies (OneDrive)

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Overview-of-document-deletion-policies-in-SharePoint-Server-2016-cbbb1a8b-9f30-41cb-8110-36f33f90a1e6

Durable Links

Durable links limitations:
OOS is required (Office Online Server)
File Types Supported – Word Excel PowerPoint OneNote and PDF
Site Collection based
Unique permission are NOT supported – permissions lost
Site Content and Structure is NOT supported - breaks links

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wbaer/2015/09/22/durable-links-in-sharepoint-server-2016-it-preview/

https://thesharepointfarm.com/2015/08/sharepoint-2016-durable-links/

http://sharepointpaul.blogspot.com/2015/11/office-online-server-and-durable-links.html

Fast Site Collection Creation

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/wbaer/2015/08/26/fast-site-collection-creation-in-sharepoint-server-2016-it-preview/

MIM Setup

https://thesharepointfarm.com/2016/03/automating-mim-user-profile-synchronization-with-sharepoint-2016/

MinRole

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346114(v=office.16).aspx

ODF

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346121(v=office.16).aspx#ODF

Set Open Document Format (ODF) as the default file template for a library
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Set-Open-Document-Format-ODF-as-the-default-file-template-for-a-library-bf30a61d-1601-486e-8fa2-924bc5ea303e

Project Server 2016

Whats New
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff631142(v=office.16).aspx
New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2016
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346121(v=office.16).aspx
Licensing Project 2016
https://products.office.com/en-US/project/microsoft-project-licensing

SEO

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40848

Monday, June 13, 2016

55033 Site Collection and Site Owner Administration

About This Course

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/course.aspx?cid=55033a

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.

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.
Browser Support for SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526.aspx

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

Boundary and Limits
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx

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

image

More Hidden URLs from thecloudengineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/05/hidden-urls.html

Module 3: Creating a Company Portal

More from the Cloud Engineer
Web Template List
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/09/site-templates.html

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

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
http://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/

Examples of common formulas in SharePoint Lists
https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Examples-of-common-formulas-in-SharePoint-Lists-D81F5F21-2B4E-45CE-B170-BF7EBF6988B3
Calculated Field Formulas
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/bb862071(v=office.14).aspx
Column Validation (3 good articles)
https://spradip.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/validation-in-sharepoint-2010/
http://blogs.perficient.com/microsoft/2009/09/column-validation-in-sharepoint-2010/
http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/uploadfile/Roji.Joy/working-with-sharepoint-2010-column-validation/

SharePoint 2013: Lookup or Taxonomy (Managed Metadata) Column
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/17997.sharepoint-2013-lookup-or-taxonomy-managed-metadata-column.aspx

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

Understanding permission levels in SharePoint
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Understanding-permission-levels-in-SharePoint-87ecbb0e-6550-491a-8826-c075e4859848?queryid=3f29903a-017a-41ed-a02b-9ba5589dad19&respos=0&ctt=1&av=osu150%2csps150&CorrelationId=47fad8ca-242a-43bf-be9d-b2d18115ce0a&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

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

Posh - Enumerate SharePoint 2010/2013 Permissions and AD Group Membership
More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/11/auditing-in-sharepoint.html

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
https://wonderlaura.com/2015/02/19/content-search-web-part-with-query-string/
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

Use composed looks to brand SharePoint sites
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/sharepoint-branding.html

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
http://blog.incworx.com/blog/sharepoint-administrators-blog/all-you-need-to-know-about-site-logo-size-in-sharepoint-2013

Navigate up is missing …  I want it back!
http://techtrainingnotes.blogspot.com/2014/06/sharepoint-2013-restoring-2010-navigate.html

CSS for SharePoint Admins
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2016/01/css-for-sharepoint-admins.html

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

Great Looking Sites
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/great-looking-sharepoint-sites.html

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
One Drive 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
SharePoint Online Tags & Notes feature retired
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/SharePoint-Online-Tags-Notes-feature-retired-77851bd5-6d5e-42fe-9bf6-d7c17eeb771f

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

Basic and Enterprise Search Centers Outlined
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262410.aspx

Troubleshooting Tool
https://sp2013searchtool.codeplex.com/

Module 11: Controlling and Planning for Growth

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

IT governance in SharePoint 2013

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262883.aspx
Information management and governance in SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/cc262900.aspx
Application management and governance in SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/dn531035.aspx

SharePoint 2010 Governance Planning
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=401

Governance 101: Best practices for creating and managing team sites
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

Administer sites and site collections in SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc789335.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
Optimize page performance in SharePoint 2013 - Minimal Download Strategy
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn449110.aspx

Tools

http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/sharepoint-troubleshooting-tools.html

Books

http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/12/sharepointbooks.html

Appendix


Storage Metrics (broken link)
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
Survey with graphical summary using ?souce parameter
https://www.itunity.com/article/redirecting-custom-page-3382

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

10982B Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10

About this course

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/course.aspx?cid=10982

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Certification

More from Microsoft and Tech Bytes
MCSE Windows
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/windows-certification.aspx

MCSA Windows 10
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcsa-windows-10-certifications.aspx

News -  Information from Born to Learn on next exam to complete MCSA
https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/b/weblog/archive/2015/12/07/certification-update-mcsa-windows-10-released

PowerShell

PowerShell
10961 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 3.0
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
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn265974(v=ws.11).aspx

Module 11: Troubleshooting Applications

IE Enterprise Mode
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/internet-explorer/ie11-deploy-guide/what-is-enterprise-mode

Module 12: Maintaining Windows 10

Module 13: Recovering Data and Operating System

File History Explained (Technet Windows 8)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dn448546.aspx

Windows 10 hardware development overview
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/dn859155.aspx

Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (TechNet Article)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/windows-deployment-scenarios-and-tools

Download Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (MSDN)
https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/hardware/dn916113(v=vs.85).aspx

WADK (previously WAIK)
NEW
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/dn913721.aspx
OLD
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5443.windows-automated-installation-kit-aik.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749528(v=ws.10).aspx
Compare
http://www.macrium.com/help/v5/Advanced_Topics/The_Windows_ADK_AIK.htm

Monday, May 9, 2016

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
Evaluation Guide
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee518670
What's New
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-New-in-Microsoft-SharePoint-Server-2010-e34398ea-3607-47be-9506-36985607109c

70-667 Exam  MCTS
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-667.aspx

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

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

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/

Compatability Issues with Sharepoint 2010 and Office 2013
http://bit.ly/1WMJqzO

RBS

More from The Cloud Engineer
http://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
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Site-column-types-and-options-0d8ddb7b-7dc7-414d-a283-ee9dca891df7
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

Claims Encoding
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13921.sharepoint-2013-claims-encoding-also-valuable-for-sharepoint-2010.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

Permission levels and permissions
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

PowerShell Script to Enumerate SharePoint 2010 or 2013 Permissions and Active Directory Group Membership
http://geekswithblogs.net/bjackett/archive/2013/07/01/powershell-script-to-enumerate-sharepoint-2010-or-2013-permissions-and.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 – Security
How to enable SSL on a SharePoint 2010 web application ?
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sowmyancs/archive/2010/02/12/how-to-enable-ssl-on-a-sharepoint-web-application.aspx
Redirecting users – A Mixed Http and Https Content SharePoint 2010 Environment
http://blogs.visigo.com/chriscoulson/mixed-http-and-https-content-with-sharepoint-2010/

more on security at the cloudengineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/02/sharepoint-security.html

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

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
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
KQL
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ee558911.aspx

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 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 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

Now SP 2 is out – July 2013
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687453
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/
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
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/05/documentation.html

More on Business Continuity from the Rest of the Web
Version Planning
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262378.aspx

Backup and Restore
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428315.aspx

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

Using SQL Snapshots for backup – Part2
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 with PowerShell - Great reference script
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

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

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