Monday, April 21, 2014


Course Details

20332 - Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Prerequisites and Overview

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Completed Course 20331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, successful completion of Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint 2013, or equivalent skills.
  • At least one year’s experience of mapping business requirements to logical and physical technical design.
  • Working knowledge of network design, including network security.
  • Experience managing software in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment.
  • Deployed and managed applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud.
  • Administered Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Configured Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user store.
  • Managed an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0.
  • Connected applications to Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Implemented Claims-based security.

Suggested Classes

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

MCSA: Windows Server 2012

20410 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
20411 – Administering Windows Server 2012
20412 – Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

MCSA: SQL Server
10774 – Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
10775 – Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
10777 – Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

10961 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 3.0
10325 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 2.0

CompTIAA+, Network+, Security+


70-332 Study Guide – SharePoint Study Group Wiki

More from Tech Bytes
MCSE SharePoint 2013

Module 1 - SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture

Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013
Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013
Overview of mobile devices and SharePoint Server 2013
Create and configure communities in SharePoint Server 2013
Configure My Sites in SharePoint Server 2013
Changes from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013
SharePoint feature availability across on-premises solutions
Hybrid for SharePoint 2013
Technical Diagrams
SharePoint Versions

Module 2 - Designing Business Continuity Management Strategies

Updated - Supported high availability and disaster recovery options for SharePoint databases (SharePoint 2013)
High availability and disaster recovery concepts in SharePoint 2013
Request Manager in SharePoint Server 2013

Request Management in SharePoint Server 2013 – Two Part Series
Request Management Issues
Failover Timeout Value
SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server Always On - High Availability SharePoint
SQL Versions

Module 3 – Service Applications

SharePoint 2013 service applications - Technical diagrams for SharePoint 2013

Operations for SharePoint 2013
Site and Solution Administration 2010 (Oldie but a goodie - still applies to 2013)
Service Application Dependencies

Module 4 - BCS - Business Connectivity Services

SSS – Secure Store Service
BCS – Business Connectivity Service

Module 5 - People

Server-to-server authentication and user profiles in SharePoint Server 2013
AD Import – Step by Step
UPA – Step by Step
Oldie but Goodie
AD Import Mappings

Module 6 - Productivity and Collaboration

Oauth - Configure server-to-server authentication in SharePoint 2013
Error - “We’re still collecting the latest news…”
Azure Workflow Manager
SharePoint Designer 2013 – Workflow
Co-authoring administration in SharePoint 2013
Good Co-authoring Overview in SharePoint 2013
Overview of co-authoring in SharePoint 2013 (limit max users)
Project Server 2013 - Install and configure for Project Server 2013

Module 7 - BI - Business Intelligence

What’s New in Business Intelligence
Compare Excel Services vs Excel using WOPI

Power BI for Office 365
Power Query, enabling customers to easily search and access public data and their organization's data, all within Excel (formerly known as "Data Explorer"). Power Map, a 3D data visualization tool for mapping, exploring and interacting with geographic and temporal data (formerly known as product codename "Geoflow"). Power Pivot for creating and customizing flexible data models within Excel.
Power View for creating interactive charts, graphs and other visual representations of data.
Introducing Power BI for Office 365
Power BI FAQ

Module 8 - Enterprise Search

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

Module 9 - ECM - Enterprise Content Management

Shredded Storage
Overview of eDiscovery and in-place holds in SharePoint Server 2013
Record Center – File Plans
Composite Solutions

Module 10 - WCM - Web Content Management

New Publishing Templates in SharePoint 2013
Cross Site Publishing
Master Page Preview File – More on oslo.preview seattle.preview
Design Manager – MSDN
Design Channels – MSDN
Configure Search Web Parts in SharePoint Server 2013
Configure refiners and faceted navigation in SharePoint Server 2013
SharePoint 2013 Design Manager device channels

Module 11 - Managing Solutions

Installation and Deployment of a Farm Solution in SharePoint 2010
Upgrading a Farm Solution in SharePoint 2010
Un-installation and Retraction of a Farm Solution

Module 12 - Apps

Install and manage apps for SharePoint 2013

SharePoint app model - Download the SharePoint 2013: App Overview for IT Pro
Configure an environment for apps for SharePoint (SharePoint 2013)
Manage the App Catalog in SharePoint 2013
App permissions in SharePoint 2013

Multiple domain functionality to Apps - March PU – Note reverse proxy requirement

Module 13 – Governance

Site Policy
Best Practices
Governance Planning
Operations for SharePoint 2013

Module 14 - Upgrading and Migrating

Tech Center
Planning worksheet – Download

Database-Attach Checklist

Upgrade site collections to SharePoint 2013
Manage Site Collection Upgrades
Run site collection health checks in SharePoint 2013
Introduction to Upgrade – Bill Baer
Why SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Update takes 5 hours to install?

Extras - Appendix

Planning worksheets for SharePoint 2013
Overview of SharePoint 2013 Multilingual Features
Distributed Cache (info and downloadable content)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hyper-V Tips

Update – 74-409 Exam

Virtualization Quest

More Tips

Here is a list of Time Saver Hints while working with Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machines.

2012 Hints

Reboot – open PowerShell and type shutdown –r –y –t 0

Logoff – shutdown –l

Pin frequently used apps to taskbar

Add frequently used sites to favorites/favorites bar especially for SharePoint Admins


Windows Key – ALT + HOME or use actual windows key but you need full screen mode CTRL + ALT + PAUSE

Full Screen Mode - CTRL + ALT + PAUSE

Charms page if needed is accessed by typing WINKEY + C (Charms)

Copy and Paste

Make sure to copy and paste into notepad using Clipboard > Type Clipboard Text (CTRL + V)

Note: If needed turn off word wrap - Highlight and copy single line from notepad and paste into powershell


Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Course Details

Prerequisites and Overview

An ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2010 farms across a large enterprise. Because many customers skipped upgrading from SharePoint 2007, a candidate can also have at least 2 years of experience with SharePoint 2007 and knowledge of the differences between 2007 and 2010, particularly the Service Application model. A candidate can demonstrate the following skills:

Software management in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment.
Deploying and managing applications natively, virtually and in the cloud.
Administering Internet Information Services (IIS).
Configuring Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user store.
Managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0.
Connecting applications to Microsoft SQL Server.
Implementing Claims-based Security.

Suggested Classes

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

10961 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 3.0
10325 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 2.0

A+, Network+, Security+


SharePoint 2013 MCSE
What’s New in SP2013
70-331 Study Guide – SharePoint Study Group Wiki

Module 1 – Introduction

Evaluation Software for SharePoint 2013
General Planning for SharePoint 2013
Explore SharePoint 2013 New Features
Changes – SP 2010 to SP2013
Hybrid SP 2013
Compare SharePoint 2013 Versions

Module 2 - 4 - Designing Architecture

Hardware and Software Requirements
Manage lists and libraries with many items
Hybrid Solutions for SharePoint
Special Requirements for BI
Virtual Best Practices for SP 2013
On-premises virtualization in SP 2013
SQL capacity planning in SP2013
Database types and Descriptions


Install Guide – Three Tier Model
Tech Guides and Planning Worksheets - Downloadable Content for SharePoint 2013
DB Recovery Options
Recovery Models
High Availability Solutions for SQL
Topologies for SharePoint 2013
Extranet Topologies (2010 – looking for 2013)
Request Manager


Content Deployment for SharePoint 2013 is missing but here is 2010
Records management
Record center
Document management
Document center 

Module 5 - Installation and Configuration

Software Boundaries and Limits
Service Accounts

Prerequisite Installer
Prerequisite Issue – App Fabric 1.1
Missing Four Prerequisites

DisableLoopbackCheck. Lets do it the right way
Loopback vs. Back-Connection Hostnames
IISReset - One Web Application
When to Use IISReset
SQL Alias
SMTP Reference
Email Setup

Deploy OWA Server
OWA Hardware and Software Requirements
WOPI – Web Open Platform Interface
OWA High Available
OWA Licensing
Excel vs. Excel in WOPI

Workflow Server - How to Add More Computers to a Service Bus Far

People Picker in 2013

More from TheCloudEngineer
Streaming Video
Handling PDF in SharePoint

Module 6 - Web Applications and Site Collections

Managed Paths
Host-Named Site Collections – Good Table Comparing PBSC vs. HNSC (TechNet)
More on Host-Named Site Collections (Blog)

Moving from PBSC to HNSC
Warm-up Scripts
SP Shell Access
List of Site Templates
Manage site quotas and locks

Module 7 - Service Applications

Configure services and service applications in SharePoint 2013
Service Application Dependencies
Document Conversion
Service Applications Roadmap
Proxy Groups

Module 8 - Users and Permissions

Permissions Overview
Fine-grained permission reference for SharePoint Server 2013

Difference between Site Collection Primary/Secondary/Owner

Sign in as Different User

Module 9 – Authentication

Authentication Overview (excellent article with videos)
Configure authentication infrastructure in SharePoint 2013
FBA in SharePoint 2013
Kerberos authentication in SharePoint 2013
SAML-based claims auth with ADFS

Federation scenarios
AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step and How To Guides
How to Install and Configure ADFS 2.0 for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 (old 2010 reference)

Claims Identity Token Explained (old 2010 but good overview)
Identity Claims Encoding for SharePoint
Create Containers using ADSIedit
Using Facebook as Identity Provider (4 part series)

OAuth - Authorization and authentication for apps in SharePoint 2013
Oauth - Configure server-to-server authentication in SharePoint 2013

Module 10 – Security

Firewall Ports
SMTP Redirect
IRM – Information Rights Management
Hack SharePoint
Anti-Virus – Excluded Folders

Module 11 - MMS - Managing Taxonomy

MMS Planning
Good Overview MMS from
Good Detail Info from Community
Managed Navigation
Free General Business Taxonomy - WAND
Content Type Hub FAQ
Column Types

Module 12 - UPS - User Profiles

Must Do Checklist from Microsoft SharePoint Team
TechNet Info
Import Enabled Accounts Only
Import Photos from AD
old -
LDAP for AD Import
MSDN: Search Filter Syntax
LDAP Filter Syntax
RFC 4515 on LDAP Search Filters
AD Import Mappings

AD Properties – cool reference for AD mappings

Multi Forest - Office 365 does support multi forest, but recommends a single one
Exchange SP1 adds multi-forest

Module 13 - Enterprise Search

Search Administration
Scaling Search for SharePoint 2013
Query Rules Levels and permissions

Overview Result Types and Display Templates
Result Types
Site Column to manage property
Search Migration from 2010
FAST Migration
Custom Search Connectors
Lotus Notes Connector
Documentum Connect
Search Topology
Compare Foundation vs. Server
Search Troubleshooting Tool
Move Search Index

Module 14 - Monitoring, Maintaining and Performance

Diagnostic Logs
ULS Viewer
Data Collection Sets

Timer Jobs
Client Side Tracing BCD

Extra SharePoint 2013 Topics

RBS in 2013
Email Scenarios
Content Type Change Control – sealed – unsealed
Managed Metadata Service Connection Properties
New SharePoint Active Directory Import Support (light and fast)
Permissions Control SharePoint Designer
Close Site Policy – New Concept in SharePoint 2013

Site Mailbox – SharePoint 2013
SQL Free Testing Tools
S2S Authentication

Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 Announcements


Our local SharePoint Conference 2014 members shared their views.  Come join us for an informative session. This is a special meeting of the BuckeyeSPUG. We are going to repeat our very successful Panel of Expert meeting we did last year.This time, we will be discussing highlights of the SharePoint Conference 2014, that was held in Vegas early this month.
Some of the topics that we will be discussing are:

There will be a moderator for this panel and there will be a discussion on what the future holds for SharePoint. So bring your questions and opinions. This is going to be an open forum.

Panel Speakers:  Michelle Caldwell, Brian Jackett, Terry Galentine, Mario Fulan, Trey Mayer, Randel Hall, Matt Hubber, Jason Keller, Greg Ciolli and others.

Moderator:  Ricardo Wilkins

Monday, March 10, 2014

6292 Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client

Course Information

6292 Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client
Learning Plan for 70-680
Exam Info - check out the MCTS requirements for 70-680 exam on Windows 7

Module 1 - Installing, Upgrading and Migrating
Windows 7 Enterprise
Info on unattend.xml
WET - Windows Easy Transfer Tool
Download WET for XP and Vista
New drivers are needed for Windows 7, here is some good info on the new changes
Are you ready for Windows 7? Try Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit
Create custom pe disk
VHD Performance

Deprecated Features for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Module 2 - Disk and Device Drivers
Device Stage

Module 3 - File Access and Printers

Module 4 - Network Connectivity
Whats new in Windows 7 Networking

Learn more about IPv4 and CIDR
Learn more about IPv6
Link-local addresses
IPv6 interface identifiers
Test a TCP/IP configuration by using the ping command
Verify, release, or renew a client address lease
Configure TCP/IP for automatic addressing
Disable automatic address configuration
Manage Options and classes
Assigning options
Assign a server-based option
Assign a scope-based option
Assign an option to a reserved client
Add a client reservation
Assigning options
Module 5 - Wireless Network Connections
IEEE 802.11n, refer to
WEP and its flaws, refer to
Group policy to manage wireless network, refer to

Module 6 - Securing Windows 7 Desktops
Windows 7 new security features
Good video on Bitlocker and Bitlocker to go
Microsoft Free Anti Virus ...
GPO Search
Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials?
GPO for Firefox

Module 7 - Optimizing and Maintaining
Resource Monitor
Service Pack
How to use system image to back up your system and restore if needed ...
System File Checker
What is Defrag Doing? … what does the % mean?

Module 8 - Mobile Computing and Remote Access
Offline Files Improvements
Ultra-Mobile PCs, see the “Ultra-Mobile PC” Web site
For information on Sync Center, see the “Sync Center: Recommended Links” Web site
Microsoft® Exchange® synchronization
Windows 7 Power Plans: Frequently Asked Questions” Web site

Remote Desktop Connection Manager



Sysprep video from Microsoft
Windows 7 - step by step guide


IE8 using content advisor instead of old hosts trick of adding to bad site

ISO tools and Windows 7 - Free !
Have been using this tool with no issues for a long time to attach ISO images. Love this for free..ware
Have been using this burner for free for years as well, long live freeware.

Outlook Issues
Free Outlook Backup tool
Transfer from Outlook Express to Window 7 - In summary store outlook express locally, then import into live mail. (free download)

Event ID – Search for Log Event ID