Monday, April 27, 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


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


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

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/

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Great Tools

Update 4.8.2015
Audio 2015

A friendly downloader for YouTube and other sites
http://clipgrab.org/ or http://clipgrab.de/translate

Here is more great free utils - most are open


M├ętamorphose : A Great File -n- Folder Renamer
http://file-folder-ren.sourceforge.net/

Free Undelete
http://www.officerecovery.com/freeundelete/

MP3 Spliter
http://mp3splt.sourceforge.net/mp3splt_page/home.php

Open Source differencing and merging tool
http://winmerge.org/

Open disk usage viewer
http://windirstat.info/

Desktop Search
Everything - Locate files and folders by name instantly. http://www.voidtools.com/

Video transcode http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

Audio Converter http://www.freac.org/index.php/en/downloads-mainmenu-33

Other Great Tools

Outlook 2010 and outlook.com together
http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/accountsettings.htm

image

Great Remote Connect Management Tool – RDP, VNC, ICA, SSH , Telnet, HTTP/HTTPS, rlogin, and Raw Sockets
http://www.mremoteng.org/

Family Safety
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/set-up-family-safety#set-up-family-safety=windows-7

Check out this great list of open source apps for windows - Updated from my own workstation.
http://opensourcewindows.org/

www.codeplex.com

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com

SharePoint Only

http://www.pentalogic.net/sharepoint-products/free-stuff

webalizer iis/german www.tobias-schwarz.net

Update – Windows 8/Server 2012

ISO is now part of windows
http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/4141-windows-finally-gets-native-iso-support-in-windows-8/

Here are some great tools that are not open but still worth mentioning.

Magic ISO
http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm

Folder Size http://www.mindgems.com/products/Folder-Size/Folder-Size.html

Everything search engine - Great tool that locates files and folders by name instantly.

http://www.voidtools.com/

Sysinternals App

http://www.harbar.net/archive/2012/09/02/The-best-cloud-app-ever-by-a-country-mile.aspx

Great RDP Manager from Microsoft
Do you hate losing your CD's or DVD, can't find them or if you do they are scratched. If so then convert over to CD or DVD images using ISO file format.  I use disc magic to access these files and it makes CD or DVD management is a breeze.

Archive



Don't you hate getting the message that the file is locked and you can't delete due to bad code from some app you download for free.  Guys from sysinternal recommend this free tool - Handle.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896655.aspx

Unlocker is also good tool, search google with the following link
http://www.google.com/search?btnG=Google+Search&q=unlocker

since the old link below is broken :(
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

HDD Scan - Doesn't appear to be virus of same name.  (maybe?)
http://hddscan.com/

VB tools with source code
http://www.karenware.com/

Monday, March 30, 2015

Course 20332 - Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Course Details

20332 - Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013


Prerequisites and Overview
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/course.aspx?id=20332b

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

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 Server10774 – 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

CompTIAA+, Network+, Security+

Certification

70-332 Study Guide – SharePoint Study Group Wiki
http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/certification/server/w/wiki/507.332-advanced-solutions-of-microsoft-sharepoint-server-2013.aspx#fbid=y1g2oVOukAH

More from Tech Bytes
MCSE SharePoint 2013
http://randelhall.blogspot.com/2013/06/sharepoint-mcse.html

Module 1 - SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture

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
O365
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn788955
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


Module 2 - Designing Business Continuity Management Strategies


Updated - Supported high availability and disaster recovery options for SharePoint databases (SharePoint 2013)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj841106.aspx
High availability and disaster recovery concepts in SharePoint 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302044
Updated SQL Server Always On
http://www.harbar.net/archive/2014/03/20/Support-for-SQL-Server-Always-On-Async-Replication-with-SharePoint.aspx

Request Manager in SharePoint Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj712708.aspx
Request Management in SharePoint Server 2013 – Two Part Series
http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2013rm1.aspx
http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2013rm2.aspx
Request Management Issues
http://amolmeshe.blogspot.com/2013/05/sharepoint-2013-request-management.html
Failover Timeout Value
http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2010/05/03/database-mirroring-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx

SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server Always On - High Availability SharePoint
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sambetts/archive/2013/04/24/sharepoint-2013-and-sql-server-alwayson-high-availability-sharepoint.aspx
SQL Versions
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993.aspx#High_availability
DMP
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287757(v=office.14).aspx
SharePoint 2013 Backup with PowerShell and Task Scheduler
http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2013/02/23/sharepoint-2013-backup-with-powershell-and-task-scheduler-for-beginners.aspx

Best practices for virtualization (2010)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh295699(v=office.14).aspx
Use best practice configurations for the SharePoint 2013 virtual machines and Hyper-V environment
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ff621103(v=office.15).aspx

Module 3 – Service Applications

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 4 - BCS - Business Connectivity Services

SSS – Secure Store Service
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee806866.aspx
BCS – Business Connectivity Service
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161283.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj163782.aspx

Module 5 - People

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

Module 6 - Productivity and Collaboration

Oauth - Configure server-to-server authentication in SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219532.aspx
Error - “We’re still collecting the latest news…”
http://blogs.technet.com/b/mpriem/archive/2012/08/20/sharepoint-2013-preview-newsfeeds-showing-nothing.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage

Azure Workflow Manager
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj163276.aspx
SharePoint Designer 2013 – Workflow
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj163272.aspx
Getting Started with SharePoint Server 2013 Workflows
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj227177(v=office.15).aspx
Workflow Manager Farms for SharePoint 2013 – Spencer Harbar
http://www.harbar.net/articles/wfm1.aspx
http://www.harbar.net/articles/wfm2.aspx
http://www.harbar.net/articles/wfm3.aspx
http://www.harbar.net/articles/wfm4.aspx

Co-authoring administration in SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff718235.aspx
Good Co-authoring Overview in SharePoint 2013
http://en.share-gate.com/blog/co-authoring-documents-sharepoint-2013
Overview of co-authoring in SharePoint 2013 (limit max users)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff718249.aspx
Project Server 2013 - Install and configure for Project Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197280(v=office.15).aspx

Module 7 - BI - Business Intelligence

What’s New in Business Intelligence
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj542395.aspx
Compare Excel Services vs Excel using WOPI
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/comparing-excel-services-in-sharepoint-to-excel-web-app-HA102832426.aspx

Power BI for Office 365
http://blogs.office.com/b/office-news/archive/2013/07/08/announcing-power-bi-for-office-365.aspx
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
http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2013/07/08/introducing-power-bi-for-office-365.aspx
Power BI FAQ
http://blogs.office.com/b/office365tech/archive/2013/07/07/what-powers-power-bi-in-office-365.aspx

Visio – Stencils contain more than 300 icons including SharePoint
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35772
 

Module 8 - Enterprise Search

Search Reports
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219611.aspx
Linguistic search features in SharePoint Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219499
Query Suggestions from Microsoft
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj721441 Query spelling Suggestions from community
http://blog.mastykarz.nl/sharepoint-2013-query-spelling-inclusions-for-the-masses/
Query Spelling Suggestions Revisit
http://blog.mastykarz.nl/sharepoint-2013-query-spelling-inclusions-masses-revisited/
Seed Search Suggestions via PowerShell
http://www.dotnetmafia.com/blogs/dotnettipoftheday/archive/2012/09/18/how-to-seed-search-suggestions-in-sharepoint-2013-preview.aspx
http://sharepoint-community.net/profiles/blogs/sharepoint-2013-configure-search-suggestions-using-poweshell

Manage query suggestions in SharePoint Server 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj721441.aspx
SharePoint 2013: Tips for Troubleshooting Search Suggestions
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16640.sharepoint-2013-tips-for-troubleshooting-search-suggestions.aspx
Continuous Crawls - The default interval every 15 minutes. Shortest interval possible every 1 minute.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219802.aspx

SP2010 Search *Explained: Crawling (Note that is still applies in theory)
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint_strategery/archive/2012/10/30/sp2010-search-explained-crawling.aspx

SharePoint Search and Deadlocks in SQL Server
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint_strategery/archive/2014/02/10/sharepoint-search-and-deadlocks-in-sql-server.aspx

Search Query Tool – Awesome Tool!
http://sp2013searchtool.codeplex.com/

Module 9 - ECM - Enterprise Content Management

Shredded Storage
http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2012/11/12/introduction-to-shredded-storage-in-sharepoint-2013.aspx
Overview of eDiscovery and in-place holds in SharePoint Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161516.aspx
Record Center – File Plans
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261708.aspx
Composite Solutions
http://www.estruyf.be/blog/build-sharepoint-2013-composite-solutions-all-you-need-is-a-browser-sharepoint-conference-spc12/

Module 10 - WCM - Web Content Management

New Publishing Templates in SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj635881.aspx
Cross Site Publishing
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj656774.aspx
Master Page Preview File – More on oslo.preview seattle.preview
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj927173.aspx
Design Manager – MSDN
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822363.aspx
Design Channels – MSDN
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj862343.aspx
Configure Search Web Parts in SharePoint Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj679900.aspx
Configure refiners and faceted navigation in SharePoint Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj679902.aspx
SharePoint 2013 Design Manager device channels
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=303710
More on Device Channels
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj673030.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff393836.aspx
http://www.packtpub.com/article/branding-sharepoint-with-device-channels-and-design-packages
Good Article on Mobile Device Design (5 parts)
http://blog.christian-heindel.de/2012/07/23/mobile-devices-and-sharepoint-2013-part-i-overview/
List of Agents
http://user-agents.org/
Responsive Web Design
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh653584.aspx

Module 11 - Managing Solutions

Installation and Deployment of a Farm Solution in SharePoint 2010
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=303711
Upgrading a Farm Solution in SharePoint 2010
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=303712
Un-installation and Retraction of a Farm Solution
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=303713
Sandboxed Solutions – Metrics
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee335711.aspx
SharePoint Feature Administration and Clean Up Tool
https://featureadmin.codeplex.com/

Module 12 - Apps

Install and Manage Apps for SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161232.aspx
Planning for the New Apps Model
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161237.aspx

SharePoint app model - Download the SharePoint 2013: App Overview for IT Pro
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30373
Configure an environment for apps for SharePoint (SharePoint 2013)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161236.aspx
Manage the App Catalog in SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161234.aspx
App permissions in SharePoint 2013
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/fp142383.aspx

Multiple domain functionality to Apps - March PU – Note reverse proxy requirement
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn144963.aspx

1 Fab 40 App and Only One http://www.threewill.com/inspect-adapt/
http://www.threewill.com/fab-40-templates-for-sharepoint-2013-download/

DNS Fix for Local Development Platform
http://www.justinkobel.com/post/2014/06/25/Develop-On-Prem-SharePoint-Hosted-Apps-without-DNS-Admin.aspx

Module 13 – Governance

Site Policy
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219569.aspx
Best Practices
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12438.sharepoint-2013-best-practices.aspx
Governance Planning
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff598584(v=office.15)
Operations for SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262289(v=office.15).aspx

Module 14 - Upgrading and Migrating

Tech Center
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp142375.aspx
Planning worksheet – Download
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=303733
Farm Documentation
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff645391.aspx
Document your Permissions
http://briantjackett.com/archive/2013/07/01/powershell-script-to-enumerate-sharepoint-2010-or-2013-permissions-and.aspx
older post http://www.briantjackett.com/archive/2009/04/24/the-power-of-powershell-and-sharepoint-enumerating-sharepoint-permissions-and.aspx Database-Attach Checklist
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607663.aspx

Upgrade site collections to SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219474.aspx
Manage Site Collection Upgrades
http://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/jj219599.aspx
Run site collection health checks in SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219720.aspx
Introduction to Upgrade – Bill Baer
http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2012/07/17/introduction-to-upgrade-in-sharepoint-server-2013.aspx
Why SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Update takes 5 hours to install?
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/russmax/archive/2013/04/01/why-sharepoint-2013-cumulative-update-takes-5-hours-to-install.aspx

Upgrade Tools
http://blog.fpweb.net/7-sharepoint-2013-upgrade-tools-you-cant-live-without/
Update Checklist for Site Collections
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219531(v=office.15)
Common Issues for Site Collections
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219648
Restart Upgrade
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff382638
PowerShell for Evaluation Site Collections
http://blog.fpweb.net/sharepoint-2013-evaluation-site-collections
Manage site collection upgrades to SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219599.aspx
SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Whitepaper and Links
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3837
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303309(v=office.14).aspx
SP1
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2014/04/sharepoint-2013-sp1.html

More Upgrade Resources from Bill Baer

Learn more about SharePoint Server 2013 Learn more about upgrade and migration in SharePoint Server 2013 Use Windows PowerShell to upgrade to SharePoint 2013 and migrate data Troubleshoot site collection upgrade issues in SharePoint 2013 Review site collections upgraded to SharePoint 2013

Extras - Appendix

Planning worksheets for SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262451.aspx Overview of SharePoint 2013 Multilingual Features
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mvpawardprogram/archive/2013/08/05/overview-of-sharepoint-2013-multilingual-features.aspx Distributed Cache (info and downloadable content)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219572.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35557 Find Content about SharePoint 2013
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/find-content-about-sharepoint-server-2013-HA103047055.aspx