Tuesday, February 2, 2016

70-697

Skills measured

Manage identity (13%)
  • Support Windows Store and cloud apps
    • Install and manage software by using Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Store apps, sideload apps by using Microsoft Intune, sideload apps into online and offline images, deeplink apps by using Microsoft Intune, integrate Microsoft account including personalization settings
  • Support authentication and authorization
    • Identifying and resolving issues related to the following: Multi-factor authentication including certificates, Microsoft Passport, virtual smart cards, picture passwords, and biometrics; workgroup vs. domain, Homegroup, computer and user authentication including secure channel, account policies, credential caching, and Credential Manager; local account vs. Microsoft account; Workplace Join; Configuring Windows Hello
Plan desktop and device deployment (13%)
  • Migrate and configure user data
    • Migrate user profiles; configure folder location; configure profiles including profile version, local, roaming, and mandatory
  • Configure Hyper-V
    • Create and configure virtual machines including integration services, create and manage checkpoints, create and configure virtual switches, create and configure virtual disks, move a virtual machine’s storage
  • Configure mobility options
    • Configure offline file policies, configure power policies, configure Windows To Go, configure sync options, configure Wi-Fi direct, files, powercfg, Sync Center
  • Configure security for mobile devices
    • Configure BitLocker, configure startup key storage
Plan and implement a Microsoft Intune device management solution (11%)
  • Support mobile devices
    • Support mobile device policies including security policies, remote access, and remote wipe; support mobile access and data synchronization including Work Folders and Sync Center; support broadband connectivity including broadband tethering and metered networks; support Mobile Device Management by using Microsoft Intune, including Windows Phone, iOS, and Android
  • Deploy software updates by using Microsoft Intune
    • Use reports and In-Console Monitoring to identify required updates, approve or decline updates, configure automatic approval settings, configure deadlines for update installations, deploy third-party updates
  • Manage devices with Microsoft Intune
    • Provision user accounts, enroll devices, view and manage all managed devices, configure the Microsoft Intune subscriptions, configure the Microsoft Intune connector site system role, manage user and computer groups, configure monitoring and alerts, manage policies, manage remote computers
Configure networking (11%)
  • Configure IP settings
    • Configure name resolution, connect to a network, configure network locations
  • Configure networking settings
    • Connect to a wireless network, manage preferred wireless networks, configure network adapters, configure location-aware printing
  • Configure and maintain network security
    • Configure Windows Firewall, configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, configure connection security rules (IPsec), configure authenticated exceptions, configure network discovery
Configure storage (10%)
  • Support data storage
    • Identifying and resolving issues related to the following: DFS client including caching settings, storage spaces including capacity and fault tolerance, OneDrive
  • Support data security
    • Identifying and resolving issues related to the following: Permissions including share, NTFS, and Dynamic Access Control (DAC); Encrypting File System (EFS) including Data Recovery Agent; access to removable media; BitLocker and BitLocker To Go including Data Recovery Agent and Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)
Manage data access and protection (11%)
  • Configure shared resources
    • Configure shared folder permissions, configure HomeGroup settings, configure libraries, configure shared printers, configure OneDrive
  • Configure file and folder access
    • Encrypt files and folders by using EFS, configure NTFS permissions, configure disk quotas, configure file access auditing Configure authentication and authorization
Manage remote access (10%)
  • Configure remote connections
    • Configure remote authentication, configure Remote Desktop settings, configure VPN connections and authentication, enable VPN reconnect, configure broadband tethering
  • Configure mobility options
    • Configure offline file policies, configure power policies, configure Windows To Go, configure sync options, configure Wi-Fi direct
Manage apps (11%)
  • Deploy and manage Azure RemoteApp
    • Configure RemoteApp and Desktop Connections settings, configure Group Policy Objects (GPOs) for signed packages, subscribe to the Azure RemoteApp and Desktop Connections feeds, export and import Azure RemoteApp configurations, support iOS and Android, configure remote desktop web access for Azure RemoteApp distribution
  • Support desktop apps
    • The following support considerations including: Desktop app compatibility using Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) including shims and compatibility database; desktop application co-existence using Hyper-V, Azure RemoteApp, and App-V; installation and configuration of User Experience Virtualization (UE-V); deploy desktop apps by using Microsoft Intune
Manage updates and recovery (10%)
  • Configure system recovery
    • Configure a recovery drive, configure system restore, perform a refresh or recycle, perform a driver rollback, configure restore points
  • Configure file recovery
    • Restore previous versions of files and folders, configure File History, recover files from OneDrive
  • Configure and manage updates
    • Configure update settings, configure Windows Update policies, manage update history, roll back updates, update Windows Store apps

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Monday, January 25, 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

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Module 3: Creating a Company Portal

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

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

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

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
http://briantjackett.com/archive/2013/07/01/powershell-script-to-enumerate-sharepoint-2010-or-2013-permissions-and.aspx

Module 6: Customizing the Look of a Portal

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, January 18, 2016

Course 20331B: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Course Details

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

Suggested Classes

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
CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ Certification – SharePoint MCSE
https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcse-sharepoint-certification.aspx

Certification

MCSE SharePoint 2013 – Certification Information
http://randelhall.blogspot.com/2013/06/sharepoint-mcse.html

PowerShell

Index of Windows PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff678226.aspx
Use Windows PowerShell to administer SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee806878.aspx
Command Builder
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/TechNet/en-us/Office/media/WindowsPowerShell/WindowsPowerShellCommandBuilder.html

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/

Configuring Back Connection Host Names using Group Policy
http://www.harbar.net/archive/2010/02/12/groundhog-day-configuring-back-connection-host-names-using-group-policy.aspx


 

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
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Designing and Architecting Solutions: Gathering Requirements
https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2224356

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
Multi-Tenancy
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Dn659286.aspx

Document farm configuration settings in SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff645391.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
Hyper-V Snapshot Warning …Do not use snapshots in a production environment!
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621103.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
Windows Server 2012 R2 Issues – Must use SharePoint 2013 SP1
Install SharePoint 2013 SP1 on Windows Server 2012 R2 in a lab environment
http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2013/05/13/install-sharepoint-2013-in-a-lab-environment.aspx
On updated Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2, the Products Preparation Tool in SharePoint Server 2013 may not progress past "Configuring Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role"
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2765260

MSDN Blog - Setting Up an Awesome SharePoint 2013 Dev Box on Windows Server 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V, SQL, SharePoint)
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sambetts/archive/2014/02/27/setting-up-an-awesome-sharepoint-2013-dev-box-on-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx
Offline installation (No Internet Connection) of SharePoint 2013 SP1 Prerequisites on Windows Server 2012 R2
http://blogs.technet.com/b/cjrawson/archive/2014/04/06/offline_2d00_sharepoint2013sp1_2d00_prerequisites_2d00_server2012r2.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
Site Collection Owner vs Site Collection Administrator
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2015/04/site-collection-administrators.html
Create Web Application via CA or PowerShell
https://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/ee806885.aspx

Recommendations for Path Based Site Collections
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc424952.aspx#section1d
Create Path Based Site Collections via CA or PowerShell
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263094.aspx

One Web Application Model using host named site collections
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc424952.aspx
Create Host Name Site Collections via PowerShell
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc424952.aspx



Module 7 “Planning and Configuring Service Applications"


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


Module 8 “Managing Users and Permissions"


SharePoint permissions from Office.com
Plan your permissions strategy
Introduction: Control user access with permissions
Understanding permission levels (great table)
What is permissions inheritance?
Site Collection Owner vs. Site Collection Administrator
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc750414.aspx
http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/41414/site-collection-owners-and-site-collection-administrators-can-anyone-explain-th
SharePoint Keeps Asking for Password Every time?
http://www.sharepointdiary.com/2012/04/sharepoint-keeps-asking-for-password.html
Posh - Enumerate SharePoint 2010/2013 Permissions and AD Group Membership
http://briantjackett.com/archive/2013/07/01/powershell-script-to-enumerate-sharepoint-2010-or-2013-permissions-and.aspx

Module 9 “Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013"


More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/10/sharepoint-authentication.html
Plan for Kerberos authentication in SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee806870(v=office.15).aspx
The first Kerberos guide for SharePoint 2013 technicians
http://blog.blksthl.com/2012/09/26/the-first-kerberos-guide-for-sharepoint-2013-technicians/
CodePlex Tools
http://sdssharepointlibrary.codeplex.com/
Server to Server Auth
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219532(v=office.15).aspx
Claims Encoding
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13921.sharepoint-2013-claims-encoding-also-valuable-for-sharepoint-2010.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
Configure SSL for SharePoint 2013
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/fabdulwahab/archive/2013/01/21/configure-ssl-for-sharepoint-2013.aspx
Multiple SSL Web Applications on Port 443
http://www.harbar.net/articles/ssl.aspx
IIS 8.0 Server Name Indication (SNI): SSL Scalability
http://www.iis.net/learn/get-started/whats-new-in-iis-8/iis-80-server-name-indication-sni-ssl-scalability
ULS Viewer
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44020


Module 11 “Managing Taxonomy"


More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/10/managed-metadata-service_04.html
Search Dictionaries are missing?
First Create State Service - http://www.jrjlee.com/2013/02/the-search-dictionaries-term-store.html
Column Types
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/site-column-types-and-options-HA010302196.aspx


Module 12 “Configuring User Profiles"


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


Module 13 “Configuring Enterprise Search"

KQL
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ee558911(v=office.15).aspx
Search Reports
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219611.aspx
Query spelling suggestions
http://blog.mastykarz.nl/sharepoint-2013-query-spelling-inclusions-for-the-masses/
Linguistic search features in SharePoint Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219499
Query Spelling Suggestions
http://blog.mastykarz.nl/sharepoint-2013-query-spelling-inclusions-masses-revisited/
Query Suggestions
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj721441
Continuous Crawls - The default interval every 15 minutes. Shortest interval possible every 1 minute.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219802.aspx
Search Query Tool
http://sp2013searchtool.codeplex.com/
SEO
http://blog.mastykarz.nl/search-engine-optimization-sharepoint-2013/
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn794251.aspx

Custom Search Connectors
Exchange
https://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/jj591608.aspx
Documentum
https://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/ff721975.aspx
Lotus Notes
https://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/jj591606.aspx
 

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
Temp DB
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ms175527.aspx
Timer Job Reference
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678870.aspx
Distributed Cache Management
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219613.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219572.asp
PAL
http://pal.codeplex.com/

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

Visio Stencil


https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=35772
300 Visio Icons to help you create visual representations of Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office 365 deployments including Microsoft Skype for Business, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. The zip file now includes both stencil sets from 2012 and 2014.

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, January 4, 2016

20697 - Installing and Configuring Windows 10

Course Details

Installing and Configuring Windows 10


Prerequisites and Overview
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/course.aspx?cid=20697-1

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and DNS.

  • Knowledge of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles, and fundamentals of AD DS management.

  • Understanding of certificate-based security.

  • Understanding of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 fundamentals.

  • Understanding of Windows client operating system essentials, such as a working knowledge of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

About this course
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to install and configure Windows 10 desktops and devices in a Windows Server domain corporate environment. These skills include learning how to install and customize Windows 10 operating systems and apps, and configure local and remote network connectivity and storage. Students will also learn how to configure data security, device security, and network security, and maintain, update, and recover Windows 10.

Audience profile
This course is intended for IT professionals who administer and support Windows 10 desktops, devices, users, and associated network and security resources. Students who seek certification in the 70-697 Windows 10 Configuring exam will also benefit from this course. This course is also intended to provide skills for Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians (EDSTs) who provide Tier 2 support to users who run Windows 10 desktops and devices within a Windows domain environment in medium to large enterprise organizations.

Suggested Classes

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

The fundamentals of IT

CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+

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: Overview of Windows 10

Module 2: Installing Windows 10

Module 3: Configuring Your Device


Manage your Microsoft devices in one place
https://account.microsoft.com/devices/about

Module 4: Configuring Network Connectivity

Get-NetIPAddress - TechNet
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh826136.aspx

Windows PowerShell equivalents for common networking commands
http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2015/04/18/windows-powershell-equivalents-for-common-networking-commands-ipconfig-ping-nslookup.aspx

The Network Connection Status Icon (Applies to Windows 10)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/archive/2012/12/20/the-network-connection-status-icon.aspx
http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/SLN156935 (Dell good explaination)

Module 5: Managing Storage

Windows Confidential: Just What Is ‘Size on Disk’?

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh148159.aspx

Storage Spaces
https://stebet.net/microsoft-finally-adds-rebalancing-to-storage-spaces/

Module 5 PowerShell and Commands

clear-disk
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh848661(v=wps.630).aspx
get-disk
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh848657(v=wps.630).aspx
Initialize-Disk
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh848708(v=wps.630).aspx
Fsutil - Technet
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753059.aspx

Module 6: Managing Files and Printers

What's changed in File Explorer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/getstarted-whats-changed-in-file-explorer
Change folder views and behavior
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-id/windows-vista/change-folder-views-and-behavior
Classic View
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/change-windows-to-classic-view

WhoAmI
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771299.aspx
Get SID
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897417.aspx

Updating Claims Info
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/21fd9fbe-f290-405e-a294-3286ceb316c8/dac-claims-updating-on-alternating-logins?forum=winserverfiles

Good 5 part article on DAC from http://theithollow.com/
microsoft-dynamic-access-control-part-1
microsoft-dynamic-access-control-part-2
microsoft-dynamic-access-control-part-3
microsoft-dynamic-access-control-part-4
microsoft-dynamic-access-control-part-5

Work Folders Overview
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn265974.aspx

Module 7: Managing Apps in Windows 10

Module 8: Managing Data Security

Module 9: Managing Device Security

Module 11: Maintaining Windows 10

Module 12: Troubleshooting and Recovery

Bonus Material

How To Save All Windows Spotlight Lockscreen Images
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-save-all-windows-spotlight-lockscreen-images

Windows Hacks
https://github.com/hashhar/Windows-Hacks

Monday, December 14, 2015

Course 20332B - Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Course Details

20332B - 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

PowerShell

Index of Windows PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff678226.aspx
Command Builder
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/TechNet/en-us/Office/media/WindowsPowerShell/WindowsPowerShellCommandBuilder.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
Create a high availability architecture and strategy for SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748824.aspx
SharePoint 2013 Minimal Fault Tolerant Configuration
http://www.itunity.com/article/sharepoint-2013-minimal-fault-tolerant-configuration-532
Add web or application servers to farms in SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Cc261752.aspx

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 Moving Search Server
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj862356.aspx
Moving Search Databases
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj729803.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
Free Chapter 11 on BCS from Professional SharePoint 2010 Development
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh144965.aspx
Changing Throttling Limits – 2000 by default
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bcs/archive/2010/02/16/bcs-powershell-introduction-and-throttle-management.aspx
Create ECT using SharePoint Designer 2013
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj220063.aspx
http://lightningtools.com/bcs/creating-an-external-content-type-with-sharepoint-designer-2013/
Change time from UTC to Local
http://phadnisblog.com/2013/06/26/bcs-external-list-shows-wrong-date-time/

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
User Profile – Helpful PowerShell
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff681014.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
UPSA Synchronization
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Ff681014.aspx
User's Account Name Changed in Active Directory. How to Sync it in SharePoint?
Read more: http://www.sharepointdiary.com/2013/01/user-login-name-changed-in-ad-how-to-sync-with-sharepoint.html#ixzz3jrIWkiJf
http://www.sharepointdiary.com/2013/01/user-login-name-changed-in-ad-how-to-sync-with-sharepoint.html

Account SID’s
http://blogs.technet.com/b/marios_mo_betta_blog/archive/2012/07/05/account-sid-s.aspx
Debug Missing Pictures
http://sharepointconnoisseur.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-debug-user-missing-picture.html

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

What's new in workflow in SharePoint Server 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219638.aspx
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

Workflow conditions quick reference (SharePoint 2010 Workflow platform)
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj822976.aspx
Workflow actions quick reference (SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform)
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj164026.aspx
List of known issues in SharePoint 2013 designer

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
Configure Power Pivot for SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn456880.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/
KQL
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ee558911.aspx

Test Lab Guide: Highly Available SharePoint Server 2013 Search topology
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn271768.aspx
Missing Search Dictionary
http://www.jrjlee.com/2013/02/the-search-dictionaries-term-store.html

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 (SharePoint 2013)
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
Free SP Test Lab – Keith Mayer
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

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