Monday, July 25, 2016

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 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

    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
    Latest on DMP and SharePoint
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh758034(v=sc.12).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

    Configuring IIS 7.5 Shared Configuration
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/meamcs/2012/05/30/configuring-iis-7-5-shared-configuration/

    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
    SharePoint User Profile Synchronization Service AutoFixer
    http://sharepointbjorn.com/2014/06/25/user-profile-synchronization-autofixer/

    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

    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 6 - Productivity and Collaboration

    Oauth - Configure server-to-server authentication in SharePoint 2013
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219532.aspx
    Manage server-to-server authentication (OAuth) and partner applications in Skype for Business Server 2015
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204817.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
    Configure an environment for apps for SharePoint (SharePoint 2013)
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/anneste/2014/10/31/configure-an-environment-for-apps-for-sharepoint-sharepoint-2013/

    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

    Differences between a records archive and in-place records
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424394.aspx

    Record Center – File Plans
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261708.aspx

    Composite Solutions
    https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/SharePoint-Conference/2012/SPC027

    Content Types
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-or-customize-a-site-content-type-27eb6551-9867-4201-a819-620c5658a60f?CorrelationId=81f75ff7-85a9-4a44-af73-9a9940f2baf9&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
     

    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
    Image Renditions
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj720398.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

    "Apps for SharePoint" is changing to "SharePoint Add-ins"
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/fp179930.aspx

    Install and Manage Apps for SharePoint 2013
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161232.aspx

    Setting up your App domain for SharePoint 2013
    http://sharepointchick.com/archive/2012/07/29/setting-up-your-app-domain-for-sharepoint-2013.aspx
    How To Configure SharePoint 2013 On-Premises Deployments for Apps
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspfe/archive/2013/01/31/configuring-sharepoint-on-premise-deployments-for-apps.aspx
    Setting up your App domain for SharePoint 2013 via PowerShell
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tomvan/archive/2012/11/20/prepare-sharepoint-2013-
    server-for-app-development-create-an-isolated-app-domain-powershell-script.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

    Free Apps from Codeplex
    https://apps.codeplex.com/releases/view/91377

    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

    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 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

    Migrate from classic-mode to claims-based authentication in SharePoint 2013
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg251985.aspx

    Upgrading from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Step by Step
    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/alimaz/2012/07/17/upgrading-from-sharepoint-2010-to-sharepoint-2013-step-by-step/

    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

    Test lab guides for SharePoint Server 2013
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh872914.aspx

    Install a software update (SharePoint 2013)
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff806338.aspx
    SharePoint patching demystified
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stefan_gossner/2014/08/18/sharepoint-patching-demystified/

    More Upgrade Resouces 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

    SharePoint: Upgrade 2010 content to 2013
    http://blog.armgasys.com/?p=275

  • Monday, July 18, 2016

    55033 Site Collection and Site Owner Administration

    About This Course

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

    Description - This five-day instructor-led course is intended for power users, who are tasked with working within the SharePoint 2013 environment. This course will provide a deeper, narrowly-focused training on the important and popular skills needed to be an administrator for SharePoint site collections and sites. SharePoint deployment or farm administration skills and tasks, which are required for IT professionals to manage SharePoint 2013, are available in separate Microsoft Official Courseware.
    Audience - This course is intended for SharePoint site collection administrators, site administrators and power users who are tasked with working within the SharePoint environment.

    Prerequisites - Before taking this course, students should be familiar with:
    Windows client operating system – either Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    Microsoft Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office 2013
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9

    STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that students have familiarity with SharePoint 2013 or previous versions of SharePoint.  Students without prior SharePoint experience are challenged by the lack of skill and struggle with the amount of information covered in this 300 level course.

    Objectives
    - After completing this course, students will be able to:
    Design and implement a company portal structure using SharePoint 2013 objects including sites, libraries, lists and pages
    Explain the role of security and permissions throughout SharePoint 2013
    Implement guidelines for consistency in building a company portal to aid in the day-to-day administration of content in SharePoint 2013
    Enhance the design of and content on a company portal using SharePoint 2013 themes and web parts
    Explain the importance of governance for the planning and managing future growth of the SharePoint 2013 implementation
    Identify options to integrate data from other systems as well as preserve existing data
    Explain the role of social networking in SharePoint 2013 and its impact on collaboration

    Module Overview

    Modules 1-5 – Basic SharePoint Admin
    Modules 6-12 – Advanced SharePoint Admin

    Module 1: Getting Started with SharePoint 2013

    SharePoint Versions
    http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/03/sharepoint-features-comparison.html

    http://blog.blksthl.com/2013/01/14/sharepoint-2013-feature-comparison-chart-all-editions/
    What to find out your version?
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12497.sharepoint-2013-build-numbers.aspx
    If using IE 8 or IE 9 this feature requires Office 2013 to be installed. For all other browsers (IE 10, Firefox, Chrome, Safari), this feature works with any version o
    f Office.
    Browser Support for SharePoint 2013
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526.aspx

    Only site collection administrators can view items in the second stage recycle bin. This is also called the Site Collection Recycle Bin. This recycle bin has an added column to show who deleted the content in addition to when it was deleted.

    Module 2: Planning a Company Portal Using SharePoint 2013

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

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

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

    1. Start Internet Explorer by using the Run as different user option, and then go to the SharePoint site.
      Note: The Run as different user option is visible if you hold the Shift key when you right-click a program icon.
    2. Access the SharePoint site by using the the URL as http://siteurl/_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true

    Miss the Old List and Library Interface?

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

    image

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

    Module 3: Creating a Company Portal

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

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

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

    Slide Library (Manual link required)
    Use this link http://yourserver/sites/yoursite/_layouts/15/slnew.aspx?FeatureId={0be49fe9-9bc9-409d-abf9-702753bd878d}&ListTemplate=2100

    Module 4: Creating Consistency across Sites

    Create Columns
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/create-change-or-delete-a-column-in-a-list-or-library-HA102771913.aspx
    Column Types
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/site-column-types-and-options-HA010302196.aspx
    Create Views
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/create-change-or-delete-a-view-of-a-list-or-library-HA102774516.aspx
    Lookup Columns
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/create-list-relationships-by-using-unique-and-lookup-columns-HA102771358.aspx
    How to Conditionally Require Data in SharePoint Columns
    http://summit7systems.com/how-to-conditionally-require-data-in-sharepoint-
    columns/

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

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

    Content Types
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/create-or-customize-a-content-type-HA102773269.aspx
    Managed Metadata (MMS)
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/introduction-to-managed-metadata-HA102832521.aspx
    Content Organizer
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/configure-the-content-organizer-to-route-documents-HA102772938.aspx
    List Templates
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/copy-or-move-a-list-by-using-a-list-template-HA101782479.aspx
    Library Templates
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/copy-or-move-a-library-by-using-a-library-template-HA101814157.aspx

    Module 5: Securing a Company Portal

    Edit Permissions
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/edit-permissions-for-a-list-library-or-individual-item-HA102833689.aspx

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

    Entire List of Permissions and Permission Levels

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Permission-levels-and-permissions-49d456eb-d3c8-4402-86b1-deb911224afb?pid=CH101248581033&CorrelationId=f1d59fb8-79c6-416b-b707-7f1e1e2c96ba&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

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

    Module 6: Customizing the Look of a Portal

    Great Looking Sites
    http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/great-looking-sharepoint-sites.html
    Web Part – Adding and Changing Web Parts
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/add-move-minimize-or-delete-a-web-part-from-a-page-HA101773353.aspx
    Content Search Web Part
    https://wonderlaura.com/2015/02/19/content-search-web-part-with-query-string/
    http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2012/10/using-content-search-web-part-and.html
    http://yalla.itgroove.net/2013/02/roll-up-sharepoint-2013-tasks-with-content-search-web-part/
    Connected Web Parts
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Connect-data-in-Web-Parts-c9a84132-44be-4abb-94d1-d69cfdc052db

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

    Site logo size in SharePoint 2013 (See article below for more info)
    Width: 180 pixels Height: 64 pixels
    Width: 2.5 inches Height: .889 inches
    http://blog.incworx.com/blog/sharepoint-administrators-blog/all-you-need-to-know-about-site-logo-size-in-sharepoint-2013

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

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

    Fixing Organization Browser in 2013
    http://spreza.blogspot.com/2013/03/using-sharepoint-2013-organization.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

    Image Renditions
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj720398.aspx

    Module 9: Bridging the Social Gap

    Social Features
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/whats-new-in-microsoft-sharepoint-server-2013-HA102785546.aspx#_Toc349227176
    One Drive for Business
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/what-is-onedrive-for-business-HA102822076.aspx
    Create and configure communities in SharePoint Server 2013
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219543(v=office.15).aspx
    How to customize you community site badges
    http://mysharepointinsight.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/how-to-customize-you-community-site.html
    SharePoint Online Tags & Notes feature retired
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/SharePoint-Online-Tags-Notes-feature-retired-77851bd5-6d5e-42fe-9bf6-d7c17eeb771f

    Module 10: Finding Information Using Search

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

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

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

    Module 11: Controlling and Planning for Growth

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

    IT governance in SharePoint 2013

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

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

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

    Administer sites and site collections in SharePoint 2013
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc789335.aspx

    Module 12: Administering a Company Portal Built on SharePoint 2013

    Permissions for site collection administrators
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Permissions-for-site-collection-administrators-f7f82b3e-7ef3-4938-a49b-9504de3b6c2a?CorrelationId=919e7584-837a-48f8-8cec-63660d9a1347&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
    Site and site collection administration
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc789335
    Manage site collections
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607925
    Optimize page performance in SharePoint 2013 - Minimal Download Strategy
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn449110.aspx

    Tools

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

    Books

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

    Appendix


    Storage Metrics (broken link)
    http://www.sharepointjoel.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=0cd1a63d-183c-4fc2-8320-ba5369008acb&ID=655
    Find Content about SharePoint 2013
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/find-content-about-sharepoint-server-2013-HA103047055.aspx
    What’s New in SharePoint 2013
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/whats-new-in-microsoft-sharepoint-server-2013-HA102785546.aspx
    Discontinued Features
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/discontinued-features-and-modified-functionality-in-microsoft-sharepoint-2013-HA102892827.aspx
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/discontinued-features-and-modified-functionality-in-microsoft-sharepoint-2013-HA102892827.aspx
    Workflows
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-help/about-the-workflows-included-with-sharepoint-HA102771434.aspx
    PowerShell for SharePoint
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662539.aspx
    Survey with graphical summary using ?souce parameter
    https://www.itunity.com/article/redirecting-custom-page-3382

    Friday, July 15, 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

    How to enable Remote PowerShell for SharePoint 2013 for Non-Administrators

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/anneste/archive/2014/09/17/how-to-enable-remote-powershell-for-sharepoint-2013-for-non-administrators.aspx

    Configure Remote PowerShell in SharePoint 2010 (Reommended for 2013)
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/varun_malhotra/archive/2010/06/10/configure-power-shell-for-remote-use-of-sp-2010.aspx

    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
    Install and configure SharePoint 2013
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262957.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

    Automated SharePoint 2010/2013/2016 PowerShell-based installation script
    https://autospinstaller.codeplex.com/

    Configure SharePoint 2013 Farm with PowerShell (MSDN Priyo)
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/priyo/archive/2013/09/13/set-up-sharepoint-2013-with-powershell.aspx

    DisableLoopBackCheck (PowerShell sample included)
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/scottstewart/2014/09/15/disableloopbackcheck-when-routing-through-a-load-balancer-powershell-sample-included/

    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

    Web Template List
    http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/09/site-templates.html

    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
    Default Permission levels and groups in SharePoint 2013 (techet)
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262690.aspx
    Default Permission levels and groups in SharePoint 2013 (office.com)
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Default-SharePoint-groups-in-SharePoint-Server-50855943-c151-42bf-b6ea-07f2bb366ecc

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

    Module 9 “Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013"

    Authentication
    More from The Cloud Engineer
    http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/10/sharepoint-authentication.html

    Kerberos
    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/
    SharePoint 2013 Kerberos and Host Named Site Collections
    https://sharepointobservations.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/sharepoint-2013-kerberos-and-host-named-site-collections/


    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

    Auditing in SharePoint
    More from The Cloud Engineer
    http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/11/auditing-in-sharepoint.html

    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

    Artist formerly known as DirSync
    Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect Tool
    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/
    TroubleShooting Tools
    http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/sharepoint-troubleshooting-tools.html

    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/