Monday, September 26, 2016

Course 20339-2A:Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016

Course Details

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/course.aspx?cid=20339-2

Advanced Technologies of SharePoint 2016

About this course

This five-day course will teach you how to plan, configure, and manage the advanced features in a SharePoint 2016 environment. The special areas of focus for this course include implementing high availability, disaster recovery, service application architecture, and Microsoft Business Connectivity Services. This course also focuses on social computing features, productivity, and collaboration platforms and features. Students also will learn about business intelligence solutions, Enterprise Content Management, web content management infrastructure, solutions, and apps. This course also covers how to develop and implement a governance plan, and how to perform an upgrade or a migration to SharePoint 2016.

This is the second in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and is aligned with the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro certification.Audience profile

The course is targeted at experienced IT Professionals who are interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy, and manage SharePoint 2016 installations either in a data center or in the cloud.

Students typically should have more than four years of hands-on experience* planning and maintaining SharePoint Server and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2014 R2 or later, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and networking infrastructure services.

Students should have completed Course 20339-1A: Planning and Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2016, or have gained equivalent knowledge and experience before taking this course.

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

  • Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with Microsoft SharePoint Online.

  • Has broad familiarity with SharePoint Server workloads.

  • Has experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.

  • Has experience with authentication and security technologies.

  • Has experience with Windows PowerShell.

* The hands-on experience or job experience should be from a solutions-based role where the candidate has worked on multiple solutions in the SharePoint Server space that includes document management, content management, and search.

Suggested Classes


SharePoint

20339-1 – Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
20339-2 – Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
55033 – SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administration
50547 – SharePoint 2010 Site Collection and Site Administration

MCSA: Windows Server 2012

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

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

PowerShell

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

CompTIA
A+, Network+, Security+

Certification – SharePoint MCSE


Microsoft
https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcse-sharepoint-certification.aspx

TEchBytes - MCSE SharePoint 2016

http://randelhall.blogspot.com/2016/06/sharepoint-2016-mcse.html

PowerShell

More from The Cloud Engineer’s Companion Site
http://powershell101.blogspot.com/

Index of Windows PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint 2016
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/SharePoint-2016-Powershell-c7f8814f

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SharePoint 2016

More from The Cloud Engineer
SharePoint Features Comparison
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/03/sharepoint-features-comparison.html

What is Deprecated or Removed in SharePoint 2016
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346112(v=office.16).aspx

Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787(v=office.16).aspx

Hardware and Software Requirements
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(v=office.16

SharePoint 2016: What is in it?
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/31020.sharepoint-2016-what-is-in-it.aspx

Module 2: Introduction to hybrid scenarios for SharePoint 2016

Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2016
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj838715(v=office.16).aspx

Hybrid Search Models (2013)
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Hybrid-search-in-SharePoint-1a7269ba-5aa7-481b-b608-030c58fa932e
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sharepoint_strategery/2015/05/12/the-upcoming-cloud-ssa-and-next-generation-hybrid-search-initial-thoughts/

Cloud SSA 2016
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/spses/2015/09/15/cloud-hybrid-search-service-application/

Module 3: Designing business continuity management strategies

Best Practice Virtualization (sp2013)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ff621103(v=office.15).aspx

SharePoint 2016 Managing Central Administration web Application – Provisioning and Unprovisioning
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/34220.sharepoint-2016-managing-central-administration-web-application-provisioning-unprovisioning.aspx

Module 4: Planning and implementing Business Connectivity Services and Secure Store Service

Configure the Secure Store Service in SharePoint Server 2016
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee806866(v=office.16).aspx

Module 5: Configuring productivity services for a SharePoint 2016 deployment

SharePoint Apps or Add-ins? (MSDN)
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/fp161507.aspx

SharePoint Add-ins (MSDN)

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/fp179930.aspx

Module 6: Managing solutions in Microsoft SharePoint 2016


Transform Solutions into Add-ins
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/pnp_articles/transform-farm-solutions-to-the-sharepoint-app-model

Sandbox Solutions Deprecation
https://dev.office.com/blogs/removing-code-based-sandbox-solutions-in-sharepoint-online
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sharepointdev/2014/01/14/deprecation-of-custom-code-in-sandboxed-solutions/

Module 7: Connecting people

MIM - Microsoft Identity Manager
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt627723(v=office.16).aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt637055.aspx

Overview & Setup of MIM Configuration as External Identity Manager in SharePoint 2016
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/spses/2016/07/19/overview-setup-of-mim-configuration-as-external-identity-manager-in-sharepoint-2016/
Multi Domain MIM
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/33867.mim-with-sharepoint-server-2016-user-profile-add-more-active-directory-domain-for-synchronization.aspx

Community Site Badge Bug
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/06dbd868-a612-4a9c-b918-00901b65a6a4/community-site-badges-not-displaying?forum=SP2016

AD Mappings (2013)
http://www.harbar.net/archive/2013/02/18/Default-Active-Directory-Import-User-Profile-Property-Mappings-in-SharePoint.aspx

More From The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/12/user-profile.html


More from Harbar.net
http://www.harbar.net/archive/2016/08/25/Enabling-multiple-OUs-and-avoiding-credential-touch-up-with-the.aspx

Githup Toolkit (Warning Test First!) – outdated
https://github.com/OfficeDev/PnP-Tools/tree/master/Solutions/UserProfile.MIMSync

Module 8: Planning and configuring web content management

Product Catalog (2013)
http://en.share-gate.com/blog/migrate-sharepoint-2013-what-is-product-catalog

Product Catalog Setup (2013)
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/tothesharepoint/2013/02/13/how-to-set-up-a-product-centric-website-in-sharepoint-server-2013/

Module 9: Planning and configuring Enterprise Content Management

eDiscovery and In-place Holds (2013)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161516.aspx

Search for Sensitive Content (2013 2016 O365)
https://blogs.office.com/2014/08/27/search-sensitive-content-sharepoint-onedrive-documents/

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

eDiscovery Exchange 2016 Setup
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd298021(v=exchg.160).aspx

Compliance Center (O365)
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Overview-of-document-deletion-policies-55e8d858-f278-482b-a198-2e62d6a2e6e5

Module 10: Planning and configuring business intelligence solutions

PowerPivot Add-in
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52675

Deploying SQL Server 2016 PowerPivot and Power View in a Multi-Tier SharePoint 2016 Farm (Step by Step)
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/mt674774%28SQL.130%29.aspx

SharePoint 2016 Visio Service Application, Step By Step Guide
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/35016.sharepoint-2016-visio-service-application-step-by-step-guide.aspx

More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/07/office-web-applications.html

Module 11: Planning and configuring productivity and collaboration

More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/07/office-web-applications.html

Onedrive Sync
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2903984

Workflows
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/09/default-workflows.html

Module 12: Upgrading and migrating to SharePoint 2016

Zero Downtime Patching in SharePoint Server 2016
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt767550(v=office.16).aspx

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/pla/2016/03/10/zero-downtime-patching-in-sharepoint-server-2016/

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sharepoint_foxhole/2016/08/04/zero-downtime-patching-with-sharepoint-server-2016-start-to-finish/

https://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/mt767550(v=office.16).aspx

Feature Pack 1
https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/26/announcing-feature-pack-1-for-sharepoint-server-2016-cloud-born-and-future-proof/

SharePoint 2016 MCSE

2016

MCSE Track Overview

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/mcse-sharepoint-certification.aspx

Exams Overview

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

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

Courses Overview

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

Exam 70-339

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

 

Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

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

Document Deletion Policies (OneDrive)

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

Durable Links

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

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

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

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

Fast Site Collection Creation

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

MIM Setup

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

MinRole

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

ODF

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

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

Project Server 2016

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

SEO

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

Appendix

Exchange Integration

Inbound Search

Outbound Search

Azure Backup

SQL HV - Fastest, SAN, Failover solutions

Managed Paths

eDiscovery with Exchange

Search Continuous Crawls

SharePoint Crawl vs. Web Crawls

App Catalog

App Store

3rd Party Apps

PowerShell

Convert Web Application Classic Claims

Log Level

Certificates

SSL, Wildcard SSL, Domain

Change request access admin

Troubleshooting

Developer Dashboard

SQL query

SharePoint TCP/IP Ports

kerberos, search, crawl, UPSA, DNS

Monday, September 19, 2016

10982B Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10

About this course

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

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to support and troubleshoot Windows 10 PCs and devices in a Windows Server domain environment. These skills include understanding of Windows 10 features, how they can be used in an Active Directory environment and how to troubleshoot them.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Networking fundamentals, including Transmission Control Protocol /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and Domain Name System (DNS).

  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) principles.

  • Understanding of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components.

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 fundamentals.

  • Microsoft Windows Client essentials; for example, experience with Windows 10 or knowledge from the courses 20697-1 and 20697-2.

Certification

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

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

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

Windows 10 Courses

MCSE Windows 10 Courses
20697-1B: Installing and Configuring Windows 10
20697-2B: Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services
20695C: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications
20696C: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Intune

Additional Windows 10 Courses
20694 Virtualizing Enterprise Desktops and Apps

PowerShell

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

PowerShell 101 Online
https://msdn.microsoft.com/powershell
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2015/06/11/table-of-basic-powershell-commands/

Course Outline

Module 1: Implementing a Troubleshooting Methodology
Windows Versions
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/Compare

Hello – Biometric Sign-in
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17215/windows-10-what-is-hello
Hello for Business https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/keep-secure/manage-identity-verification-using-microsoft-passport

Module 2: Troubleshooting Startup Issues
Windows RE - Windows Recovery Environment
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/windows-recovery-environment--windows-re--technical-reference
Boot Menu
http://www.howtogeek.com/126016/three-ways-to-access-the-windows-8-boot-options-menu/
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10

Module 3: Troubleshooting Hardware and Device Drivers

USB Device Tree Viewer V3.0.3
http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbtreeview_e.html

Module 4: Troubleshooting Remote Computers

Remote Desktop
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17463/windows-7-connect-to-another-computer-remote-desktop-connection
Remote Assistance
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50042

WinRM
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384372(v=vs.85).aspx

Module 5: Resolving Issues with Network Connectivity Issues

Common IP Troubleshooting Commands via PowerShell
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/josebda/2015/04/18/windows-powershell-equivalents-for-common-networking-commands-ipconfig-ping-nslookup/

IE Dev F12
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/documentation/f12-devtools-guide/

Six Ways To Change Network Location
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6815-network-location-set-private-public-windows-10-a.html

Module 6: Troubleshooting Group Policy

GPO Search
http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/
GPO SpreadSheet
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250

WinRM via GPO
https://michaelkindred.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/configuring-winrm-using-gpo/
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wmi/2009/03/17/three-ways-to-configure-winrm-listeners/
http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2014/05/enable-winrm-via-group-policy/

How to create and manage the Central Store for Group Policy Administrative Templates in Windows

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3087759
Server 2012 – Import Windows 10 ADMX GPO
http://www.alexandreviot.net/2015/10/21/server-2012-import-windows-10-admx-gpo/
Group Policy ADMX Syntax Reference Guide
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753471(v=ws.10).aspx

Module 7: Troubleshooting User Settings

Accessibility in Windows 10
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Accessibility/windows
https://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windows10/

Application Remoting and the Cloud – Future of UE-V and RemoteApp

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/08/12/application-remoting-and-the-cloud/

Module 8: Troubleshooting Remote Connectivity

Add Users to Local Administrator Group
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2010/08/19/use-powershell-to-add-domain-users-to-a-local-group/
Get-LocalAdmin - Gallery Script Testing Good
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Add-AD-UserGroup-to-Local-fe5e9239

Module 9: Troubleshooting Resource Access Within a Domain

Windows 10 Dynamic Access Control Overview
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/keep-secure/dynamic-access-control
Enable Claims Support in Windows Server 2012 Active Directory
http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2012/enable-claims-support-windows-server-2012-active-directory
Use Active Directory Claims for Windows Server 2012 File Service Access Control
http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2012/use-active-directory-claims-windows-server-2012-file-service-access-control

Module 10: Troubleshooting Resource Access for Non-Domain Clients

Work Folders
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn265974(v=ws.11).aspx

Work Folders compared to other sync technologies
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn265974(v=ws.11).aspx

Work Folders vs. One Drive
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2015/12/15/work-folders-and-onedrive-for-business/

Module 11: Troubleshooting Applications

WADK - Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/windows-assessment-deployment-kit

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

Stay up to date with Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ie/2014/04/02/stay-up-to-date-with-enterprise-mode-for-internet-explorer-11/

Group Policy ADMX Syntax Reference Guide
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753471(v=ws.10).aspx

Ole Calc
http://winaero.com/blog/get-calculator-from-windows-8-and-windows-7-in-windows-10

Cortana in the EnterPrise
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/manage/manage-cortana-in-enterprise



Module 12: Maintaining Windows 10

PAL
http://pal.codeplex.com/

Windows 10 Anniversary Update – Aug 2016
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/08/02/whats-new-for-it-pros-in-the-windows-10-anniversary-update/

Group Policies – Only Windows 10 Enterprise and Education Editions
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/manage/group-policies-for-enterprise-and-education-editions

Diskspd Utility: A Robust Storage Testing Tool (Replaces SQLIO)
http://aka.ms/diskspd

Module 13: Recovering Data and Operating System

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

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

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

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

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

Appendix

Articles

Help: I Got Hacked. Now What Do I Do? Part I/II
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc700813.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc512595.aspx


Free Books

Free ebook: Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/07/14/free-ebook-windows-10-it-pro-essentials-support-secrets/

More Tools

Utility Page (USBView)
http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Utilities.htm#MicrosoftUSBView

Windows performance recorder
Download the Windows ADK for Windows 10

Windows PE
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/commercialize/manufacture/desktop/winpe-create-usb-bootable-drive

This App Can’t Open Error Fix
http://windowsclan.com/fix-this-app-cant-open-error-in-windows-10/

Monday, September 12, 2016

20339-1A: Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016

Course Details

Course 20339-1: Planning and Administering SharePoint 2016

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/course.aspx?cid=20339-1

About this course

This five-day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan and administer a Microsoft SharePoint 2016 environment. The course teaches you how to deploy, administer, and troubleshoot your SharePoint environment. This course also provides guidelines, best practices, and considerations that help you optimize your SharePoint deployment.

This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT professionals and is aligned with the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro certification.Audience profile

The course is targeted at experienced IT professionals who are interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy, and manage SharePoint 2016 installations either in a data center or in the cloud.

Students typically have more than one year of hands-on experience* with planning and maintaining SharePoint and two years’ experience with other core technologies on which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or later, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and networking infrastructure services.

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

  • Is an IT professional who plans, implements, and maintains a multi-server deployment of SharePoint 2016.

  • Has a working knowledge of, and preferably hands-on experience, with SharePoint Online.

  • Has broad familiarity with SharePoint workloads.

  • Has experience with business continuity management, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.

  • Has experience with authentication and security technologies.

  • Has experience with Windows PowerShell.


Suggested Classes

SharePoint
20339-1 – Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
20339-2 – Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
55033 – SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administration
50547 – SharePoint 2010 Site Collection and Site Administration
MCSA: Windows Server 2012

20410 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
20411 – Administering Windows Server 2012
20412 – Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
MCSA: SQL Server
10774 – Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
10775 – Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
10777 – Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
PowerShell
10961 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 3.0
10325 – Automating Administration with PowerShell 2.0
CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ Certification – SharePoint MCSE
https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcse-sharepoint-certification.aspx

Certification

MCSE SharePoint 2013 – Certification Information
http://randelhall.blogspot.com/2013/06/sharepoint-mcse.html
MCSE SharePoint 2016 – Certification Information
http://randelhall.blogspot.com/2016/06/sharepoint-2016-mcse.html

PowerShell

Index of Windows PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint 2016
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/SharePoint-2016-Powershell-c7f8814f

Module 1 “Introducing SharePoint 2016"

Explore SharePoint Server 2016 (New,Deprecated,Removed)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261970(v=office.16)

SharePoint 2016 - New Features
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346121(v=office.16).aspx

SharePoint 2016 – Deprecated or Removed
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346112(v=office.16).aspx

Office Online Server
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219456(v=office.16).aspx

Browser Support List
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526(v=office.16).aspx

More from the Cloud Engineer - Versions
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/03/sharepoint-features-comparison.html

Module 2, “Designing an Information Architecture"

Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787(v=office.16).aspx
Technical Diagrams – Posters
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199.aspx
More from the Cloud Engineer
Web Application vs Site Collection vs Site
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/11/web-application-vs-site-collection-vs.html

Module 3 “Designing a Logical Architecture"


Module 4 “Designing a Physical Architecture"

Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2016

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(v=office.16)
Hardware (MSDN)
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(v=office.16).aspx
Virtualization (2013)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607968(v=office.15).aspx
Best Practice Hyper-V (2013)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621103.aspx
Technical Diagrams – Posters
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199.aspx

Module 5 “Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2016"

Why Use OOS
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/pla/2016/03/12/why-office-online-server-is-essential/
OOS – OWA Replacement
https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/office-online-server-now-available/
OOS Installation
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219455(v=office.16).aspx

Office Online Server and SharePoint Server 2016 (https)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346470(v=office.16).aspx

Reset Farm PassPhrase
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607568.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
Site Collection Owner vs Site Collection Administrator
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2015/04/site-collection-administrators.html
Web Template List
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/09/site-templates.html

Module 7 “Planning and Configuring Service Applications"


More from The Cloud Engineer
SharePoint Versions
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/02/versions.html


Module 8 “Managing users and permissions, and securing content"

Understanding Permission Levels in SharePoint
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Understanding-permission-levels-in-SharePoint-87ecbb0e-6550-491a-8826-c075e4859848

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

Module 9 “Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2016"

Exchange
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee704552(v=office.16).aspx

Server to Server (Oauth)
https://technet.microsoft.com/nl-nl/library/jj219546(v=office.16).aspx

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

Module 10 “Securing a SharePoint 2016 Deployment"

Anti-Virus
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/952167

More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/02/sharepoint-security.html

Module 11 “Managing Taxonomy"

Column Types
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/create-change-or-delete-a-column-in-a-list-or-library-HA102771913.aspx
More from The Cloud Engineer
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/10/managed-metadata-service_04.html

Module 12 “Configuring User Profiles"

LDAP Search Filters
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa746475(v=vs.85).aspx
LDAP Search Filter Examples
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5392.active-directory-ldap-syntax-filters.aspx
LDAP Query Basics
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996205(v=exchg.65).aspx

AD Import Setup (2013)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219646.aspx
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/meacoex/2013/08/04/step-by-step-active-directory-import-for-sharepoint-2013/

AD Mappings
http://www.harbar.net/archive/2013/02/18/Default-Active-Directory-Import-User-Profile-Property-Mappings-in-SharePoint.aspx

Audience (2010 Latest Found)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263065(v=office.14).aspx

Module 13 “Configuring Enterprise Search"

Promoted Search Results 2013 Latest Found)
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/34049.sharepoint-2013-promoted-search-results.aspx
New Visual Best Bets (2013 Latest Found)
https://talesfromitside.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/sharepoint-2013-and-the-new-visual-best-bets/

Scale search for Internet Sites in SharePoint Server (2013)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219628.aspx


 

Module 14 “Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2016 Environment"

More from The Cloud Engineer
PAL
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2012/05/pal.html
TroubleShooting Tools
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2011/09/sharepoint-troubleshooting-tools.html


Appendix

PowerShell for SharePoint

Use Windows PowerShell to administer SharePoint 2016
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/SharePoint-2016-Powershell-c7f8814f

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 SharePoint 2013
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/TechNet/en-us/Office/media/WindowsPowerShell/WindowsPowerShellCommandBuilder.html


SQL Server 2016 Dev Edition
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/sql-server-editions-developers

Worksheets

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

7 Dirty Words You Can’t Say On New Horizons CMS

Honoring George Carlon's "Seven Dirty Words." Check out the video, priceless.
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Monday, August 8, 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

20331 Modules


Module 1 “Introducing SharePoint 2013"


More from the Cloud Engineer - Versions
http://thecloudengineer.blogspot.com/2013/03/sharepoint-features-comparison.html
Compare Foundation Standard Enterprise
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj819267.aspx#bkmk_FeaturesOnPremise
Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=299525
Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx
Overview of mobile devices and SharePoint Server 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302034
Create and configure communities in SharePoint Server 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302036
Configure My Sites in SharePoint Server 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302037
Changes from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302039
SharePoint feature availability across on-premises solutions
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302040
Hybrid for SharePoint 2013
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=302043 Technical Diagrams – Posters
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199.aspx
SharePoint Versions
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj819267.aspx

Installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sambetts/archive/2014/02/27/setting-up-an-awesome-sharepoint-2013-dev-box-on-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx
More on Windows Server 2012 R2
http://www.avivroth.com/2013/07/09/installing-sharepoint-2013-on-windows-server-2012-r2-preview/

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/