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New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate profile synchronization

My esteemed colleague K.C. Cross has just published Demonstrate profile synchronization, a new Test...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 05/01/2013

Stage 9: Configure the query in a Content Search Web Part on a category page

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 04/29/2013

Get your head in the cloud: Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2013/Office 365

With the release of SharePoint Server 2013 and the new Office 365, SharePoint is increasingly moving...

Author: Kelley Vice Date: 04/16/2013

New SharePoint 2013 authentication process and Test Lab Guide overview videos

Following on the cool upgrade videos published by Samantha Robertson, the following new conceptual...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 04/16/2013

Stage 8: Assign a category page and a catalog item page to a term

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 04/16/2013

Refresh of SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro training now available

We are excited to announce a refreshed version of the technical training materials for Microsoft...

Author: Vesa Juvonen Date: 04/13/2013

New Troubleshoot SharePoint portal page in the TechNet Wiki

In an effort to consolidate all of the best information about troubleshooting SharePoint 2010 and...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 04/09/2013

Stage 7: Upload page layouts and create new pages in a publishing site

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 04/08/2013

Site Policy in SharePoint

If you're using a SharePoint product then you've probably got some sites to manage — sites...

Author: Steven Boyle Date: 03/28/2013

BI in Excel and Excel Services

Business intelligence (BI) is all about bringing together data and turning it into meaningful...

Author: Denise Stendera Date: 03/28/2013

Stage 6: Upload and apply a new master page to a publishing site

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 03/27/2013

Hosting the SharePoint 2013 three-tier test lab on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V server

Microsoft test lab guides are deliberately written to be independent of how you actually put them...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 03/21/2013

Service descriptions for SharePoint Online and on-premises SharePoint 2013 solutions

This blog post is contributed by SharePoint Technical Writer, Jennifer Bost. What, exactly, do you...

Author: Reagan Templin Date: 03/19/2013

​Microsoft BI Solution Builder: Business Intelligence tools and capabilities are available

Recently, Microsoft released the BI Solution Builder (http://bisolutionbuilder.com), an online tool...

Author: Denise Stendera Date: 03/13/2013

How to install update packages on a SharePoint farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled

The March Public Update (PU) for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation2013 is available....

Author: Kirk Stark Date: 03/13/2013

Stage 5: Connect your publishing site to a catalog

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 03/06/2013

From site column to managed property - What's up with that?

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 03/05/2013

Stage 4: Set up search and enable the crawling of your catalog content

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 02/26/2013

New Learning Roadmaps for SharePoint 2013

As described in this previous post, a learning roadmap is a way of organizing content (articles,...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 02/25/2013

Stage 3: How to enable a list as a catalog

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 02/21/2013

Stage 2: Import list content into the Product Catalog Site Collection

This is a blog post in the series "How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 02/20/2013

Stage 1: Create site collections for cross-site publishing

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 02/19/2013

An introduction to cross-site publishing

To build our Contoso website, we'll be using cross-site publishing, a new publishing method that's...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 02/18/2013

Get the new Office Visio stencil with the cool icons

Community members have noticed the cool new icons that have been appearing in our content. Here is...

Author: Samantha Robertson Date: 02/13/2013

How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013

In this series of "how to's" blog posts I'll describe how you can use SharePoint...

Author: Bella_Engen Date: 02/13/2013

SharePoint and Mobile

SharePoint Server 2013, including the new SharePoint Online, is an exciting release, especially for...

Author: Brendan Mitchell Date: 02/07/2013

Conceptual videos for upgrade

Because the upgrade process has so many steps, we’re trying to make it as clear as possible when to...

Author: Samantha Robertson Date: 02/06/2013

Troubleshooting methodology content for SharePoint environments with the new “Claims authentication does not validate user” topic

The Claims authentication does not validate user troubleshooting topic is now available. I see...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/17/2013

Improve navigation through search results using refiners based on custom entities

Audience: Search Admin/ITPro Pre-requisite: This post assumes the reader has basic Search...

Author: Katja Krauss Date: 12/05/2012

SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide stack refreshed

The SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide (TLG) stack has been refreshed for the released version of...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 12/04/2012

Key Updates in System Center Monitoring Pack for SharePoint 2013

System Center Monitoring Packs (previously known as Management Packs), for both SharePoint Server...

Author: Michael Hou Date: 11/29/2012

Introducing Search Schema for SharePoint 2013

Audience: Search Admin/ITPro What is the search schema? The search schema is a mechanism in...

Author: Helge Grenager Solheim Date: 11/25/2012

New “Authentication in SharePoint 2013 Learning Roadmap” topic in the TechNet Wiki

The Authentication in SharePoint 2013 Learning Roadmap topic is now available. Consider the...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 11/20/2012

Upgrade: Frequent questions from SharePoint Conference 2012

It was great talking with so many of you at the SharePoint Conference last week. From one on one...

Author: Samantha Robertson Date: 11/19/2012

New: Scenario pages for SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 has many great ways to help you get things done. We want to highlight a few of...

Author: Samantha Robertson Date: 11/14/2012

Introducing the SharePoint Hybrid Configuration Scenario

A SharePoint 2013 hybrid environment consists of an on-premises SharePoint 2013 farm and a tenancy...

Author: Christopher J Fox Date: 11/09/2012

Find us at the SharePoint Conference 2012

Today kicks off the first day of the SharePoint Conference 2012, and nearly 10,000 attendees are...

Author: Nina Ruchirat Date: 11/07/2012

Build a Specialized Search Experience in Minutes with SharePoint 2013

Audience: Search Admin/ITPro Pre-requisite: This post assumes the reader has basic SharePoint 2010...

Author: Pedro DeRose [MSFT] Date: 10/09/2012

New “SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding” topic in the TechNet Wiki

The SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding topic is now available. Have you ever...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 10/09/2012

New SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide for Forms-based Authentication

The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Forms-based Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013 is now...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 09/26/2012

Request a SharePoint Design Time Session at the SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas

Are you going to the SharePoint Conference this year?We are once again offering a limited number of...

Author: Nina Ruchirat Date: 09/25/2012

What happened to Best Bets? Introducing Query Rules

Audience: Search Admin/ITPro Pre-requisite: This blog assumes the reader has basic SharePoint 2010...

Author: Pedro DeRose [MSFT] Date: 09/18/2012

NEW Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Social Features in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

The Test Lab Guide (TLG), Demonstrate Social Features for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview, describes...

Author: Hal - MSFT Date: 09/17/2012

How can I achieve the best freshness of search results? Introducing Continuous Crawls for SharePoint

Audience: Search Admin/ITProPre-requisite: This blog assumes the reader has basic Search...

Author: Vaidyanathan Raghavan Date: 09/14/2012

New F5 Networks-authored TLG shows how to use BIG-IP to load balance a SharePoint 2010 farm

My colleague Helen Johnson, a Solution Engineer at F5 Networks, has published the first...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 08/22/2012

Workaround: SharePoint 2013 Preview prerequisite installer doesn’t install the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client

If you install SharePoint 2013 Preview by running the prerequisite installer (Microsoft SharePoint...

Author: KC Cross Rowley Date: 08/20/2012

Windows PowerShell cmdlets available in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

This post gives information about Windows PowerShell cmdlets that are available in SharePoint Server...

Author: Kirk Stark Date: 08/20/2012

Introducing the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

This blog post is to increase awareness of a new service in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview called...

Author: Reeza Ali Date: 08/09/2012

Test Lab Guides for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

The following Test Lab Guides (TLGs) are now available for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview: Configure...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 07/26/2012

New SharePoint Technical Content

These are indeed exciting times for the Microsoft Office Division as a whole, and definitely for...

Author: Nina Ruchirat Date: 07/23/2012

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