Time to try the new SharePoint

With the availability of the trial download of the SharePoint Server 2013 final RTM version, it’s time for an update on the technical resources for IT professionals that help you evaluate and get the most from the new collaboration platform.


Editor's Note: All SharePoint eyes on #SPC12 plus RTM bits

It’s a great week for SharePoint. Thousands of SharePoint experts and enthusiasts alike are congregating in Las Vegas Nov. 12-15 forSharePoint Conference 2012. Also available now is the trial download for SharePoint Server 2013, plus many updated technical resources.


SharePoint Conference 2012

Consider a last-minute registration to Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference 2012, Nov. 12-15, Las Vegas. The best in the field will be represented, including engineers and other product team members, Microsoft Certified Masters, MVPs, and partners – delivering more than 250 breakout sessions plus hands-on labs, certification testing, exhibit hall, networking events, and more. Check out the SharePoint Conference updates on Twitter.


What's Changed in SharePoint 2013

This article describes the features in SharePoint 2010 Products that have been deprecated or removed from SharePoint 2013. Deprecated features are included in SharePoint 2013 for compatibility with previous product versions.


Evaluate SharePoint 2013

Download the SharePoint 2013 trial

Download the SharePoint Server 2013 trial and find resources to assist your evaluation, such as deployment overview and options, tools and add-ons, technical diagrams, and more.


SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros

Find IT pro-focused how-to training and walkthrough videos with this interactive course about SharePoint 2013 including changes and new features for search, social, plus deployment and performance/scalability. Note: This training is based on an earlier preview version of SharePoint 2013 and Project Server 2013 but it will be updated by the time the new SharePoint hits general availability.


SharePoint 2013 Resources

Windows PowerShell Command Builder for SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online, Office 365

This tool enables IT pros and power users of SharePoint and Office 365 products to visually assemble commands in the browser and then take those commands to their respective products. Find more Windows Powershell tools for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation 2013.


Scenario: eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2013

Find resources for learning how to plan for, implement, and use eDiscovery using Microsoft products including SharePoint Server 2013, Exchange Server 2013, and Lync Server 2013.

Optimizing SharePoint and Exchange

There is nothing inherently wrong with using default configurations, but there is so much that SharePoint and Exchange can offer that you will want to optimize to address your own unique business needs.


Discover the New Office for IT Pros

Get the IT pro info you need to deploy and learn about Office, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, and more.