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Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration, Second Edition

Book Description

Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration is a practical guide to SharePoint 2013 for intermediate to advanced SharePoint administrators and power users, covering the out-of-the-box feature set and capabilities of Microsoft's collaboration and business productivity platform.

SharePoint 2013 is an incredibly complex product, with many moving parts, new features, best practices, and "gotchas." Author Rob Garrett distills SharePoint's portfolio of features, capabilities, and utilities into an in-depth professional guide—with no fluff and copious advice—that is designed from scratch to be the manual Microsoft never wrote.

Starting with a detailed deployment and initial configuration walkthrough, the book covers all major feature areas, including document management, social computing, metadata management, and administration. You'll also learn about planning for capacity, backup administration and disaster recovery, business intelligence, monitoring, and more. Unlike other books, Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration covers all elements of the product, but has a specific emphasis on features new and enhanced in the 2013 release.

Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration is the only book you'll need as you set out to deploy and administer SharePoint 2013.

What you'll learn

  • Install SharePoint 2013 quickly and easily

  • Manage and configure SharePoint using the central administration console

  • Set up a suitable site structure, navigation model, and metadata

  • Configure search

  • Harness the power of social computing, document management, and business intelligence using out of the box features

  • Use SharePoint to implement online processes, and integrate line of business systems

  • Who this book is for

    Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration is for IT professionals who set up or build SharePoint implementations. It is aimed at administrators and advanced power users who are responsible for SharePoint in a professional capacity. It is written for the type of person who will install and configure SharePoint, and then build a SharePoint implementation using the out-of-the-box features. Pro SharePoint 2013 Administration is the perfect book for advanced users who wish to build intranets, extranets, or Web sites using SharePoint 2013 functionality.

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Dedication
    3. Contents at a Glance
    4. Contents
    5. Foreword
    6. About the Author
    7. About the Technical Reviewer
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. Introduction
    10. CHAPTER 1: SharePoint 2013 Overview and New Features
      1. No More Doughnut
      2. Foundation and Server
      3. System Requirements
      4. Development or Production?
      5. User Interface and User Experience Changes
      6. Architectural Changes
      7. Service Application Changes
      8. Security Changes
      9. Summary
    11. CHAPTER 2: New Installation and Configuration
      1. SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites
      2. Choosing the Installation Type
      3. SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard
      4. Managed Accounts
      5. Configuring Your SharePoint Farm
      6. Welcome to the Central Administration Web Site
      7. Creating Your First Web Application
      8. Administering Your Web Application
      9. Creating a Site Collection
      10. Alternate Access Mappings
      11. Summary
    12. CHAPTER 3: Working with PowerShell
      1. What About STSADM?
      2. PowerShell Basics
      3. PowerShell and SharePoint
      4. Summary
    13. CHAPTER 4: Upgrading from SharePoint 2010
      1. Planning
      2. Upgrade
      3. Summary
    14. CHAPTER 5: Health Monitoring and Disaster Recovery
      1. Planning for Disaster Recovery
      2. SharePoint Farm Design
      3. Maintaining Content Integrity
      4. Backup and Restore
      5. SharePoint 2013 Request Management
      6. Health and Monitoring
      7. Summary
    15. CHAPTER 6: Users, Profiles, and Social Networking
      1. A User’s Profile
      2. The User Profile Infrastructure
      3. Configuring User Profile Synchronization
      4. User Profiles in SharePoint 2013
      5. Social Networking
      6. My Sites
      7. Notes and Tagging
      8. Ratings
      9. Blogs
      10. Wikis
      11. Summary
    16. CHAPTER 7: Security and Policy
      1. Security Administration
      2. Permissions and Permission Levels
      3. SharePoint Users
      4. SharePoint Security Groups
      5. Granting Permissions
      6. Web Application Policies
      7. Best Practices
      8. Summary
    17. CHAPTER 8: Claims-Based and Federated Authentication
      1. Digital Identity
      2. SharePoint Authentication
      3. Federated Authentication
      4. Summary
    18. CHAPTER 9: Content Model and Managed Metadata
      1. The SharePoint Content Type Model
      2. SharePoint Metadata Types
      3. The Managed Metadata Service
      4. Managed Metadata in SharePoint Sites
      5. Content Type Hubs
      6. Summary
    19. CHAPTER 10: Publishing and Web Content Management
      1. SharePoint Publishing Infrastructure
      2. New in SharePoint 2013
      3. Content Deployment
      4. Summary
    20. CHAPTER 11: Documents and Records Management
      1. What Is a Documents Management System?
      2. Document Management in SharePoint 2013
      3. Records Management in SharePoint 2013
      4. Summary
    21. CHAPTER 12: Business Intelligence
      1. Business Intelligence Features in SharePoint
      2. The Secure Store Service
      3. PerformancePoint Services
      4. Visio Services
      5. Excel Services
      6. Summary
    22. CHAPTER 13: Business Connectivity Services
      1. Overview of Business Connectivity Services
      2. What Is New in SharePoint 2013?
      3. Configuring Business Connectivity Services
      4. Configure the Secure Store
      5. External Content Types
      6. External Content Type Profile Pages
      7. External Lists
      8. External Data Columns
      9. Connecting to an OData Source
      10. User Profile Properties
      11. Export and Import Models
      12. Search
      13. Summary
    23. CHAPTER 14: Microsoft Office Integration and Office Web Applications
      1. Office 2013 and an Overview of Integration
      2. Integrating SharePoint 2013 with the Office Applications
      3. Office Web Applications
      4. Summary
    24. CHAPTER 15: SharePoint Search
      1. New Architecture
      2. Creating a New Search Service Application
      3. Crawling
      4. Queries and Results
      5. Diagnostics
      6. Summary
    25. CHAPTER 16: SharePoint Designer and Branding
      1. SharePoint 2013 User Interface
      2. Branding with the Design Manager
      3. SharePoint Designer 2013
      4. Summary
    26. Index