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SharePoint 2013 Unleashed is the most complete, practical resource for¿all administrators, managers, architects, users, and developers to make the most of Microsoft’s powerful new SharePoint 2013 platform.

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Drawing on their experience implementing SharePoint solutions in hundreds of organizations, Michael Noel and Colin Spence focus on what administrators and knowledge workers really need to know to effectively design, implement, configure, and use SharePoint 2013. They fully address key SharePoint 2013 innovations such as PowerShell scripting to automate administration and farm provisioning; better virtualization support; improved security and authentication; new business intelligence tools, social networking improvements; enhanced lists; libraries; metadata; and more.

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Step by step, through easy-to-understand examples, they help you streamline administration, optimize performance, control cost, and implement high-value solutions for collaboration, document and web content management, and business intelligence.

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Detailed information on how to…

  • ¿ Optimize your SharePoint 2013 design/deployment plan, right-size your server farm(s), and improve scalability

  • ¿ Reduce costs by virtualizing your SharePoint environment and automating farm deployment

  • ¿ Optimize search with metadata, content types, and taxonomies

  • ¿ Streamline management with PowerShell and the SharePoint Central Administration tool

  • ¿ Efficiently monitor, back up, and restore SharePoint environments

  • ¿ Understand new Shredded Storage capabilities and new Service Applications built into the infrastructure layer of SharePoint

  • ¿ Deploy SharePoint’s improved social networking features, including microblogging

  • ¿ Deploy SharePoint as an extranet using various external authentication providers

  • ¿ Use powerful out-of-the-box workflows—and create your own with SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio 2013

  • ¿ Build Business Intelligence solutions with PerformancePoint and Business Connectivity Services

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    Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Authors
    7. Dedications
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Introduction
      1. How This Book Is Organized
    12. Part I: Planning for and Deploying SharePoint Server 2013
      1. Chapter 1. Introducing SharePoint 2013
        1. Understanding the Capabilities of SharePoint 2013
        2. Using SharePoint for Collaboration and Document Management
        3. Outlining Improvements in SharePoint 2013
        4. Securing SharePoint 2013 with New Security Enhancements
        5. Leveraging Metadata and Content Types
        6. Social Networking Tool Advances
        7. Working with Office Web Apps
        8. Creating Powerful and Flexible Workflows
        9. Developing Applications Using Visual Studio
        10. Leveraging Business Intelligence Tools in SharePoint 2013
        11. Governing the SharePoint Environment
        12. Summary
        13. Best Practices
      2. Chapter 2. Architecting a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
        1. Understanding the SharePoint Server Roles
        2. Understanding the Reasons for Deploying Multiple Farms
        3. Choosing the Right Hardware for SharePoint
        4. Determining Optimal Operating System Configuration
        5. Planning for Database and Additional Software
        6. Examining Real-World SharePoint 2013 Deployments
        7. Addressing Common Business Issues with SharePoint Features
        8. Deploying a Team Collaboration Solution with SharePoint
        9. Deploying a Corporate Intranet Solution with SharePoint
        10. Deploying a Customer Extranet Solution with SharePoint
        11. Summary
        12. Best Practices
      3. Chapter 3. Installing a Simple SharePoint Server 2013 Farm
        1. Examining SharePoint Installation Prerequisites
        2. Installing the SharePoint Server Operating System
        3. Installing SQL Server 2012
        4. Installing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
        5. Summary
        6. Best Practices
      4. Chapter 4. Advanced SharePoint 2013 Installation and Scalability
        1. Creating an Installation Checklist
        2. Installing SharePoint 2013 Using PowerShell
        3. Understanding Scalability for SharePoint
        4. Scaling Logical SharePoint Components
        5. Summary
        6. Best Practices
      5. Chapter 5. Migrating from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013
        1. Understanding Key Differences in the SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Process
        2. Content Considerations
        3. Planning for an Upgrade to SharePoint 2013
        4. Performing a Database-Attach Upgrade
        5. Performing a Site Collection Upgrade
        6. Performing a Service Application Upgrade
        7. SharePoint 2010 (14) Mode and 2013 (15) Mode
        8. Summary
        9. Best Practices
    13. Part II: Administering and Maintaining SharePoint Server 2013
      1. Chapter 6. Managing and Administering SharePoint 2013 Infrastructure
        1. Operations Management with the SharePoint Central Administration Tool
        2. Administering Site Collections and Sites
        3. Using Additional Administration Tools for SharePoint
        4. Summary
        5. Best Practices
      2. Chapter 7. Leveraging PowerShell for Command-Line SharePoint Administration and Automation
        1. Understanding Windows PowerShell
        2. SharePoint Administration with PowerShell
        3. Using Scripts to Automate SharePoint Administration
        4. Understanding Advanced PowerShell Topics
        5. Beyond Built-In SharePoint PowerShell Cmdlets
        6. Tools for PowerAdmins
        7. Summary
        8. Best Practices
      3. Chapter 8. Leveraging and Optimizing Search in SharePoint 2013
        1. Outlining the Capabilities of SharePoint 2013 Search
        2. SharePoint 2013 Search Architecture
        3. Deploying a Native SharePoint 2013 Search Service Application
        4. Capturing Content
        5. Summary
        6. Best Practices
      4. Chapter 9. Managing and Maintaining SQL Server in a SharePoint Environment
        1. Monitoring SQL Server in a SharePoint Environment
        2. Maintaining SQL Server in a SharePoint Environment
        3. Managing SharePoint Content Databases
        4. Externalizing BLOB Storage in SharePoint 2013
        5. Summary
        6. Best Practices
      5. Chapter 10. Backing Up and Restoring a SharePoint Environment
        1. Backing Up and Recovering SharePoint Components
        2. Using the Recycle Bin for Recovery
        3. Using SharePoint Central Administration for Backup and Restore
        4. Performing Granular Backup Using the SharePoint Central Administration
        5. Restoring SharePoint Using SharePoint Central Administration
        6. Using SharePoint 2013 Management PowerShell for Backup and Restore
        7. Backing Up Internet Information Services v7 Configuration
        8. SQL Backup Tools
        9. Summary
        10. Best Practices
      6. Chapter 11. Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Environment
        1. Using the SharePoint Health Analyzer
        2. Using SharePoint Native Reporting Capabilities
        3. Understanding Timer Jobs for SharePoint 2013
        4. Using System Center Operations Manager to Simplify Management of SharePoint 2013
        5. Establishing Maintenance Schedules for SharePoint
        6. Summary
        7. Best Practices
    14. Part III: Securing, Protecting, and Optimizing SharePoint Architecture
      1. Chapter 12. Virtualizing SharePoint Components
        1. Microsoft’s Virtualization Support Story
        2. Virtualization Infrastructure Requirements and Recommendations
        3. Software Recommendations and Licensing Notes
        4. Virtualization of SharePoint Roles
        5. Exploring Sample Virtualized SharePoint 2013 Architecture
        6. Virtual Machine Management with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
        7. Summary
        8. Best Practices
      2. Chapter 13. Deploying SharePoint for Extranets and Alternative Authentication Scenarios
        1. Outlining Common Extranet Scenarios and Topologies
        2. Configuring Google as an Identity Provider in Azure Access Control Services
        3. Enabling Facebook Authentication to Azure Control Services
        4. Summary
        5. Best Practices
      3. Chapter 14. Protecting SharePoint with Advanced Edge Security Solutions
        1. Understanding the Forefront Edge Line of Products
        2. Outlining the Need for the Forefront Edge Line for SharePoint Environments
        3. Outlining the Inherent Threat in SharePoint Web Traffic
        4. Securing SharePoint Sites with Forefront TMG 2010
        5. Securing SharePoint Sites Using Forefront UAG
        6. Summary
        7. Best Practices
      4. Chapter 15. Implementing and Validating SharePoint Security
        1. Understanding SharePoint Infrastructure Security
        2. Identifying Isolation Approaches to SharePoint Security
        3. Physically Securing SharePoint Servers
        4. Securing SharePoint’s SQL Server Installation
        5. Utilizing Security Templates to Secure a SharePoint Server
        6. Deploying Transport-Level Security for SharePoint
        7. Examining Integration Points between SharePoint and Public Key Infrastructure
        8. Using IPsec for Internal SharePoint Encryption
        9. Summary
        10. Best Practices
      5. Chapter 16. Configuring Email-Enabled Content, Site Mailboxes, and Exchange Server Integration
        1. Enabling Incoming Email Functionality in SharePoint
        2. Working with Email-Enabled Content in SharePoint 2013
        3. Enabling Site Mailbox Functionality in SharePoint 2013
        4. Enabling Presence Information in SharePoint with Lync Server 2013
        5. Summary
        6. Best Practices
      6. Chapter 17. Safeguarding Confidential Data in SharePoint 2013
        1. Understanding the Problem
        2. Using SQL Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
        3. Enabling TDE for SharePoint Content Databases
        4. Using AD RMS for SharePoint Document Libraries
        5. Summary
        6. Best Practices
    15. Part IV: Using SharePoint 2013 Technologies for Collaboration and Document Management
      1. Chapter 18. SharePoint Foundation Versus SharePoint Server 2013
        1. Clarifying the Different SharePoint Products from a High Level
        2. Feature Comparison Between SharePoint Foundation 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 for Farm Administrators
        3. Summary
        4. Best Practices
      2. Chapter 19. Using Libraries and Lists in SharePoint 2013
        1. Empowering Users Through SharePoint 2010 Libraries
        2. Working with the Other Standard Tools in a Document Library
        3. Empowering Users Through SharePoint 2010 Lists
        4. Summary
        5. Best Practices
      3. Chapter 20. Customizing and Managing Libraries and Lists to Meet Business Requirements
        1. Planning the List and Library Ecosystem
        2. Creating Lists and Libraries
        3. Mastering the Library Tab on the Ribbon
        4. Document Library Settings Tools Reviewed
        5. Permissions and Management Tools for Lists and Libraries
        6. Document Sets Compared to Folders as Organizational Tools in Document Libraries
        7. Content Organizer as a Document Routing Tool
        8. Summary
        9. Best Practices
      4. Chapter 21. Designing and Managing Pages and Sites for Knowledge Workers
        1. Understanding Site Collection Options
        2. Creating a Site Collection
        3. Reviewing the Scope of an Existing Site Collection
        4. Controlling Who Can Create Sites
        5. Creating Pages and Sites
        6. Reviewing the Users and Permissions Tools
        7. Reviewing the Galleries Tools
        8. Reviewing the Site Administration Tools
        9. Understanding the Search Tools
        10. Reviewing the Look and Feel Tools
        11. Reviewing the Site Actions Tools
        12. An Overview of Site Collection Administration Tools
        13. Reviewing Site Features and Site Collection Features
        14. Summary
        15. Best Practices
      5. Chapter 22. Managing Metadata and Content Types in SharePoint 2013
        1. Effectively Using Metadata in Lists and Libraries
        2. Working with Metadata in a Word Document and Document Libraries
        3. Reviewing the Column Choices in SharePoint 2013
        4. Differences in Multiple Lines of Text Columns in Libraries and Lists
        5. Working with Lookup Columns in Document Libraries
        6. Setting Metadata Standards with Default Values
        7. Site Columns Practical Applications
        8. Content Types Practical Applications
        9. Creating and Using Managed Metadata
        10. Content Type Syndication Hubs
        11. Metadata as a Navigation Aid
        12. Summary
        13. Best Practices
      6. Chapter 23. Leveraging Social Networking Tools in SharePoint 2013
        1. Creating and Exploring Personal Sites
        2. Restricting User Access to and Creation of My Site Sites
        3. Community Sites Explored
        4. Summary
        5. Best Practices
      7. Chapter 24. Governing the SharePoint 2013 Ecosystem
        1. The Importance of Governance
        2. Creating the Governance Plan
        3. Governing the Farm
        4. Governing Site Collections and Sites
        5. Records Management in SharePoint
        6. The Governance Cycle
        7. Summary
        8. Best Practices
    16. Part V: Leveraging Office Applications with SharePoint
      1. Chapter 25. Using Word, Excel, PowerPoint with SharePoint 2013
        1. Support for Earlier Versions of Office with SharePoint 2013
        2. Using Word 2013 with SharePoint 2013
        3. Working with Document Versions in Word 2013
        4. Creating Shortcuts to SharePoint 2013
        5. Coauthoring Word 2013 Documents Stored in SharePoint 2013
        6. Using Microsoft SkyDrive Pro with SharePoint 2013
        7. Connecting SharePoint 2013 Content to Outlook 2013
        8. Summary
        9. Best Practices
      2. Chapter 26. Extending SharePoint 2013 with Excel Services, Visio Graphics Services, and Access Services
        1. Working with Excel Data in SharePoint 2013
        2. Getting to Know the Excel Services Service Application
        3. Publishing to Excel Services
        4. Visio Graphics Service Overview
        5. Access Services Overview
        6. Summary
        7. Best Practices
      3. Chapter 27. Office Web Apps 2013 Integration with SharePoint 2013
        1. Planning for Office Web Apps 2013 Use
        2. Installing and Configuring Office Web Apps 2013
        3. Testing OWA 2013 Functionality
        4. Summary
        5. Best Practices
      4. Chapter 28. Out-of-the-Box Workflows and Designer 2013 Workflows
        1. Defining Workflows in the Business Environment
        2. Reviewing the Workflow-Related Settings in Central Administration and Site Settings
        3. Testing the Three-State Workflow
        4. An Overview of Other Standard Workflows
        5. Verifying the Web Application Settings for SharePoint Designer 2013 Use
        6. Downloading and Installing SharePoint Designer 2013
        7. Creating a Reusable Workflow from SharePoint Designer 2013
        8. Summary
        9. Best Practices
    17. Part VI: Extending the SharePoint Environment
      1. Chapter 29. Application Development with SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio 2012
        1. Deciding If Development Is Required to Meet Business Needs
        2. Evolution in the SharePoint Platform for Developers
        3. Considering SharePoint Designer 2013 for Development
        4. Creating a Workflow-Based Application in SharePoint Designer 2013
        5. Using Visual Studio 2012 with SharePoint 2013
        6. Developing a SharePoint 2013 App
        7. Summary
        8. Best Practices
      2. Chapter 30. Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 with PerformancePoint Services
        1. PerformancePoint Services Overview
        2. What’s New in PerformancePoint 2013
        3. Getting Started with a PerformancePoint Service Application
        4. Summary
        5. Best Practices
      3. Chapter 31. Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 with Business Connectivity Services
        1. A Brief Introduction to BCS Development
        2. Consuming External Content Types
        3. Writing to External Content Types
        4. Business Connectivity Services Web Parts
        5. Summary
        6. Best Practices
    18. Index