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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Pocket Guide

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 8-1/4"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-349693-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-349693-2

This is your most concise, practical reference to deploying, configuring, and running SharePoint 2013. Perfect for admins at all levels, it covers both technical topics and business solutions. SharePoint MVP Ben Curry focuses on the crucial step-by-step information for performing day-to-day tasks quickly, reliably, and well. No obscure settings, abstract theory, or hype…just help you can really trust—and really use!

  • Install SharePoint Server 2013
  • Configure farms and databases
  • Create and extend web applications
  • Set up and scale service applications
  • Deploy and manage sites/collections
  • Implement BI solutions
  • Integrate Excel Services and PowerPivot
  • Configure enterprise content types and metadata
  • Deploy Enterprise Search
  • Manage documents and web content
  • Brand your site
  • Deliver social tools, including microblogging
  • Back up and restore

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Table of Contents

Introduction    1

Who Is This Book For?    1

How Is This Book Organized?    2


1  Installing SharePoint Server 2013    5

Preparing for Installation    7

Farm Topologies    13

Installing the First SharePoint Foundation 2013 Server in the Farm    18

Installing the First SharePoint Server 2013 Server in the Farm    31

Post-Installation Configuration    39

Advanced Installation Options    49

2  Configuring Farm Operations    55

Introducing Central Administration    55

System Settings    62

Database Management    77

Configuring Send to Connections    87

3  Creating Web Applications and Content Databases    91

Web Application Architecture    92

Creating and Managing Content Databases    96

Creating and Extending Web Applications    101

Configuring and Managing Web Applications    117

Alternate Access Mappings    129

4  Creating and Configuring Service Applications    135

Service Application Architecture    136

Managing Service Applications    139

Deploying Service Applications    141

5  Scaling Web and Service Applications    179

Server Roles    180

Preparing for Scaling Out to a Server Farm    181

Scaling Farms with Server and Storage Groups    188

Scaling Web Applications    191

Scaling System Services and Service Applications    201

6  Deploying Sites and Site Collections    213

Site Creation Modes    213

Site Collections and Content Databases    219

Creating Site Collections    221

Site Collection Security    227

7  Deploying Business Intelligence Technologies    241

Business Intelligence Components    241

Business Intelligence Considerations    242

Business Intelligence Setup    244

Excel Services    246


8  Configuring Enterprise Content Types and Metadata    277

Understanding Enterprise Content Management    277

Configuring Managed Metadata Services    280

Understanding Managed Taxonomies, Folksonomies, and Term Sets    292

Understanding Enterprise Content Types    302

Consuming Metadata    305

9  Configuring Document Management    315

Managing Documents in SharePoint 2013    316

Document IDs and Sets    320

List and Library Relationships    326

Document Version Control    330

Workflows    333

Inbound Email    334

The Document Center    337

Content Organizer and Send To Functionality    340

Records Management    345

In-Place Records Management    352

The Records Center    356

eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013    362

10  Enterprise Search    365

Design Considerations    365

Deploying the First Search Server in the Farm    374

Scaling Search to Multiple Servers    379

Configuring the Search Service Application    391

11  Web Content Management    423

Understanding the Publishing Infrastructure    423

12  Branding in SharePoint 2013    441

Branding Levels    441

Composed Looks    443

Design Manager    446

Image Renditions    461

Managed Metadata Navigation    466

Minimal Download Strategy    467

13  Configuring the Social Experience    469

Social Architecture    469

User Profile Service    470

Enabling Social Features for Users and Groups    490

My Sites    495


14  Backing Up and Restoring SharePoint Server 2013    509

SharePoint Farm Backup and Recovery    510

Service and Web Application Backup and Restore    524

Granular Backup and Restore    526

15  Managing Apps and Solutions    533

Managing Apps    534

Installing and Configuring Web Parts    548

Installing and Configuring Features    560

Managing Solutions    568

16  Configuring Sites and Site Collections    585

Site Settings    585

Creating and Managing List and Library Apps    594

Navigation and Promoted Links    616

17  Upgrading from SharePoint Server 2010    623

Planning and Preparing    625

Database Attach Upgrades    639

Upgrading Sites and Site Collections    644

Upgrading My Sites    651

Index    653


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