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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.
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.
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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Architecting a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
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Part I Planning for and Deploying SharePoint Server 2013
1. Introducing SharePoint 2013 5
Understanding the Capabilities of SharePoint 2013 6
Using SharePoint for Collaboration and Document Management 10
Outlining Improvements in SharePoint 2013 13
Securing SharePoint 2013 with New Security Enhancements 18
Leveraging Metadata and Content Types 19
Social Networking Tool Advances 20
Working with Office Web Apps 21
Creating Powerful and Flexible Workflows 22
Developing Applications Using Visual Studio 22
Leveraging Business Intelligence Tools in SharePoint 2013 23
Governing the SharePoint Environment 23
Best Practices 24
2. Architecting a SharePoint 2013 Deployment 27
Understanding the SharePoint Server Roles 28
Understanding the Reasons for Deploying Multiple Farms 34
Choosing the Right Hardware for SharePoint 37
Determining Optimal Operating System Configuration 39
Planning for Database and Additional Software 39
Examining Real-World SharePoint 2013 Deployments 41
Addressing Common Business Issues with SharePoint Features 46
Deploying a Team Collaboration Solution with SharePoint 49
Deploying a Corporate Intranet Solution with SharePoint 51
Deploying a Customer Extranet Solution with SharePoint 54
Best Practices 57
3. Installing a Simple SharePoint Server 2013 Farm 59
Examining SharePoint Installation Prerequisites 59
Installing the SharePoint Server Operating System 63
Installing SQL Server 2012 63
Installing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 68
Best Practices 74
4. Advanced SharePoint 2013 Installation and Scalability 77
Creating an Installation Checklist 77
Installing SharePoint 2013 Using PowerShell 80
Understanding Scalability for SharePoint 96
Scaling Logical SharePoint Components 97