Month: November 2012

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How to add GeoLocation fields to SharePoint 2013 Site

Home | SharePoint 2013 | How to add GeoLocation fields to SharePoint 2013 Site

SharePoint 2013 has one of the new capability that supports GeoLocation fields. The GeoLocation field helps us to build location- aware SharePoint 2013 applications. To keep it simple, SharePoint 2013 lists support a new column of type ‘Location’. where we can set or retrieve the latitude and longitude co-ordinates of a place in decimal. By default this Location column is not available to us.

The pre-requisite to enable this Location column is to install an msi package called SQLSysClrTypes.msi on every front-end server of SharePoint 2013 Farm. The SQLSysClrTypes.msi installer is available in the Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 SP1 Feature Pack

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26728

This installer is responsible for implementing geometry, geography and hierarchy ID types in SQL Server 2008. I’m going to use my Office 365 dev tenant for this demonstration, where this installer is already installed (by default available in SP Online).There are multiple ways of adding the Location columns. Here i would be leveraging the SharePoint 2013 Client Object Model to create location columns.

Uri oUri = new Uri("https://yourtenant.sharepoint.com");

MsOnlineClaimsHelper claimsHelper = new MsOnlineClaimsHelper(oUri, "yourid@yourtenant.onmicrosoft.com", "yourpassword");


using (ClientContext context = new ClientContext(oUri))
   {
     context.ExecutingWebRequest += claimsHelper.clientContext_ExecutingWebRequest;

     List oList = context.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("TestList");
     oList.Fields.AddFieldAsXml("<Field Type='Geolocation' DisplayName='VistingLocation'/>", true,
                                    AddFieldOptions.AddToAllContentTypes);
     oList.Update();
     context.ExecuteQuery();
                    

    }
when the above code is executed it creates the location column in the custom list.
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I tried to create more than 2 location columns in the list, it threw an error like “There are too many columns of the specified data type. Please delete some other columns first. Note that some column types like numbers and currency use the same data type.”. I’ve learned that at this point of time, the a SP 2013 lists does not support more than 2 Location columns.

The next step is to add the desired locations to the list items. For the sake of demo, i will add the locations manually.

lat lon

 

Basically you need to know the latitude and longitude of a place to be added to the GeoLocation field.

It does not give a good user experience to view the locations in the latitude and longitude format. SharePoint 2013 provides map- view functionality of Lists which has GeoLocation fields associated with it. To enable MapView, the Microsoft Bing Map keys need to be registered with the respective SharePoint 2013 tenant. Here is the code snippet for registering Bing Map key with SharePoint 2013 instance.

Uri oUri = new Uri("yoursharepointurl");

 MsOnlineClaimsHelper claimsHelper = new MsOnlineClaimsHelper(oUri, "yourid", "yourpassword");

   using (ClientContext context = new ClientContext(oUri))
            {
                context.ExecutingWebRequest += claimsHelper.clientContext_ExecutingWebRequest;
                 Web web = context.Web;
                 web.AllProperties["BING_MAPS_KEY"] = "ArJrGcrUw_rcR65nsyG7Ahm1VkhOOt6h0eIdd7ai_g0ykyJsIPSfkfwmW_MwcPdr";
                web.Update();
                context.ExecuteQuery();
                              
            }
Create View –> Map View
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CreateView1
 

MapView1

Now you can see the location field data rendered in the Map View format.

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Manipulate Taxonomy objects using SharePoint 2013 Client Object Model

Home | SharePoint 2013 | Manipulate Taxonomy objects using SharePoint 2013 Client Object Model

SharePoint 2013 Client Object model has the capability to manipulate (Create/Read/Update/Delete) Taxonomy objects like TermGroup, TermSets and Terms etc.This is one of major improvement in SharePoint 2013. The objective of this post is to setup a sample Taxonomy and manipulate it using SharePoint 2013 Client Object Model.

For the purpose of the demonstration, i’m using my development tenant in Office 365 preview site

My dev tenant url is https://smartguru.sharepoint.com. You can sign-up for you own Office 365 preview site here

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I’ve already created a Taxonomy group called ‘Pharma Taxonomies’ with the termsets like Cardiology, Opthalmalogy and Paediatrics.  I’ll be leveraging the Client Object Model of SharePoint 2013 to add terms under under these Term Sets.

I’ve created a C# windows application having set of textboxes to acquire the values for TermSets and Terms.

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Performing active authentication to Office 365 and SharePoint Online

When the code-behind of the above form tries to access Office 365 developer preview site, it will not get the ClientContext by default. We need to perform active authentication to SharePoint online in Office 365. My fellow MVP Wictor Wilen wrote an excellent blog post on How to do active authentication to Office 365 and SharePoint Online. I’d be leveraging the logic provided  in this post and also the Code Snippet to complete the active authentication and get the ClientContext of my Office 365 developer preview site.

 

I’d be posting the code-behind of the above windows form in a short while. The logic inside this form is simple, i delete the TermSets (if it exists already), create the TermSets programmatically and create appropriate Terms under the TermSets.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Taxonomy;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Publishing.Navigation;
using System.Net;
using System.Security;
using System.Globalization;


namespace TaxonomyClientSideOM
{
    public partial class Form1 : System.Windows.Forms.Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();

            textBox1.Text = "Pharma Term Group";
            
            textBox2.Text = "Opthalamalogy";
            textBox6.Text = "Cardiology";
            textBox10.Text = "Pediatrics";

            textBox3.Text = "ContactLens";
            textBox4.Text = "LasikSurgery";
            textBox5.Text = "Cataract";

            textBox9.Text = "CalciumChannelBlockers";
            textBox8.Text = "BetaBlockers";
            textBox7.Text = "Amlodipine";

            textBox13.Text = "PneumoCoccal";
            textBox12.Text = "Dpt";
            textBox11.Text = "Typhoid";
           
        }
     

        private static void SetPropertiesforTermSets(TermSet termSet1, string Description)
        {
            termSet1.IsAvailableForTagging = true;
            termSet1.Description = Description;
            termSet1.Owner = "lavsunswe@smartguru.onmicrosoft.com";
        }

        private static void DeleteTermSets(ClientContext context, TermStore termStore, string sGuid)
        {
            TermSet existingTermSet;

            // Handles an error that occurs if the return value is null.
            ExceptionHandlingScope exceptionScope = new ExceptionHandlingScope(context);
            using (exceptionScope.StartScope())
            {
                using (exceptionScope.StartTry())
                {
                    existingTermSet = termStore.GetTermSet(new Guid(sGuid));

                }
                using (exceptionScope.StartCatch())
                {
                }
            }
            context.ExecuteQuery();

            if (!existingTermSet.ServerObjectIsNull.Value)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(" Deleting old TermSet");
                existingTermSet.DeleteObject();
                termStore.CommitAll();
                context.ExecuteQuery();

                MessageBox.Show("Deleted Old Term Set");
            }
        }

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            Uri oUri = new Uri("https://smartguru.sharepoint.com");

            Office365ClaimsHelper claimsHelper = new Office365ClaimsHelper(oUri, "youruserid", "yourpassword");
                        using (ClientContext context = new ClientContext(oUri))
            {
                context.ExecutingWebRequest += claimsHelper.clientContext_ExecutingWebRequest;

                TaxonomySession taxonomySession = TaxonomySession.GetTaxonomySession(context);
                taxonomySession.UpdateCache();

                context.Load(taxonomySession, ts => ts.TermStores);
                context.ExecuteQuery();

                if (taxonomySession.TermStores.Count == 0)
                    throw new InvalidOperationException("The Taxonomy Service is offline or missing");

                TermStore termStore = taxonomySession.TermStores[0];
                context.Load(termStore,
                ts => ts.Name,
                ts => ts.WorkingLanguage);


                //Delete Opthalamalogy Term Set if already existing
                DeleteTermSets(context, termStore, "DB5FAD84-8868-433A-A18A-79B214F8DA00");

                //Delete Cardiology TermSet if already existing
                DeleteTermSets(context, termStore, "4D5493E6-FF8F-4CDF-931B-965920A7789D");

                //Delete Pediatrics if already existing
                DeleteTermSets(context, termStore, "34CE7966-17E3-404C-ADBF-7B267A319F59");


                //Fetch the Pharma Term Group if already existing
                TermGroup siteCollectionGroup = termStore.GetGroup(new Guid("5c041ce0-f499-47f2-bff1-28f01b743bad"));

                CreateTermSets(termStore, siteCollectionGroup, context);
                                
                 termStore.CommitAll();
                context.ExecuteQuery();

                MessageBox.Show("Success");
                               
            }          


        }

        private void CreateTermSets(TermStore termStore, TermGroup siteCollectionGroup, ClientContext context)
        {
            TermSet termSet1 = siteCollectionGroup.CreateTermSet(textBox2.Text, new Guid("DB5FAD84-8868-433A-A18A-79B214F8DA00"),
         termStore.WorkingLanguage);
            SetPropertiesforTermSets(termSet1, "This is " + textBox2.Text + "termset");
            CreateNewTerms(termStore, termSet1, textBox3.Text, "5BDD72EF-822C-4E79-A1E6-0D838E68ADE7");
            CreateNewTerms(termStore, termSet1, textBox4.Text, "4BDBC3B5-0BA5-4049-BB07-DAFA119799C9");
            CreateNewTerms(termStore, termSet1, textBox5.Text, "D70E624A-DD03-4E5C-B946-B40EFD4EAEEC");

            TermSet termSet2 = siteCollectionGroup.CreateTermSet(textBox6.Text, new Guid("4D5493E6-FF8F-4CDF-931B-965920A7789D"),
        termStore.WorkingLanguage);
            SetPropertiesforTermSets(termSet2, "This is " + textBox6.Text + "termset");

            CreateNavigationTermSet(context, termSet2, "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_blocker", textBox9.Text);
            CreateNavigationTermSet(context, termSet2, "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_channel_blocker", textBox8.Text);
            CreateNavigationTermSet(context, termSet2, "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amlodipine", textBox7.Text);

            TermSet termSet3 = siteCollectionGroup.CreateTermSet(textBox10.Text, new Guid("34CE7966-17E3-404C-ADBF-7B267A319F59"),
        termStore.WorkingLanguage);
            SetPropertiesforTermSets(termSet3, "This is " + textBox10.Text + "termset");
            CreateNewTerms(termStore, termSet3, textBox13.Text, "7B65ED31-25D4-4697-9B63-497411F358A5");
            CreateNewTerms(termStore, termSet3, textBox12.Text, "48A33AEE-85D1-4AC7-B413-69E580058F8D");
            CreateNewTerms(termStore, termSet3, textBox11.Text, "715EA04A-B547-46B8-84BE-D0BEB663FB36");
        }

        private void CreateNavigationTermSet(ClientContext context, TermSet termSet2, string navurl, string termname)
        {
            NavigationTermSet navTermSet = NavigationTermSet.GetAsResolvedByWeb(context,
                termSet2, context.Web, "GlobalNavigationTaxonomyProvider");

            navTermSet.IsNavigationTermSet = true;
            navTermSet.TargetUrlForChildTerms.Value = "~site/Pages/Topics.aspx";

            NavigationTerm navterm = navTermSet.CreateTerm(termname, NavigationLinkType.SimpleLink, Guid.NewGuid());
            navterm.SimpleLinkUrl = navurl;



        }

        private static void CreateNewTerms(TermStore termStore, TermSet oTermSet, string termname, string guidstring)
        {
            Term oTerm = oTermSet.CreateTerm(termname, termStore.WorkingLanguage, new Guid(guidstring));
            oTerm.Owner = "abc@smartguru.onmicrosoft.com";
            oTerm.IsAvailableForTagging = true;

        }       

    }
}

To compile the above code, you need reference to the following assemblies.

Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll

Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll

Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Publishing.dll

Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Taxonomy.dll

System.ServiceModel.dll

To keep the demonstration simple, i leave the default values for the textboxes in the above form and hit ‘Create Termsets and Terms’ button. It creates the following taxonomy terms in my Office 365 preview taxonomy store.

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The entire source code is available for download in SkyDrive

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Work break-down structure to manage SP 2010 to SP 2013 Upgrade

Home | SharePoint General | Work break-down structure to manage SP 2010 to SP 2013 Upgrade

For quite sometime, I thought of writing a non-technical post around SharePoint. This is a non-technical post which would focus on the list of tasks that need to be considered while planning or estimating a typical SP 2010 to SP 2013 upgrade using database detach-attach approach.

S No Phase Name Task Name (SP 2010 to SP 2013) Environment Role
1 Initiation Project Initiation    
    Statement of Work (SOW) Preparation N/A Dev Team
    Review & Sign off of Statement of Work (SOW) N/A Customer
    Identifying Project Stake Holders & Scheduling Project Meetings N/A Dev Team
    Procure Environment Access to Team Members N/A Dev Team
    Software Project Plan Preparation & Allied Documents N/A Dev Team
    Microsoft Project Plan N/A Dev Team
    Project Kick off N/A All Stake holders
         
2 Requirements Requirements Gathering & Analysis    
    Tool Based Requirements Gathering (Run MS Pre-Upgrade check tool) SP 2010 Dev Team
    Manual Requirements Gathering SP 2010 SharePoint Admin
    Requirements Analysis (Identify Functional Gaps & Deltas) SP 2010 Dev Team
    Analyze and remove any un-used feature/Site in existing environment  (Orphaned Objects) SP 2010 SharePoint Admin
    Site Grouping by Complexity/Functionality/Templates    
    Create list of customizations, Settings which needs manual move  SP 2010 SharePoint Admin
    Preparation of Functional Requirement Specification (FRS) SP 2010 Dev Team
    Review & Sign off of Functional Requirement Specification (FRS) SP 2010 Customer
    Review Software Availability SP 2010 SharePoint Admin
    Review Available Hardware SP 2010 SharePoint Admin
    Obtain and verify Service accounts, DNS Entries, URLs  SP 2010 SharePoint Admin
    Preparation of Test Strategy/Plan SP 2010 Test Team
    Review of Test Strategy/Plan SP 2010 Customer/Business
         
3 Design Design    
    Strategy for Migrating SP 2010 User Profiles to SP 2013 SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Strategy for Migrating SP 2010 My Sites to SP 2013 SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Strategy for Migrating SP 2010 Search to SP 2013 SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Strategy for Migrating SP 2010 InfoPath Form Services to SP 2013 SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Strategy for Migrating SP 2010 Excel Services to SP 2013 SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Strategy for Migrating SP 2010 Business Data Catalog to SP 2013 SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Strategy for retaining  Single Sign on in SP 2013 SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Strategy for Migrating SP 2010 Parent – Child Forms  to SP 2013 SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Strategy for Migrating 3rd Party Components of SP 2010 SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Strategy for Retaining external integration after migrations in SP 2013 SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Architecture & Solution Approach Design (HLD) SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Identify and Prepare Architectural, Topology Diagrams  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Design Documentation (Low level design) SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Finalize Code Promotion Strategy SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Finalize Change Management Strategy SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Validate existing IA& Governance SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Review & Sign off of HLD & LLD SP 2013 Dev Customer
    Prepartion Test Scripts for QA SP 2013 Dev Test Team
    Review & Sign off of Test Scripts for QA SP 2013 Dev Customer
    Proof Of Concept for Migration SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Update MicrosoftProject Plan SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
         
4 Pre-Migrate SP 2013 Development Environment Setup    
    Resolve and Clean the Pre-upgrade checker reported issues  SP 2010 SharePoint Admin
    Install necessary server roles SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure IIS, .NET Framework 4.5 SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Install and configure IIS compression  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure Log file location & Tweak the IIS Settings for SharePoint  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Assign roles to the Machines SharePoint Admin & Infrastructure Team  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Install SQL Server  2012 and Establish Clustering & Mirroring  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Install SharePoint Binaries on the target machines  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Install Language packs SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
         
5 Pre-Migrate SP 2013 Development Environment Basic Configuration     
    Run SP 2013Configuration Wizard  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Create Web Application for Portal, Search etc. SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Setup SharePoint Configuration Settings (Farm, Web App Settings, Etc)  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure Recycle Bin retention and Site Delete Confirmation  SP 2013 Dev  SharePoint Admin 
    Site Templates, Quotas, General Settings, Incoming-Outgoing Mail setups  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure Usage Analysis  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
         
6 Pre-Migrate  SP 2013 Development Environment Service Applications Configuration    
    Configure 2010 Access Database Service in SP 2013  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 Access Services    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 App Management Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Configure SP 2013 Business Data Connectivity Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Configure SP 2013 Claims to Windows Token Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 Distributed Cache    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 Excel Calculation Services    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 Machine Translation Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 Managed Metadata Web Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 SP Foundation Sandboxed Code Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 PerformancePoint Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 PowerPoint Conversion Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 Secure Store Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 SharePoint Server Search    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 User Profile Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 User Profile Synchronization Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 Visio Graphics Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Configure SP 2013 Word Automation Services    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Configure SP 2013 Work Management Service    SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Configure SP 2013 Visio Graphics Services   SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Configure SP 2013 Word Automation Services  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Install and configure Office Web Apps  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Install Third-Party applications (if needed … ) SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Load Balancing  the SharePoint Sites  SP 2013 Dev Infrastructure Team & SharePoint
    Publishing (ISA/F5) the SharePoint Sites  SP 2013 Dev Infrastructure Team & SharePoint
         
7 Migrate SP 2013 Development Environment My Site & User Profiles Configuration     
    Create My Site web application SharePoint Admin & Infrastructure Team  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Configure User Profiles  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Configure Import fields from AD & Profile Import schedules  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin & Infrastructure Team 
    Configure Audiences  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Configure Kerberos Authentication (if needed …) SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin & Infrastructure Team 
    Configure SSL SharePoint Admin (if needed) SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Install Infrastructure Updates SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
         
8 Migrate SP 2013 Development Environment Search Configuration    
    Configure Content Sources  SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Create the Crawl Schedules SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Configure Best Bets and Keywords for Search  SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Configure Search Scopes  SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Establish and implement search monitoring and tuning plan   SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Monitor Search Performance  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
         
9 Migrate Re-build Solutions from Existing SP 2010 Environment      
    Re-compile / Re-build components / Re-package the custom code written in SP 2010 SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Re-factor Branding components like Master Pages, Page Layouts and Delegate Controls to work with SP 2013 Ribbon SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
    Fix for deprecated APIs / deprecated code SP 2013 Dev Dev Team
         
10 Migrate Content Migration (Backup, Restore & Attach)     
    Backup Content DBs from SP 2010 SP 2010 SharePoint Admin
    Attach  SP 2010 Databases to SP 2013 Dev Environments  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
    Deploy content database from Dev to Test (QA/UAT)  SP 2013 QA/UAT SharePoint Admin 
    Attach  SP 2010 Databases to SP 2013 Prod Environments SP 2013 Prod SharePoint Admin 
    Migrate Custom solutions SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin & Development Team 
    Unit Testing (Custom Solutions & Content) SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin
    Prepare Deployment Manual/Guides  SP 2013 Dev SharePoint Admin 
         
11 Post-Migrate QA Testing     
    Test Portal based on usage patterns and business scenarios    SP 2013 QA/UAT Testing Team
    Test My Sites, and User Profile Sync  SP 2013 QA/UAT Testing Team
    Test Search and Indexing  SP 2013 QA/UAT Testing Team
    Test Custom solutions  SP 2013 QA/UAT Testing Team
    Test Service Application integrations  SP 2013 QA/UAT Testing Team
    Test 3rd part application functionality  SP 2013 QA/UAT Testing Team
    Test Incoming and Outgoing E-Mail Settings  SP 2013 QA/UAT Testing Team
    Test Content Search  SP 2013 QA/UAT Testing Team
    Test People Search  SP 2013 QA/UAT Testing Team
    Fixes for QA Issues SP 2013 QA/UAT Dev Team
         
12 Post-Migrate UAT Testing & Support    
    Install Deployment Scripts on UAT server SP 2013 QA/UAT SharePoint Admin
    Restore Content DBs –  From SP 2013 Dev to SP 2013 QA/UAT SP 2013 QA/UAT SharePoint Admin
    Deploy Migrated code base SP 2013 QA/UAT SharePoint Admin
    Verify existing configuration of the UAT farm for all service applications SP 2013 QA/UAT SharePoint Admin
    Fixes for UAT Issues SP 2013 QA/UAT Dev Team
         
13 Post-Migrate Go Live – Iteration [SP 2013 PROD Farm]    
    Configuration of the PROD farm for all service applications SP 2013 Prod SharePoint Admin
    Restore Content DBs –  From MOSS 2010 Prod to SP 2013 Prod SP 2013 Prod SharePoint Admin
    Splitting & PerformancePoint/SSRS integration SP 2013 Prod SharePoint Admin
    Deploying UAT migrated code base SP 2013 Prod SharePoint Admin
    Go Live Support SP 2013 Prod Dev Team
         
14 Post-Migrate Post-Implementation Operations     
    Run SharePoint Health analyzer and fix the issues  SP 2013 Prod SharePoint Admin
    Review and Clear the Errors in Event Log, SharePoint Logs  SP 2013 Prod SharePoint Admin
    Configure SCOM Monitoring for SharePoint servers  SP 2013 Prod SharePoint Admin
    Planning for Backup and Restore/Disaster Recovery /Business Continuance  SP 2013 Prod SharePoint Admin
    Reporting and Monitor Growth, Usage and Performance   SP 2013 Prod SharePoint Admin
    Plan for Scheduled Performance tuning, Clean-up in SQL & SharePoint  SP 2013 Prod SharePoint Admin
         
15 Post-Migrate Training     
    Setup Self service Portal (User Request creation, FAQs, Lesson, Best Practices, Policies, Etc)   SharePoint Admin 
    Train Business Stakeholders   Customer / BA
    Train for IT Support Staff   Dev Team

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SP 2013 articles published during October-November 2012

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The following is the list of articles that are published in microsoft.com during October-November 2012 period.

1. Show Off Your Style with SharePoint Theming

Theming in SharePoint 2013 makes it easier to drastically change the look of your site and make it your own. That said, the new look of SharePoint sites is great, so why would you want to change it?

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=1043

2. Certain Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios are not supported

This article describes Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios that are not supported.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2764086

3. Global Solutions for SharePoint 2013

This model provides architectural guidance for geographically distributed deployments of SharePoint 2013.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34975

4. Backup and restore: SharePoint Server 2013

This model illustrates various ways that you can back up and restore a SharePoint environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30365

5. Databases that support SharePoint 2013 Preview

This model illustrates the databases that that support SharePoint 2013 Preview.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30363

6. Design Sample: Corporate Portal with Host-named Sites for SharePoint Server 2013

This design sample illustrates the use of host-named site collections with all sites deployed in a single web application on the farm. This method is highly scalable and is flexible in managing URLs.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30362

7. Design Sample: Corporate Portal with Path-based Sites for SharePoint Server 2013

This design sample illustrates the use of path-based site collections with sites organized into dedicated web applications and a single top-level site collection per web application.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30378

8. Design Sample: Extranet with Dedicated Zones for Authentication for SharePoint 2013

This design sample illustrates many top-level project sites with vanity URLs by using host-named sites for each project site (instead of organizing project sites underneath a top-level site collection).

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30368

9. Downloadable eBook: Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013

Download this free ebook to learn how to install and configure SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30384

10. Downloadable eBook: Explore SharePoint 2013

Download this free eBook to learn more about what’s new in SharePoint 2013.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30368

11. Enterprise search architectures for SharePoint Server 2013

This design sample shows the search architecture for a variety of sizes of server farms.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30383

12. Incoming email planning worksheet

This worksheet helps you record information to help you plan for incoming email in a SharePoint deployment.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34805

13. Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25255

14. Multi-farm architectures with SharePoint Server 2013

This model provides architectural guidance for multi-farm deployments of SharePoint Server 2013.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34973

15. Search architectures for SharePoint Server 2013

This design sample shows the search architecture for a medium size server farm.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30374

16. Services in SharePoint Server 2013

This illustration provides information about services that are available in SharePoint Server 2013.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30402

17. SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Process

This model explains the process that you use when you upgrade from SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010 to SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Server 2013.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30371

18. SharePoint 2013: App Overview for IT Pro

The app model in SharePoint 2013 enables SharePoint environments to add functionality quickly and securely.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30373

19. SharePoint 2013: How to Test Upgrade

This model explains how to create a test environment to use when you upgrade from SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Foundation 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Products

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30366

20. Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a Three-Tier Farm

This paper contains step-by-step instructions for creating a test lab containing a three-tier SharePoint farm.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29420

21.Topologies for SharePoint 2013

The versatility of SharePoint 2013 provides opportunities to develop a topology that satisfies your business goals.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30377

22.User profile properties and profile synchronization planning worksheets for SharePoint Server 2013

The following planning worksheets can assist you when planning user profiles or planning and configuring profile synchronization.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35404

23.White Paper: Office 2013–Access Services Setup for an On-Premises Installation

This white paper provides instructions that will help you configure SQL Server 2012 for Access Services in SharePoint Server 2013. It includes instructions for an on-premises installation and configuration of Access Services on a server that is running SharePoint Server 2013.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30445

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