Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SharePoint Best Warm Up Script

SPJeff (Jeff Jones) has just uploaded and shared his personal Best SP Warm Up Script to Codeplex: https://spbestwarmup.codeplex.com/

He combined multiple different solutions into his version.

Please feel free to check it out and use it as judiciously as possible!

Here are a few Key Features:

·        Supports both SharePoint 2010 and 2013
·        Supports custom page URLs
·        Automatically detects all Web Application URLs
·        Downloads full page resources (CSS, JS, images) not just HTML
·        Downloads using Internet Explorer COM automation
·        Great for ECM websites to help populate blob cache
·        Warms up Central Admin too. Faster admin UI experience!

Monday, May 20, 2013

New permissions content for SharePoint 2013

The SharePoint writing team has been busy completing the permissions content for SharePoint 2013 by publishing the following:


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Where is SharePoint heading? 10 Predictions

Fierce Content Management guest author Christian Buckley offered his thoughts on the future direction of SharePoint. Below, I summarize his list of predictions, however, he goes into more detail in his article.

Ten predictions of where I see SharePoint heading in the next three to five years:
  1. Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will embrace SharePoint in the cloud, but enterprises will be laggards
  2. The hybrid model will become increasingly important
  3. Solutions will focus less on capturing the data, and more on what can be done with that data
  4. APIs for social will be created for the partner ecosystem
  5. Mobile will increasingly become the preferred method for data consumption
  6. Microsoft will target industry solutions
  7. Microsoft will continue to push SharePoint + Excel as a business intelligence (BI) platform and become *the* information worker BI tool of choice
  8. Microsoft will make stronger moves to become the dominant force within the crowded portfolio management space
  9. Microsoft will consolidate most of its business platform offerings behind the SharePoint brand
  10. Search will come to the forefront once again
Please have a look at the following article for more details around each of these predictions.

          Demo Social Feature of SharePoint 2013

          This document is the Test Lab Guide version of the procedures that are described in Configure social computing features in SharePoint Server 2013.

          This document contains instructions for the following:

          • Setting up the SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier farm test lab.
          • Creating a My Site site collection and configure settings.
          • Configuring Following settings.
          • Configuring Community Sites.
          • Configuring site feeds.
          • Demonstrating social features.

          Demo Social Features for SharePoint Server 2013

          “Hybrid” SharePoint Environment

          With the release of SharePoint Server 2013 and the new Office 365, SharePoint is increasingly moving towards an “integrated services” architecture in which on-premises SharePoint Server features can be integrated with SharePoint Online to create what is commonly called a “hybrid” SharePoint environment.

          New functionality in SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online enables you to integrate services like Search, Business Connectivity Services, and Duet Enterprise Online across the on-prem/cloud boundary.

          Check out this post from Kelley Vice, Microsoft Sr. Writer for SharePoint Server Content Team, for information on:
          What constitutes a hybrid environment
          Why you might need one
          How to find updated guidance to help you plan, design and configure your own:  Hybrid SharePoint Environment