Step-by-Step: Deploy a Highly Available SharePoint Server Farm in the Cloud – in ONLY 8 Clicks!

As of today, the Azure Preview Portal now has the ability to deploy and manage IaaS workloads, including Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks and Cloud Storage!  One of the key new enhancements that the new Preview Portal experience provides is the ability to setup complex multi-tier applications in the cloud as a single Resource Group to…


Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Dev/Test Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

RECENT UPDATES: This Step-by-Step Guide has been leveraged to define a new Windows Azure Deployment Planning Service ( AZDPS ) for Microsoft Partners and Customers: Implementing Develop and Test Scenarios on Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Customers can now engage authorized partners for planning and delivery of this solution AND customers with Software Assurance ( SA )…

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Practical Approaches to Deploying SharePoint on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure

I’ve recently presented talks at a number of SharePoint-related conferences and events on practical approaches to deploying SharePoint on Windows Server 2012 and our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 enterprise-grade bare-metal hypervisors ( on–premise ) as well as using Windows Azure VMs ( in the cloud ).  In this article, I’m including a copy of each…


UPDATE: FREE Hands-on "Virtual Study Halls" with Live Expert Q&A

NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we’ve updated the hours for “Early Experts” Virtual Study Hall assistance – Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time. – – – – – – – – – – There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard to find…

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What’s New in SharePoint Server 2013 for IT Pros?

SharePoint Server 2013 can help you achieve new levels of reliability and performance, delivering features and capabilities that simplify administration, protect communications and information, and empower users while meeting their demands for greater business mobility. This presentation covers the following topics that are important to IT Pros that are evaluating SharePoint Server 2013 and planning…

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24 FREE Technical Posters in One Windows 8 App for IT Pros!

This week, The Poster Guy released a new FREE Windows 8 App into the Windows Store for IT Pros with Windows 8 PC’s – Server Posterpedia!  Here’s the details … What is Server Posterpedia? Server Posterpedia includes 24 zoomable technical posters that summarize key architectural aspects of: Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server…

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SharePoint 2013 Step-by-Step for Social and Forms-based Authentication #SharePoint #ITPro

Two new Test Lab Guides (TLG) have been released this week for configuring the new Social features and Forms-based authentication in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview.  TLGs are step-by-step walkthroughs of the configuration needed to implement a particular solution, and they are terrific resources for quickly building out your lab environment to evaluate and study new product…


SharePoint 2013 Early Training & Resources for IT Pros now available! #sp2013 #sharepoint

With yesterday’s release of the Office 2013 Customer Preview, SharePoint 2013 Preview (aka Beta 2) has also been released.  To support early readiness on SharePoint 2013, I’ve organized the following SharePoint 2013 training and resources into one convenient list. Download the Bits! Download SharePoint Server 2013 Preview release Download the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate…

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