Stage 9: Configure the query in a Content Search Web Part on a category page

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013.”  In this series, I’ll use data from a fictitious company called “Contoso” to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note: Most of the features described…

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Get your head in the cloud: Hybrid for SharePoint Server 2013/Office 365

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. In this blog post, we’ll talk a little about what constitutes a hybrid…

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New SharePoint 2013 authentication process and Test Lab Guide overview videos

Following on the cool upgrade videos published by Samantha Robertson, the following new conceptual videos that describe SharePoint 2013 authentication processes are now available: Windows claims authentication in SharePoint 2013 Forms-based claims authentication in SharePoint 2013 SAML-based claims authentication in SharePoint 2013 These videos step you through the details of claims-based authentication for user access…

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Stage 8: Assign a category page and a catalog item page to a term

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013”.  In this series, I’ll use data from a fictitious company called “Contoso” to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note: Most of the features described…

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New Troubleshoot SharePoint portal page in the TechNet Wiki

In an effort to consolidate all of the best information about troubleshooting SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, I recently published the Troubleshoot SharePoint portal page in the TechNet Wiki. This new portal page provides links to: TechNet Wiki articles TechNet library articles Blog posts The SharePoint 2010 Best Practices portal page created and nurtured by…

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Stage 7: Upload page layouts and create new pages in a publishing site

This is a blog post in the series “How to set up a product-centric website in SharePoint Server 2013”.  In this series, I’ll use data from a fictitious company called “Contoso” to show you how to use search features to set up a website based on product catalog data. Note: Most of the features described…

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