New “SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding” topic in the TechNet Wiki

The SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding topic is now available. Have you ever wondered what “i:0#.w|contosochris” (or something like it) meant in the display of user sign-in information on a SharePoint site or in Unified Logging Service (ULS) log files? Well, wonder no longer. This topic describes the syntax and encoding of these…

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New SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide for Forms-based Authentication

The Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Forms-based Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013 is now available. This guide shows you how to configure forms-based authentication for user access to the default team site of the SharePoint 2013 three-tier farm. There are step-by-step instructions for the following: Step 1: Setting up the SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier farm test…

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Request a SharePoint Design Time Session at the SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas

Are you going to the SharePoint Conference this year? We are once again offering a limited number of dedicated solution-design sessions for individual customers. These Design Time sessions are intended to help IT professionals, and in some cases developers, envision and plan a solution based on SharePoint 2013 products. Yes, these are FREE consulting sessions for selected…

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What happened to Best Bets? Introducing Query Rules

Audience: Search Admin/ITPro Pre-requisite: This blog assumes the reader has basic SharePoint 2010 Search Administration knowledge. If you’ve ever managed Search on SharePoint 2010 Products, chances are you’ve created Search Keywords and Best Bets. They are perhaps the easiest way to improve relevance on specific queries by letting you promote results to the top of…


NEW Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Social Features in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

The Test Lab Guide (TLG), Demonstrate Social Features for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview, describes how to configure and demonstrate social features in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview starting with the computers in the Base Configuration and 3-Tier test labs. This TLG takes you through the following social features of SharePoint Server 2013 Preview: My Sites Following…

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How can I achieve the best freshness of search results? Introducing Continuous Crawls for SharePoint

Audience: Search Admin/ITProPre-requisite: This blog assumes the reader has basic Search Administration knowledge around SharePoint Search topology, crawl mechanism, and the principles of crawl scheduling.Note: This feature is new for SharePoint 2013. What is freshness of search results? After a user uploads a document to his SharePoint Site, the period of time before that document is…


New F5 Networks-authored TLG shows how to use BIG-IP to load balance a SharePoint 2010 farm

My colleague Helen Johnson, a Solution Engineer at F5 Networks, has published the first partner-authored Test Lab Guide (TLG) titled Demonstrate the F5 Networks BIG-IP Load Balancer for SharePoint Server 2010. This TLG builds off of Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a Three-Tier Farm and adds a second front-end web server (WFE2)…

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Workaround: SharePoint 2013 Preview prerequisite installer doesn’t install the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client

If you install SharePoint 2013 Preview by running the prerequisite installer (Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool) and you see this line in the log file: Error: The tool was unable to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client. Use these steps to work around the problem: Go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=262370 and manually download and…

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Windows PowerShell cmdlets available in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

This post gives information about Windows PowerShell cmdlets that are available in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview. There are several new areas in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview that you can administer by using Windows PowerShell. These new areas are: Apps Access Services 2013 Licensing Machine Translation Service Routing and Performance Search (with a new architecture) Work…

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Introducing the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

This blog post is to increase awareness of a new service in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview called the Distributed Cache service. The Distributed Cache service provides caching functionality to features (not to beconfused with site features) in SharePoint Server 2013. The Distributed Cache service is either required by or improves performance of the following features:…

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