How to install update packages on a SharePoint farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled

The March Public Update (PU) for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation2013 is available. Here’s information to help you install it on SharePoint farms where search components and high availability search topologies are enabled. For servers that include searchcomponents, you have to follow specific steps to ensure that you install the PUcorrectly. For a high…

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New Learning Roadmaps for SharePoint 2013

As described in this previous post, a learning roadmap is a way of organizing content (articles, white papers, videos, blog posts, etc.) to provide a customized and optimized learning path for a technology, feature, product, or solution. Starting with prerequisites and then moving on to introductory, intermediate, and advanced learning goals, learning roadmaps enables a…

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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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Windows PowerShell Script: Download SharePoint 2010 Prerequisites

This is the first in a new series of posts that puts the spotlight on Windows PowerShell scripts for SharePoint 2010 Products that are stored in the TechNet Gallery. In each post, we will describe a script’s functionality and use and look under the hood at specific Windows PowerShell programming techniques that you can learn for…

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Hybrid SharePoint Environments Whitepaper and Windows PowerShell Command Builder

Our teams recently worked with our partners in SharePoint Product Management to publish two new content offerings that were announced earlier at SharePoint Conference this week. One of them is a whitepaper called Hybrid SharePoint Environments with Office 365. Download the whitepaper here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27580 For more information, this post “Guidance to Move to the Cloud on Your…

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Plan Windows PowerShell permissions

Some organizations may want tight control over who is able to run Windows PowerShell cmdlets. This post gives an overview to the permissions required to run a SharePoint 2010 Products for Windows PowerShell cmdlet or script and issues to consider before a user is granted permission by an administrator. In SharePoint Products and Technologies, the…