Invitation to Design Time sessions at the SharePoint Conference 2014

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 developers envision and plan a solution based on the SharePoint 2013 products or Office 365. Sessions will last 60 minutes. If…


Introducing the Microsoft Office Interactive Content Pivot

The Microsoft Office Interactive Content Pivot helps you find the SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013, and Office 365 technical content that you’re looking for. The content pivot brings together content from TechNet and Office.com and allows you to filter on a variety of parameters, such as technical subject, job role, and IT lifecycle. Each…


Your friendly guide to host-named site collections

With Microsoft’s cloud strategy and engineering investment into Office 365, one SharePoint 2013 feature is a rising star: host-named site collections. Host-named site collections are how Microsoft achieves scale in its multi-tenant environment. New features and existing features are optimized to work with host-named site collections like never before. However, it’s not just the feature that…


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 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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Service descriptions for SharePoint Online and on-premises SharePoint 2013 solutions

 This blog post is contributed by SharePoint Technical Writer, Jennifer Bost. What, exactly, do you get in SharePoint 2013? Are you looking for a list of SharePoint 2013 features? Perhaps you’re trying to figure out which SharePoint offering is right for your organization. Do you need SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Standard, or SharePoint Enterprise Edition? If…

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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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SharePoint and Mobile

SharePoint Server 2013, including the new SharePoint Online, is an exciting release, especially for mobility. It offers several new features and capabilities that are available to help improve productivity and usability. While many of these features are worthy of a deep dive, I’m going to spend a couple minutes highlighting a few and then providing…


Conceptual videos for upgrade

Because the upgrade process has so many steps, we’re trying to make it as clear as possible when to do what, and who needs to do which step. To that end, we’ve created a series of very short (1-3 minute) overview videos with graphics that illustrate the steps in the process. The first video has…