New Test Lab Guide content for SharePoint 2013

Check out these new Test Lab Guide (TLG) documents and innovations for SharePoint 2013: Test Lab Guide: Configure a Highly Available SharePoint Server 2013 Search Topology  This TLG sets up nine computers for high-availability search and is based on a section of the Enterprise Search Topologies poster. The SharePoint 2013 TLG stack as a poster …

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New permissions content for SharePoint 2013

The SharePoint writing team has been busy completing the permissions content for SharePoint 2013 by publishing the following: Configure custom permissions in SharePoint 2013  Describes how to manage custom permissions using permission levels. Best practices for using fine-grained permissions in SharePoint Server 2013, Fine-grained permission reference for SharePoint Server 2013,Troubleshoot common fine-grained permissions issues for…

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New Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate profile synchronization

My esteemed colleague K.C. Cross has just published Demonstrate profile synchronization, a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2013. This new TLG steps you through the configuration and demonstration of profile synchronization using the SharePoint Server synchronization tool. This tool synchronizes profiles between SharePoint Server 2013 and a single Active Directory Domain Services…

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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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Hosting the SharePoint 2013 three-tier test lab on a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V server

Microsoft test lab guides are deliberately written to be independent of how you actually put them together. For example, you can use physical components (computers and switches/hubs), virtual components (virtual machines and virtual networks/switches), or a combination. For virtual components, you can use the virtualization technology of your choice. Because more of you are now…

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SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide stack refreshed

The SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab Guide (TLG) stack has been refreshed for the released version of SharePoint Server 2013. Here is the current stack diagram (click on it for a larger version): The updates include the following: Additional links to software and hardware requirements for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, SQL Server 2008…

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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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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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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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Test Lab Guides for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

The following Test Lab Guides (TLGs) are now available for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 Preview in a Three-Tier Farm  Set up the standard database, application, and web front end tiers of a SharePoint farm. Demonstrate Intranet Collaboration for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview  Set up multiple web applications and site collections for…

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