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…


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…


How does Microsoft IT do it? Check out these IT Showcase resources for SharePoint Server 2010

One common question we get from customers who are evaluating SharePoint Server 2010 or a specific SharePoint scenario is: “How did someone else do it?” Or, more specifically: “How did Microsoft IT do it?” Fortunately, Microsoft IT documents and publishes a set of resources known as Microsoft IT Showcase, which describes how they designed and…


New videos show how to do a database attach upgrade

The process for performing a database attach upgrade can seem complicated. We thought it might be nice to give you a visual overview of the process and demonstrate the steps involved in video format. Two new videos can help you understand and visualize the process for performing the following tasks: Use read-only databases during a…


Video: MVP 2011 Global Summit Interviews, Question 3

  Recently, we attended the 2011 MVP Global Summit in Redmond, Washington. We interviewed and filmed any MVPs who wanted to give feedback on Microsoft TechNet, MSDN, and Office.com online product documentation. This is the third of three videos that we produced where we asked questions about our documentation. In this video, we asked the…


Video: MVP 2011 Global Summit Interviews, Question 2

  Recently, we attended the 2011 MVP Global Summit in Redmond, Washington. We interviewed and filmed any MVPs who wanted to give feedback on Microsoft TechNet, MSDN, and Office.com online product documentation. This is the second of three videos that we produced where we asked questions about our documentation. In this video, we asked the…


Video: MVP Global Summit 2011 Interviews, Question 1

  Recently, we attended the 2011 MVP Global Summit in Redmond, Washington. We interviewed and filmed any MVPs who wanted to give feedback on Microsoft TechNet, MSDN, and Office.com online product documentation. This is the first of three videos that we produced where we asked questions about our documentation. In this video, we asked the…


Video: Deploy a client tool for taking SharePoint content offline

A new video is available about how to deploy SharePoint Workspace 2010 to SharePoint site contributors who work offline; that is, how to support offline uses of SharePoint sites. Check it out here: Deploy a client tool for taking SharePoint content offline (video) Thanks, Mena Paton, SharePoint Workspace writer


New video: Importing Federated Locations

Hal Zucati here with a video update to the following TechNet Library topics: Manage Federated Locations (SharePoint Server 2010) and Manage Federated Locations (Search Server 2010). I’ve created a short 5 minute video that demonstrates how to import a federated location using SharePoint Server 2010 or Search Server 2010. To view or download this video,…