Building a disaster recovery environment for SharePoint in Windows Azure–a few things we learned

My team is wrapping up a proof of concept (POC) build of an intriguing solution—disaster recovery of a SharePoint on-premises farm to Windows Azure IaaS. We learned a lot about the Azure infrastructure, including how to place a SharePoint environment across the Azure IaaS architecture and how to manage the environment from day-to-day. The solution…


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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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 2010 Products and Hyper-V R2

I’m excited to announce the availability of expanded and new resources for customers who want to create virtual farms. Since Hyper-V was first released, we witnessed a dramtic growth in the number of organizations and individuals who are using or plan to use Hyper-V as a flexible, stable, and high performing platform for SharePoint 2010…


Office SharePoint Server performance testing on Hyper-V

Since we published an initial support and guidance statement for deploying Office SharePoint Server on Hyper-V (Using SharePoint Products and Technologies in a Hyper-V virtual environment), a series of tests were run to measure Office SharePoint Server performance on virtual servers.   These tests collected performance data from small and medium farm configurations deployed on:…