Microsoft SharePoint 2013: Designing and Architecting Solutions


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Determine the best design for your SharePoint implementation by gaining a deeper understanding of how the platform works. Written by a team of SharePoint experts, this practical guide introduces the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 architecture, and walks you through design considerations for planning and building a custom SharePoint solution. It’s...

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Get the information you need to make good SharePoint design decisions

Determine the best design for your SharePoint implementation by gaining a deeper understanding of how the platform works. Written by a team of SharePoint experts, this practical guide introduces the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 architecture, and walks you through design considerations for planning and building a custom SharePoint solution. It’s ideal for IT professionals, whether or not you have experience with previous versions of SharePoint.

Discover how to:

  • Dive deeper into SharePoint 2013 architecture components
  • Gather requirements for a solution that fits your needs
  • Upgrade from Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to 2013
  • Design service applications for performance and redundancy
  • Provide the right storage plan for a SharePoint farm
  • Map authentication and authorization requirements to your solution
  • Take steps necessary to design a secure implementation
  • Plan your business continuity management strategy
  • Validate your SharePoint architecture to ensure success
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735671683
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 8/16/2013
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 1,473,066
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Shannon Bray, MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCTS, is a SharePoint evangelist and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) for SharePoint Server 2010. He is currently the chief architect at a large organization and specializes in architecture design and solution development using Microsoft technologies.

Miguel Wood, MCPD, MCITP, MCSE, MCSD, MCT, is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) for SharePoint and a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) for SharePoint 2010. His background includes mentoring organizations to better utilize technology to improve business processes.

Patrick Curran, MCP, MCTS, MCITP, MCT, is a Senior SharePoint Architect. He has been working with SharePoint for more than eight years, doing everything from administration, branding, and development to upgrading, and troubleshooting. Patrick works with clients, all over the world, to help integrate their organization into SharePoint.

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Table of Contents

Who this book is for;
Organization of this book;
Errata & Book Support;
We want to hear from you;
Stay in touch;
Planning for Microsoft SharePoint 2013;
Chapter 1: Understanding the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 architecture;
1.1 Exploring the SharePoint farm components;
1.2 Examining the SharePoint file system;
1.3 Examining the SharePoint databases;
1.4 Putting it all together;
Chapter 2: Introducing Windows PowerShell and SharePoint 2013 cmdlets;
2.1 Exploring the role of Windows PowerShell;
2.2 Understanding the benefits of Windows PowerShell;
2.3 Windows PowerShell 3.0 enhancements;
2.4 Configuring permissions for Windows PowerShell and SharePoint 2013;
2.5 Examining the Windows PowerShell management shells;
2.6 Selecting a profile to use in Windows PowerShell ISE;
2.7 Working with Windows PowerShell cmdlets;
2.8 Discovering SharePoint-specific Windows PowerShell cmdlets;
2.9 Working with SharePoint disposable objects;
2.10 Putting it all together;
Chapter 3: Gathering requirements;
3.1 Importance of gathering requirements;
Design considerations for Microsoft SharePoint 2013;
Chapter 4: Understanding the service application model;
4.1 Exploring the service application architecture;
4.2 Discovering the service application components;
4.3 Examining the changes in OWA;
4.4 Examining the changes in workflows;
4.5 Discovering the new web service applications available in SharePoint 2013;
4.6 Discovering the updated web service applications available in SharePoint 2013;
4.7 Discovering the service applications that SharePoint creates automatically;
4.8 Exploring service federation;
4.9 Putting it all together;
Chapter 5: Designing for SharePoint storage requirements;
5.1 Database engine requirements for SharePoint 2013;
5.2 Initial optimization and configuration of SQL Server for SharePoint 2013;
5.3 Overview of SharePoint Server 2013 databases and their roles;
5.4 SharePoint 2013 database capacity planning;
5.5 Enabling SQL Server BI within SharePoint 2013;
5.6 Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013;
5.7 Putting it all together;
Chapter 6: Mapping authentication and authorization to requirements;
6.1 Analyzing AuthN options;
6.2 Examining SharePoint authentication components and methodologies;
6.3 Investigating authentication (AuthN) services;
6.4 Exploring authorization (AuthZ) features;
6.5 Putting it all together;
Chapter 7: Designing for platform security;
7.1 Preventing, tracking, and reporting on SharePoint installations;
7.2 Encrypting communications;
7.3 Planning for and configuring SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption;
7.4 Installing SharePoint using least privileges;
7.5 Understanding roles and group permissions;
7.6 Putting it all together;
Chapter 8: Upgrading your SharePoint 2010 environment;
8.1 Introducing upgrades;
8.2 Preparing your upgrade;
8.3 Testing your upgrade;
8.4 Implementing your upgrade;
8.5 Validating your upgrade;
8.6 Putting it all together;
Concepts for infrastructure reliability;
Chapter 9: Maintaining and monitoring Microsoft SharePoint;
9.1 Monitoring a SharePoint environment;
9.2 Tuning and optimizing a SharePoint environment;
9.3 Troubleshooting a SharePoint environment;
9.4 Putting it all together;
Chapter 10: Planning your business continuity strategy;
10.1 Planning for your business continuity needs;
10.2 Exploring the features native to SharePoint;
10.3 Avoiding service disruptions;
10.4 Implementing various business continuity techniques;
10.5 Implementing network load balancing;
10.6 Putting it all together;
Chapter 11: Validating your architecture;
11.1 Verify farm contentment;
11.2 Verifying port allocation and web requests;
11.3 Verifying Kerberos with Klist;
11.4 Inspecting your network packets;
11.5 Testing your environments;
11.6 Putting it all together;
About the authors;

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