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October 2012

Free SharePoint 2013 Certification Exams at SharePoint Conference 2012 + 50% off Any MCP exam

Last week I made a post about the new MCSE SharePoint 2013 Certification. The people at SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas just announced that attendees will be able to pass the 71-331 and 71-332 Beta exams for free!!!! This is for FULL SharePoint Conference conference pass attendees only. This is an awesome opportunity for people that are...Read More

Free E-book for IT Pro’s from Microsoft : Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013

Microsoft released a free 510 page e-book about SharePoint 2013 Preview.  Recently , Microsoft announced that SharePoint went officially RTM, but I believe most of the contents of this book will also apply to the RTM version. This book covers everything that an IT pro needs to know about SharePoint 2013. It starts with how to design...Read More

SharePoint 2013 Configuration Failed! SQL Does Not Have the Required MaxDegree of Parallelism Setting of 1

For those of you who are used to installing SharePoint 2010 according to best practices (SPFARM only has DBCreator and Security Admin) , when you run configuration wizard the first time, it might fail with  this error message : This is because SQL, by default has the MaxDegree of Parallelism Setting set at 0. With SharePoint 2010 there...Read More

Script to download SharePoint 2013 prerequisites

Since most of you will or will start trying SharePoint 2013 in a Virtual Environment. If your Virtual Machines have an internet connection, you can easily download all the pre-requisites using the SharePoint Prerequisite installer. However, if you are like me, you install your SharePoint in a private domain, therefore not having Internet. So, I made a little script that will let...Read More

SharePoint 2010 VS SharePoint 2013: Minimum Requirements

This post is about the Minimum Requirements for SharePoint 2013. I also contrast them with SharePoint 2010’s  Minimum Requirements.  This will also help you see if your current SharePoint 2010 Infrastructure is ready for an  upgrade to SharePoint 2013. Here they are: Hardware Requirements SharePoint Servers SharePoint 2013’s Minimum Requirements are the same as SharePoint...Read More

SharePoint 2013 Certifications & Training Material

The SharePoint 2013 Preview has been available for more than a month now, and recently Microsoft announced two certifications for it. For now, they are both for IT Professionals, and they should be published February 5th, 2013.Here they are:Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013Exam 70-332:: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013Microsoft also released two...Read More