Free SharePoint Server 2013 E-books,Models, Planning Worksheets, Design Samples and more Part 1


Microsoft is releasing a lot of free material for SharePoint Server 2013 on Microsoft Download Center .
The Microsoft Download Center is actually a Gold Mine of knowledge, however the problem is, no-one knows it’s there. I decided to make a tour of most of the e-books, worksheets and models released by Microsoft to make it easier for you to find them.

I will just show them to you as a big list, if you want more information click on the link.

Multi-farm architectures with SharePoint Server 2013

Topologies for SharePoint 2013

SharePoint Server 2013 Preview IT Professional Reviewer’s Guide

SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Process

SharePoint 2013 ITPro content CHM

SharePoint 2013: App Overview for IT Pro

Global Solutions for SharePoint 2013

Enterprise search architectures for SharePoint Server 2013

Services in SharePoint Server 2013

Back up and restore: SharePoint Server 2013

User profile properties and profile synchronization planning worksheets for SharePoint Server 2013

Search architectures for SharePoint Server 2013

Design Sample: Extranet with Dedicated Zones for Authentication for SharePoint 2013

Downloadable eBook: Explore SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013: How to Test Upgrade

Databases that support SharePoint 2013 Preview

Downloadable eBook: Explore SharePoint 2013 from Official Microsoft Download Center

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

SharePoint 2013 training for IT pros

I marked this as Part 1 because I will try and search on-line every month and bring you the best material on the internet.

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  • November 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Merci Vlad, post vraiment intéressant, beaucoup d’infos …


    • December 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      C’est mon plaisir Michel!

      • March 17, 2015 at 6:25 am

        Dear Vlad I am looking for a Self-study Pdf / videos (free) for SharePoint2013 Server Core Solutions & Advanced Solutions , I want to write exams 331 & 332 , but I cannot find a resorce to download the content foe me to study.

        Please help.

      • March 18, 2015 at 10:44 pm

        Hello, for free stuff you can always look on Channel9, or get a trial of Pluralsight and watch the videos :).

  • November 16, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Merci bcp ! 😀

    • November 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Ca fait plaisir! N’oublie pas de revenir debut decembre pour la partie #2 🙂

  • November 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Well done again Vlad, you are quickly becoming my primary SharePoint news resource 🙂

  • December 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks Vlad for sharing your great SP2013 resources. Diana

    • December 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Hi Diana,

      I am really happy you liked it! Part 2 is coming out today!

  • December 18, 2012 at 6:00 am


  • April 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    A very useful Blog Vlad Catrinescu, keep up the good work Thanks for all your Blogging efforts

  • February 17, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Please help……where can I find the book for “installing and configuring microsoft sharepoint server 2013”?

  • November 8, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I love it. Thanks!


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