Free SharePoint Server 2013 Resources Part 4


Every month I do an article about all the resources I found online about SharePoint 2013. These free Resources come from Microsoft directly  or from other partners but unfortunately not a lot of people check regularly and sometimes they are well hidden.

I am happy to present you Part 4 of the “Free SharePoint Server 2013 Resources” series  that gives you all the resources for the month of January. The Highlights are Keith Mayer’s guide to Building a SharePoint 2013 Lab in the cloud FOR FREE ,Microsoft released new versions of the popular Test Lab Guides! They will be a very good way to study SharePoint 2013 until the official books come out and last but not least, a free e-book: 101 New Features In SharePoint 2013 from LearningSharePoint


1.Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure By Keith Mayer
2.Create an Excel Services dashboard using an OData data feed


1.SharePoint Governance “Switches” by Scope from Collaboris
2.FREE EBOOK: 101 NEW FEATURES IN SHAREPOINT 2013 from LearningSharePoint 
3.10 Steps to optimize sharepoint performance from Idera
4.Achieving High Availability for SharePoint Data from Metalogix
5.Databases that support SharePoint 2013–NEW VERSION
6.IT Professional Reviewer’s Guide for SharePoint Server 2013
7.Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture
8.Taxonomy code samples from SPC!
9.SharePoint 2013 Technical Library in Compiled Help
10.Content type and column usage report code samples from the SharePoint Conference!

Test Lab Guides

1.Business Intelligence test lab guides
2.Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Intranet Collaboration with SharePoint Server 2013—NEW VERSION
3.Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Forms-Based Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013—NEW VERSION
4.Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Social Features for SharePoint Server 2013—NEW VERSION!
5.Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate SAML-based Claims Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013–NEW VERSION
6.Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm– NEW VERSION
7.Test Lab Guide: Create a Business Intelligence Baseline Environment


1.36 Terabytes: How Microsoft IT Manages SharePoint in the Enterprise | TechEd North America 2012 | Channel 9
2.Conceptual videos for upgrade to SharePoint 2013


1.SharePoint Online planning guide for Office 365
2.Variations planning worksheet for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online


1.Scenario: Create SharePoint sites by using cross-site publishing in SharePoint Server 2013

Interesting articles in January

1.SharePoint 2013 Service Accounts Best Practices Explained
2.MCPD SharePoint 2010 to MCSD: SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Path Leaked!
3.Three New Facts on the SharePoint 2013 MCSD Certification! – A Name, Exam Numbers and a Date!

Don’t forget to check the previous versions

Free SharePoint Server 2013 Resources Part 1
Free SharePoint Server 2013 Resources Part 2
Free SharePoint Server 2013 Resources Part 3

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