SharePoint 2013 – General Reference

    Capacity management and sizing overview for SharePoint Server 2013

    This article provides an overview of how to effectively plan and manage the capacity of SharePoint Server 2013 environments. This article also describes how to maintain a good understanding of the capacity needs and capabilities of your deployment, by analysis of performance and volume data. It also reviews the major application impacts that affect capacity, including content characteristics and usage.

    Capacity management and sizing for SharePoint Server 2013

    Learn about the concepts and planning considerations for managing the capacity of a SharePoint Server 2013 environment and helps you to make the decisions regarding the appropriate capacity for your SharePoint Server 2013 environment.

    Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013

    This article describes software boundaries and limits of SharePoint Server 2013 along with the tested performance and capacity limits of SharePoint Server 2013 and how limits relate to acceptable performance.

    SharePoint and Database Statistics: Why are they out-of-date and what to do about it

    Interesting insight about the database maintenance job which runs every night. However, there are chances that the update statistics operation will be skipped without any indications in the ULS logs. The article sums up the findings and the recommendation to ensure that database statistics are updated at least daily.

    Introduction to Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013

    Shredded storage is a new data platform improvement in SharePoint 2013 related to the management of large binary objects (I.e. BLOBS such as Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations, Microsoft Word Documents, etc.). At its most basic, Shredded Storage is designed to ensure the write cost of updating a document is proportional to the size of the change, and not of the file itself.

    Shredded Storage is both improves I/O and reduces compute utilization when making incremental changes to document or storing documents in SharePoint 2013. Shredded Storage builds upon the Cobalt (I.e. File Synchronization via SOAP of HTTP) protocol introduced in SharePoint 2010.

    Digital asset library planning in SharePoint Server 2013

    SharePoint Server 2013 provides an asset library which is special kind of document library. It lets you store and manage digital assets — such as images, audio, video, and other reusable content fragments from many applications— that is shared with other site users. Content types that are designed specifically for audio and video assets support the storage and playback of those assets in Web Parts and Web Part pages, and the HTML5 player is integrated with the user interface to enhance the media playback experience for users. Use the articles in this section to guide you in planning the management of digital assets in a solution that is based on SharePoint Server 2013.

    Plan digital asset library topology and architecture in SharePoint Server 2013

    Learn about logical architecture and topology decisions that are related to deploying digital asset libraries.

    OAuth 2.0 and Sign-In

    OAuth 2.0 is NOT an authentication protocol. The OAuth 2.0 protocol is aimed at authorizing rather than authenticating and its aim is to authorize applications. OAuth 2.0 is an authorization framework. OAuth 2.0 cannot be used to implement a sign-in flow without adding provider-specific knowledge. Read this post from Vittorio Bertocci to know more.

    Viewing reports and dashboards on mobile devices

    This article contains detailed information about how to create reports, scorecards, and dashboards that can be viewed by using a mobile device, such as Apple iPad and Windows 8 tablets. Learn how to view reports and dashboards on mobile devices, such as Apple iPad and Windows 8 tablet devices.

    What's new for mobile devices in SharePoint 2013

    SharePoint Server 2013 offers new, optimized viewing experiences across different mobile platforms. Additionally, several new features were added to help improve both worker productivity and usability on the device. In this article, you can learn about the new mobile features available in SharePoint Server 2013, including the mobile browser experience, device channels, and location.

    Configuring business intelligence content for viewing on mobile devices

    This article contains recommendations on how to configure business intelligence content to display on devices such as Apple iPad or Windows 8 slate (or Surface) devices. Learn tips and tricks of configuring reports, scorecards, and dashboards to be displayed correctly on mobile devices.

    What's new in search in SharePoint Server 2013

    Learn about new search capabilities in SharePoint Server 2013, including ways to configure and monitor the system and improve search results.

    SharePoint 2013 uses the web-based interface to show the current status of the topology. However, unlike SharePoint Server 2010 that included a web-based option for changing the topology along with Windows PowerShell, SharePoint 2013 does not include the option to change the topology from the web-based interface.

    Manage the Search Center

    Learn about pages that are created in a Search Center site in SharePoint Server 2013, and see articles about how to configure Web Parts. When you create an Enterprise Search Center site collection, SharePoint 2013 creates a default search home page and a default search results page. In addition, several pages known as search verticals are also created. Search verticals are customized for searching specific content, such as People, Conversations, and Videos, and they display search results that are filtered and formatted for a specific content type or class.

    Manage continuous crawls in SharePoint Server 2013

    Learn how to enable continuous crawls of SharePoint content to help keep the search index and search results as fresh as possible. Enable continuous crawls is a crawl schedule option that is new in SharePoint 2013. It is available only for content sources that use the SharePoint sites content source type. A continuous crawl starts at set intervals. The default interval is 15 minutes, but you can set continuous crawls to occur at shorter intervals by using Windows PowerShell.

    Apps for SharePoint overview

    Learn what apps for SharePoint are, why you should build them, and the concepts that are fundamental to building them in SharePoint 2013 Preview.

    Plan for apps for SharePoint 2013

    The apps for SharePoint provide a new method to deliver specific information or functionality to a SharePoint site. An app for SharePoint is a small, easy-to-use, stand-alone productivity app that solves a specific end-user need. Learn how to use apps for SharePoint 2013. Plan the App Catalog, app URLs, and how to monitor and license apps.

    Overview of profile synchronization in SharePoint Server 2013

    The process of importing profile data from external systems and writing data back to these systems is called profile synchronization. Learn about profile synchronization, also known as "profile sync," in SharePoint Server 2013.

    Microblog features, feeds, and the Distributed Cache service overview in SharePoint Server 2013

    Learn about microblog features, newsfeed, and the Distributed Cache service in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview.

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