SharePoint 2013 Unleashed

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-09-11
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Unleashedis the newest version of the best-selling SharePoint Unleashed series by Michael Noel and Colin Spence. Once again, Noel and Spence deliver comprehensive, real-world coverage of everything you need to know to successfully design, implement, configure and use SharePoint 2013 solutions. Leveraging their experience with hundreds of companies of all sizes and from many different industries, Noel and Spence present best practices and expert implementation and configuration methodologies, and focus on the features and tools that provide the most value to busy professionals. This edition adds comprehensive coverage of SharePoint 2013's most valuable and productive new features, including: Using PowerShell automation to streamline management Building virtualized SharePoint environments Strengthening authentication and security Improving user experience via the ribbon interface; new lists, libraries, and templates; and enhanced metadata Integrating with the newest versions of Microsoft Office, Exchange, SQL Server, ForeFront, and System Center Taking full advantage of key mobile and social improvements Using the newest Business Connectivity Services capabilities Improving records management/compliance, web content management, and BI And much more Noel and Spence also offer indispensable guidance on migration, UI, and data store choices, and dependencies; and present crucial infrastructure knowledge that most SharePoint guides ignore.

Author Biography

Michael Noel, MVP, MCITP, is an internationally recognized technology expert, bestselling author, and well known public speaker on a broad range of IT topics. He has authored several major industry books that have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing (www.cco.com) in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael’s writings and extensive public speaking experience across all seven continents leverage his real-world expertise helping organizations realize business value from Information Technology infrastructure.


Colin Spence, MCP, MCTS SharePoint, is a partner at Convergent Computing(www.cco.com) and manages the SharePoint practice for the organization. He has worked with SharePoint technologies for more than a decade and has worked with hundreds of clients architecting, implementing, configuring, and supporting SharePoint solutions that meet their unique business requirements. Colin has authored several bestselling books on SharePoint products for the Sams Publishing Unleashed series, including SharePoint 2003,2007, 2010, and now 2013. He presents regularly on SharePoint technologies, and frequently writes white papers and articles for a wide range of clients.

Table of Contents

Part I: Planning for and Deploying SharePoint Server 2013

1. Introducing SharePoint 2013

2. Architecting a SharePoint 2013 Deployment

3. Installing a Simple SharePoint Server 2013 Farm

4. Advanced SharePoint 2013 Installation and Scalability

5. Transitioning from Legacy SharePoint to SharePoint Server 2013

Part II: Administering and Maintaining SharePoint Server 2013

6. Managing and Administering SharePoint 2013 Infrastructure

7. Leveraging PowerShell for Command-Line SharePoint Administration and Automation

8. Leveraging and Optimizing Search in SharePoint 2013

9. Managing and Maintaining SQL Server in a SharePoint Environment

10. Backing Up and Restoring a SharePoint Environment

11. Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Environment

Part III: Securing, Protecting, and Optimizing SharePoint Architecture

12. Virtualizing SharePoint Components

13. Deploying SharePoint for Extranets and Alternate Authentication Scenarios

14. Protecting SharePoint with Advanced Antivirus and Edge Security Solutions

15. Implementing and Validating SharePoint Security

16. Configuring Email-Enabled Content, Presence and Exchange Server Integration

17. Safeguarding Confidential Data in SharePoint 2013

Part IV: Using SharePoint 2013 Technologies for Collaboration and Document Management

18. SharePoint Foundation versus SharePoint Server 2013

19. Using Libraries and Lists in SharePoint 2013

20. Customizing and Managing Libraries and Lists to Meet Business Requirements

21. Designing and Managing Pages and Sites for Knowledge Workers

22. Managing Metadata and Content Types in SharePoint 2013

23. Leveraging Social Networking Tools in SharePoint 2013

24. Governing the SharePoint 2013 Ecosystem

Part V: Leveraging Office Applications with SharePoint

25. Using Word, Excel, PowerPoint with SharePoint 2013

26. Extending SharePoint 2013 with Excel Services, Access Services and Visio Graphics Services

27. Office Web Apps Integration with SharePoint 2013

28. Out of the Box Workflows and Designer 2013 Workflows

Part VI: Extending the SharePoint Environment

29. Application Development with SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio

30. Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 with PerformancePoint Services and PowerPivot

31. Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 with Business Connectivity Services

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