Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services

SharePoint Server 2016 brings a lot of changes to the Infrastructure Architecture, with new features such as MinRole and Microsoft Identity Manager. You'll learn how to plan your SharePoint 2016 Infrastructure to answer your business needs.
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(42)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 7, 2016
Duration
3h 32m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Gathering the Requirements
Choosing a Topology
Planning a SharePoint 2016 Traditional Farm
Planning a SharePoint 2016 Streamlined Farm
Planning a SharePoint 2016 MinRole Farm
Planning for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Planning Productivity Service Applications
Planning the Search Service Application Topology
Planning User Profile Synchronization and Social Features
Planning for Office Online Server
Planning for Business Intelligence
Planning for SharePoint Hybrid
Planning for SharePoint Add-ins
Planning for SharePoint 2013 Workflows
Putting It All Together
Course Conclusion
Description
Course info
Rating
(42)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 7, 2016
Duration
3h 32m
Description

SharePoint Server 2016 is the latest release of SharePoint Server and includes awesome features for business users, but quite a few changes for SharePoint IT Professionals. New features such as MinRole, combined with new requirements such as mandatory Office Online Server configuration for Business Intelligence, will change the way that SharePoint Administrators will design their SharePoint farm. In this course, Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services, you'll learn foundational knowledge in order to properly plan for a SharePoint 2016 topology according to your business needs. First, you'll learn how to architecture a topology in Traditional, Streamlined, and MinRole strategies. Next, you'll learn how to plan for your Service Applications such as Search, User Profile, and the Productivity Service applications, as well as how they can affect your Physical Topology. Finally, you'll learn how to plan for SharePoint Hybrid, Business Intelligence, SharePoint 2013 Workflows, SharePoint add-ins and more. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of SharePoint 2016 needed to properly plan a SharePoint 2016 Physical Topology according to your business needs. This course also covers part of the "Planning" Objectives of the SharePoint 2016 MCSE Exam 70-339.

About the author
About the author

Vlad is a SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant specializing in SharePoint and SharePoint Online deployments as well as hybrid scenarios. As a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped thousands of users and IT Pros across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of SharePoint. Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint since 2013 and has his own blog at www.absolute-sharepoint.com and he often shares his knowledge by speaking at local conferences and community events. Vlad also blogs at CMSWire as well as Computerworld and is often featured in other Microsoft sites such as Redmond Channel Partner. In Addition, Vlad is the recipient of the "Top 25 Office 365 Influencers" award, showcasing him as one of the most influential Office 365 specialists in 2015 demonstrating his expertise and passion for Microsoft's shift towards the cloud in the past years.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone, my name is Vlad Catrinescu, and welcome to my course, Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP and independent consultant from Montreal, Canada. SharePoint Server 2016 brings a lot of changes to the infrastructure architecture with new features such as MinRole, Office Online Server, and Microsoft Identity Manager. As a SharePoint administrator or enterprise architect, you need to be aware of those changes in order to properly plan your SharePoint 2016 physical topology. In this course, we are going to cover everything you need to know and understand in order to plan a SharePoint 2016 physical topology that answers your organization's needs. Some of the major topics that we will cover include creating a topology with MinRole, synchronizing users with Microsoft Identity Manager, planning for SharePoint Hybrid, and planning for Business Intelligence. By the end of this course, you will know all the latest changes in the SharePoint 2016 infrastructure, and how to plan for a SharePoint 2016 environment in your organization. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basics of a Microsoft infrastructure ecosystem such as DNS, Exchange, SQL, and Active Directory. This course also covers part of the objectives for the 70-339 Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Microsoft certification required to become a SharePoint 2016 Microsoft Certified Solution Expert. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn SharePoint 2016 with the Planning for SharePoint 2016: Physical Topology and Services course at Pluralsight.

Gathering the Requirements
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I am a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will talk about requirements gathering. Requirements gathering is an important part of the SharePoint deployment process. If you want to have a successful SharePoint deployment, we'll first talk about how to build the right team for your SharePoint project, because you cannot do it alone. We will then talk about methods of requirement gathering, and how you can use different methods to get all the information you need. We will then look at what is a functional requirement, and a non-functional requirement, and how to identify them. We will then look at some metrics that we need to capture, and finally add a case study that we will use throughout the course.

Choosing a Topology
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will do an introduction to the three types of topologies that you can do in SharePoint. We'll first start this module by talking about the hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2016, and those will be the same for any topology that we decide to go with. We will then introduce the traditional topologies which have been in use since SharePoint 2010, and we'll then talk about streamlined topologies, which Microsoft introduced as a recommendation with SharePoint Server 2013. Lastly, we will look at the latest topology model, which is the MinRole topology. This module will be more of an introduction to those topologies, and we'll go more into detail into each one of them in the next few modules.

Planning a SharePoint 2016 Traditional Farm
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I am a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we'll look at how to plan for a SharePoint 2016 traditional topology farm. We will first start by looking at the design principles of the traditional topologies, which is an overview of how a traditional topology should be designed. We will then look at four different sample topologies from a small farm to a large SharePoint farm optimized for search, and lastly we'll look at how to scale out or scale up our SharePoint farm.

Planning a SharePoint 2016 Streamlined Farm
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning a SharePoint 2016: Physical Topologies and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I am a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we'll look at how to plan for a SharePoint Server 2016 Streamlined Topology Farm. We'll first start by looking at the design principle of the streamlined topologies, which is an overview of how a streamlined topology should be designed. We will then look at four different sample topologies from a small farm to a large SharePoint farm. And lastly, we will look at how to scale out, or scale up our streamlined topologies farm.

Planning a SharePoint 2016 MinRole Farm
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will look at how to plan for a SharePoint 2016 MinRole topology farm. We will first start by looking at the design principles of the MinRole topologies, which is an overview of how a MinRole topology should be designed. We will then look at four different sample topologies from a small farm to a large SharePoint farm, and lastly we'll look at how to scale out or scale up our MinRole SharePoint farm.

Planning for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will look at how to plan for SharePoint 2016 high availability and disaster recovery. We will start by talking about some definitions and terms to make sure that we are all on the same page. We will talk about high availability, disaster recovery, RPO, RTO, and SLA. If you don't know what those acronyms are, don't worry, you'll know in just a few minutes. We will then look at the high availability at the SharePoint level, and then at the SQL level, because even if your SharePoint servers are up, if the databases aren't there your users will not get far. We will talk about SQL Server Clustering, SQL Server Mirroring, and SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups. We will finally look at the disaster recovery at both the SharePoint and the SQL level.

Planning Productivity Service Applications
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we'll look at how to plan for a SharePoint Server 2016 Productivity Service Applications. We will start by doing an introduction to what are service applications, and we will do a tour of the service applications we have available in SharePoint 2016. We will then look at some planning considerations to make sure that we know everything involved before we say yes to offering a service to our users in our SharePoint 2016 farm.

Planning the Search Service Application Topology
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I'll be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we'll look at how to plan for the Search Service Application topology. We'll first start with an introduction of the Search Service Application, what it is, and what it does. We'll then look at the six components of the Search Service Application and how they work together to crawl items and return search results. Lastly, we'll look at how the Search Service Application can affect our physical topology.

Planning User Profile Synchronization and Social Features
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for a SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I am a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we'll learn how to plan for User Profile synchronization and social features. We'll start with an introduction to what the User Profile is, and what it does, and why it's so important with SharePoint. We will then look at the sync architecture and what changed with SharePoint Server 2016 and the synchronization engine. Lastly, we'll look at the available social features, such as the my sites, OneDrive for Business, and look at what we need to plan to be ready for them.

Planning for Office Online Server
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will look at how to plan for Office Online Server. We will first start with an introduction of what Office Online Server is, and what it does. We will then look at the Office Online Server architecture, and how it works and interacts with SharePoint. Lastly, we'll look at a list of things we need to plan if we decide to use Office Online Server with our SharePoint deployment. Before even starting, I really want to clear this out of the way. It's important not to get confused in Microsoft's choice of name for a product, even if it's called Office Online Server, the product is fully on-premises and does not require a connection to Office 365 or any Office 365 licenses. It's really Office Online Server on-premises.

Planning for Business Intelligence
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I am a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will look at how to plan for Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2016. We will first start with an introduction of what Business Intelligence is, and what components we can enable. We will then take a look at the architecture behind Business Intelligence and what we need to know before we offer BI features to our users. Lastly, we will look at what we need to plan to use Business Intelligence in our SharePoint 2016 deployment.

Planning for SharePoint Hybrid
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we'll look at how to plan for SharePoint Hybrid. We will first start with an introduction to SharePoint Hybrid, so we'll learn what exactly is a Hybrid SharePoint deployment, and we'll then look at a list of features that we can enable with a Hybrid SharePoint deployment, and lastly, we'll look at how does a Hybrid SharePoint deployment affect our physical topology.

Planning for SharePoint Add-ins
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or you can follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will look at how to plan for SharePoint add-ins. We will first start with an introduction of what SharePoint add-ins are, and what they do. We'll then look at the add-ins architecture and how they work, and lastly we'll look at a list of things we need to plan if we decide to deploy SharePoint add-ins in our SharePoint deployment.

Planning for SharePoint 2013 Workflows
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we'll look at how to plan for SharePoint 2013 Workflows. We'll first start with an introduction of what are SharePoint 2013 Workflows, or Modern Workflows, and what they do. We will then look at the SharePoint 2013 Workflow architecture and how it works. Lastly, we will look at a list of things to plan if we decide to deploy SharePoint 2013 workflows with our SharePoint deployment.

Putting It All Together
Hello, and welcome to this course on Planning for SharePoint Server 2016: Physical Topology and Services. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and I will be your instructor for this course. I'm a SharePoint Server MVP from Montreal, Canada, and you can find me on Twitter @vladcatrinescu, or follow my blog at absolute-sharepoint. com. In this module, we will look at how to take all the information we gathered in the last modules and put it all together in a nice architectural document. We will start by talking about the business purpose of SharePoint, as well as what the requirements were. We'll then talk about the physical topology, as well as the hardware requirements. We'll then look at including the license information, as well as the DNS entries, and lastly we'll talk about the certificate requirements for our web applications, Office Online Server, and so on.