In this essentials course, you'll be introduced to SharePoint Server 2013, where you'll learn the basic concepts of SharePoint and how to implement and deploy a SharePoint farm. To get the most out of this course, it is best if you have some experience with Microsoft Server and Active Directory.
Bill Kulterman is an educator, author, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Bill has been a trainer for more than a dozen years, educating students in Excel, Visio and a bevy of additional solutions. In recent years he has focused solely on SharePoint and SharePoint Online through Office 365. When he's not creating courses, he can usually be found riding his bike or relaxing near his Koi pond.
Farm Configuration Revisited Hi, Welcome to Trainsignal, My name is Bill and this lesson is Farm Configuration Revisited. Now you're probably asking yourself, "Bill, why do we need "to revisit the Farm Configuration, didn't we do that "already? " and the answer is yes, you're exactly right but let's be honest, during the installation, we move through the process fairly quickly and that's fine if you only wanna go ahead and do a default installation of SharePoint, which is great for a lab environment, a test environment and we've talked about this but production environments typically require a lot more manual configuration of your SharePoint Farm. Throughout the rest of this course, we're gonna discuss a lot of those things in great detail, so make sure you keep watching the rest of this course to learn more about that. In this lesson, we're gonna go back, we're going to run the Farm configuration wizard again because we want to go through and take a closer look at it, do it a little bit slowly and talk about not only what it's doing but how and why. We're also gonna visit some new concepts, well not all entirely new. We're also going to talk about managed accounts and we've already done those, we've created those, but now we want to go back and we're going to talk about what they do and look at them a little bit more closely. We're also going to talk about service applications in a little bit more detail and I'm gonna throw a new term at you, application proxies, so you have a little bit of a better understanding. We want to go ahead and use this lesson to get a little more comfortable with the terminology and the architecture that's involved before we advance onto some more detailed subject matter. Let's go ahead and get started.
The Logical Architecture of SharePoint Hi, welcome to TrainSignal. My name is Bill and this lesson is The Logical Architecture of SharePoint. In this lesson, we are going to talk about the structure, the logical structure of SharePoint. We've already got our farm up and running, but we haven't really spent any time talking about the individual parts. So you might have some questions. You might be a little bit confused. In this lesson, we're going to go and take a closer look at all of those things. We're going to look at web applications, site collections sites, application pools. We'll talk a little bit about lists, libraries, all of those things and it's going to make it a lot clearer to you by the time we're done. So let's go ahead and let's get started. By now you probably have a number of questions. Lots of things on your mind aren't there? We have talked about a lot of different things. I've thrown a lot of terms at you and some we've gone into great detail to explain and others I've told you, "You know what, "just wait, we're going to get to it. " Well now we're going to go ahead and talk in greater detail about a number of these different things. So let's go ahead and let's start with our SharePoint farm. No, no, no, not that farm. I'm talking about this farm, in our logical structure of SharePoint. Now remember for this discussion, we're not talking about the physical hardware, we're not talking about our servers, we're not talking about topology. We are talking the logical structure of SharePoint. So we start with our SharePoint farm and our farm is where our web applications lives. And remember as we talked about, we can have multiple web applications. In fact, we can have up to 20 web applications per farm.
Creating Web Applications Hi, welcome to TRAINSIGNAL. My name's Bill and this lesson is Creating Web Applications. So, in previous lessons, we've talked a lot about web applications, what they are, and how they work along with site collections and application pools, everything. By now, you probably have a pretty good understanding of what a web application is, and how it works. Now, if you're having any problems, this lesson is going to help put it all together. We're going to go ahead, and we are going to create not one, but two separate web applications. We are going to create one for our Globomantics Intranet site, our local intranet site for our company, and we are going to create another one that will host our Mysite site collections. So, lots of fun stuff we've got coming ahead, so let's go ahead and let's get started.
Working with Sites Hi, Welcome to TrainSignal. My name is Bill, and this lesson is: Working with Sites. In this lesson, we're going to go ahead and examine a little bit more closely a team site. We're going to look at the Globomantics Operations team site that we created, oh gosh, a few lessons back. So far, of course, we've spent a lot of time going through how to get everything set up, how to get everything up and running, how to create these team sites. We configured our search, we did our user profile, our email, but we haven't really spent any time actually working with the site, and that's what we're going to do in this lesson. We're going to show you around the site, show you where things are, how you can find things. We'll show you the site contents, take you to the site settings where you can see all the administration settings that you can access. We won't go through everything, because that's really another course for another time, but I want you to be familiar with the interface and know where things are, so that when you have your site and you're playing around with it, you don't have to say, "Where is this? Bill didn't show me where to go ahead and find how to get to this administration setting. " I'm going to show you all of that, basic, basic, simple stuff just to kind of get our feet wet and get a feel for the things we can do with our sites. Alright, so without any further adieu, let's go ahead and let's get started.
Create Libraries, Lists, and Tasks Hi, welcome to Trainsignal. My name's Bill and this lesson is Create Libraries, Lists, and Tasks. In this lesson we're going to do just that. We're going to take Libraries, Lists, and Tasks and do some basic things with them. I'm going to show you how to create each one, create each app. And then we're going to go ahead and do some basic things like we'll add some documents to the Library, some List items, and we'll schedule a few Task items. These are probably the three most common things that people do with SharePoint Team Sites. These are going to be the most popular and I'll show you even the folks at Microsoft, definitely, have found that these are the three most popular things. So it's, even if you're not going to be using these features in SharePoint, as the Administrator, it's probably worth it for you to watch this lesson so you can learn when somebody comes to you and says, "Hey, how do I create a new List? " "How do I create a new Library? " That you have that knowledge and you can show them exactly what to do or do it for them, get it started for them, so. So let's go ahead and let's get started.