This is meant to be an overview of the new features and functions of SharePoint 2013. It's not meant to be a how-to course, but rather a glimpse into what new capabilities are available in SharePoint Server 2013. We will briefly explore what's new and exciting, as well as what has changed since SharePoint 2010.
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.
Infrastructure Improvements Hi, welcome to TrainSignal. My name's Bill, and this lesson is Infrastructure Improvements. Microsoft has done a lot behind the scenes to improve SharePoint 2013, specifically in the way it handles and uses data, from making better use of SQL to giving us more control over what SharePoint does with that data. In this lesson, I'll talk to you about some of the most exciting things that they've done to give us an overall faster and better SharePoint experience. So let's go ahead and let's get started.
What's New with Service Applications Hi, welcome to TrainSignal. My name is Bill and this lesson is, What's New with Service Applications. In this lesson we're going to do, well exactly what the title says, we're going to talk about what's new with our service applications. In SharePoint 2013 we have three brand new service applications and we're going to look at each of those. We're also, in this lesson, going to take a look at the service applications which have been changed and improved. Several of our service applications that we're used to from 2010 have some great new improvements and we'll take a look at those as well. So why don't we go ahead and let's get started.
Improvements to Web Applications and Site Collections Hi, welcome to TrainSignal. My name's Bill, and this lesson is Improvements to Web Applications and Site Collections. As the title suggests, there are some important improvements to these features in Sharepoint 2013, and in this lesson, we're going to take a look at improvements in authentication, host name site collections, and even self-service site creation. Lots of great stuff, so let's go ahead, and let's get started. User Authentication. As we know in Sharepoint, User Authentication is the the process that verifies the user's identity when requesting access to a web application. The authenticated user is issued a security token verifying the user is who they say they are, and what permissions they have. In SharePoint 2010, when creating a web application, the recommended authentication method is the Windows Classic-mode authentication. That is no longer the case in SharePoint 2013. In fact, that has been deprecated. It's still available, however. This is because in SharePoint 2010, there were components that were not claims-aware: components like the People Picker, and the SQL Server 2008 R2 reporting services. That's all changed now, and in SharePoint 2013, the recommended authentication method is a claims-based authentication. In fact, it's the only method available to us, if we're creating a web application with Central Administation. Now like I said, the Windows Classic-mode authentication is still available, but the only way to go ahead and use it, is that it has to be configured through PowerShell.
Apps and App Management Hi, welcome to TrainSignal. My name is Bill and this lesson is Apps and App Management. By now, you've probably heard about the new app model at SharePoint 2013. If you haven't, this is the lesson for you. In this lesson, we're gonna talk about SharePoint apps and things that you need to have in place to make them work in your SharePoint environment. The new app model in SharePoint 2013 makes it easy for you to deploy apps that users can add to their sites very simply, whether it's a third-party app that you purchased from the Microsoft Online Marketplace or some custom app that you've developed in-house. The goal of the app model is to enable developers to extend the capabilities and functionality of SharePoint. It also provides a single development model for both cloud-based and on-premise deployments without affecting farm performance. Alright, we've got some fun things to show you so why don't we go ahead and let's get started.
User Search Improvements Hi, welcome to TrainSignal. My name's Bill and this lesson is User Search Improvements. In this lesson we're going to go ahead and take a look at the things that they have done with Search that will benefit your users. I mean, yes, granted all of it will benefit your users, but these are the things that the users are going to see, the things that they are immediately going to notice and will make a difference in the way they go ahead and use the Search and the results that they get so a lot of great stuff. Let's go ahead and let's get started.
Web Content Management Hi, welcome to TrainSignal! My name's Bill, and this lesson is Web Content Management. In this lesson we're going to take a look at some of the new features that SharePoint 2013 has to offer when it comes to managing our web content. There's a lot of great new things that we can do now: new ways to go ahead and make it easier, more efficient, and a better user experience when it comes to handling all of our web content. So why don't we go ahead and let's get started.
Composite Solutions Hi, welcome to TrainSignal! My name is Bill, and this lesson is Composite Solutions. In this lesson we're going to take a look at what's new in SharePoint 2013 when it comes to using composites to build real business solutions. There've been several improvements, some changes, even some things that have been deprecated. Some of the things you're going to like, and there may be one or two things that you're not crazy about, but regardless of your stance, let's go ahead and let's get started.
Business Intelligence (BI) Hi, welcome to TrainSignal. My name's Bill and this lesson is Business Intelligence, or BI. So in this lesson, we're going to go ahead and take a look at what's new in SharePoint Server 2013 having to do with Business Intelligence. SharePoint has always been a great tool for BI and SharePoint Server 2013 is no exception. There's a lot of great new features and tools and we're going to go ahead and take a quick look at all of them in this upcoming lesson. So let's go ahead, let's get started. BI is an integral part of business today and SharePoint 2013 gives us a lot of tools to go ahead and make those crucial business decisions. Starting at the top of our list, of course, Excel 2013, new features, very powerful, it's a great, great tool. Then we have Excel Services. Excel Services has been around for a long time but as a service application in SharePoint 2013, it has even more and better tools and features for us to use. PerformancePoint Services, which like Excel Services has been around for a while but again, it's new and improved, we have some great, new features in there. Visio Services, and we talked about Visio Services in a previous lesson and Visio Services have gotten a greatly needed upgrade. There's a lot of new features in there. SQL Server, of course, the backbone of SharePoint and right now, you can use SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012 and I'm not going to lie to you, there are some features that you will only get if you are using SQL Server 2012 so if it's possible for you to upgrade to 2012, go ahead and do it. And lastly, of course, SharePoint Server itself. Newer, faster, better than ever, SharePoint 2013.