Creating a Top Level Site Collection for SharePoint Server 2013 in a Test Environment

In a video tutorial titled Creating a SharePoint 2013 testing environment – Part 7 – Creating a Site Collection, Asif Rehmani demonstrates how a short set of point, click and edit procedures can be used to quickly set up a top level site collection for SharePoint Server 2013 in a test environment. Subscribers to SharePoint-Videos.com can access and view this tutorial as often as required. The new site collection is created from the Central Administration screen for SharePoint Server 2013. Asif notes, “you have to make sure that the web application is designated properly” in order for the site collection…
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Adding SharePoint Server 2013 to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Network for Testing

Once an instance of SharePoint Server 2013 has been installed, configured and activated, it needs to be added as a host to a Windows network. In a short video tutorial, MCreating a SharePoint 2013 testing environment – Part 6 – Configuring DNS for hosting SharePoint sites and Apps, Asif Rehmani demonstrates the steps to take to successfully connect the server to a Windows network supporting TCP/IP protocol. Adding the server as a host on the network amounts to setting up Domain Name Services (DNS). Setting up DNS requires that IP address be mapped to a Domain Name, for example, “microsoft.com”,…
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Using the Wizard to Configure SharePoint Server 2013 Preview and Setting Up a Site Collection

This is the second in our two part commentary on a video training course, Installing SharePoint Server 2013 Preview, authored by Asif Rehmani, SharePoint MVP and MCT. A wizard is available with SharePoint Server 2013 Preview to configure a farm. Asif Rehmani recommends using the existing managed service account, which was set up earlier in this video tutorial. Simply by clicking check boxes the services can be selected that the wizard will proceed to install. In our demonstration video all of the available services are checked for installation. New Site Collections are added under the primary web application on the…
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Commentary on a Video Training Course on Installing SharePoint Server 2013

In February, 2013, there is much interest in SharePoint 2013. Per a recent study sponsored by Metalogix, approximately 60% of the survey respondents expressed an interest in migrating to SharePoint 2013. There are, of course, quite a number of reasons for this level of interest, not the least of which is the fact that the well publicized “App” development platform promises better support for today’s hybrid enterprise computing environments. These environments are now an amalgam of smart phones, tablets, desktop computers, lap tops, mainframes and servers. But SharePoint 2013 also promises to deliver more features of the application through a…
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