Create a Web Application and Site Collection in SharePoint 2013 Preview

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2013

Tweet We continue our journey in exploring what SharePoint 2013 Preview has to offer and in today’s post I will be providing you with a step by step guide in creating your first SharePoint 2013 Web Application and Site Collection to host your subsites.  In the last two posts, I provided you with instructions on installing SharePoint 2013 Preview on a Windows 2012 Server with SQL 2012 as our database server.  If you need to catch up on my previous posts in this series, you can access them from the following links below; Installing SharePoint 2013 Preview on Windows 2012 Server with SQL...

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Installing SharePoint 2013 Preview on Windows 2012 Server with SQL 2012-Part 2

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in SharePoint 2013

Tweet Welcome back to part 2 on installing SharePoint 2013 Preview on Windows 2012!  In part 1 we focused on installing SQL 2012 on a Windows 2012 server and in today’s post we focus our efforts on getting SharePoint 2013 and its prerequisites installed and configured on a second dedicated Windows 2012 server , which in our testing environment will act as an Applications and Web Front End server.  As previously stated, for development and testing purposes, you can install SharePoint 2013, Active Directory and SQL on the same box. Articles in this series – Installing SharePoint...

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Installing SharePoint 2013 Preview on Windows 2012 Server with SQL 2012-Part 1

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2013, SQL 2012

Tweet I am sure there are a lot of you who are contemplating installing or have already installed SharePoint 2013 consumer preview, and with all the talk around the town, SharePoint 2013 raises the bar again on what SharePoint has to offer. I can’t believe how time has flown and it was almost 3 years ago that I wrote my first blog post on Installing SharePoint 2010 beta on a Windows 2008 R2 Server.  Today will be the first of many blog posts on SharePoint 2013 so make sure you stay tuned as we begin a new adventure with the latest iteration of SharePoint. In this two part series on...

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Configuring Active Directory (AD DS) in Windows Server 2012

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Windows, Windows 2012

Tweet Windows Server 2012 introduces a plethora of new features with a key emphasis on Cloud integration being the buzz word in the industry over the last 24 months.  Windows continues to grow and mature as an operating system with the latest iteration being more secure, reliable and robust and more importantly making it easily interoperable with other systems. This post will focus on Installing a Windows 2012 Server and then promoting it as the first domain controller in a new Forest.  Even though the logical steps haven’t really changed dramatically since the introduction of Windows...

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Installing and Configuring Reporting Services for SharePoint 2010 in an existing Farm

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010, SQL

Tweet As you are well aware, SharePoint and SQL work very closely together and with each iteration of SharePoint and SQL, that integration gets tighter and tighter.  One of the main attractions to integrating  SharePoint with SQL Server Reporting Services, commonly referred to as SSRS  is to allow users to create, modify and publish reports from within SharePoint itself. Reporting Services (SSRS) provides some predefined content types that are used to manage various files, including the shared Report data source (.rsds) files, the Report Builder model (.smdl), and the Report Builder report...

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Installing SQL Server PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010–Step by Step Guide

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot for SharePoint extends SharePoint 2010 and Excel Services out of the box capabilities  to provide you with the ability to add server-side processing for PowerPivot Excel Workbooks that are residing in SharePoint.  As I have been doing some PowerPivot installations for SharePoint 2010 in recent times, I thought it would be a good idea to prepare this step by step guide, helping my readers with the process of getting it up and running smoothly. In summary, PowerPivot allows you to store massive amounts of data which can then be displayed as a powerful...

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Welcome to GKM2 Solutions

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in SharePoint

Tweet It has been a long time coming, but I have finally partnered up with a long time colleague and friend, to establish our own IT consulting services company.  GKM2 Solutions is a boutique Microsoft Partner firm helping small to medium enterprises transform their business with Microsoft Technologies.  You can read more about us here and here. What will happen to SharePoint George you may ask?  Well, it is being re-ignited and it will be a personal goal of mine to get back into blogging and share with you more SharePoint goodness that you have all come to love. You can connect to us via...

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New SharePoint 2010 features aid in enterprise content management

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet SharePoint has come a long way since its infancy a decade ago. Over the last 10 years, it has undergone various changes that have helped to broaden the software’s usefulness and business value. In the latest version, SharePoint 2010, one of the major areas of improvement involved the collaboration platform’s enterprise content management (ECM) capabilities. As organizations deploy the platform and consider using it for ECM, there are a number of new SharePoint 2010 features their content management efforts can benefit from. Click on the following link continue reading my article...

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Facilitating social computing in SharePoint 2010

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet As Web 2.0 technologies spread, users should know that SharePoint 2010 has an array of social-computing features to enhance collaboration within a corporate setting. This tip will explain how to set up My Sites in SharePoint to give your users access to their colleagues’ activities, comments and more. SharePoint 2010’s My Sites are commonly referred to as “Facebook for the Enterprise.” They are a form of social computing made up of personal SharePoint site collections that provide each user in an organization the ability to efficiently store private and public...

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Making SharePoint More Secure

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Tweet   Learn how to ramp up features to keep SharePoint’s critical data safe by implementing both broad and fine-grained permission management techniques. To securely manage and maintain the content residing in your SharePoint sites, you have to invest some time into designing an effective security hierarchy. It’s all about ensuring that users can view only the content they have been granted access to. SharePoint gives systems administrators the necessary security methodology to implement both broad and fine-grained permissions. And, happily, security in SharePoint 2010 is managed...

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