Date and Time:
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:00am - 4:30pm
Presented by Colin Spence
Sessions meet April 21st at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm ET
Three Technical Session for ONLY $199
This three-session boot camp will cover the key concepts required to fully design highly available, redundant, and high-performance SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012 environments. Colin Spence will share design approaches and best practices that have been successfully employed with clients for SharePoint 2013 implementations.
Sessions focus on on-premises designs and cover critical topics such as Mirroring vs. AlwaysOn Availability Groups (AOAG), configuring fully redundant farms, configuring Office Web Applications, and extending the SharePoint environment to meet Business Intelligence requirements. As the sessions unfold, key decision points will be called out in "checklist" format, so attendees can create a high-level roadmap for their implementations as they go.
Session 1: Building the Foundation on SQL Server 2012 – 11am ET
Because SQL Server forms the foundation of the SharePoint environment, it is critical that it be designed properly to scale appropriately and meet the organization's needs.
- Overview of the benefits and advances in SQL Server 2012
- Pros and cons of physical vs. virtual configurations, use of aliases, multiple instances, and other design decisions
- Review of differences between SQL Server 2012 versions
- Analysis of pros and cons of mirroring vs. AlwaysOn Availability Groups, the two most popular high availability (HA) configurations
- Key performance optimization strategies, from drive configurations to maintenance plans to Windows PowerShell and third-party utilities
Session 2: Configuring "Rock Solid" SharePoint Farms – 1pm ET
While the Configuration Wizard makes the SharePoint 2013 configuration process deceptively easy, there is much more to the configuration of a reliable and stable SharePoint environment.
This session will cover critical areas that need to be addressed for enterprise deployments:
- Most effective farm designs for medium and large companies
- "Service Farms" in SharePoint 2013
- App Store configuration essentials
- Office Web Apps (OWA) 2013 configuration, and clustering
- Best practices for service applications, site collection configuration, and security
- Basics for hardening the SharePoint environment and restricting dangerous practices
- Designing the core social components of SharePoint 2013, including My Sites and Sky Drive Pro
Session 3: Extending the Core Farm for Added Business Value – 3pm ET
This session covers additional key topics that can provide great value to the core SharePoint environment to meet specific business needs and provide value to the organization:
- Extending the farm for Business Intelligence purposes with a focus on the components of the BI stack, use of Kerberos, and SSRS configurations
- Pros and cons for Remote Blob Storage (RBS)
- Yammer integration
- Challenges of replicating content
- Key management tools you can leverage
Colin Spence is a partner at Convergent Computing and an MCP and MCTS SharePoint. His books on SharePoint technologies for Sams Publishing include Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Unleashed and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Unleashed. Contact Colin at Colin@cco.com or through his web site: http://www.cco.com/
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Phone: 800-793-5697 or 913-967-1719