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[Week 2] Top 10 SharePoint 2013 articles you should read

The SharePoint 2013 *wave* seems to sweep away everything that blocks its road. Folks are preparing a lot of things on SharePoint 2013, especially starting business up on SharePoint 2013 App. One of the things that makes the community more riotous is that the RTM edition of SharePoint 2013 has been published on MSDN/TechNet Subscription. Are you preparing environment for SharePoint 2013 to start wandering on it? What’s new and changed in SharePoint 2013 you are looking forward to seeing? I’m pretty sure many of you are excited with SharePoint 2013, especially some of the new features such as Request Management, App Management, Community Site, SharePoint Workflow Platform…etc.

So following great bloggers up is worth at this moment. In this week I have selected top 10 SharePoint 2013 articles you should read. Previous one can be found here.

SharePoint 2013 Public Preview PowerShell Cmdlets – Part 1

Every professional SharePoint administrator should have to be familiar with PowerShell that helps facilitate administrative tasks in their SharePoint life. Gary Lapointe (SharePoint MVP), the author of Automating SharePoint 2010 with Windows PowerShell 2.0 that is one of the must-read books for SharePoint administrators, introduces what cmdlets are removed, and newly added in SharePoint 2013. According to his article, there are 42 SharePoint 2010 cmdlets, especially most of them are Search cmdlets, that are removed. Follow him @glapointe

SharePoint 2013 : Six Mobile Features for the Enterprise

Using business applications in mobile devices currently is a trend of modern technology these days. SharePoint 2013 makes itself easier to be accessed with many new features significantly improved. What are mobile features you are expecting to see in SharePoint 2013? Mike Ferrara tells you six notable mobile features that help leverage SharePoint mobility in your organization, especially now SharePoint 2013 supports for PerformancePoint and Excel Service Reports on iPad. Follow him @mikecferrara

SharePoint Designer 2013’s Missing Design View – It’s Official

Design View in SharePoint 2010 helps pretty much developers/designers facilitate designing list views, landing page or things like this. However, Design View currently is not available in SharePoint 2013 as many of us are obviously knowing. What’s the matter with it? Marc D Anderson (SharePoint MVP) -A SharePoint guru who developed jQuery library for SharePoint Web Services that is one of the most popular downloads in SharePoint Codeplex, points out statements from Keenan Newton, a senior product maketing manager on the SharePoint team, about Design View. Marc started his most voted question in the SharePoint 2013 category of Social TechNet forum regarding the missing of Design View in SharePoint 2013 as well. Follow him @sympmarc

Should you migrate to SharePoint 2013 when it’s released?

As of SharePoint 2013 Public Preview was released, the need of migrating to SharePoint 2013 is a buzzword. Let’s say your organization is using MOSS 2007, one of the things you might be considering is an upgrade. What’s the appropriate version I should upgrade to, SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 RTM edition when it is released? Of course, the immediate answer I think most of you may say is “It depends”, isn’t it? Benjamin from Share-gate shares his thoughts on the concern of migration. He finally recommends that before migrating to a new SharePoint version, make sure to look at what you are currently using and what you want out of SharePoint. Follow him @bniaulin

SharePoint 2013: Business Connectivity Services (BCS) improvement – Introduction

I have heard of that Tobias wrote an incredibly great series about Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010. To continue devoting his time for community, Tobias started a new BCS series in SharePoint 2013. The first post is all about new significant improvements Microsoft has made for SharePoint 2013, such as the support for ODate (Open Data protocol) which never happened in previous SharePoint versions, or the ability to deploy a solution as an App in SharePoint farm, and many more you may have never seen. Follow him @zimmergren

You shall configure your MAXDOP when using SharePoint 2013

Have you ever heard of Maximum Degree of Parallelism (MAXDOP) on your SQL database instance when working with SharePoint? Roger Cormier currently working at Microsoft has experienced with MAXDOP setting during setting up his SharePoint 2013 farm. Roger just found out that if the MAXDOP value is not set 1, SQL server instance seemed not to be able to provision farm configuration database. At the end of the date, the workaround is to set MAXDOP to 1. Follow him @RCormier_MSFT

Automating Site Mailboxes in SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013

Site mailbox feature, which is introduced at the very first time in the new Office modern, brings Exchange emails and SharePoint documents together. Let’s say you are working on a project in conjunction with your project member on a project team site build on top of SharePoint 2013 team site. Site Mailbox allows you and your members to access to the email and project documents you are handling. Alex from Microsoft UK Consulting Service team makes Site Mailbox feature happen in SharePoint 2013 by some helpful PowerShell scripts. The important note in his post is that hybrid scenarios are not supported for Site Mailboxes, so make sure Exchange and SharePoint are either on-premises or in the cloud.

Setting up your App domain for SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 App becomes one of the most popular topics at this moment. One of the new service applications in SharePoint 2013 is App Management. Normally whether working as a SharePoint administrator or developer, you first need to set a service application up and properly configure before diving into more. Mirjam van Olst (SharePoint MVP), writes a very helpful article on how to set up an App domain for SharePoint 2013. Follow her @MirjamvanOlst

Setting up an oAuth Trust between Farms in SharePoint 2013

Server- to-server authentication in SharePoint 2013 facilitates authentication among SharePoint farms, even it can authenticate SharePoint server to Exchange or Lync server using new PowerShell cmdlet Set-SPTrustedSecurityTokenIssuer.  The server-to-server authentication uses Open Authorization 2.0 protocol that enables authentication among servers on behalf of user’s authorization. A SharePoint guru who has written a lot of SharePoint authentication & federation articles, Steve Peschka walks you through three steps of setting up an oAuth between SharePoint 2013 farms. It would be easier than previous SharePoint versions.

Security in Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2013

Security in Business Connectivity Services has become increasingly important when you connect SharePoint with external system. Let’s say you have an external Dynamic CRM database that needs to be connected with SharePoint 2013 dashboard in order for management team to review the result of sales effort in this quarter, imagine if data connection is compromised so someone would have seen critical business data. What are the security concerns in Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2013 you should have to consider? Such concerns can be found in the great post written by Adam Buenz (SharePoint MVP). He is one of the bloggers I’m following up.

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