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SharePointPower.com – free SharePoint 2013 for you

Recently I got asked by some people about how much memory of RAM they should have for testing purpose and a little more who had never worked with SharePoint expecting to get income by SharePoint wondering if their computer was good enough to install SharePoint 2013. Looking at SharePoint 2013 hardware requirement Microsoft strongly recommends, you might want to leave it alone even that’s just for simple development or evaluation. Besides, SharePoint folks have debated on minimum requirement you can have to get started with SharePoint 2013. Regardless of the SharePoint 2013 editions you want to look into, hardware is always a burden. Preparing environment for SharePoint 2013 will then become a dilemma because you are still working with SharePoint 2010 while needing resources to have SharePoint 2013 installed on your environment that may need to get restructured e.g., storage, drive or backup of virtual machines.

With commendable effort day-to-day, SharePointPower team brings out free SharePoint 2013 hosting to the SharePoint community. It is to provide you the ease of having your own SharePoint 2013 sites for the purpose of learning, training and showcasing your work to the world WITHOUT FEE.

We have got nearly 400 registered individuals and organizations from approximately 60 countries in the world since publishing SharePointPower to the community.

Here is what we are offering at the first version for per tenant.

  • Free unlimited SharePoint Site Collections and Sub-sites.
  • Total 1GB Storage Space
  • Up to 10 Users
  • Up to 200 Alerts
  • Abilitity to manage Disk Quota for per site collection
  • SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Features
  • Search, Managed Metadata, Social functionality, App Management
  • 20 common languages available

What you only need to do is register at http://www.sharepointpower.com/Lists/Register/New.aspx . You will receive two separate emails. One of them is your credentials. Another is a short guidance on how to log into you tenant administration site collection, and the list of sites you have. Note, we also mention in an email that the link to Managed Business Data Connectivity is missing from the Tenant Admin site. This is one of the known bugs Microsoft has recently confirmed with us.

There have been several issues and concerns on the first release for the community we have got from people. Thai said, we couldn’t be better without your feedback and recommendations. We are thankful to all of you for every minute you spend for us.  Finally, you might be just a bit curious about how we have done it, and our infrastructure to host such the number of tenants. We are looking forward to unveiling  soon.

If you have any questions and concerns regarding your tenant, please feel free to let us help you throughout support@sharepointpower.com or thuan@sharepointpower.com.

Stay tuned!

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