Internet SharePoint & IIS News – Issue Resolution, Betas, & Lab Content

I have included below a few links on content on topics ranging from troubleshooting Claims Based Authentication to the new Application Router Beta and test labs available for download. All content is in line with learning more about SharePoint and the under lying technology and architecture that support your SharePoint environments.

Enabling modern SharePoint experiences on Windows 8 for students and teachers – ​The Contoso Learning Companion is a modern Windows 8 application built to work with SharePoint 2010 and 2013. It uses SharePoint sites as collaboration spaces for classes and study groups and integrates with the popular OneNote application for lessons and assignments. This popular starter kit provides everything you need to deliver tailored Windows 8 solutions for SharePoint. http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=1057

Troubleshooting "Claims authentication in SharePoint environments – To determine the root cause of an arbitrary problem and its solution, you can spend years developing deep technical understanding and experience. This article describes the primary tools that you use to collect information about claims authentication and make configuration changes in SharePoint 2013 to get you back on track. http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2013/01/17/troubleshooting-methodology-content-for-sharepoint-environments-with-the-new-claims-authentication-does-not-validate-user-topic.aspx

Customizing the SharePoint 2013 Developer Dashboard using custom scripts – The Developer Dashboard has undergone some significant changes in SharePoint 2013 and can now be extended by injecting custom JavaScript code into the developer dashboard window. This article explains how. http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2013/01/23/customizing-the-sharepoint-2013-developer-dashboard-using-custom-scripts.aspx

Announcing Application Request Router 3.0 Beta! – We are happy to announce that we have just released the Beta version for ARR 3.0. Click here to install ARR v3 beta using Microsoft Web Platform Installer. http://blogs.iis.net/harshmittal/archive/2012/12/07/announcing-application-request-router-3-0-beta.aspx

Announcing: Smooth Streaming plugin for OSMF – We are pleased to announce that Windows Azure Media Services team released a preview of Microsoft Smooth Streaming plugin for OSMF. http://blogs.iis.net/cenkd/archive/2012/12/19/announcing-smooth-streaming-plugin-for-osmf.aspx

IT Professional Reviewer’s Guide for SharePoint Server 2013 – Read about how SharePoint Server 2013 builds on the investments of previous SharePoint releases to help you do the following: lower IT costs with a flexible and scalable collaboration platform; better manage risk by safeguarding your business with secure and reliable capabilities; increase productivity through cost-effective and efficient management. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34023

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Social Features for SharePoint Server 2013 – Introduction to the social features in SharePoint Server 2013 and step-by-step instructions for configuring and then demonstrating My Sites, Newsfeeds, Community Sites, and Team Site feeds. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34682

Databases that support SharePoint 2013 – This poster illustrates the databases that that support SharePoint 2013. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30363

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Architecture – This poster provides guidance about logical and physical architectures for SharePoint Server 2013 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35568

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Intranet Collaboration with SharePoint Server 2013 – This paper helps you configure an environment to demonstrate the intranet collaboration features of SharePoint Server 2013. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30379

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate SAML-based Claims Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013 – This paper provides a brief introduction to SharePoint Server 2013 and illustrates how to create a three-tier test lab that uses SAML-based claims authentication. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30385

Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm – This paper provides a brief introduction to SharePoint Server 2013 and illustrates how to create a three-tier test lab. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30386

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Forms-Based Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013 – This paper explains how to configure and demonstrate form-based authentication for SharePoint Server 2013 based on the Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30386). http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34684

Using a Data Collector to Troubleshoot Server Performance – Whether you have a Windows Cloud Server or a Windows Dedicated Server, having it run at optimal capacity is critical for the success of your business. You need to know about any performance issues before your customers or visitors are impacted. http://www.orcsweb.com/blog/peter/how-to-use-a-data-collector-to-troubleshoot-server-performance/

Using Classic ASP and URL Rewrite for Dynamic SEO Functionality How to use Classic ASP with the IIS URL Rewrite module to dynamically generate Robots.txt and Sitemap.xml files. http://blogs.iis.net/robert_mcmurray/archive/2012/12/31/using-classic-asp-and-url-rewrite-for-dynamic-seo-functionality.aspx

Professional Microsoft IIS 8 – This book is a must have for an IIS 8 administrator. Its chalked full of information not detailed as complete anywhere else I know of. I’d highly recommend you pick up a copy, either an e-book or paperback copy. http://blogs.iis.net/steveschofield/archive/2012/12/28/professional-microsoft-iis-8.aspx

Scaling up IIS Server – When it comes to the scalability of web servers, first thing customers think about is scale out. While scale out is great option, there are many scenarios which can benefit from scale up. In Windows Server 2012, IIS team has done a good amount of work to scale up IIS server on latest industry standard hardware. IIS team, along with HP and Microsoft EEC has recently published a case study on how IIS 8.0 performs on HP Proliant DL980, an 8 socket, 80 core machine. http://www.iis.net/learn/get-started/case-studies/case-study-iis-80-scaling-on-an-hp-proliant-dl980-g7-8-processor-socket-system

Web Deploy XML File Parameterization  – As part of its Parameterization feature, Web Deploy also supports parameterization of XML files.  If you are unfamiliar with parameterization, it’s basically a feature that Web Deploy uses to change values of certain objects before committing them to a destination.  In this post, I’ll walk you through some examples of how to do XML parameterization using XPath queries. http://blogs.iis.net/elliotth/archive/2012/12/17/web-deploy-xml-file-parameterization.aspx

phpMyAdmin on Windows Azure Web Sites – This post describes how to install and configure phpMyAdmin on Windows Azure Web Sites. – http://blogs.iis.net/ruslany/archive/2012/12/17/phpmyadmin-on-windows-azure-web-sites.aspx

Authenticated SMTP Using System.Net.Mail – Using system.net.mail to send email messages from your web site makes life so easy. – http://www.peterviola.com/authenticated-smtp-using-system-net-mail/

Using Wildcard SSL Certificates on IIS 7 – http://www.peterviola.com/using-wildcard-ssl-certificates-on-iis-7/

 

-Ivan

 

SQL 2012 Business Intelligence Automation of Demo Builds Part 4 – Visio Graphics Services

Prior to discussing the Visio Graphics Demo Builds I would like to say that it was a privilege to work with Mariano Teixeira Neto, Stacia Misner, Ken Brown, and especially Norm Warren who I owe the most gratitude for taking a non-author under his wing and somehow bringing me through the process.

If you haven’t ever had the opportunity to write a book on technology of any kind prior to its release while maintaining your own business, it was a challenge to say the least. I worked more hours in the last 6 months than I would have ever thought possible. Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013 is a great guide to the numerous Business Intelligence features to be found in the combination of SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint 2013. There were times, well most of the time I found parts difficult to write. In some ways I learned (always have know) I can build and automate anything. But what I didn’t know or have a clue about, though I have been writing technical guidance for years for clients is that when writing to a diverse audience you had better have folks on your team to learn from that have been there and delivered the end product many times before.

My difficulty was due in part to the the diversity of the audience, I don’t think I am eloquent enough to write to a non-technical audience in any meaningful way. This may be due in part to being a geek and all I speak is geek. It may have been I was so impressed with the other authors work that it made mine seem to me sophomoric. However, it was a great learning experience and allows me to share some pretty cool Demo Builds with you including this Visio Services Demo 2.0 Content Pack that you can download from Codeplex. http://SharePointDemoBuilds.codeplex.com.

In addition, though this work has been modified so there isn’t any stuff that is broken. The diagrams broken or not  have been around in many forms for a couple of SharePoint Releases. So, I would also like to thank Microsoft for providing these diagrams as learning tools and though I don’t know the folks directly who created most of the diagrams I have modified most of them,  and left  a few in lace for you to go through the upgrade process. I would just like to thank everyone involved that I haven’t mentioned previously from O’Reilly, Microsoft, and the folks that originally provided this collection of content. Though it is a work in progress it enabled me to learn Visio Services more quickly than I would have without having this work as a resource.

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Its a pretty simple page with a few Visio Diagrams like the following network diagram

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or it can be as simple as a wireframe as Contoso Casinos

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We have even more content samples for everyone to play with so that you can learn Visio Services easily and have fun

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Most people don’t realize that you can drop one the Visio Shapes on the page, then highlight and drop Excel Workbook information and if you had 50 rows of information you would end up with 50 labeled Visio Shapes in the diagram. Much like what’s been done in the next Visio Diagram

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In summary this is a way to build not code Visio Diagrams and then add them to dashboards attached to live meaningful data., Because we know that executives love red Light, Green Light, Yellow Light and who they need to get in touch with to find out what’s up..

If you want to use these examples along with 30 or 40 more, we have the presentations, walkthroughs and scenarios on Codeplex at http://SharePointDemoBuilds.codeples.com and download / install the Visio Demo 2 Content Pack.

The following Demo installations are available for download now.

 

-Ivan

 

SQL 2012 Business Intelligence Automation of Demo Builds Part 3 SelfService BI

The reason I created this project on CodePlex is that everyone has been asking in user groups, SharePoint Saturday events etc. When we will have a downloadable VHD like we did with SharePoint 2010 with the Information Worker VHD. Also, One of the issues that used to bug me was having to download 60 750MB files and then merge them together in get one SharePoint 2010 Demo VHD.

After learning how Microsoft was packaging their Demos I thought we could have many more of them available for folks to use and they are fun to share, there had to be a better way. Not including the Installation media Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 , and SharePoint 2013. All of the Content packs we have deployed so far as a group are less than a 750MB download…

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The reason I created this project on codeplex is that everyone has been asking in user groups, SharePoint Saturday events etc. When we will have a downloadable VHD…

Project Description
Through the use of Content Packs for SelfService BI, ECM, Search and BigData,  we hope to bring you the ability to use the same demos we have built based with exaples like Contoso Medical, Great White Gears, Contoso Schools, AdventureWorks Camping Supplies, TaolSpinToys,  Contoso Casino, and more. We have extended the Content Pack so that we can now install SQL 2012 SP1 and SharePoint 2013 in almost the same configuration as our environment, that allows us to give you these demos..

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Evaluation Copies are OK, we will not be providing any way for them to be re-armed after the 180 day trial is over.

The entire installation is PowerShell with a GUI Interface….

Prerequisites: License Keys and installation media for the following:

  1. Windows Server 2008R2 Sp1 or Windows server 2012
  2. SQL Server 2012 SP1
  3. SharePoint 2013
  • Installed and Configured
  • Windows OS from the list above
  • AD Directory Services Installed and Promoted for the domain Contoso.com

After the SQL 2012 SP1 Installation you will have three instances of Analysis Services (Tabular, Multidimensional, and PowerPivot) this will allow us to share our data with you while reducing the amount of confusion there can be when setting up these services and using them with SharePoint for the first time.

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Please let us know if you think we have missed anything we appreciate your feedback and are always looking for folks to beta test our deliverables before we upload them here…http://sharepointdemobuilds.codeplex.com

The Content Packs that we have up so far are the following

Active Directory Content Pack Demo 2.0 – Creates an Employees OU, adds the standard 200 or so Contoso employees to the Employee’s OU with passwords, and Last adds the SPFarm, and SPAdmin service accounts to the Domain Admin’s group

SQL 2012 SP1 Content Pack Demo Build 2.0.0 – Installs SQL 2012 SP1 with three instances of Analysis Services (Tabular, Multidimensional, and PowerPivot) and RS integrated SharePoint mode.

Self-Service BI Demo 2.0 Content Pack – Installs the Self-Service BI Demos with the following databases and models:

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Databases
• AdventureWorksDW2012
• AutoSalesSourceDW
• ContosoEnergyDW
• ContosoSchoolsDW
• TailspinToys

Models
• AutoSalesModel
• ContosoEnergyModel
• ContosoSchoolsModel
• Customer Profitability
• TailspinToysModel

If you get a chance I would love to have some folks testing the deployment and providing feedback as I continue to add additional Content Packs, it seems I take less time testing the PowerShell scripts the more I use PowerShell because I know it right, lol.. Sad, but a true trap of using a technology everyday and taking your skills for granted..

What’s Planned – Coming Soon

  • People Pack with My Site Provisioning & Social networking Demo 2.0 
  • Visio Services 2013 Demo 2.0
  • Great White Gears demo 2.0
  • AdventureWorks Camping Supplies E-Commerce Demo 2.0

http://SharePointDemoBuilsCodePlex.com 

 

-Ivan

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MSDN Forum Jam 2012 Updates Cross Post Original by Chris Givens

Chris Givens put together a contest for fun and a couple of Beers. But there are so many MVPs that are more active in the forums than I am I don’t think I stand a chance..

I have included the results from 01/23/2013, but you will need to visit Chris’s Blog in order to be kept up to date… http://blogs.architectingconnectedsystems.com/blogs/cjg/archive/2012/12/07/MSDN-Forum-Jam-2013-Updates.aspx

MSDN Forum Jam 2012 Updates -Latest Results – 1/23/2013

Name

Points

Posts

Answers

MaartenSundman

2140

59 126

Amit V

1170

28 62

Chris Givens

815

17 60

Ivan Sanders

725

20 46

Marc D Anderson

690

30 43

CoreyRoth

420

10 17

Doug Hemminger

135

6 8

Fabian G Williams

130

7 8

Gavin Barron

125

3 8

Nicholas Holloway

90

1 8

EricaToelle

60 1 5

Xenox

35 3 2

cimares

25 1 1

In other new I have created 2 new sites on Codeplex

The first SharePoint Demo Builds http://sharepointdemobuilds.codeplex.com/ where I have created Content Packs for Populating Active Directory, Installing and Configuration of SQL 2012 SP1 with AS Tabular, Multidimensional, and PowerPivot modes and of course Integrated mode. Along with Self Service BI with documentation and walkthroughs of the Labs and Demos, ECM primarily Focused on Search and Social features, Big data which is all about data Mining and displaying the results in SharePoint 2013.

The second site SharePoint 2013 Databases Documented http://sharepoint2013dbdocs.codeplex.com/. I have used tools Apex SQL DOC to list all of the stored procedures, tables, dependencies, functions and much more for every SharePoint 2013 Database.

Anyway to all my felloow MVPs I cant wait to hang out with Everyone in 3 weeks in Redmond. As always it will be a blast… Have fun…

 

-Ivan

SharePoint Technologies Test and Hands on Labs

I HAVE INCLUDED A FEW OF THE SharePoint 2013 Labs hat are available for download. I hope everyone can make the time to download the LABs and walkthrough them, as this will give you a better Idea of the new features in SharePoint 2013

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate SAML-based Claims Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Intranet Collaboration with SharePoint Server 2013

This paper helps you configure an environment to demonstrate the intranet collaboration features of SharePoint Server 2013.

Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm

This paper provides a brief introduction to SharePoint Server 2013 and illustrates how to create a three-tier test lab. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30386

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Forms-Based Authentication with SharePoint Server 2013

Hands-on Lab Online: Advanced Web and Worker Roles

Starts:  Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:00 AM  Time zone: (GMT-08:00) | Duration: 3 hour(s)

  • Sign up for our Hands-on Lab Online (HOLO) event today. What is a HOLO event? It’s an online event where you listen to a live presentation and work on lab exercises. As you work on your labs, Microsoft experts can assist and provide guidance by chatting with you one-on-one or by virtually taking control of your lab. Sign up soon as registration and seating is limited.
  • https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032537777&culture=en-US

Hands-on Lab Online: Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Starts:  Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:00 AM  Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Duration: 3 hour(s)

  • Sign up for our Hands-on Lab Online (HOLO) event today. What is a HOLO event? It’s an online event where you listen to a live presentation and work on lab exercises. As you work on your labs, Microsoft experts can assist and provide guidance by chatting with you one-on-one or by virtually taking control of your lab.  Sign up soon as registration and seating is limited.
  • https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032540778&culture=en-US

SharePoint Composite Handbook

A SharePoint Composite combines data, documents, and business process in a useful, productive way by assembling, connecting, and configuring the basic building blocks of functionality available in SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Office 2013 so you can rapidly create business solutions.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36055

 

-Ivan

Technorati Tags: SharePoint 2013 HOLs

SQL 2012 Business Intelligence Automation of Demo Builds Part 2

Reporting Services Installation using a Configuration.ini for use with SQL 2012. Probably next most asked question is how do I setup Report Server in SharePoint Mode. Just like in my last post we have a SQL 2012 Configuration File.ini (RSIntegrated.ConfigurationFile.ini) for the installation. The really cool thing is now SQL 2012 will be configured the same way every time.. The ConfigurationFile will ensure the installation of  Reporting Services 2012 and the Reporting Services Add-in are installed.

Just like my Last Post on SQL 2012 Business Intelligence the Automation of Demo Builds I discussed using a ConfigurationFile to configure PowerPivot. There are a couple changes that you will need to make for your environment and on depending how hands on you want to be with the installation.. You can choose to use the file as it is now in Simplified UI mode which is much faster and less tedious than waiting for all of the tests and entering the information by hand, I don’t know about you but whenever I have that many choices to click on I am bound to make a mistake.

However, you can also run it in silent mode by entering your Product Key, Uncommenting the PID parameter.

Then Comment out UIMODE and change either parameter QUITE or QUITESIMPLE value to True

The last change you will need to make unless your installing in the Contoso.com AD Domain is to Change the Service Account Username and Password  on Line 93

Then add or remove any additional Administrators on Line 130.

I have included a link to the file on SkyDrive so you can download all of the SQL 2012 Configuration Files.

    1. MSSQL.ConfigurationFile – installs the default instance with SQL Server Database Engine, SQL Server Agent,  REPLICATION, SQL Server Full Text, Data Quality Server, , Analysis Services Tabular Mode, , Data Quality Client, SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), connectivity components, Integration Services, backward compatibility components, software development kit, SQL Server Books Online, SQL Server Management Tools Basic& Advanced, SDK for Microsoft SQL Server Native Client, and the Master Data Services

    2. MultiDimensional.ConfigurationFile – installs an instance named MultiDimensional with SQL Server Database Engine, SQL Server Agent,  REPLICATION, SQL Server Full Tex, Data Quality Server, Analysis Services Multidimensional mode, and Native Reporting Services

    3. PowerPivot.ConfigurationFile – installs Analysis Services  Power Pivot Mode calculation engine, preconfigured for in-memory data storage and processing. PowerPivot solution packages, SQL Server Books Online, Database Engine, Configuration Tools, SQL Server Management Studio,

    4. RSIntegrated.ConfigurationFile – installs Reporting Services for SharePoint Mode and the Reporting Services add-in for SharePoint Products.

    The reason behind the configuration files will become more apparent in my next post. Needless to say it allows us to have the 3 Analysis Services Modes, both Reporting Services Mode and the environments are configured exactly the same way every time or perhaps with different UserNames and Passwords but for consistency that doesn’t matter. However, between the 4 lines of Code that it takes to configure SQL 2012 and by code I mean Setup /CONFIGURATION=D:\My.ConfigurationFile.ini  for Erich of the SQL Instances we are creating then its pretty simple . Since we are calling the 4 lines from PowerShell it looks something like the following: Note: the Configuration Files I use are set with QUITE=”True”

    cmd /c "Setup /CONFIGURATION=$Install:\MSSQL.ConfigurationFile.ini"
    cmd /c "Setup /CONFIGURATION=$Install:\MultiDimensional.ConfigurationFile.ini"
    cmd /c "Setup /CONFIGURATION=$Install:\PowerPivot.ConfigurationFile.ini"
    cmd /c "Setup /CONFIGURATION=$Install:\RSIntegrated.ConfigurationFile.ini"

    The next command that runs is in the PowerShell Script is cmd /c "AutoSPInstallerLaunch.bat" which I am sure everyone who is reading this post knows what happens next… Anyhow, SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 is installed by using an answer file (AutoSPInstallerInput.xml) much like the SQL Configuration File Approach…

    However, it doesn’t stop there as we still have all of our SharePoint 2013, SQL 2012, and other customizations to work with in a repeatable manner that a SharePoint Admin can handle with having to Open Visual Studio to create WSP / Solutions to be deployed..

    I look forward to Sharing the rest with you in my next post…

    You can download the 4 SQL 2012 Configuration Files here http://sdrv.ms/RrMBi9

     

    -Ivan

     

SharePoint Saturday – Utah January 19th

Join us SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and 2013 for ‘SharePoint Saturday’ event.  Follow Us On Twitter #SPSUTAH

SharePoint Saturday Utah is an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint topics.  SharePoint Saturday Utah is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!

Come join us on January 19th! at the Miller Campus bears the name of its benefactors, Larry H. and Gail Miller owners of the Utah Jazz and Miller Enterprises which includes other sport and businesses in the region.

9750 S 300 W. Sandy, UT  84070 Phone: 801-957-5200

The Miller Campus houses SLCC’s Culinary Institute, continuing education classes, The Miller Business Resource Center, The Miller Business Innovation Center and a conference center. 

If you can take Friday off all your favorite SharePoint Peeps will be hitting the slopes at Brighton Park. 

Brighton Resort 12601 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Brighton, Utah 84121 Phone: 801-532-4731

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I will be speaking on the Practical Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2013

Registration is Open: http://spsutah2013.eventbrite.com/#

 

-Ivan

SQL 2012 Business Intelligence Automation of Demo Builds

Happy New Year!!!

Pretty much everyone one I know for the past year in the SharePoint community has been working on keeping their VMs up to date with the latest SQL and SharePoint Releases.

This is especially true if your Demos include Business Intelligence… In addition, unless you have a Shared environment in the cloud its difficult when writing books on Business Intelligence to keep everyone on the same page and see the really cool stuff they are doing…IN addition, at the end of the day its you the reader I think would prefer to be able to build the same environment that we are referencing when writing the books and doing the sessions.

This is my first post on hopefully making this easier as I know there are plenty of folks having problems with  Installing PowerPivot with SharePoint because I answer questions in the forums. Specifically the PowerPivot Installation and Configuration with SharePoint 2013. One of the many things I think is cool about the SQL 2012 SP1 Release is that PowerPivot Doesn’t have to be installed on any of your SharePoint Servers in your farm. Unless you want to schedule refreshes, have the PowerPivot gallery, or work with Power View and Reporting Services in SharePoint mode.

So I have attached below a copy of a SQL Server 2012 Configuration File PowerPivot.Configurations.ini that will Install anywhere in your environment in its own POWERPIVOT Instance.

There are a couple changes that you will need to make for your environment and on depending how hands on you want to be with the installation.. You can choose to use the file as it is now in Simplified UI mode which is much faster and less tedious than waiting for all of the tests and entering the information by hand, I don’t know about you but whenever I have that many choices to click on I am bound to make a mistake.

However, you can also run it in silent mode by entering your Product Key, Uncommenting the PID parameter.

Then Comment out UIMODE and change either parameter QUITE or QUITESIMPLE value to True

The last change you will need to make unless your installing in the Contoso.com AD Domain is to Change the Service Account Username and Password  on Line 93

Then add or remove any additional Administrators on Line 130.

I have included a link to the file on SkyDrive  so you can download today and check it out.

https://skydrive.live.com/embed?cid=C501EBEB9378C4A3&resid=C501EBEB9378C4A3%2172790&authkey=APGlChs7doCPn5Y 

One last thing the syntax  to start the setup is really easy, if you mount the SQL 2012 SP1 ISO as D: then Run as an Administrator to open a DOS prompt and Change drives to D: Then enter the following.

Setup /CONFIGURATION=D:\PowerPivot.ConfigurationFile.ini

Note: You will still need to run the PowerPivot for SharePoint 2013 Configuration tool to configure the PowerPivot Service Application…

Cheers, and Happy New Year………..

 

-Ivan

SharePoint 2013 KB Articles, Diagrams, eBooks, Samples, & Guidance

A few links to Microsoft SharePoint 2013 content that I thought may be helpful

Show Off Your Style with SharePoint Theming – Theming in SharePoint 2013 makes it easier to drastically change the look of your site and make it your own. That said, the new look of SharePoint sites is great, so why would you want to change it? http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=1043

Certain Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios are not supported – This article describes Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios that are not supported. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2764086

Global Solutions for SharePoint 2013 – This model provides architectural guidance for geographically distributed deployments of SharePoint 2013. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34975

Backup and restore: SharePoint Server 2013 – This model illustrates various ways that you can back up and restore a SharePoint environment. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30365

Databases that support SharePoint 2013 Preview – This model illustrates the databases that that support SharePoint 2013 Preview. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30363

Design Sample: Corporate Portal with Host-named Sites for SharePoint Server 2013 – This design sample illustrates the use of host-named site collections with all sites deployed in a single web application on the farm. This method is highly scalable and is flexible in managing URLs. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30362

Design Sample: Corporate Portal with Path-based Sites for SharePoint Server 2013 – This design sample illustrates the use of path-based site collections with sites organized into dedicated web applications and a single top-level site collection per web application. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30378

Design Sample: Extranet with Dedicated Zones for Authentication for SharePoint 2013 – This design sample illustrates many top-level project sites with vanity URLs by using host-named sites for each project site (instead of organizing project sites underneath a top-level site collection). http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30368

Downloadable eBook: Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013 – Download this free ebook to learn how to install and configure SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30384

Downloadable eBook: Explore SharePoint 2013 – Download this free eBook to learn more about what’s new in SharePoint 2013. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30368

Enterprise search architectures for SharePoint Server 2013 – This design sample shows the search architecture for a variety of sizes of server farms. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30383

Incoming email planning worksheet – This worksheet helps you record information to help you plan for incoming email in a SharePoint deployment.  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34805

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation – The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25255

Multi-farm architectures with SharePoint Server 2013 – This model provides architectural guidance for multi-farm deployments of SharePoint Server 2013. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34973

Search architectures for SharePoint Server 2013 – This design sample shows the search architecture for a medium size server farm. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30374

Services in SharePoint Server 2013 – This illustration provides information about services that are available in SharePoint Server 2013. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30402

SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Process – This model explains the process that you use when you upgrade from SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010 to SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Server 2013. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30371

SharePoint 2013: App Overview for IT Pro – The app model in SharePoint 2013 enables SharePoint environments to add functionality quickly and securely. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30373

SharePoint 2013: How to Test Upgrade – This model explains how to create a test environment to use when you upgrade from SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Foundation 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Products  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30366

Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a Three-Tier Farm – This paper contains step-by-step instructions for creating a test lab containing a three-tier SharePoint farm. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29420

Topologies for SharePoint 2013 – The versatility of SharePoint 2013 provides opportunities to develop a topology that satisfies your business goals.  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30377

User profile properties and profile synchronization planning worksheets for SharePoint Server 2013 – The following planning worksheets can assist you when planning user profiles or planning and configuring profile synchronization. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35404

White Paper: Office 2013–Access Services Setup for an On-Premises Installation – This white paper provides instructions that will help you configure SQL Server 2012 for Access Services in SharePoint Server 2013. It includes instructions for an on-premises installation and configuration of Access Services on a server that is running SharePoint Server 2013. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30445

KB Articles

Certain Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios are not supported http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2764086

Sign in as Different User menu option is removed from SharePoint Server 2013 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752600

Sorry, something went wrong error message when you run a query in SharePoint Server 2013 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752602

Sorry, something went wrong error message when an anonymous user performs a search on an Enterprise Wiki site in a SharePoint Server 2013 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755130

Please enable scripts and reload this page error message when you try to open a SharePoint Server 2013 site http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752584

Method not allowed error message when you use Windows authentication to open the PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer in SharePoint Server 2013 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755141

UPA administrator cannot change the synchronization connection settings in SharePoint Server 2013 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752606

User Profile service application does not function correctly after you restore a SharePoint farm to a SharePoint Server 2013 server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752610

How to use SPQuery to query a list in SharePoint Server 2013 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755129

PowerPivot gallery is displayed on SharePoint sites after you remove PowerPivot for SharePoint in SharePoint Server 2013 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752605

You cannot start Dashboard Designer after you install a language pack for a language that is a variant of Spanish in PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2013 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752603

Only the OU setting is removed when you run the Remove-SPProfileSyncConnection cmdlet in SharePoint Server 2013 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2758430

Changes to PowerPivot Service application database in SharePoint Server 2013 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756665

 

-Ivan

 

San Diego SharePoint User Group (SanSpug) meeting on Nov 6th, 6PM.

Hi All,

I will be presenting tonight in San Diego at the SharePoint Users group on Business Intelligence then and now… Please, Join us for the San Diego SharePoint User Group (SanSpug) meeting on Nov 6th, 2012 at 6PM. Our meeting will include the following topics:

· Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010 and 2013 by Ivan Sanders, SharePoint MVP

SanSpug meetings are held at New Horizons Learning Centers:  Be sure to tell your business colleagues and friends!

 

  • 7480 Miramar Road
  • San Diego, CA

Meetings start at 6:00 PM

Nov 2012 Featured Speaker(s):

Ivan Sanders, SharePoint Consultant and SharePoint MVP

Sponsored by:

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The San Diego SharePoint User Group (SanSpug) was founded to serve the unmet needs of the Southern California SharePoint Community.  We are a formally structured group made up of members and an elected executive team.  Meetings are free to attend by all, but access to our more exclusive content and events will be presented only to our valued members.  The SanSpug mission is to strive to show and display unique and highly targeted SharePoint content of all flavors.  The information you will walk away with from our meetings will always be rich and interesting!

Meeting Agenda:

Time      

  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm     Social Networking
  • 6:30 – 6:45 pm     Opening welcome
  • 6:45 – 8:30 pm     Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010 and 2013
  • 8:30 – 8:45 pm     Closing Announcements
  • 8:45 – 10:00         After meeting socializing in La Jolla

For more information, please see San Diego SharePoint Users Group, or contact Chris Givens at chris@sanspug.org.  Also check out our Social Pages:

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-Ivan

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