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Setup and Manage Single Sign-On between On-Premise AD and Office 365

Set up and manage single sign-on
When you set up single sign-on (also known as identity federation), your users can sign in with their corporate credentials to access the services in Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises. As part of setting up single sign-on, you must also set up directory synchronization. Together, these features integrate your on-premises and cloud directories.
1Prepare for single sign-on
Learn about the benefits of single sign-on and make sure you meet the requirements before you set it up. 
Learn how to prepare for single sign-on2Plan for and deploy Active Directory Federation Services 2.0
Work through the in-depth documentation to deploy and configure AD FS 2.0. 
Follow instructions for planning and deploying AD FS 2.0 for single sign-on
3Install the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell
Download the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell, which includes cmdlets to establish the trust relationship between your AD FS 2.0 server …

SharePoint 2013 – Must knows

How does SharePoint 2013 Improve Performance?
 SharePoint 2013 Introduces Minimal Download Strategy and Distributed Cache Service to Improve Page Load; and Shredded Storage to Improve Storage required for saving files.

 What is Minimal Download Strategy?
 Minimal Download Strategy in SharePoint 2013 improves rendering performance when browsing content where large parts of the page do not change providing a more fluid navigation experience. For example when navigating between a site's home page and Shared Documents page only the Content that has changed between the source and destination page (controls and placeholders in the content area) are downloaded and Url subsequently updated where the chrome is persisted.

What is Distributed Cache Service?
 The Distributed Cache service provides caching features in SharePoint Server 2013. The microblog features and feeds rely on the Distributed Cache to store data for very fast retrieval across all entities. The Distributed Cache service is buil…

Easy steps to SharePoint Farm Configuration

https://stevegoodyear.wordpress.com/sharepoint-2013-build-guide/sharepoint-2013-farm-configuration/

Powershell Command to get size of all Site Collections

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Get-SPSite http://sharepoint
Get-SPSite | select url, @{label="Size in MB";Expression={$_.usage.storage/1MB}} | Sort-Object -Descending -Property "Size in MB" | Format-Table –AutoSize

SharePoint Online Add Update Delete Item from List using SPServices

SharePoint Online Add Update Delete Item from List using SPServices http://www.enjoysharepoint.com/Articles/Details/sharepoint-online-add-update-delete-item-from-list-using-spservices-21115.aspx

Partner admin center app

Just found a partner admin center mobile app to administer, add users etc for your office 365 subscription! Great to manage on the go!

Yammer's direction with Office 365

Yammer’s direction from Microsoft is always a question and there is constant discussions on whether this will be merged with Office 365 Groups or even just terminated. But it does not look like that - with the way things are going and this is a brief that provides input on the same!
Also, with respect to the future of Yammer, if you look at http://roadmap.office.com/ there are different categories of features provided. This is a definitive site that is updated by Microsoft and will clearly give us the future of how O365 is moving.
Launched, Rolling Out, In Development, Cancelled are the different categories under which the features are mentioned.
If you look at Yammer Specific Updates, I found the below: There are quite a set of interesting features currently available (with wearable devices support and better support for iOS / Android) and there are set of interesting features coming up. So I think Microsoft’s investments into Yammer do not look like coming down. Keeping this in mind, I …

Allowing access from multiple Office 365 Tenants into a single tenant

http://www.slideshare.net/skarthick/allowing-access-from-multiple-office-365-tenants-into-a-single-tenant

There are cases where you have a group company and you have many companies in your group. Each of the companies might have their own Office 365 Subscription. This presentation explains this scenario and also provides steps to enable and configure in a way that group company users can login with their own AD / O365 credentials and collaborate with the group company's O365 - SharePoint Online Portal. The same approach can also work when you want to share some content with your customers or partners who have their own O365 tenants.

Creating SSRS Report joining from multiple SharePoint Lists

http://sprider.org/2013/01/22/ssrs-join-multiple-sharepoint-list-columns-using-lookupset-function/  -  SSRS –Join Multiple SharePoint List Columns Using Lookup Set Function

Follow these steps to install SSRS in SharePoint Integrated Mode with SQL Server 2012. 1. Ensure you first install SP1 for SQL Server 2012 - because only this contains the required assemblies for this integrated setup to work 2. I used the below Powershell script to install and configure SSRS in SharePoint Integrated mode

#This script Configures SQL Server Reporting Services SharePoint mode $starttime=Get-Date write-host -foregroundcolor DarkGray StartTime>> $starttime Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green "Import the SharePoint PowerShell snappin" Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Sharepoint.Powershell –EA 0 Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green "Install SSRS Service and Service Proxy, and start the service" Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green ">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>…

Topics that you normally need to know to be a SharePoint Administrator

1.SharePoint 2013 History 2.SharePoint Editions & Versions 3.Central Administration 4.Manage Services 5.Manage Service Applications 6.User Profile Service Application 7.Search Service Application 8.Managed Metadata Service Application 9.Managed Accounts Concept 10.Service Accounts 11.Web Application 12.Site Collection 13.Sites 14.Lists 15.Libraries 16.Columns 17.Views 18.Enterprise Metadata 19.Taxonomy 20.Different Site Templates 21.Different List and Library Templates 22.Content Types 23.Information Management Policies 24.Search this Site 25.Search List & Library 26.Search Center 27.People Search 28.My Sites / My Profiles 29.My Site Host 30.Content Organizer Feature 31.Difference between Team Sites & Publishing Sites 32.Farm Backup 33.Site Collection Backup 34.Site Export / Site Import 35.PowerShell Commands 36.Deploying and Retracting Farm Solutions 37.Troubleshooting with Event Viewer 38.Troubleshooting with ULS Logs 39.Performance Monitoring with Performance Monitor 40.Checking current Farm Version 41.Ins…

Few Things About SharePoint 2013 All IT Pros Should Know

Few Things About SharePoint 2013 All IT Pros Should Know SharePoint, for Microsoft, has grown into a billions-of-dollars-a-year sort of business that increases its market share in the double-digit range each year. Not to put too fine a point on it: SharePoint is a beast in its space. Companies are adopting it worldwide to centralize knowledge, increase collaboration, develop applications on top of it and realize actionable intelligence about their overall business health. However, SharePoint 2013 represents a major new release in the lifecycle of the product, and that may cause you to wonder what it is, what it can do for you and what your organization needs to know before considering and deploying it. Here's a brief SharePoint 2013 cheat sheet to help you sort out with some of those concerns. SharePoint 2013 Highlights: Better BI, Mobile, Public Website SupportWhat are the big points Microsoft wants to sing about when it comes to the SharePoint 2013 release? While there are many imp…