Month: July 2012

SharePoint 2013 Preview–Continuous Crawls

So I’m setting up the search app and pointing to some content sources to check out any new and interesting search functionality, looks pretty much the same as the 2010 (and 2007) interface, nothing new until I got to the crawl schedules and saw this wonderful gem:   Apparently we now get the option to have content indexed as soon as it is entered (or shortly after).  This is great for when people are using the discussions and newsfeeds and want to search on trending topics!  Note that it does say in the description: Select the crawl schedules for this content source. Continuous Crawl is a special type of crawl that eliminates the need to create incremental crawl schedules and will seamlessly work with the content source to provide maximum freshness. Please Note: Once enabled, you will not be able to pause or stop continuous crawl. You will only have the option of disabling continuous crawl. This new feature crawls the content continuously (from what I’ve been able to gather every 15 minutes, but you can change it with the Set-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlContentSource ).  Because of changes in how the index is created and stored however, items can appear within seconds of going through the Content Processing Component.  You can read more about it here: Manage continuous crawls in SharePoint 2013 Preview This feature is only available for content sources that...

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SharePoint 2013 – Mobile Devices

So just a few quick thoughts about mobile devices and SharePoint 2013 preview Different mobile experiences!  Nice that they give more preference to the mobile experience.  We’ve gone from the default mobile view of one size fits all to device channels, allowing designers to render a publishing site in multiple ways by using different designs that are targeted to specific platforms.  This allows us to author content once, and then map it to different devices through the use of different master pages, page layouts and style sheets targeted to different groups of devices.  Imagine that we now get a...

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SharePoint 2013–Interesting features

SharePoint is now more social Microsoft recently unveiled their 2013 preview, and has made some significant strides in adding social to its collaboration platform, specifically in the user profile department.  User profiles are now more social than ever, with the ability to post descriptions and add links to discussions and documents shared by the user.  You can also follow any object on SharePoint including lists, documents, libraries and even sites. What is also interesting is that Microsoft has changed terminology for permissions.  It is now called “Sharing”, very similar to Google’s docs. Speaking of taking the best of some third parties, Facebook and Twitter get a nod with the Community Site and Community Portal templates, with things like mentions (@) and hash tags (#) added to discussions.  This makes it easy to not only follow people but see what they are following and collaborate on a whole new level. Clouds and Apps Introduced in this version of SharePoint are Apps.  The new App store will be home to what Microsoft may be planning as the rival to iTunes and Google Play. What will probably give corporate Information Security nightmares will allow the user to be able to try an app and have it installed for that user (or companies can buy apps to be made available to all corporate users).  In many ways the apps replace the concept of...

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SharePoint 2013–Download Links for Everything You Need

SharePoint 2013 beta has been released, those of us not lucky to have been part of the Techical Preview have been chomping at the bit for this one… Finally something to play with for Summer! Below are a plethora of links for your enjoyment, more to be added as they come to my attention.  Please feel free to add to the comments below if you find additional content worth noting. Overview Office 2013 Preview Site – http://officepreview.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx Office 2013 Preview – http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en Office 2013 Web Cast – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/office/liveevent.aspx SharePoint Preview – http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/default.aspx SharePoint 2013 Appstore – http://officepreview.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps-for-sharepoint-FX102804987.aspx Downloads X-SharePoint Server 2013 Client Components SDK – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30355 X-Language Packs for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30347 X-SharePoint Foundation 2013 Preview – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30345 X-SharePoint Designer 2013 – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30346 SharePoint Server 2013 Preview – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh973397.aspx?wt.mc_id=TEC_121_1_33 Download Office Products – http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/try-more-products SharePoint 2013 Downloads – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/search.aspx?q=SharePoint%202013 SharePoint 2013 Downloads – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/search.aspx?q=2013&p=0&r=10&t=&s=availabledate~Descending Installation Guide SharePoint 2013 Requirements – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(office.15).aspx How to install SharePoint 2013 – http://www.ericharlan.com/Moss_SharePoint_2007_Blog/how-to-install-sharepoint-2013-a220.html IT Pro X-SharePoint 2013: presentation: IT pro training – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30361 Developers SharePoint 2013 New Features and Capabilities – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/sharepoint/fp123576 Developer Training Videos – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/office/apps/fp123626 Building Apps for SP2013 and Office – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/apps/fp160950 Setting up team development infrastructure for SharePoint 2013 development – http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/setting-up-team-development-infrastructure-for-sharepoint-2013-development/10tcd4al4 Office 365 New Office 365 –...

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