Archive

Archive for November, 2012

How to disable IE Enhanced Security in Windows Server 2012

November 28, 2012 26 comments

Have you seen this? Or similar in SharePoint 2010?

This is just a quick guide to disabling the setting that makes Internet Explorer unbarable in a labb or test environment. Often, you do use the browser on the lab, dev or test server to quickly verify functionality or in SharePoint, to access Central Administration web site and make the first initial configurations. When IE ESC is eneabled, you get popups all the time and you are asked to add every new url to the IE trusted sites zone.
So, on a dev, test or lab server, it is ok to disable it, at least if you ask me. As long as you are aware of what you are doing and that it after all does provide an extra layer of security.
At the end of this post, I have added what all the settings in IE ESC really does, one by one.

Updated 2013-02-06 – Added link menu



Server2012_Logo_small Disable IE ESC using the GUI – Graphical User Interface
powershell_logo_small Disable IE ESC using PowerShell
Server2012_Logo_small General Information about IE ESC




GUI – Graphical User Interface

The steps:

1. On the Windows Server 2012 server desktop, locate and start the Server Manager.

2. Select Local Server (The server you are currently on and the one that needs IE ESC turned off)

3. On the right side of the Server Manager, you will by default find the IE Enhanced Security Configuration Setting. (The default is On)

4. You have two settings that can be disabled, one only affects the Administrators and the other all users. The preferred method when testing (if for example SharePoint) is to use a non-admin account and if that is the case, disable the IEESC only for users. Using a local administrator account would cause an additional threat to security and it will also often not give you the required result in tests, since the administrator has permissions where a normal user do not.
Make your selection to Off for Administrators, Users or both.

5. In this example, I have selected to completely disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security. When your seelction is made, click OK.

6. Back in the Server Manager, you will see that the setting has not changed at all. Press F5 to refresh the Server Manager and you wil see that it is changed to Off.

Done, open up a IE browser windows and try to access any internal site to test the setting, you will notice that you no longer are prompted in the same way.
Back to top



PowerShell

(Best I can do, if you know of any OOB CMDlets that does the trick, please drop a comment and let me know:
Put the code below in a textfile and save it with a ps1 extension i.e. Disable-IEESC.ps1
(This will disable both Administrator and User IE ESC)

function Disable-IEESC
{
$AdminKey = “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A7-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}”
$UserKey = “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A8-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}”
Set-ItemProperty -Path $AdminKey -Name “IsInstalled” -Value 0
Set-ItemProperty -Path $UserKey -Name “IsInstalled” -Value 0
Stop-Process -Name Explorer
Write-Host “IE Enhanced Security Configuration (ESC) has been disabled.” -ForegroundColor Green
}
Disable-IEESC
(You have to hit enter twice after pasting the script if you paste it directly into a PS prompt)
 
Powershell
Done!
Back to top



IEESC General Information

IMPORTANT! Do NOT disable IE ESC on any production servers or servers with live data on them, to disable IE ESC is to reduce the security and can potentially expose the server to attacks. By the way, on a production server: IE shall not be used at all!

More on IE ESC from Microsoft help:
(From Windows Server 2008R2 helkp, 2012 help leads to an empty web page!)

Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration Overview

Windows Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) configures your server and Internet Explorer in a way that decreases the exposure of your server to potential attacks through Web content and application scripts. This is done by raising the default security levels on Internet Explorer security zones and changing the default settings.

Enabling or disabling IE ESC

IE ESC can be enabled or disabled by using Server Manager for members of the local Administrators group only or for all users that log on to the computer.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

Note:   If Internet Explorer is open when IE ESC is enabled or disabled, you must   restart Internet Explorer for the IE ESC changes to become active.
Note: IE ESC will   automatically be disabled if Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services is   installed on a computer that has IE ESC enabled, but it can be enabled again   by using Server Manager.

Default settings for IE ESC

When IE ESC is enabled on Windows Server 2008 R2, the security levels for several built-in security zones are changed. The following describes these changes.

Internet
High
All Web sites are assigned to this zone by default. Web pages might not display as expected, and applications that require the Web browser might not work correctly because scripts, ActiveX controls, and file downloads have been disabled. If you trust an Internet Web site, you can add that site to the Trusted sites zone.

Trusted sites
Medium
This zone is for the Internet sites whose content you trust.

Local intranet
Medium-Low
When visiting Web sites on your organization’s intranet, you might be repeatedly prompted for credentials because IE ESC disables the automatic detection of intranet Web sites. To automatically send credentials to selected intranet sites, add those sites to the Local intranet zone. Additionally, access to scripts, executable files, and other files in a shared folder are restricted unless the shared folder is added to this zone.

Restricted sites
High
This zone contains sites that are not trusted, such as malicious Web sites.

Internet Explorer maintains two different lists of sites for the Trusted sites zone: one list when IE ESC is enabled and a separate list when it is disabled. When you add a Web site to the Trusted sites zone, you are adding it only to the list that is currently being used.

If you attempt to browse a Web site that uses scripting or ActiveX controls, Internet Explorer with IE ESC enabled will prompt you to consider adding the site to the Trusted sites zone. You should add the Web site to the Trusted sites zone only if you are sure that the Web site is trustworthy. If this prompt is disabled, it can be enabled again by selecting the Display enhanced security configuration dialog check box in the Advanced tab of the Internet Options dialog box. For more information about adding Web sites to Internet Explorer security zones, see Security zones: adding and removing websites (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=81287).

In addition to raising the default security level of each zone, IE ESC also adjusts Internet options to further reduce exposure to possible future security threats. These settings can be found on the Advanced tab of the Internet Options dialog box. The following describes the options that are changed when IE ESC is enabled.

Enable third-party browser extensions
Off
Disables Internet Explorer add-ons that might have been created by companies other than Microsoft.

Play sounds in Web pages
Off
Disables music and other sounds.

Play animations in Web pages
Off
Disables animations.

Check for server certificate revocation
On
Automatically checks a Web site’s certificate to determine if the certificate has been revoked.

Do not save encrypted pages to disk
On
Disables saving encrypted information in the Temporary Internet Files folder.

Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed
On
Automatically clears the Temporary Internet Files folder when Internet Explorer is closed.

Warn if changing between secure and not secure mode
On
Displays a warning when a Web site is redirecting the browser from a Web site with security features implemented (HTTPS) to a Web site without security features implemented (HTTP).

The Internet Explorer home page location is changed when IE ESC is enabled or disabled. This change ensures that the home page will open without prompting the user to add it to the Trusted sites zone. This is done by changing the home page to an HTML file stored locally on the computer. If you want to change the home page when IE ESC is enabled, add this home page to the Trusted sites zone before making the change. The following lists the home page associated with each scenario.

IE ESC is enabled, and the user account is a member of the local Administrators group.
res://iesetup.dll/HardAdmin.htm

IE ESC is disabled, and the user account is a member of the local Administrators group.
res://iesetup.dll/SoftAdmin.htm

IE ESC is enabled, and the user account is not a member of the local Administrators group.
res://iesetup.dll/HardUser.htm

Note: If Internet Explorer   is customized by using the Internet Explorer Administration Kit, the home   page is not changed to one of the IE ESC home pages listed in the table when   IE ESC is enabled or disabled.

Caution

These changes reduce the functionality in Web pages, Web-based applications, local network resources, and applications that use a browser to display Help, support, and general user assistance.

When IE ESC is enabled, the following Web sites are added to the appropriate security zones:
The Windows Update and Windows Error Reporting Web sites are added to the Trusted sites zone.
Http://localhost
https://localhost
hcp://system
are added to the Local intranet zone.

_________________________________________________________

Enjoy!

Regards

Twitter | Technet Profile | LinkedIn

Advertisements

Windows Server 2012 Roadshow in Sweden and Denmark – December 10th-13th

November 22, 2012 Leave a comment

This goes out  to all of the Swedish and Danish viewers…and all of you who might think it Worth to travel a bit..

Mikael Nyström(MVP), one of the leading minds on Windows Server and Deployment in the World, will do a road show in Sweden and Denmark this December.
Learn about all of the new features in Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, Storage, DataDeDuplication, SMB 3.0, IPAM, PowerShell, VDI, Remote Desktop and Windows Server 2012 Server Deployment and then some…
It is a free event, and there are a limited number of seats available, so make sure to be one of the lucky ones and register NOW!

The show travels across Sweden, starting in Borlänge, then via Stockholm to Gothenburg,  to finaly end up in Denmark and Copenhagen.

Borlänge – 10/12
Stockholm – 11/12
Göteborg – 12/12
Köpenhamn – 13/12

For a few more details and to register, visit Mikaels blog:

the Deployment Bunny


_________________________________________________________

Enjoy!

Regards

Twitter | Technet Profile | LinkedIn

How to enable Ping in Windows Server 2012

November 20, 2012 15 comments


Updated 2013-02-04 – Added link menu and corrected PowerShell command syntax

This is just a quick guide to enabling a server to respond to ping, the default setting in Windows Server 2012 is to not respond. This is how you do it:

The exact same steps apply to Windows Server 2012 R2

Click to choose your style…
Server2012_Logo_small Enable Ping using the GUI – Graphical User Interface
powershell_logo_small Enable Ping using PowerShell




GUI – Graphical User Interface

1. Open Control Panel, then select System and Security by clicking on that header

2. Select Windows Firewall

3. Advanced Settings

4. In ‘Windows Firewall with Advanced security’ click on ‘Inbound rules’

5. Scroll down to ‘File and Printer sharing (Echo request – ICMPv4-In)

6. Rightclick on the rule and select ‘Enable rule’

Make sure that it turns green

Done, close down the ‘Windows Firewall with Advanced Security’ windows and then the Control panel.
Verify functionality by pinging the servers own IP address from a command or PowerShell prompt.

Done!
Back to top



PowerShell
(This will enable the existing rule exactly as the instruction above does)

Import-Module NetSecurity
Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName “File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In)” -enabled True
 
EnablePing

(ABove enables the existing rule, below will create a new rule that allows ICMPv4/Ping and enable it)

Import-Module NetSecurity
New-NetFirewallRule -Name Allow_Ping -DisplayName “Allow Ping”  -Description “Packet Internet Groper ICMPv4” -Protocol ICMPv4 -IcmpType 8 -Enabled True -Profile Any -Action Allow
 
EnablePing2

(For IPv6 Ping you obviously enable the v6 Inbound Rule…)

Thats all there is to it!
Back to top

_________________________________________________________

Enjoy!

Regards

Twitter | Technet Profile | LinkedIn

Hardware requirements for all SharePoint 2013 components summarized

November 19, 2012 2 comments


Update 2013-01-28 – New note added : Certain Installation Scenarios not supported


Listed below are all of the Hardware requirements that have been announced for SharePoint 2013 and it’s connected services and products.
Covered in the list are, in this order:

 SharePoint_logo_small  SharePoint Forundation 2013
 SharePoint_logo_small  SharePoint Server 2013
 Office_logo_small  Office Web Applications 2013
 Project_logo_small  Project Server 2013
 SQL_logo_small  SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services in Integrated mode
 SQL_logo_small  SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot
 SQL_logo_small  SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services Server
 blksthl_B_small  Reference links




Note: In addition to the listed HW requirements below, note that certain Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios are not supported
Not supported are: Dynamic Memory, ReFS(Resilient File system), Install on a DC, Install in a Workgroup, Install on Windows Web Server.

see Microsoft KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2764086

SharePoint Foundation 2013                 Deployment type and scale                 RAM                 Processor                 Hard disk space
Single server with a built-in database or single server that uses SQL Server Development or evaluation installation of SharePoint Foundation 2013 8 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
Web and application server in a two-tier farm Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of SharePoint Foundation 2013 8 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
database servers in a two-tier farm Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of SharePoint Foundation 2013 8 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive

Back to table of contents


SharePoint Server 2013 Deployment type and scale RAM Processor Hard disk space
Single server with a built-in database or single server that uses SQL Server Development or evaluation installation of SharePoint Server 2013 24 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
Web server or application server in a three-tier farm Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of SharePoint Server 2013 12 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
database servers in environments that have multiple servers in the farm/multi tier Small deployments 8 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
database servers in environments that have multiple servers in the farm/multi tier Medium deployments 16 GB 64-bit, 8 cores 80 GB for system drive
database servers in environments that have multiple servers in the farm/multi tier Large deployments See link See link See link

Back to table of contents


Office Web Applications 2013 Deployment type and scale RAM Processor Hard disk space
Office Web Apps server Development or evaluation installation of Office Web Apps 8 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
Office Web Apps server Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of Office Web Apps 12 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive

Back to table of contents


Project Server 2013, Small dataset scenario Deployment type and scale RAM Processor Hard disk space
Minimum requirement, single–server deployment Development or evaluation installation of Project Server 2013 24 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
Front-end web and Application server hardware Development or evaluation installation of Project Server 2013 8 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
Front-end web and Application server Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of Project Server 2013 16 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
Database server Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of Project Server 2013 16 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive

Back to table of contents

Project Server 2013, Medium dataset scenario Deployment type and scale RAM Processor Hard disk space
Minimum requirement, front-end web server Development or evaluation installation of Project Server 2013 8 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
Minimum requirement, application server Development or evaluation installation of Project Server 2013 8 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
Minimum requirement, database server Development or evaluation installation of Project Server 2013 16 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 100 GB for system drive
Recommended, front-end web server Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of Project Server 2013 16 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
Recommended, application server Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of Project Server 2013 16 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 100 GB for system drive
Recommended, database server Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of Project Server 2013 32 GB 64-bit, 8 cores 160 GB for system drive
Note: Ideally, you should separate and prioritize data among disks. Place your data files and your SQL Server transaction logs on separate physical hard disks. RAID 5 should provide a good compromise between reliability, and throughput.

Back to table of contents

Project Server 2013, Large dataset scenario Deployment type and scale RAM Processor Hard disk space
Recommended, front-end web server Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of Project Server 2013 16 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
Recommended, application server Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of Project Server 2013 16 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 100 GB for system drive
Minimum requirement, database server Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of Project Server 2013 32 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 250 GB for system drive
Recommended, database server Pilot, user acceptance test, or production deployment of Project Server 2013 64 GB 64-bit, 8 cores 300 GB or more
Note: Ideally, you should separate and prioritize data among disks. Place your data files and your SQL Server transaction logs on separate physical hard disks. RAID 5 should provide a good compromise between reliability, and throughput.

Back to table of contents



SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, SharePoint Integrated mode Deployment type and scale RAM Processor Hard disk space
Reporting Services 2012 Add-on Must be Installed on a SharePoint Server 2013 Web Server 12 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive
Reporting Services 2012 Service Application Must be Installed on a SharePoint Server 2013 Application Server 12 GB 64-bit, 4 cores 80 GB for system drive

Back to table of contents


PowerPivot in SharePoint Mode Deployment type and scale RAM Processor Hard disk space
Standalone PowerPivot for SharePoint 2013 server that is not part of the SharePoint farm Minimum requirement 8 GB 64-bit, 2 cores 80 GB or more
Standalone PowerPivot for SharePoint 2013 server that is not part of the SharePoint farm Recommended 64 GB 64-bit, 16 cores 80 GB or more

Back to table of contents


SQL Server 2012 SP1 Analysis Server in SharePoint mode Deployment type and scale RAM Processor Hard disk space
SQL Server 2012 SP1 Analysis Server in SharePoint mode Runs outside a SharePoint 2013 farm SQL, see link SQL, see link SQL, see link

Back to table of contents


References:

Software, hardware, and configuration requirements for Office Web Apps Server
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219435.aspx#software

Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(v=office.15)#hwforwebserver

Hardware and software requirements for Project Server 2013
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee683978

Hardware and Software Requirements for Reporting Services Server in SharePoint Mode for SharePoint 2013
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj714188.aspx

Hardware and Software Requirements for Analysis Services Server in SharePoint Mode (SQL Server 2012 SP1)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fb86ca0a-518c-4c61-ae78-7680c57fae1f

Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2012
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/09bcf20b-0a40-4131-907f-b61479d5e4d8

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

Use best practice configurations for the SharePoint 2013 virtual machines and Hyper-V Environment
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621103.aspx

I know I will use this to make my life easier until I get it all memorized…I hope that it may help you as well. Any feedback or recommended additions to the tables will be appreciated.
Back to table of contents

_________________________________________________________

Enjoy!

Regards

Twitter | Technet Profile | LinkedIn

SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps 2013 resources

November 17, 2012 13 comments

I just thought that it would  be a nice thing to have key links to getting started with Office Web Apps 2013 all in one place:

Download Microsoft Office Web Apps Server

Download Language Packs for Microsoft Office Web Apps Server

TechNet: Deploy the infrastructure: Office Web Apps Server

TechNet: Plan Office Web Apps (Used with SharePoint 2013)

TechNet: Overview of Office Web Apps and how they work on-premises with SharePoint 2013

The Licensing for Office Web Apps is all new:

Licensing Office Web Apps for editing Office files

          Office Web Apps licensing offers two options:

  • View-only. By default, Office Web Apps is view-only. View-only functionality is provided for free.
  • Edit and view. You must purchase an editing license to use the editing features of Office Web Apps with SharePoint 2013. You enable editing when you create the Office Web Apps Server farm.

Enterprise customers who are licensed for Office 2013 through a Volume Licensing program can enable Office Web Apps editing for SharePoint 2013 on-premises. This helps make sure that users have Office editing capabilities at home or in other locations where Office clients might not be installed. Editing licenses for Office Web Apps are not available for separate purchase.

For exact details about your license, refer to the Microsoft Software License Terms that is shown when you install Office Web Apps Server.

SharePoint 2013 provides new license enforcement that works with Office Web Apps. If you enable SharePoint licensing and then enable Office Web Apps editing, only the users who have the appropriate license, which is known as OfficeWebAppsEdit, can actually edit Office files in a browser. If no Office Web Apps editing licenses are applied for users, only viewing is supported. For more information about how licensing works in SharePoint 2013, see Configure licensing in SharePoint Server 2013. The EditingEnabled parameter that enables editing is described in New-OfficeWebAppsFarm and Set-OfficeWebAppsFarm.

Read more here: Licensing Office Web Apps for editing Office files

Remember also, that in 2013 the Office Web Apps server/farm is a shared resource between SharePoint Server 2013, Lync Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2013.

Browser support, see image:

As you can see, owa now supports most common browsers


_________________________________________________________

Enjoy!

Regards

Twitter | Technet Profile | LinkedIn

SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas report part7

November 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi friends.

The Conference is over for this time, but I just wanted to report one last time on the downside of the event for us Europeeans at least…the travelling…
My friday/saturday went like this:
(4:30 AM Las Vegas time)
0:00 hrs – Wakeup call from the Mandalay Bay lobby.
0:30 hrs – Checkout and can to McCarran Airport.
1:00 hrs – Checkin, got the bag checked by a nice lady from United, thanks to her, I could get away with quite a lot of overweight.
1:30 hrs – After security and the tram over to D terminal, I got a nice cup of Gingerbread Latte at Starbucks followed by an American breakfast with bacon, eggs and hashbrowns.
(7:35 AM)
3:35 hrs – Takeoff to Newark Airport.
8:35 hrs – Touchdown at Newark Airport.
9:00 hrs Lunch at Smack Burger…and some last minute shopping to the kids.
(14:20 AM)
10:20 hrs – Takeoff to Stockholm Sweden.
18:30 hrs – Touchdown at Arlanda Airport Stockholm Sweden.
(8:00 AM Stockholm time / 12:00 AM Las Vegas time)
19:30 hrs – Arrived at home

About 14 hours more to stay awake until it’s time for bed…We’ll see if I can even make it that far.

Thanks all for listening/reading, it has been a pleasure!
(If you have missed any or of the previous parts of the SPC report, use the links below.)

Part 1 of this report
Part 2 of this report
Part 3 of this report
Part 4 of this report
Part 5 of this report
Part 6 of this report


_________________________________________________________

Enjoy!

Regards

Twitter | Technet Profile | LinkedIn

SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas report part6

November 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi friends.

Thursday, fourth Session day! Today is the last session day and the final day of the conference…

I had only two sessions scheduled out of three possible slots, one on Reporting Services and one Customer Case on Search.
The day started as usual with breakfast, this was different though…no bacon. Who can live without a good stack of bacon at breakfast? 😉 Today they also offered a drink that was new to me, a green juice…see for yourself..

Spinache and broccoli? Grass??

It was ok I guess…but one was enough. After breakfast I had as the first session for the day a session on SSRS:

Running Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated Mode: How and Why
(Spc199) Riccardo Mutti

Very good walkthru of setting up Reporting services in Integrated mode, both on SHarePoint 2010 and SQL 2008 R2 and on SharePoint 20103 with SQL 2012.
We also got to know what is good with using integrated mode instead of native, and what makes Microsofts integrated mode real, not compared to aothers that claim to have SharePoint integration. Tings like using built in security and that existing features can be utilized.

It was a very good walkthru and I will probably use the session recording as a good guide, but it could have been better as well, Riccardo used a demo Environment with Everything on the same box, meaning no kerberos and no permissions, which really are the things that make SSRS hard…
We did get to see the new 2013 Service Application model, whach will make SSRS easier to comprehend.

I got a good explanation as to what using a trusted account means, that was good. I Think that many customers and users can make do with a trusted account and thus not have to go thru all of the painstaking issues of setting up the environemnt to support kerberos.

The differnces:

The 2010 with 2008R2 model.

The 2013 with 2012 model.

Interensting stuff.

Next session, a customer session.

Customer Showcase: Telenor and Search with SharePoint
(SPC050) Andreas Hogberg, Denis Heliszkowski, Marius Pedersen

Andreas Högberg from Telenor, a Norwegian telecom Company explained how they quickly moved to use SharePoint 2013 search to get a better result even from their existing 2007 environment.
The end goal was to move completely to 2013 and do that without any ciustomizations, something which 2013 offered as a possibility.

The current global SharePoint 2007 environment had 171 customizations, the new SharePoint 2013 farm had 0(zero).

The plan was to have the two Environments coexist, then step by step move data from 2007 to 2013.

One interesting thing was the use of IaaS, Azure and Infrastructure as a service, they put all of their test and demo Environments there to save Money and time, and the environemnt did at its peak use 300+ cores in the cloud model.

Interesting session, nice to hear from a ‘real’ customer.

With on the session were two Consultants from MCS. Since most of the Project was done under the RDP program, they had MCS in on it to get the knowledge and inside help only MCS could offer.

That was it, last session for me.

I spent some time after that at the Exibit hall, talking to partners and perticipating in the raffles…
I did actually win a Windows 8 phone! Thanks Nintex!! I really love what you do! (Really, they do great workflows!)

I did not win the Ducati Monster motorbike that AvePoint gave away today…that Went to Another happy gentleman…

A few hours of shopping at the Premier Outlet North and I’m ready to go home. I’m flying home on the early bird tomorrow!

This is Thomas Balkeståhl signing out from the 2012 edition of the SharePoin t Conference for the last time. It has been great! I recommend going to everyone who havent been here and that works Close with SharePoint. It’s a uniqe opportunity to get knowledge and insight that you can’t really get anywhere else in the world.

The Mandalay Bay Hotel

Part 1 of this report
Part 2 of this report
Part 3 of this report
Part 4 of this report
Part 5 of this report


_________________________________________________________

Enjoy!

Regards

Twitter | Technet Profile | LinkedIn