How to Create SharePoint 2016 Farm using PowerShell?

In this blog post, we will show you how to create a SharePoint 2016 farm using PowerShell. This can be useful if you are looking to automate the creation of your SharePoint farm. Creating SharePoint 2016 farm using PowerShell is almost the same as in its previous version. In SharePoint 2016, there…

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SharePoint 2016 Installation Guide – Step by Step

SharePoint 2016 is in RTM finally with all new features. As a SharePoint administrator, you’re probably excited about the release of SharePoint 2016. In this blog post, Let’s walk through SharePoint 2016 standalone installation process step by step. We will provide a step-by-step guide for installing SharePoint 2016. We will cover the…

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Configure Variations Feature in SharePoint 2013 – Step by Step

What is Variation in SharePoint 2013? Variations feature provides multilingual support for SharePoint 2013 sites. It helps us manage multilingual sites by making the same content available to specific language audiences across different sites by maintaining customizable copies of the content from the source variation in each target variation. A variation consists…

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How to Configure Excel Services in SharePoint? – Step by Step

SharePoint 2013 enterprise edition offers Excel Services service application that enables the browser-based rendering of Excel workbooks. Not just for rendering, but it’s primarily used in business intelligence scenarios for its excel calculation & analysis capabilities, ability to query external data sources, etc. Let’s walk through the steps of configuring Excel Services…

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How to Deploy Multiple WSP Solutions using PowerShell in SharePoint?

Requirement: I have a bunch of WSP solution packages and had to add and deploy all of them to a cloned SharePoint environment. Solution: Let’s bulk deploy all WSP solutions from a folder to SharePoint using PowerShell. PowerShell script to bulk add Multiple solutions: Deployment of WSP solutions is a common task…

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Installing and Configuring ADFS Integration with SharePoint 2013 – Step by Step Guide

Introduction:Active directory federation services is the solution for extending enterprise identity beyond the corporate firewall. It simplifies sharing identities between trusted partners across organizations. It’s a common requirement in a typical business scenario, users in one organization want to access a secured application/website from another organization. Without ADFS, we’d end-up re-creating user…

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SharePoint 2013 deployment – Project Plan Template with Milestones

Assuming Hardware, Public IP, SSL Certificates, Domain Names are ready – Here is my SharePoint 2013 deployment project plan template with milestones outlined: Deployment Tasks 0. Project Kick-off, Team-setup, Identifying key stakeholders and Responsibilities 1.Pre-Deployment Activities 1.1 Planning Logical Architecture, Topology, Service Accounts, Domain URLs, Naming Standards, etc 1.2 Provision Service Accounts,…

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Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2012 Integration with SharePoint 2013 – Step by Step Guide

This implementation guide walks through step by step on configuring SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 Integration with SharePoint 2013. What’s New in SSRS 2012 with SharePoint 2013? Unlike its previous versions, SSRS 2012 with SharePoint 2013 installation & configuration has been greatly simplified.  There are lots of changes in installing & Configuring…

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Configure SharePoint 2013 Environment for Apps – Step by Step Guide

As sandbox solutions are deprecated, SharePoint 2013 brings the new capability called “Apps” to extend SharePoint with client side code. Although the conventional SharePoint solution approach (Full Trust) is still there, Microsoft encourages the usage of Apps. Everything is an App, including Lists & Libraries, Web Parts, etc.  This implementation guide walks…

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