SharePoint 2013 Extranets: How will SharePoint 2013 connect you to your partners?

This SharePoint Saturday in Houston was one of the best so far, we even trended on twitter (#SPSHOU trending on Twitter and that Fox 26 News picked it up).  The audience was great with excellent questions.  I had a great time.  Here are my slides for my session:

SharePoint 2013 Extranets: How will SharePoint 2013 connect you to your partners?

Learn how SharePoint 2013  will allow organizations to collaborate and share knowledge with clients and partners:

  • SharePoint empowers organization to build extranet sites and partner portals inexpensively and securely.
  • Learn about the Product Catalog site template and how you can to use it.
  • Learn about the new improvements in SharePoint 2013 regarding extranets.
  • Learn how SharePoint 2013 can help your organization open its doors to its clients and partners securely.

For a detail schedule of the event, visit the SharePoint User Group Schedule

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Some topics discussed in  my session include:

  • Extranet Definition
  • Extranet Design Considerations & Challenges
  • Common Extranet Scenarios and Topologies
  • SharePoint Authentication
  • Mixed Mode vs. Multi-Authentication
  • Extranet Portal Structures
  • Mobile and Device Channels

SharePoint Fest 2013 Denver Presentations

Wow, this year attendance was great.  Everyone has been asking outstanding questions and seem to be exactly the right audience.  I appreciate everyone who has attended my sessions.  Please find the slide decks and files here. I also have posted the slides over on slideshare.com.

wf102 – Build scalable SharePoint 2013 Staged Workflows to run locally and in the Cloud

SharePoint 2013 now supports two workflow platforms. We will walk through using the two workflow platforms and how they are different. We will configure the SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager and build a workflow that can run locally and in the Azure cloud seamlessly.

Attendee Takeaways:

  1. Understanding both of the SharePoint 2013 Workflow architectures.
  2. Learn to setup and configure the SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager.
  3. Learn to build staged workflows and run them in the local or the Microsoft Azure cloud

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Slides as Slideshare

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sia203 – Boost the Performance of SharePoint Today!

Is your farm struggling to server your organization? How long is it taking between page requests? Where is your bottleneck in your farm? Is your SQL Server tuned properly? Worried about upgrading due to poor performance? We will look at various tools for analyzing and measuring performance of your farm. We will look at simple SharePoint and IIS configuration options to instantly improve performance. I will discuss advanced approaches for analyzing, measuring and implementing optimizations in your farm as well as Performance Improvements in SharePoint 2013.

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Slides as Slideshare

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SharePoint Fest 2012 Chicago

Presentations Delivered!

I just finished my sessions at SharePoint Fest Chicago 2012. I want to thank everyone who came. There where many great questions which I will follow up with on this blog post. Feel free to ask additional questions and I will reply as quickly as I can.

Here are my slides and supporting code/scripts:

SIA 102 – SharePoint 2010 Extranets and Authentication: How will SharePoint 2010 connect you to your partners?

How will SharePoint 2010 allow organizations to collaborate and share knowledge with clients and partners? SharePoint empowers organization to build extranet sites and partner portals inexpensively and securely. Learn what exactly is Claims Based Authentication and how can to use it. Learn about the new multi-authentication mode in SharePoint 2010. Learn how SharePoint 2010 can help your organization open its doors to its clients and partners securely.

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SPFest2012Chicago-SP2010 Performance

Is your farm struggling to server your organization? How long is it taking between page requests? Where is your bottleneck in your farm? Is your SQL Server tuned properly? Worried about upgrading due to poor performance? We will look at various tools for analyzing and measuring performance of your farm. We will look at simple SharePoint and IIS configuration options to instantly improve performance. I will discuss advanced approaches for analyzing, measuring and implementing optimizations in your farm.

The Executive Governance Primer

The last couple of months, I have spent significant amounts of time working on helping organizations improve their governance over SharePoint.  Some companies have failed many times over and spent very large amounts of money with no real “value” to demonstrate.   I have been looking for a book that I could hand to key executives and stakeholders to understand the magnitude of the task at hand, but also provide a roadmap towards implementing it.  So I ran into this book, “Microsoft SharePoint for Business Executives Guide”, which provides an excellent book to provide to help everyone get on the same page.  Here is my summary from Amazon:

“This is a great book for executives, directors, managers and other key decision makers working on building a roadmap around SharePoint governance and strategy. The question and answer format is used to organize the sections around key challenges, but it also focuses on prescribing an actionable response. The various sections offer high level guidance in several key areas, such SharePoint in the cloud to on-site hosting, understanding roles and responsibilities to growing proper SharePoint teams, and maintaining and supporting the platform. Most importantly, this book emphasizes on leveraging the capabilities of SharePoint, and supporting this robust and complex platform. I recommend this book for everyone who has a SharePoint environment and is looking to mature the platform properly.”

This guide is a great start and roadmap for any organization looking to use SharePoint fully.

http://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-sharepoint-for-business-executives-guide/book

BCS Column Limit

 

This is not new news, but I couldn’t find information on it at first.  Most BCS examples and implementations tend to be small so you don’t see this often:

[box type=”info”] Application definition import failed. The following error occurred: Cannot create more than ’20’ IIdentifier objects per IEntity object. Error was encountered at or just before Line: ‘199’ and Position: ’14’. [/box]

 

BCS Identifier Limit Error

In a nutshell, you cannot load more than 20 identifiers per the BCS specification (even if the BCS tools allow you to add more).

SharePoint 2010 BCS Identifier Element

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.office.server.applicationregistry.metadatamodel.entity.aspx

SharePoint 2007 BDC Identifier Element

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms567126%28v=office.12%29.aspx

Hope this helps someone.