Archive for November, 2012

Last week I sat for exam 70-417, Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 and I was able to take it successfully.  I am now Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate on Windows Server 2012 and also, this is the first exam when I get the Charter Member Certificate!

What is a Charter Member?

Charter Members are the pioneering group of individuals who achieve a certification within six months following the retail release date of the certification. (People who pass the beta exams will receive the Charter certificate after the certification is commercially released.) Charter Members are recognized by receiving the Charter version of the certificate, acknowledging their early adoption of the technology solution. The Charter version of the certificate has the word “Charter” imprinted across the top.

Here is the new Logo I got :

MCSA Windows Server 2012

My opinions about the exam:

As you know, when you take an exam you are under a NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) so I wont talk or answer questions  about the questions in the exam, however I can say this:
  • The exam is in 3 parts (one for every exam that you usually need for your MCSA 2012) and you have 20-20-21 questions.  You do them one section at a time, and once you finish a section, you cannot go back to review or change the answers.
  • In a question on the exam, they refer to “Windows Server 8” instead of “Windows Server 2012” (I actually made a comment about that at the exam review at the end )
  • Your final score is the lowest score of the 3 sections, so if you score 900-900-680, you fail the exam at 680.
  • The exam software doesn’t warn you that you didn’t read the full question anymore. Before, when you made an answer, and lets say you didn’t read the last 1-2 lines of the question, you had a popup warning you.
  • Lately, Microsoft has been pushing a lot towards PowerShell, and in ALL the new products certifications you need to know about PowerShell.  I don’t know how many PowerShell questions you will have in your exam, but if you don’t know PowerShell, you won’t pass for sure!.
  • The graphics on the new exam are a lot better!

Study Material and Special Thanks

My Certification Path

As I posted a few weeks ago, having the MCSA Windows Server 2012 is required to get MCSE SharePoint 2013, and that is what I want to reach eventually.
Now, that the 70-331 and 70-332 won’t be out until February 5th, 2013  I got time to play around with SharePoint 2013 so when they come out  I will be comfortable to take them.

 

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As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference 2012 for the ones who couldn’t attend.
I couldn’t attend either, however Patrick Guimonet who is a SharePoint MVP is there and is sharing content on his own Blog but in French. I asked him if I could share the content he has but in English so more people can have access to the information and he thought it’s a good idea.

Here are the slides from the  Effective Search Deployment and Operation in SharePoint 2013  Presentation.  If you want to read the post in French or want to visit  the original post, you can find it here
[ #SPC12 ] SPC016 Deep Dive – Social Architecture

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As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference 2012 for the ones who couldn’t attend.
I couldn’t attend either, however Patrick Guimonet who is a SharePoint MVP is there and is sharing content on his own Blog but in French. I asked him if I could share the content he has but in English so more people can have access to the information and he thought it’s a good idea.

Here are the slides from the  Effective Search Deployment and Operation in SharePoint 2013  Presentation.  If you want to read the post in French or want to visit  the original post, you can find it here
[ #SPC12 ] SPC095 Effective Search Deployment and Operation in SharePoint 2013

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WPCentral has just announced the Official SharePoint App is now available for download for Windows Phone Users. 

Here is the description of the app from the MarketPlace

The SharePoint Newsfeed for Windows Phone makes it easy to stay connected with your colleagues using SharePoint’s social features. You can post to newsfeeds on all your SharePoint sites, follow people, documents, and tags, and more.
The SharePoint Newsfeed app allows you to:
Create new status posts
Add comments to ongoing discussions
Read and “like” your colleagues’ posts

You can read the official announcement here:

Official SharePoint app now available for Windows Phone

And you can get the application here:

SharePoint

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As you’ve seen, I did about 20 posts about the presentations from SharePoint Conference 2012.  Here is the latest one I found on the Internet.

Its Called ” SharePoint Success in Seven Steps”.   Richard Harbridge already uploaded it on SlideShare, so you can view it directly from here :

Be sure to check my Other posts about SharePoint Conference 2012 :

SharePoint Conference 2012 New Yammer Pricing Plans & Information! #spc12 

SharePoint Conference 2012 Opening Keynote Now on Youtube! #spc12 

SharePoint Conference 2012: Search Architecture in SharePoint 2013 Slides #spc12 

SharePoint Conference 2012 : The keys to a sustainable SharePoint Strategy  Slides + Discussion! #spc12

SharePoint Conference 2012 SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Deep Dive Slides and Discussion #spc12

SharePoint Conference 2012 SharePoint 2013 Product Line Architecture and Strategy Slides #spc12

SharePoint Conference 2012 Windows Azure IaaS Deep Dive for SharePoint IT Professionals Slides #spc12

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As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference 2012 for the ones who couldn’t attend.

I couldn’t attend either, however Patrick Guimonet who is a SharePoint MVP is there and is sharing content on his own Blog but in French. I asked him if I could share the content he has but in English so more people can have access to the information and he thought it’s a good idea.

Here are the slides from the  Effective Search Deployment and Operation in SharePoint 2013  Presentation.  If you want to read the post in French or want to visit  the original post, you can find it here

[ #SPC12 ] SPC164 Deep Dive to Plan and Prepare for Your Users to interact with SharePoint from their mobile devices

Slides

Be sure to check my Other posts about SharePoint Conference 2012 :




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As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference 2012 for the ones who couldn’t attend.
I couldn’t attend either, however Patrick Guimonet who is a SharePoint MVP is there and is sharing content on his own Blog but in French. I asked him if I could share the content he has but in English so more people can have access to the information and he thought it’s a good idea.

Here are the slides from the Working with User Profiles in SharePoint Server 2013  Presentation.  If you want to read the post in French or want to visit  the original post, you can find it here [ #SPC12 ] SPC033 Working with User Profiles in SharePoint Server 2013

Slides

Major Improvements for Performance

25 New Properties for SharePoint 2013

The Most important slide of the presentation (the one to remember):

I am personally really happy with Yammer, new User Profiles and everything Microsoft brought into the social part of SharePoint 2013.  In 2010, User Profiles weren’t really used. I can’t wait to have a SharePoint 2013 project and see what the clients think about the new features in SharePoint 2013. 
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As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference 2012 for the ones who couldn’t attend.
I couldn’t attend either, however Patrick Guimonet who is a SharePoint MVP is there and is sharing content on his own Blog but in French. I asked him if I could share the content he has but in English so more people can have access to the information and he thought it’s a good idea.

Here are the slides from the SharePoint Conference 2012 Showcase of Microsoft’s 200 TB Hybrid Records Management Solution  Presentation.  If you want to read the post in French or want to visit  the original post, you can find it here [ #SPC12 ] SPC221 Showcase of Microsoft’s 200 TB Hybrid Records Management Solution

Slides/Comments

 Be sure to check my Other posts about SharePoint Conference 2012 :

SharePoint Conference 2012 New Yammer Pricing Plans & Information! #spc12

SharePoint Conference 2012 Opening Keynote Now on Youtube! #spc12

SharePoint Conference 2012: Search Architecture in SharePoint 2013 Slides #spc12

SharePoint Conference 2012 : The keys to a sustainable SharePoint Strategy  Slides + Discussion! #spc12

SharePoint Conference 2012 SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Deep Dive Slides and Discussion #spc12

SharePoint Conference 2012 SharePoint 2013 Product Line Architecture and Strategy Slides #spc12

SharePoint Conference 2012 Windows Azure IaaS Deep Dive for SharePoint IT Professionals Slides #spc12

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As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference 2012 for the ones who couldn’t attend.
I couldn’t attend either, however Patrick Guimonet who is a SharePoint MVP is there and is sharing content on his own Blog but in French. I asked him if I could share the content he has but in English so more people can have access to the information and he thought it’s a good idea.

Here are the slides from the Windows Azure IaaS Deep Dive for SharePoint IT Professionals  Presentation.  If you want to read the post in French or want to visit  the original post, you can find it here  [#SPC12 ] SPC036 Windows Azure IaaS Deep Dive for SharePoint IT Professionals

To Begin with, What is IaaS? What does it stand for?

Infrastructure
as
a
Service

Here is a small Definition:

Infrastructure as a Service is a provision model in which an organization outsources the equipment used to support operations, including storage, hardware, servers and networking components. The service provider owns the equipment and is responsible for housing, running and maintaining it. The client typically pays on a per-use basis.

Characteristics and components of IaaS include:

  • Utility computing service and billing model.
  • Automation of administrative tasks.
  • Dynamic scaling.
  • Desktop virtualization.
  • Policy-based services.
  • Internet connectivity.

IaaS is one of three main categories of cloud computing service. The other two are Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Infrastructure as a Service is sometimes referred to as Hardware as a Service (HaaS).

You can read more about IaaS on SearchCloudComputing or Technet 

Slides/Comments

You can visit online for Pricing here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/home/scenarios/virtual-machines/

 Be sure to check my Other posts about SharePoint Conference 2012 :

SharePoint Conference 2012 New Yammer Pricing Plans & Information! #spc12


SharePoint Conference 2012 Opening Keynote Now on Youtube! #spc12


SharePoint Conference 2012: Search Architecture in SharePoint 2013 Slides #spc12


SharePoint Conference 2012 : The keys to a sustainable SharePoint Strategy  Slides + Discussion! #spc12


SharePoint Conference 2012 SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Deep Dive Slides and Discussion #spc12


SharePoint Conference 2012 SharePoint 2013 Product Line Architecture and Strategy Slides #spc12

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As you’ve seen lately, I tried bringing you guys the most info from SharePoint Conference 2012 for the ones who couldn’t attend.
I couldn’t attend either, however Patrick Guimonet who is a SharePoint MVP is there and is sharing content on his own Blog but in French. I asked him if I could share the content he has but in English so more people can have access to the information and he thought it’s a good idea.

Here are the slides from the SharePoint 2013 Product Line Architecture and Strategy  Presentation.  If you want to read the post in French or want to visit  the original post, you can find it here [ #SPC12 ] SPC007 SharePoint 2013 Product Line Architecture and Strategy

Slides/Comments

If 50% of the SharePoint Deployments are in 2010, that means 50% are in 2007/2003.  I guess that now that SharePoint 2013 is out, the organizations that upgrade to “second to last” version will switch to 2010!

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