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SharePoint 2016 - 70-339

Planning and Administering SharePoint 201611 H 28 M

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Episodes
  • SharePoint 2016
    • Overview
    • Introducing SharePoint 2016
    • Designing an Information Architecture
    • Designing a Logical Architecture
    • Logical and Physical Architecture
    • Designing a Physical Architecture
    • Installing SharePoint
    • Configuring Farm Settings
    • Configuring Farm Settings Part 2
    • Configuring Farm Settings Part 3
    • Configuring Farm Settings Part 4
    • Configuring Farm Settings Part 5
    • Creating Web Apps and Site Collections
    • Configuring Site Collection
    • Plan and Configure Service Applications
    • Managing Users and Permissions
    • Configuring Federated Authentication
    • Farm Level Security
    • Managing Taxonomy
    • Configuring User Profiles
    • Configuring Enterprise Search
    • Monitoring a SharePoint 2016 Deployment
    • Introduction to SharePoint Online
    • Introduction to SharePoint Online Part 2
    • Introduction to SharePoint Online Part 3
    • SharePoint Online Search Administration
    • SharePoint Online Integrated Technologies

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  • Episode Description
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This series of videos covers the knowledge and skills needed to configure and manage a Microsoft® SharePoint Server 2016 environment. You will learn how to configure SharePoint Server 2016, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize your SharePoint server deployment. These videos align with the first exam in the SharePoint Server 2016 certification.

[SOUND] [MUSIC] Hello, welcome to ITProTV. I am Mike Rodrick and with me today is Mr. Mark Ingram. And we're here to start recording our SharePoint 2016 series. So here to tell you a little bit more about what to expect from the upcoming videos is Mr. Mark Ingram. How is it going, Mark? >> Good, Mike, thanks very much. We have a lot to cover, and what's new? What can SharePoint do? What can't it do? We finally have a mature product now. The first version came out in 2001, which was a bit of a going show, frankly, but through major revisions and refinement and feedback, Microsoft's got a stellar product. Is it perfect? No. Can it do a lot? Yes. It can mean many things to many people. So I'm excited to tell you about all the ways where SharePoint can help you streamline your workflows, your collaboration and so much more. So we're gonna cover a bunch of the objectives that we'll be talking about in the episodes to come. >> Very good, Mark. Now is this course, are we gonna be talking from the ground up, like somebody that's not familiar with SharePoint, never used it before, is this a good course for them? >> Absolutely, with no assumed prior SharePoint knowledge, a background, a general background in IT and working with information is certainly useful but we assume nothing. >> [LAUGH] And then for people that are familiar with SharePoint but maybe are new to SharePoint 2016, probably be a good fit for them as well. >> Absolutely, so what's in it for the experienced SharePoint administrator? Microsoft has put a lot of investment into SharePoint Online. In fact, all the development really over the past number of years, a lot in SharePoint Online. So we'll all be working in some kind of hybrid environment eventually, if not a pure SharePoint Online environment. Of course, with that ties in with O 365, so if you're not in the cloud now it's time to jump on even in a trial environment with Azure. It's definitely the future and the future is now. So you wanna be ahead of the curve. So that's the reason for it, if you're an experienced SharePoint administrator but do not yet use cloud services, this course is also for you. >> Very good. So, what kind of topics are we gonna cover as we progress through these episodes. >> Well, we'll look at first an introduction to SharePoint, some of the key functionality. Again, it can be many things to many people. We don't cover all the technology of SharePoint. We have an advanced class for that. >> [LAUGH]. >> However, you'll get a good grounding and then we'll look at a lot of the success of your SharePoint deployment actually has nothing to do with touching the keyboard. I'm talking about governance and planning. So the expression goes, if you don't have time to plan, you have to make time to plan later. In other words, after you've screwed up, plowed straight ahead without thinking, sort of the ready, fire, aim approach, right? Or we'll fix it later, no. So we really slow you down in the beginning modules looking at things like an information architecture. So if you do deploy SharePoint and you're new to product, it's a great time to look at your existing information, how it's stored, often with mergers and maybe moving physical locations. A lot of literal and figurative IT related junk goes with you. So maybe a good time to prune out the old and also to standardize on classifications for data. So that a customer for example, in the sales department means the same thing as a customer in the marketing department. In terms of the data, how we describe a customer, the data we retain etc. So, again governance is a key part of the success of your SharePoint deployments. We talk about design and information architecture. And then we go into designing, both logical and physical architectures. So, how is information gonna flow? How many SharePoint service do you need in your environment? Are you gonna go hybrid? Are you gonna go with the purely online environment? Lot of questions to ask. Office 365 integration? Are you gonna choose Yammer? Are you integrating SharePoint with Exchange and Lync? I know I've asked a lot of questions here. >> Wow, yeah. >> But these are some of the questions we'll answer as you watch the episodes and watch the demos and our witty repartee. >> [LAUGH] >> Some of the jokes are lame frankly, but you take it with the bad, it's a mixed bag. So installing configuring the product, we get into that. Not at first, we get into that later because again, we really want you to consider the governance aspects and the planning first before installing. So, we'll look at farm settings, so SharePoint farm is your entire SharePoint deployment, what settings have to be made at that level. Provisioning of farm settings like incoming email and outgoing email, integration with Office WebApp Server. And we show you how to create web applications and site collections in SharePoint. So a way of allowing for extending IIS websites to allow for SharePoint functionality. And with it, once we create site collections, then we can start creating other objects, document libraries, sub-sites, et cetera, and really start using SharePoint for what it's intended for. We have a variety of service applications as well, so we can provide services like search and business connectivity services. So one of the great things about SharePoint, we can connect to any organized data source and bring it into a SharePoint environment. In other words, have it searchable from within one interface. Some people deploy SharePoint, their prime driver is search because the user is so frazzled to having to go to multiple data repositories with different search terminology and queries just to try and extract data they need to do their job. So one of the topics we look at in this course as well is that users often spend 20 to 40% of their time throughout the work week just looking for information, not even doing anything with it. Not synthesizing, prioritizing, deleting, forwarding, creating reports, not just looking for it and often they get frustrated and recreate it, a total waste of time. So by properly designing a search interface in SharePoint, no matter where that data lives, inside your firewall, competitors' websites, news sources, government repositories, SQL databases, Oracle databases, any organized data source can be indexed, searchable from SharePoint and have the results displayed. Also the content from those external and internal data resources can be displayed in a dashboard in SharePoint. So, that was Bill Gates' idea back in the day in the 90's I believe, the digital dashboard, he got credited with that, that terminology. So the idea of you get information feeding into one screen rather then you having to go look at it, it comes to you. And that could be things like KPIs, stock reports, baseball scores. >> [LAUGH] >> Weather information, information on your commute time. Other KPIs like turnover, year-to-date sales, whatever is important to you can come to you as opposed to you having to manually go look for it. We'll talk, we'll have that information displayed in a SharePoint context. We also, it can be very complicated if you don't do it properly in terms of granting the right access to content in a SharePoint environment. So, as always, the law of least privilege applies. Give people just enough rights and permissions to do the job, but no more. Sometimes people get lazy and say we'll make that person a local admin, and then you hope they don't realize what they can do with local admin privileges. >> [LAUGH] >> And that's often the fault of the application creator because they didn't configure the app properly so you have to provide more permissions than possible. But in a SharePoint context, we'll show you what permissions to apply and where inheritance kicks in, and why you might wanna break inheritance? And we'll look at different ways of authenticating as well. So not just internally in our own organization but how can we provide a certain kind of access to say partner organization so they can access certain documents or content on our SharePoint site, without the hassle of us having to give them accounts in our active directory environment. So you might have set up federation services before for other kinds of collaboration between organizations, a similar process here. We'll show you exactly what to do to configure that partner authorization. And then also we'll get into hardening the platform somewhat. Securing the platform so farm level security, settings, changes to make in your SQL server backend, to make hacking a little harder and make your information a little more secure. Also we got total control over the kinds of content people can save in a SharePoint context. We'll look at how to block certain file types from living in your SharePoint environment. Taxonomy is a big part. This goes back to governance and planning. So taxonomy, a good example of taxonomy is the duodecimal system. It's robust, it stood the test of time for a 100 years or more. So, no matter if you went to college 50 years ago or five years ago or five years in the future, that duodecimal system still holds up. It still allows for the classification of new knowledge and coexistence with old knowledge. So that is a kind of taxonomy, an example. Other taxonomy examples from the world of species, fish, even plant life, rocks. I mean there's a schema or an organized plan for how to classify that information. So, in a SharePoint context as it relates to your organization, you need to have a way of classifying information to make management of it easier. But also to make finding content or the findability of your information that much easier. So we'll look at metadata, which is involved in classifying and part of your taxonomy and why you probably want to collect more metadata than you are now. We look at ways to automate that collection process so that users aren't hassled with having to enter multiple fields manually or pick from a list when they try and save a document in a SharePoint document library for example. User profile is another section of the course. This is great because we can import content from active directory so information about individual users and add to it big time. So we can surface more resources or more intellectual resources if you like throughout our organization. So, it's said that 50 to 75% of what's needed to run your organization comes, or lives in the minds of employees. In other words, it's not documented anywhere, so that means I can't search for it easily until now. Because with SharePoint user profiles, there are built in fields for things like alma mater, hobbies, programming languages. Anything you want to expose like that that there's no active directory field for, there is in SharePoint. We can also create custom fields as well. What this means is when I'm searching for information, say, on a programming language. I dont just get some documentation, I can find Fred Smith over in Anchorage is an expert in Python, for example. Im gonna ping Fred right now, with presence awareness I can see Fred's online. Im gonna ping him and ask him a question. Otherwise I would not necessarily have known that Fred was a Python expert, especially if you have a large geographically disbursed organization. So it can really make employees more resourceful to other employees in the organization. Enterprise search. So as I mentioned, search is a big reason why people deploy SharePoint in the first place. I'm not saying it's easy to setup, we'll show you some of the basics to set up Enterprise search in your environment. That can be frankly a multi day process and a thing,s something you tweak over time to increase or improve the quality of the results from various search queries. So I'm not gonna kid you here. It requires librarian type skills to be able to properly service information from search results. And then we'd be remiss if we didn't tell you how to monitor and maintain your SharePoint environment. So things like optimizing, caching, we'll look at how to look at log files. Health analyzer rules. How to monitor network traffic? How to monitor, maybe a page loads slowly, how to analyze that so you can identify elements of the page that are causing it to load slowly? Often it's a poorly written web part. We'll look at how to secure your environment that way as well in terms of web parts and content that users can access to maintain the overall security of your environment. >> All right, Mark, sounds like we've got a lot of information to go over that's gonna help me implement, deploy, work with, manage, and maintain my SharePoint environment. There's also an exam associated with this information, correct? >> Absolutely, Mike. It's the 70-339 exam from Microsoft, so we'll cover all the objectives on the exam. Will you be able to pass the exam after watching these episodes? Of course not. [LAUGH] >> [LAUGH] >> You gotta get some hands on. And your day-to-day real world experience with SharePoint will help tie you through. Gone are the days where you could just read a book or watch some videos and just breeze in and come out with a passing score. So I don't wanna get you under any illusions. However, we'll cover all the concepts that do appear on the exam. So you're not gonna be surprised when you get hands on or when you attempt the exam at the questions that come up. >> Very good Mark. All right, I'll tell you what, you've got me excited about SharePoint 2016. I hope everybody out there is as excited as I am. If you are, you are in the right place, stay tuned. We got some really exciting SharePoint episodes coming your way. [MUSIC]

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