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William O. Barnhill     Greater Cincinnati Water Works
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First Look Clinic: What’s New for IT Professionals in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

This 1/2 day instructor-led first-look clinic explains the new and improved product features as applicable to IT Professionals and how to install, deploy, manage, and administer SharePoint Server 2013. It also provides information on how to integrate SharePoint Server 2013 with key applications and how to maintain and troubleshoot SharePoint Server 2013.

At course completion:

  • Identify the major new features in SharePoint 2013 for IT Pros
  • Discuss the major architectural changes in SharePoint 2013
  • Describe the major changes to the BCS and the search service
  • Describe the new BI and composites features in SharePoint 2013
  • Describe the new content management and compliance features
  • Identify the new features for social computing and mobile users

Students who attend this training should have experience working with SharePoint Server 2010.

Course Outline

Module 1: Architecture and Identity

This module, discusses the key changes to architecture, security, and identity management that facilitate various improvements to SharePoint 2013.


  • Architecture Changes
  • Security and Identity Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the key architectural changes in SharePoint 2013 and describe their impact on IT management.
  • Describe the changes to security and identity management in SharePoint 2013.

Module 2: Business Connectivity and Search

Business connectivity and search features provide users with the ability to discover and interact with information seamlessly across SharePoint and other data stores. This module  describes the key changes to Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and the search service in SharePoint 2013.


  • What’s New in Business Connectivity Services?
  • What’s New in Search?

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the new BCS capabilities in SharePoint 2013.
  • Describe the search architecture and changes to the search service in SharePoint 2013.

Module 3: Business Intelligence and Composites

SharePoint 2013 includes enhanced support for business intelligence (BI) and SharePoint composites. This module, discusses these changes and examine how they impact the roles of farm and site administrators.


  • What's New in Business Intelligence?
  • What's New in Composites?

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key changes to BI solutions in SharePoint from an administration perspective.
  • Describe the new capabilities in SharePoint composites for SharePoint 2013.

Module 4: Content Management and Compliance

Robust and easy to use content management, task management, and records management functionality has long been central to the SharePoint platform. This module, takes a look at the new content management, records management, and compliance features in SharePoint 2013.


  • What’s New in Enterprise Content Management
  • What's New in Records Management and Compliance

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the new enterprise content management capabilities in SharePoint 2013.
  • Describe the new records management and compliance features in SharePoint 2013.

Module 5: Social and Mobile Functionality

Social computing features and the mobile user experience were major areas of investment in SharePoint 2013. This module, reviews the social changes and examine the improvements for users of mobile devices.


  • What’s New in Social Computing
  • What’s New for Mobile Users

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the new social computing features in SharePoint 2013.
  • Describe the improvements for mobile users in SharePoint 2013.

Module 6: Web Content Management

SharePoint 2013 includes new authoring, publishing, and search functionality that makes it more effective as a web content management platform. This module, discusses this new functionality from the perspective of farm and site administrators.


  • The Content Authoring Process
  • Search-Driven Sites

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the changes to the authoring process in SharePoint 2013.
  • Provide an overview of the new search-driven content features in SharePoint 2013.

This course is intended for people who want to learn about new features in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 that have been added since Microsoft SharePoint 2010. This course is not comprehensive training on SharePoint 2013.

Students should already have a foundational knowledge and skill of Microsoft SharePoint 2010.



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