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My SharePoint 2013 Lab and Dev Environment – Part 1


I’ve been working on my SharePoint 2013 lab environment for about a month now and I’m while still tinkering with it I’ve gotten to the point that I’m ready to start blogging about my process and my results. This will be the first post in the series.

The Physical Rig

For starters I’m running Windows 2012 on all the machines and using Hyper-V.

  •  HP z420 Workstation
  • 64 GB RAM
  • 3.60GHZ Xeon CPU
  • 240GB SSD (Primary Drive) – OS (Plan to move the SP VM here if necessary in the future)
  • 500 GB (Secondary Drive) – ISO Storage and VMs
I went ahead and joined the Hyper-V server to the corporate domain so that I can easily manage the machines through the Hyper-V Administration tools directly from my laptop. Continue reading →

Adding Links to Site Settings

In part 1 I covered Adding Links to Central Administration but now it’s time to take a look at how I added links to the site settings screen for my CodePlex creation SharePoint 2010 Site Styles. Note that the process is almost identical.

So the final goal is something that looks like this:

Just like part 1 this solution uses feature activation (no code required) to make this happen. Here we go! Continue reading →

Adding Links to Central Administration

This is part 1 of a series regarding my recent CodePlex addition SharePoint 2010 Site Styles. I’ve decided to blog on 4 of the concepts that I used in creating the add-on. These are topics that have been blogged about before but hopefully relating to a real working code base will provide some additional value.

The goal is to get some new links to appear within Central Administration. The finished product looks like this:
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SharePoint 2010: What’s New? – Part 1

After installing the new SharePoint 2010 beta I stared blankly at it wondering where to begin. So, after some consideration I’m going to begin at the beginning in an attempt to identify the new and the different, one feature at a time. Welcome to part one in a multi part series where I’m going to focus on the mapping of functionality from 2007 to 2010 rather than how it works or how to use it… consider this an inventory. In part one I’m going to cover the Central Administration Application Management page. Continue reading →