Day 2 of the Sharepoint Conference 2012

The second day of the SharePoint Conference 2012 was very interesting with some deep dive sessions.

Connecting hybrid to Office 365

– In a hybrid deployment you can combine search results from onprem and o365

– Profile store will be connected to the online profile

– Metadata cannot be connected to the cloud

Office Web Apps Server 2013

– Standalone server, upscaling really easy with auto load balancing

– Configuration is just 2 PowerShell commands, there is no UI

– Office Web Apps 2012 are a lot richer in functionality for authoring

– OneNote is now part of Office Web Apps

– OWA server can be used by Exchange, Lync, SharePoint and every other third party vendor. Also Open from URL is available, where the URL can be any websites or URN on you network

– Security IS taken care of

Claims authentication migrations

– Claims are the default in SharePoint 2013

– Several migration scenario’s for Classic, Windows Claim, SAML Claim etc.

– I you do not migrate to Claims and stay in classic, Ofiice Web Apps previews will not work

– Custome code cannot using WindowsIdentity anymore, although you can use the Claim2WindowsToken service

Running SharePoint in Windows Azure

– Running SharePoint in Azure will be fully supported

– You can run SharePoint on Azure for your internal users only, a caveat is that you have to provide load balancing yourself

– If your requirement is to publish the environment to the web you only have to make a new Endpoint in azure, Azure will take care of the load balancing

– Costings are way lower than hosting SharePoint in your own datacenter(s), especially storage is very cheap

– With PowerShell you are able to export and import Virtual Machine Configuration. This enables a lot of interesting management tools to lower the cost of virtual machines which should not always be on. Like development, test and acceptance environments

– If you want to have a disaster recovery environment ready in 15 minute, but don’t want to pay for hot-standby, Windows Azure is the solution

Catch up tomorrow with a new update


About Cloud Architect Joran Markx
I have been working on Microsoft Technology since 2003. In addition to (lead) developer and software architect, I am certified Microsoft Specialist and active in design and implementation of Hybrid Cloud platforms. In 2011 I have achieved a Master of Science in IT Management. This made me capable to solve complex issues from the business in an efficient and structured way. As Cloud Architect I am working on various challenging projects with a variety of clients. Within my organisation I fullfill a leading role when it comes to internal development and sharing of knowledge. My goal is to provide reliable and predictable services to our clients with a strong focus on the results achieved for the organisations I am working for.

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