Tuesday 16 August 2016

SharePoint 2013 logical architecture Overview


SharePoint Farm,

SharePoint farm is one or collection of more servers connected through same configuration database. You can configure on one server or you can divide the roles such WFE, APP server, indexing or can define server for specific role.

Single server deployment use only for development or evaluation purpose where we can install everything on one server

2 tier refers to database and Sharepoint server, where we can have one database server to host the SQL server for Sharepoint databases and other server is used for SharePoint.

3 tier refer to WFE, Application server and Database server.

Service applications.

Service applications provides specific functionality to web applications such as User Profile service application (manage user profiles), Search service application, manage Meta data service application, and excel etc. we can associate out desire service application with Sharepoint web application. And each service application contains the proxy which manage the connections to each association or web application.

Web Application.

Web application is upper boundary of implementation, SharePoint central administration allows you to create new web application and IIS will host that web application such as http://portal.eteam.local, one web application can contains many site collections, which runs under same url, on web application level we can define AAM alternate access mappings which enables multiple urls for one application. Each web application have separate application pool in IIS.

Site collection.

Site collection is nothing except the logical container inside the web application, we can define multiple site collection under one web application and we have option to separate content database for each site collection. Each site collection have separate administration and permissions.

There is no hierarchy between sites collections, each of them have separate. Each site collection have its own security boundary

Top level sites and sub sites

When you defines site collection, top level site is created, first site is known as top level and rest of site are created under top level, it will maintain the hierarchy, its built like a tree, you can carry the same permissions known as inherit the permissions or you can break the permission for any site where ever you want.

List and libraries  

Under the sites we have list and libraries to save the data, libraries refer to documents and list refer to structured data in form of rows and columns. SharePoint provides many types of lists and libraries such as task list, Announcements, Contacts, Discussion boards, Calendar, Project tasks, Issue tracking and Survey etc.

SharePoint 2013 provide many predefine libraries such as Document library, Asset library, Dashboards libraryData Connections library, Form library, Picture library, Wiki Page Library and Pages Library

SharePoint Configuration Database

SharePoint Configuration database is created while you’re going to configure SharePoint farm, it contains the information such as other Sharepoint databases, IIS Web sites, Web applications, and Trusted or farm based solutions, web parts, and site templates

Default named as SharePoint_Config,

SharePoint Content Databases

All information related to site collection is store in content database, information such as All documents in document libraries, List data, web parts and their customization or properties, user or sand box solutions,

Friday 12 August 2016

SharePoint 2013 Service application and overview

SharePoint 2010 introduces new service application model, which continues in Sharepoint 2013, Service application model is very flexible,
  • Host the required service application. If you need only search just configure search service application
  • At web application level service association is also very simple, associate your required service application with web application.
  • You can create multiple instance of service application.
  • Some service applications have their own one or more databases to save the configuration and other related data. Such as User profile have profile, synchronization, and social tagging databases

1)      Business connectivity service application
Its enable to connect with external data sources, you can perform CRUD and query operation on external data. To create connection you can use Sharepoint designer and Visual studio (custom connector).

2)      Manage Meta data service application
       This service application enables you to manage taxonomy hierarchies, keywords, and social tagging features of SharePoint 2013. You can create groups, term sets and terms.

3)      Performance point service application
This services application or feature only available in enterprise version of Sharepoint , it enable the BI features , performance point designer is free tool to create dashboard , scorecards charts etc. and you can interact with Sharepoint lists, SQL server databases to create the dashboards.

4)      Search service application
             Its enables the capabilities to crawl the data based on sources you define in Sharepoint    
             search configuration and it index the data to respond the end user, search have following
             basic components Search crawler, Content processing, Index , query .
Search application contains its own databases

·         Search administration DB
·         Analytics reporting database DB
·         Crawl Store DB
·         Link DB

5)      User Profile service application
Enable to fetch user profiles of the users, you can use this data as User Profile hosting at my site, you can create audiences which helpful to filter contents, you can Host my site and each can have its own my site. Also provide the features related to social tagging and Notes.
User Profile service contains following databases

·         Profile DB
·         Synchronization DB
·         Social Tagging DB

6)      Excel service
This service enable the interaction to excel files using Browser.

7)      Visio services
              Its helps to view m interact and refreshing the Visio diagram in browser.

8)      Access services
Enable to interact with Access 2013 client or using the browser to create, view edit operations.

9)      Word automation services.
It used to view and edit the word documents in browser and also used for document conversion.

10)   App management service application
New Service application in Sharepoint 2013, Manage the Apps for SharePoint internal App Catalog and Public Sharepoint Store.

11)   Machine translation service application
New Service application in SharePoint 2013, Manage the Automatic translation for sites and contents.

12)   Work automation service application
New service application in SharePoint 2013, this service manage aggregation of Task for user at central location.

Thursday 11 August 2016

SharePoint 2013 features overview part 1

SharePoint 2013 is consider to be new way of working together. SharePoint in simple “Share Point “ Just divide into 2 words, its Point or central location to share your ideas, moreover you can organize the contents, discover (search) and manage the contents. Share the knowledge and distribute to other personnel in teams and organization.
Its product with lot of features called out of the box features, IT professional can manage the information based on customers’ requirements, developers can extent the out of the box features and designer can build new eye catching designs.

·         New authentication, classic mode authentication is no longer available in Sharepoint 2013, only claim based authentication is available. And there are lot improvements in it and allows server to server and app authentication in Sharepoint 2013.
·         Business connectivity services provides a way to connect using oData, previously only using web service (WCF), SQL and custom using .Net.

·         Added new video content type to manage the videos. Easy to display videos on the pages.

·         Thumbnail preview images are create automatically as you upload the video into Sharepoint library.

·         SharePoint 2013 allows you add iframe inside HTML field on the page.

·         It allows you to create image rendition. Which helps to show different sized images on different pages. Image Renditions feature is available under the site settings

·         Variations for multilingual sites SharePoint 2013 having a new service called machine translation service.

·         Cross site publishing manages the reuse the contents across multiple site collections.

·         SharePoint 2013 added new concept of Catalog enabled list and libraries, its type of list storing information that can publish across the sites collections, contents from catalog has been crawled and become part of search index and can display using content search web part.

·         Design manager is new feature only for publishing sites in Sharepoint. You can convert html design to Sharepoint master page. You can import & export design package.

·         Device channels allow you to manage design for different devices by creating different channels for different devices. By assigning different design to different channel.

·         Office web app, is now available as separate server and we can create office web server as farm and need to do binding with Sharepoint server, at the same time office web app can use with Lync and exchange.

·         Fast search is no more. Search architecture is changed and there are lot enhancements in it please see the details for search service Sharepoint 2013.

·         New Workflow engine , there is new Sharepoint workflow engine for Sharepoint 2013 build on base of windows workflow manger 4.5, if you install Sharepoint 2013 and did not install and configure Sharepoint 2013 workflow manager you will only experience Sharepoint 2010 workflows which is installed automatically with Sharepoint 2013.

·         New service applications

o    App Management service application is new service application use to manage app available in form, permissions, and app licenses  
o   Machine translation service is new service application used for variation of sites and provide automated translation of Sharepoint contents
o   Work management service application is new service application, Sharepoint 2013 provide great feature of single view all assigned task to person, it integrate assigned task from sites , exchange and project service.