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Plan for SharePoint 2013
 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-01-30

Summary:IT pros use planning and architecture content to develop conceptual, logical, and physical designs for configuring SharePoint 2013 features, servers, and topologies.

The following content provides recommendations for system designs based on customer scenarios and includes information to help IT pros design a highly reliable, consistently available, and scalable system.

Downloadable resources about how to plan for SharePoint 2013

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Technical diagrams for SharePoint 2013

See architecture choices at a glance in these large-format diagrams.

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Planning worksheets for SharePoint 2013

Record planning decisions for later references with these spreadsheet templates.

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SharePoint Server IT Pro Reviewer's Guide

Read about how SharePoint Server 2013 builds on the investments of previous SharePoint releases to help you do the following: lower IT costs with a flexible and scalable collaboration platform; better manage risk by safeguarding your business with secure and reliable capabilities; increase productivity through cost-effective and efficient management.

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Video demos and training for SharePoint 2013

Discover video presentations and training for SharePoint 2013.

TechNet articles about planning for SharePoint 2013

The following articles about how to plan for SharePoint 2013 are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.

 

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Plan user profiles and identities (SharePoint Server 2013)    Find the set of overview and planning topics for user profiles and identities for SharePoint Server 2013.

System requirements for SharePoint 2013    Find information about hardware requirements, software requirements, browser support, and IP support for SharePoint 2013.

Plan for social computing and collaboration in SharePoint Server 2013    Learn how to plan for social computing and collaboration in SharePoint Server 2013.

Plan logical architectures for SharePoint 2013    Use the SharePoint design samples and architectural guidance to plan an architecture for a SharePoint 2013 deployment.

Plan document management in SharePoint 2013    Learn about the document management features of a solution based on SharePoint Server 2013.

Plan for on-premises or hosted virtualization in SharePoint 2013    Create a well-designed plan to install and configure SharePoint 2013 in a virtual environment.

Plan digital asset libraries in SharePoint Server 2013    Find links to articles and related resources that can help you plan digital asset libraries in SharePoint Server 2013.

Plan authentication in SharePoint 2013    Find resources about user authentication, server-to-server authentication, and app authentication to help you understand and plan for authentication in SharePoint 2013.

Plan records management in SharePoint Server 2013   Learn about records management in SharePoint Server 2013.

Permissions planning for sites and content in SharePoint 2013    Learn about how to plan permissions for sites and site content for SharePoint 2013.

Plan eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013    Find links to articles about eDiscovery in SharePoint Server 2013.

Overview of backup and recovery in SharePoint 2013    Understand backup and recovery scenarios, the backup architecture, and recovery processes before you plan to back up and restore SharePoint 2013.

Plan web content management in SharePoint Server 2013    Learn how to plan publishing sites by using SharePoint Server 2013 features.

Plan for backup and recovery in SharePoint 2013    Learn how to plan backup and recovery strategies for your SharePoint 2013 environment.

Plan search in SharePoint Server 2013    Create a well-designed plan to install and configure search in SharePoint 2013.

Plan for monitoring in SharePoint 2013   Learn about SharePoint monitoring tools and scenarios. Plan schedules and create a response plan to keep the SharePoint farm running.

Plan managed metadata in SharePoint Server 2013    Learn about managed metadata and taxonomy in SharePoint Server 2013.

Plan for high availability and disaster recovery for SharePoint 2013    Create a well-designed high availability plan and a disaster recovery plan that meets business goals and objectives.

Plan for business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2013    Learn about how SharePoint Server 2013 implements business intelligence to analyze data.

SQL Server and storage (SharePoint 2013)    Learn how to plan for SQL Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and SQL Server 2012 and storage configuration for SharePoint 2013.

Plan for Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2013    Learn to plan to use Microsoft Business Connectivity Services to access external data in SharePoint Server 2013.

Security planning for SharePoint 2013 farms    Learn about how to plan SharePoint 2013 security for server farms.

Plan for Access Services in SharePoint Server 2013    Learn how to use Access Services in SharePoint Server 2013 to share solutions on the web.

Plan email integration for a SharePoint farm in SharePoint 2013    Learn how to plan for email integration in SharePoint 2013.

Plan for mobile devices in SharePoint 2013    Learn how to plan for your SharePoint Server 2013 mobile infrastructure.

Fundamental site planning in SharePoint 2013    Learn about site collections, sites, and site templates in SharePoint 2013.

Governance planning in SharePoint 2013 Find resources about governance in SharePoint Server 2013. Learn about governing IT services, information management, and application management.

Getting started with SharePoint Server 2013 workflow    Read a high-level view of the SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform.

Plan for administrative and service accounts in SharePoint 2013    Learn about the accounts to use to manage SharePoint 2013 deployment scenarios and services.

Videos about planning for SharePoint 2013

The following video recordings about how to plan for SharePoint 2013 are available to view online or to download.

 

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SharePoint 2013 deployment planning and considerations for IT pros

Watch this training from SharePoint experts to learn what to consider when planning for deployment.

SharePoint Server 2013 hardware and software requirements

Get a video overview of the hardware and software required for SharePoint 2013

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