Month: April 2015

SharePoint 2013 Best Practices Notes

After completed the MVA Course SharePoint 2013 Best Practices, I made the following notes and would like to share to whom it may concerned.


Best practices are patterns, implementations, and configurations that have repeatedly proven themselves as the best way to achieve a high quality and reliable solution.

1. Planning for SharePoint

Naming Convention
+ Consistency throughout entire farm
+ Use complete names, not abbreviations
+ Avoid spaces to limit population of %20

2. Capacity Planning

Four Fundamentals of Performance
a. Latency – Time b/w initiating action and last byte received
b. Throughput – Number of concurrent requests server can process
c. Data Scale – Content size and data corpus the server can host
d. Reliability – Ability of the system to meet the latency and throughput

+ Capacity management and sizing overview for SharePoint Server 2013

+ Technical diagrams for SharePoint 2013

3. Training – Key to Success

4. Installing SharePoint

5. Microsoft Updates

+ Critical On Demand (COD)
– a specific fix provided to a small number of customers affected by a critical problem
+ Public Update (PU)
– includes security fixes and fixes for problems that affect a broad number of customers
+ Cumulative Update (CU)
– includes fixes for problems reported through support cases
+ Service Pack (SP)
– Accumulation of CUs, PUs, earlier SPs, and may include new fixes and new functionality

+ SharePoint Updates

6. Optimization and Troubleshooting

+ Monitoring and maintaining SharePoint Server 2013

+ Manage search components in SharePoint Server 2013

+ Analyzing SharePoint Logs using ULS Viewer

+ Analyzing IIS Logs using Log Parser Studio

+ Claims authentication does not validate user

+ Community Best Practices for SharePoint 2013