Go to the SharePoint 2013 Best Practices page.




Optional Software

Hyper-V on Windows 8

Making Windows Server 2012 Dev Friendly

Installing Handy software on Windows Server 2012

  • Use Ninite for Installation of additional Software, recommendations:
    • Foxit Reader
    • Notepad++
    • 7-Zip
    • Paint.NET
    • Chrome, Opera, Firefox, (+Safari)
    • Classic Start

Backup Time

Installing the Database Server

Installing SharePoint 2013

General resources (not dev-specific) about installing, configuring, and removing SharePoint:

Installing Developer Tools

Configure Workflows for SharePoint 2013

Further references about workflows:


Configure Apps

Configure SMTP Server

Configure Search

Configure PerformancePoint Services

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Configure SQL Server Reporting Services

  1. Install "Reporting Services – SharePoint" and "Reporting Services add-in for SharePoint Products" on the SharePoint server that the SSRS service will run on.  All other SP servers only need the "Reporting Services add-in for SharePoint Products."   (Recommend installing SQL Server 2012 SP1)
  2. Run the following SharePoint PowerShell scripts (from within the SharePoint Management Shell): Install-SPRSService and Install-SPRSServiceProxy and get-spserviceinstance -all | where {$_.TypeName -like "SQL Server Reporting*"} | Start-SPServiceInstance on the SSRS server. 

  3. Start SSRS Service only on desired SSRS server(s).
  4. Create a new service application of type SQL Server Reporting Services Service Application.
  5. Make sure the Claims to Windows Token Service  is started: SCA > System Settings > Manage services on server > Claims to Windows Token Service > Start.
  6. Click the service application for SSRS and specify an Execution Account.
  7. Go to the System Settings of the SSRS service application and check that it opens without errors. If there are errors, probably only the SSRS add-in has been installed in the application server and you will also need to install SQL Server Setup > "Reporting Services - SharePoint".
  8. Activate the Power View Feature for existing site collections:

    > Open your browser to the desired SharePoint site.

    > Click Site Actions.

    > Click Site Settings.

    > Click Site Collection Features in the Site Collection Administration Group.

    > Find Power View Integration Feature in the list.

    > Click Activate.

  1. Create a Report Library that will hold future reports.
  2. Create a Data Connectin Library that will hold data connections and shared datasets.

Now, you're ready to create some SSRS reports in Visual Studio and see if you're SSRS environment works correctly. The following overview provides some sample VS.NET project property settings:

Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219068.aspx for details.

Configure PowerPivot for SharePoint

Check account requirements at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee210642.aspx#requirements

Configure PowerPivot for SharePoint

Configure SkyDrive Pro

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