Month: July 2015

Building SharePoint Farm in Azure using Template for Dev & Test

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The Microsoft Azure Preview Portal automatically creates a pre-configured SharePoint Server 2013 farm for us. This can save you a lot of time when we need a basic or high-availability SharePoint farm for a development and testing environment.

The basic SharePoint farm consists of three virtual machines in this configuration.


We can use this farm configuration for a simplified setup for SharePoint app development or first-time evaluation of SharePoint 2013.

The high-availability SharePoint farm consists of nine virtual machines in this configuration.


We can use this farm configuration to test higher client loads, high availability of the external SharePoint site, and SQL Server AlwaysOn for a SharePoint farm. We can also use this configuration for SharePoint app development in a high-availability environment.

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SharePoint Online (SPO) Migration PowerShell Cmdlets public preview

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The Long waited utility for migrating On-Premises File Share or On-Premises SharePoint server site to Office 365 SharePoint Online is release recently from Microsoft.

This utility/API is PowerShell cmdlets and its called “SharePoint Online (SPO) Migration PowerShell Cmdlets”.

SharePoint Online (SPO) Migration PowerShell Cmdlets public preview is a new API dedicated to migrating data from on-premises file shares to Office 365. To join this preview go to SPO Migration Preview.

SPO Migration PowerShell cmdlets are designed to move on-premises content from file shares and SharePoint Server libraries and One Drive to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Requiring minimal CSOM calls, it leverages Azure temporary BLOB storage to scale to the demand of large migration of data content.

The detailed information can be found here,