The SharePoint Administration 2013 Inside Out book is wrapping up, and I am frantically doing edits before heading out to Sweden for the SEF 2013 event (I'll be ON A BOAT!).
This blog entry is some extended material from that book. I was working on Chapter 6, "Creating and Managing Service Applications" and wrote more material concerning Multi-Tenancy, Subscription Settings service, than the book's style requirements can support.
What this means is I had a section detailing pretty quickly how to create the subscription settings service application, create a subscription ID, create a site collection to use that ID, apply the ID to an existing site collection, create a feature packs, apply them, isolate the users for the tenant in their own OU, etc. Truly, I was supposed to do about a page per service application, and I ended up doing 8 pages for this one alone.
So I had to trim the section to better match the intent of the chapter.
But, in case anyone reading the book would like to see this kind of detail, I am posting here. So:
How to create and manage the Subscription Settings Service Application in SharePoint Server and Foundation 2013 (note that in the final section listing the different service applications that can be partitioned, some of those do not apply to Foundation).
Create the Service Application and its proxy
Generate a Subscription ID
Create a New Site Collection to use the Subscription ID
Apply the Subscription ID to an Existing Site Collection
Create a Tenant Administration Site Collection for the Subscription
Create a Feature Pack
Manage a Feature Pack
Isolate the People Picker for a Subscription to an OU
Adventures in Provisioning Service Applications to be consumed by Tenants
I hope this material was useful for you. Thanks for reading!