Hi there everybody. Long time no see. I've been super, ultra busy working this year (especially this summer), and haven't had time to indulge in my usual pasttimes quite as much as I'd like.
Right now I am preparing to go to Sweden and present two sessions at the SEF 2012 event in Stockholm. Both of my sessions are about SharePoint Foundation 2013(most of the sessions at the event are about SharePoint 2013 actually, I guess everyone's excited).
To that end there are a few quirks I'd like to point out about SharePoint Foundation 2013, particularly the Public Preview version (which is the version I'm using since the release version doesn't come out until after I get back from SEF).
So on to some notes:
- When installing SharePoint Foundation 2013 preview-- I chose not to use the 2012 versions of SQL and Server at this point. One new thing at a time, thanks.
To that end-- Server 2008 R2 must have:
- Service pack 1 installed and all updates to this point
- MaxDOP set to 1 (In SQL Server Mgmt Studio, right click the server icon in Object Explorer pane, go to it's properties. In the properties box, click on Advanced in the select a page area, change value of Max Degree of Parallelism to 1)
- KB 2554876
- KB 2708075
- KB 2472264
- Secure Store (yay, now you can use it for BCS)
- Search (only one though, you can have several search service applications like you can for Server)
- App Management (to be used to manage the installation of "Apps" in the farm, requires EXTENSIVE set up outside of the service application itself)
- State Service
- Lotus Notes Connector (ironically, in case you need to search lotus notes implementations)
Remember that SharePoint Foundation 2013, specifically because of the practically infinite increase in Search services, require almost 4 times the RAM that it needed for the 2010 version. And this is not a joke. My VM of SPF 2013, with no users using it, just sitting idle, need 4GB of RAM to function. So when they say it needs 8 GB of RAM, it is not an idle threat. It uses huge, huge amounts of RAM. Especially if you set search to do continuous crawls.
"Continuous crawls, what's that," You say? Ah, that's the point of my new "SharePoint Foundation 2013 and how search grew up" session. :)