Determine the best design for your SharePoint implementation by gaining a deeper understanding of how the platform works.

Written by a team of SharePoint experts, this practical guide introduces the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 architecture, and walks you through design considerations for planning and building a custom SharePoint solution. It’s ideal for IT professionals, whether or not you have experience with previous versions of SharePoint.

Discover how to:

•Dive deeper into SharePoint 2013 architecture components

•Gather requirements for a solution that fits your needs

•Upgrade from Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to 2013

•Design service applications for performance and redundancy

•Provide the right storage plan for a SharePoint farm

•Map authentication and authorization requirements to your solution

•Take steps necessary to design a secure implementation

•Plan your business continuity management strategy

•Validate your SharePoint architecture to ensure success

Shannon Bray, MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCSE, MCSD, is a SharePoint evangelist and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) for Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) for SharePoint 2010. He is currently the chief architect at Planet Technologies and specializes in architecture design and solution development using Microsoft technologies. Shannon has presented many sessions at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference and Microsoft Tech ED.

Miguel Wood, MCPD, MCITP, MCSE, MCSD, MCT, is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) for SharePoint and a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) for SharePoint 2010. His background includes mentoring organizations to better utilize technology to improve business processes.

Patrick Curran has been working with SharePoint for more than eight years, doing everything from administration, branding, and development to upgrading, and troubleshooting. Patrick works with clients, all over the world, to help integrate their organization into SharePoint.