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SharePoint 2013: Standalone Installation Issue

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OK, so you’ve downloaded the SharePoint 2013 Preview and tried to do a standalone installation – and get an error “Failed to connect to the configuration database” and “Service running under Network Service account in workgroup environment is not supported”. 

This is apparently to do with the the AppFrabic caching service. Well, “TomBlog””s already sorted the problem: http://tomblog.insomniacminds.com/2012/07/17/sharepoint-2013-standalone-installation-issue/comment-page-1/#comment-80831. Thanks – great work.

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July 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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SharePoint 2013 Download and Training Materials

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Can now be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp142366

Lots of PowerPoints and presentations and evaluation download of SharePoint 2013 Server and Foundation.

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July 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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Even More SharePoint 2013 Snippets

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See here: http://www.learningsharepoint.com/2012/03/31/sharepoint-2013-features-and-resources/. There’s an additional list of resources at the end of this post.

Note: 16.Enable workflow looping in SharePoint Designer, eliminating the need for the Visual Studio development environment for that function.

Well, at last! Our Action Pack (see here) has been providing a work around for a number of years, but a platform supported solution is most welcome.

Update: Confirmed, they are supported but only with Azure Workflows, see: https://nickgrattan.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/while-loops-in-sharepoint-designer-2013-workflows/

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May 24, 2012 at 7:35 am

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More SharePoint 2013 Snippets

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Take a look here: http://jeffreypaarhuis.com/2012/03/12/whats-new-in-sharepoint-15-sharepoint-2013/

The “App” support section is perhaps the most interesting here, particularly since it can be scoped at the organization level.

Also , the ability to have custom SQL Server databases for these Apps is very important. Even with the SharePoint 2010 list relationship features using multiple SharePoint lists doesn’t really compare to relational database functionality.

Of course, this is all pure conjecture…

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May 22, 2012 at 9:31 am

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SharePoint 2013 with Metro Interface

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As this post shows, SharePoint is destined to support a Metro style interface… http://camerondwyer.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/sharepoint-15-sharepoint-2013-screenshots/

 

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May 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm