[Arabic Video] Connect & Synchronize Legacy File Share with SharePoint 2010/13

Many organizations aspire to migrate their content sitting in Legacy File Shares to SharePoint to make use of all the enterprise collaboration and document management features of the platform. However, IT Teams are are always concerned about the SQL Server Storage burdens which might lead to :

  1. Higher storage costs.
  2. End-users will suffer from Performance Degradation
  3. Slow backup and restore time.

In today’s video, I’ll show you how to leave content in File Share and surface it through SharePoint while leveraging the full capabilities of the platform, I’ll be using AvePoint’s DocAve Connector for this.


You can watch the video from here.


[Arabic Video] Web Content Management in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 – Content Authoring

I just published a video that I’ve created with my friend Marwan Tarek (SharePoint folk & MVP) about Content Authoring in SharePoint 2013. This is the beginning of a series of videos about Web Content Management in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365.




In today’s video, you will learn and see the following features:

  1. Copy from word
  2. Embed Code
  3. Image Renditions
  4. Video Renditions
  5. Video Management
  6. SEO Properties

You can watch the video here.

Finally, SharePoint 2013 Unleashed Hits The Shelves!


This is just a quick note to let you know that my second book as a Contributor Author (SharePoint 2013 Unleashed) has been finally released.


I’d like to thank the main authors of the book (Michael Noel and Colin Spence) as well as all the contributor authors for their huge efforts. I’m really glad to be part if the team behind this book.

Here is the list of the contributors :


You can buy the book from here.

[Arabic Video] SharePoint 2010 to Office 365 SharePoint Online Migration Demo




Watch the video from here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9gLAxcEEmQ&list=PLMEu4vpAk8NqdS3GwWyXMhwigsewB4dEb&index=4

Watch Also:

[Arabic Video] Successful Migration to SharePoint 2013
[Arabic Video] SharePoint Migration using 3rd party tools
[Arabic Video] SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013 Migration Demo

TFS 2013 Power Tools are available

The TFS 2013 Power Tools are finally available.  There’s no new features in this release but there are a fair number of bug fixes and the Power Tools have all been updated to work with VS 2013 and TFS 2013.  Also, the version checking has been changed so that these Power Tools will also work with VS 2013 Updates – so you don’t have to wait for a new version of the Power Tools for every VS Update.  And, of course, these will work with VS 2013 RTM.

Source : Brian Harry’s blog

[Arabic Video] Successful Migration to SharePoint 2013

I’ve just uploaded a a quick 20-min Arabic video discussing SharePoint 2013 planning considerations and migration strategies. You can watch the video here ..



Next week, I’ll upload the following videos:

– Migration using 3rd-party tools.

– Migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013

– Migration from SharePoint 2010 on-premise to Office 365 SharePoint Online.

Visual Studio 2013 Application Lifecycle Management Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts

The Visual Studio 2013 Preview ALM Virtual Machine is available for download along with 4 hands-on-labs / demo scripts which introduce some of the new ALM capabilities which have been added in this release. In future iterations of this VM we will be adding additional hands-on-labs and demo scripts.

You can download and install the previews of Visual Studio 2013 (and Team Foundation Server 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1, etc.). But if you would like a faster way to understand what is new for application lifecycle management in this release, this virtual machine is pre-configured with all of the necessary software and sample data for you.

You can download the VM along with the HOLs from here .