[SharePoint4MEA : Arabic Video] Hardware & Software Requirements for SharePoint Server 2013

And here is another video from SharePoint4MEA Team.


Title : Hardware & Software Requirements for SharePoint Server 2013

Description :

SharePoint Server 2013 provides for several installation scenarios. Currently, these installations include single server with built-in database installations, single-server farm installations, and multiple-server farm installations. This video describes the hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013 in each of these scenarios.

Presenter : Mahmoud Hamed
Publisher : SharePoint4MEA
Language : Arabic

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[SharePoint4MEA : Arabic Video] Creating Site Collections in SharePoint Server 2013

Lesson 6 in the “SharePoint Server 2013 Administration” Arabic course is now available on SharePoint4MEA YouTube channel, you can watch it from here.







Also Watch:

Lesson 1 : Preparing for SharePoint 2013 Installation
Lesson 2 : Installing SharePoint Server 2013
Lesson 3 : The logical Architecture of SharePoint 2013
Lesson 4 : Creating SharePoint 2013 Web Applications
Lesson 5 : Managing Web Applications in SharePoint Server 2013


[SharePoint4MEA : Arabic Video] Windows PowerShell for Office 365 SharePoint Online

This is a quick note to let you know that I’ve just published a new video to SharePoint4MEA YouTube channel.

Today’s video is about Managing Office 365 SharePoint Online through the SharePoint Online PowerShell Management Shell. You can watch the video from here.




For more about the PowerShell Module, you can check the following articles :



[SharePoint4MEA : Arabic Video] Managing SharePoint 2013 Web Applications

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all those who are celebrating.

Yesterday, we’ve published our 5th lesson in the “SharePoint 2013 Administration” Arabic course. You can find the video here.




Also Watch:

Lesson 1 : Preparing for SharePoint 2013 Installation
Lesson 2 : Installing SharePoint Server 2013
Lesson 3 : The logical Architecture of SharePoint 2013
Lesson 4 : Creating SharePoint 2013 Web Applications

Errors & Resolutions for SharePoint Hosted App Development

SharePoint-Journey.com has done a very good job putting together a very useful video about SharePoint Hosted Apps. In the video, you will learn how to develop your very first SharePoint hosted app and experience all possible errors you might encounter during development. The video also covers the ways you can resolve those errors.

I usually refer to this video in my presentations and events.


You can watch the video here.

December 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

The product group released the December 2013 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family.

Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first.

Please also have a look at the article that discusses how to properly patch a SharePoint 2013 farm which has Search enabled.


Previous releases of the SharePoint Server 2013 cumulative update included both the executable and the .CAB file in the same self-extracting executable download. Because of the file size, the SharePoint Server 2013 package has been divided into two separate downloads. One contains the executable file (identified as ubersrv2013kb2850024fullfilex64glb), while the other contains the .CAB file (identified as ubersrv_1). Both are necessary and must be extracted to the same folder to successfully install the update. Both are available by clicking the same Hotfix Download Available link in the KB article for the release.

See the KB article of the SharePoint Server CU for more details.

Read more here.

[SharePoint4MEA : Arabic Video] Creating SharePoint 2013 Web Applications

We are progressing very quickly. Today we’ve published the 4th lesson in the SharePoint 2013 Administration Arabic course to SharePoint4MEA YouTube channel.



Today’s lesson is all about “Creating SharePoint 2013 Web Application”, you can watch it from here .

Last but not least, and thanks guys for the amazing feedback!

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Also Watch:

Lesson 1 : Preparing for SharePoint 2013 Installation
Lesson 2 : Installing SharePoint Server 2013
Lesson 3 : The logical Architecture of SharePoint 2013

Learn SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 @ Microsoft Virtual Academy


Developers and IT Professionals have always had Channel 9 and MSDN available for their learning needs. Now it’s time to take their learning up a notch. Enter Microsoft Virtual Academy – the new go-to place for live and on-demand training courses across the entire developer and IT Pro platform designed to give learners a jump start into new technologies and/or help them understand the knowledge required for specific Microsoft certification exams. Visitors can choose to take full day-long courses or take selected modules from courses based on areas of interests.

The courses below are the SharePoint specific ones that I highly recommend :

Course Name
Tuning SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint 2013 Jump Start
SQL Server stores most of the data for SharePoint. This Jump Start training focuses on how these two products are integrated. Join two of the industry’s most popular SharePoint experts, Bill Baer and Brian Alderman on an exploration of SQL Server settings, SQL Server system database settings and configuration options that will improve SharePoint 2013 performance, availability and security. Enjoy this demo filled Jump Start to help you optimize SQL Server 2012 deployment to protect your SharePoint environment.
Click here
Apps for Office and SharePoint
The new apps for Office provide an improved experience within Office applications by integrating rich content and services from the web. An app for Office is basically a webpage that is hosted inside an Office client application. You can use apps to extend the functionality of a document, email message, meeting request, or appointment. The apps for SharePoint provide a new method to deliver specific information or functionality to a SharePoint site. In this Jump Start, you’ll see some examples of apps for Office and SharePoint and learn what they can do. You’ll learn how to acquire and manage apps. You’ll learn more about the types of apps for Office and the applications that support them. You’ll also find out how to make apps for Office available to users, how to manage them by using Group Policy settings or the registry, and how to monitor them by using Telemetry Dashboard.
Click here
Introduction to SharePoint
Experience some of the new ways SharePoint Online simplifies how you interact with your team and across your enterprise. Learn how new search capabilities help you discover and organize information, manage the results, and take immediate action to be more productive. Learn how to create content, control the policies that govern content management, and protect your organization by ensuring compliance. Learn how to extend the collaborative power of SharePoint Online by using it with Yammer – the enterprise social network.
Click here
SharePoint Online Overview for IT Pros
In this guide, you’ll see how SharePoint Online provides powerful new controls that allow IT departments to manage cost, risk, and their time. See how SharePoint Online provides powerful new controls that allow IT departments to manage cost, risk, and their time.
Click here
Business Intelligence in Office 365
The new business intelligence features available in Microsoft Office and SharePoint 2013 provide greater insight that can be easily shared across the organization, all while using familiar tools.
Click here
Developing Microsoft SharePoint® Server 2013 Core Solutions Jump Start
Are you a developer for the Microsoft platform, interested in helping your organization collaborate and manage workflow using SharePoint solutions? Take this course to learn the core skills common to most SharePoint development activities. Find out how to work with backend data and front end user interfaces and security. You’ll get some guidelines and best practices that will help you optimize your SharePoint applications. You’ll see some cool demos that will show you how to create an app, deploy it to a catalog, and install it. And you’ll see workflows inside the dramatically enhanced SharePoint Designer. This Jump Start will help you prepare for Exam 70-488.
Click here

[SharePoint4MEA : Arabic Video Series] Implementing Highly Available SharePoint 2010 & 2013 Farms on Windows Azure IaaS

On behalf of SharePoint4MEA team, I’m really pleased to announce the availability of a new Arabic Video series that shows and explains in a step-by-step manner how Highly Available SharePoint 2010 and 2013 Farms can be created on Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service. The video series was created by our SharePoint Expert, Mahmoud Hamed as a response for some requests that we received earlier and it’s available now on our YouTube channel .

Windows Azure is really amazing, it provides an on-demand infrastructure that scales and adapts to changing business needs. There is a lot of white papers out there on the internet that explains how you can create a SharePoint farm with High-availability but this series is intended to explain and show the whole process via short videos along with the different challenges that might arise along the way. You can watch the series fromhere.

Please note that the videos were recorded in Arabic but even if you don’t understand Arabic you can still follow along.



Watch the videos from here …

[UAE SharePoint User Group] New session : Java Script Object Model


SharePoint 2013 – JavaScript Object Model

You are invited to attend a free session on JavaScript Object Model for SharePoint 2013 provided by UAE SharePoint User GroupThis session will build up your skills to a point where you can start developing client side applications against SharePoint.

Session Description:
JavaScript is becoming the new de-facto standard for developing solutions on top of SharePoint, thanks to the new App model!
This session will cover the fundamental use of the SharePoint 2013 JavaScript Object Model (JSOM), explain how JSOM has evolved in SharePoint 2013, and highlight many of JSOM new features.


  • Introduction to CSOM
  • How CSOM works
  • CSOM Advantages
  • Read list data and query
  • Add/Update & Delete list Items

Speakers : Ahmad Al-Najjar (SharePoint Architect) & Iman Al-Maskari (Senior SharePoint Developer)

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00PM
Date: 18th Dec 2013
LocationUAE – Abu Dhabi, Tourist Club area, Al Khawarizmi International College, Room 603 (Map)

Don’t miss this great learning and networking opportunity!

UAE SharePoint User Group (UAESPUG)

UAE SharePoint User Group is a community group that has been established by a group of industry pioneers to help SharePoint users in the United Arab Emirates develop their skills and knowledge in this technology.

For more information and upcoming events visit: