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SharePoint Metro Grid Web Part

The SharePoint 2010/2013 “Metro Grid” web part displays links in Metro Tile Grid format. A flexible SharePoint web part that provides clickable links in the shape of square tiles.  Super easy to configure and customize, just add the web part to a page and click “Add link” to get started.  All interaction is AJAXed provided by jQuery and jQuery UI plugins. Compatible with all current versions of SharePoint including 2007, 2010, and 2013.  Plus, it doesn’t require the paid versions so those of you using the WSS or Foundation versions can take advantage of this web part.  Inspired by the new Windows 8 UI and also the SharePoint 2013 Team Site template, this modern tile style is catching on and is a great way to present linked content.  It comes with 251 icons available as an optional site collection feature, or use your own images.

SharePoint 2013 BI & ECM Demo Builds with SQL 2012 SP1

Through the use of Content Pack Concept for SelfService BI, ECM, Search and BigData,  we hope to bring you the ability to use the same demos we have built based with examples like Contoso Medical, Great White Gears, Contoso Schools, AdventureWorks Camping Supplies, TailSpinToys,  Contoso Casino, and more. We have extended the Content Pack Concept to include SQL and AD-DS OUs, Users, and Groups so that we can now install SQL 2012 SP1 and SharePoint 2013 in the same configuration as our environment, that allows us to give you these demos.

The following Demo installations are available for download now.

SharePoint 2013 Service Account Creator

This project consists of a  PowerShell script, some XML input files,  which together provide a fully automated creation of the Service Accounts required for SharePoint Server 2013.

The project comes with three different sets of Service Accounts for both SQL and SharePoint. You have the low, medium and high security option. The Higher Security, the more accounts you have in order to better achieve the Least Privilege Service Accounts.  However, there is also an XML file you can define and create what users you want!