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M20339-2 Advanced Technologies of Microsoft SharePoint 2016

This five-day course will teach you how to plan, configure, and manage the advanced features in a SharePoint 2016 environment. The special areas of focus for this course include implementing high availability, disaster recovery, service application architecture, and Microsoft Business Connectivity Services. This course also focuses on social computing features, productivity, and collaboration platforms and features. Students also will learn about business intelligence solutions, Enterprise Content Management, web content management infrastructure, solutions, and apps. This course also covers how to develop and implement a governance plan, and how to perform an upgrade or a migration to SharePoint 2016. This is the second in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and is aligned with the SharePoint 2016 IT Pro certification.

Target Audience

The course is targeted at experienced IT Professionals who are interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy, and manage SharePoint 2016 installations either in a data center or in the cloud. Students typically should have more than four years of hands-on experience* planning and maintaining SharePoint Server and other core technologies upon which SharePoint depends, including Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft SQL Server 2014 R2 or later, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), and networking infrastructure services.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the core SharePoint 2016 architecture and its new and improved features.
  • Describe the key hybrid features in SharePoint 2016.
  • Plan and design a SharePoint 2016 environment to meet requirements for high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Plan and implement Business Connectivity Services and Secure Store Service.
  • Configure and manage productivity services for a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
  • Manage solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
  • Plan and configure social computing features.
  • Plan and configure web content management for an Internet-facing environment.
  • Plan and configure Enterprise Content Management in a SharePoint 2016 deployment.
  • Plan and configure business intelligence solutions.
  • Plan and configure work management, productivity, and collaboration platforms and features.
  • Perform an upgrade or migration to SharePoint 2016.


An ideal candidate for this course must have at least one year experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint Server 2013 farms across a large enterprise. The candidate should have completed Course 20339-1A: Planning and Administering Microsoft SharePoint 2016, or should demonstrate equivalent skills

Before attending this course, students must demonstrate the following skills:

  • At least a one-year experience of mapping business requirements to both logical and physical technical designs.
  • Working knowledge of network design, including network security.
  • Software management experience in a Windows Server 2012 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2016 environment.
  • Deploying and managing applications natively, virtually, and in the cloud.
  • Administering IIS.
  • Configuring AD DS for use in authentication and authorization, and as a user store.
  • Managing an application remotely by using Windows PowerShell 2.0 or later.
  • Connecting applications to SQL Server.
  • Implementing claims-based security.

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to SharePoint 2016

  • The core SharePoint 2016 architecture
  • New features in SharePoint 2016
  • Lab : Reviewing core Microsoft SharePoint concepts
  • Configuring SharePoint 2016 farms by using Windows PowerShell
  • Provisioning service applications by using Windows PowerShel

Module 2: Introduction to hybrid scenarios for SharePoint 2016

  • Exploring the hybrid features in SharePoint 2016
  • Hybrid architectures in SharePoint 2016
  • Configuring a one-way hybrid search, and configuring OneDrive for Business
  • Lab : Configuring a Microsoft Office 365 tenant
  • Configuring an Office 365 tenant
  • Lab : Configuring one-way hybrid search and configuring OneDrive for Business
  • Configuring an outbound search topology

Module 3: Planning and designing for business continuity management

  • Designing database topologies for high availability and disaster recovery
  • Designing a SharePoint 2016 infrastructure for high availability
  • Planning for disaster recovery
  • Lab : Planning for high availability
  • Planning a Microsoft SQL Server topology & designing SharePoint infrastructure for high availability
  • Developing a high-availability physical architecture design diagram
  • Lab : Designing a backup and restore plan, and performing a backup and a restore
  • Creating a backup and restore plan
  • Testing the backup and recovery process

Module 4: Planning and implementing Business Connectivity Services and Secure Store Service

  • Configuring BCS
  • Configuring the Secure Store Service
  • Managing BCS models
  • Lab : Configuring Business Connectivity Services and the Secure Store Service
  • Configuring the Business Data Connectivity service application
  • Configuring the Secure Store Service
  • Lab : Managing Business Data Connectivity models
  • Importing and configuring Business Data Connectivity (BDC) models
  • Configuring a Secure Store Service target application
  • Creating profile pages for BDC models

Module 5: Configuring productivity services for a SharePoint 2016 deployment

  • Understanding the SharePoint app architecture
  • Provisioning and configuring apps and app catalogs
  • Managing apps
  • Provisioning productivity services
  • Lab : Configuring and managing SharePoint apps and app catalogs
  • Configuring a SharePoint farm to support apps
  • Creating and configuring a corporate catalog
  • Deploying and monitoring apps

Module 6: Managing solutions in a SharePoint 2016 deployment

  • Understanding the SharePoint solution architecture
  • Managing farm solutions
  • Managing sandboxed solutions
  • Lab : Managing SharePoint 2016 solutions
  • Configuring sandboxed solution management at the farm level
  • Configuring sandboxed solution management at the site collection levelDeploying farm solutions

Module 7: Connecting people

  • Planning user profiles
  • Enabling My Sites and social features
  • Building communities
  • Lab : Configuring profile synchronization and My SitesConfiguring user profile synchronization by using Microsoft Identity Manager 2016
  • Configuring user profile policies
  • Configuring My Sites
  • Lab : Configuring community sites
  • Creating a community site infrastructure
  • Configuring community site participation

Module 8: Planning and configuring web content management

  • Planning and implementing a web content management infrastructure
  • Configuring managed navigation and catalog sites
  • Supporting multiple languages and locales
  • Planning and managing design and customization
  • Supporting mobile users
  • Lab : Configuring managed navigation and catalog sites
  • Configuring a catalog site
  • Configuring a publishing site to use catalog content
  • Lab : Configuring device channels
  • Configuring device channels

Module 9: Planning and configuring Enterprise Content Management

  • Planning content management
  • Planning and configuring eDiscovery
  • Planning records management
  • Lab : Configuring eDiscovery in SharePoint 2016
  • Creating an eDiscovery center
  • Creating and managing eDiscovery cases
  • Configuring in-place preservation
  • Lab : Configuring records management in SharePoint 2016
  • Creating site-based retention policies

Module 10: Planning and configuring business intelligence solutions

  • Planning a business intelligence architecture
  • Deploying and managing business intelligence services
  • Lab : Configuring PowerPivot for SharePoint 2016
  • Installing and configuring the PowerPivot add-in
  • Verifying the PowerPivot for SharePoint functionality

Module 11: Planning and configuring work management and productivity

  • Aggregating tasks with the Work Management Service
  • Planning and configuring collaboration features
  • Planning and configuring composites
  • Lab : Configuring project sites
  • Creating project sites
  • Configuring project sites
  • Engaging project teams
  • Configuring Project Server integration
  • Lab : Configuring a workflow
  • Configure Microsoft Azure Workflow and Microsoft SharePoint Workflow Services
  • Creating and testing a workflow

Module 12: Upgrading and migrating to SharePoint 2016

  • Preparing for an upgrade or migration
  • Planning an upgrade process
  • Planning and managing a site collection upgrade
  • Upgrading for advanced scenarios
  • Lab : Performing a content database migration and upgrade from Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Migrating a content database from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint 2016
  • Lab : Managing site collection upgrades
  • Preparing site collections for upgrade
  • Upgrading site collections
  • Reviewing farm-level site collection upgrade settings
  • Migrating a content database from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint 2016

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