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Windows 2012 and Exchange 2013, Sharepoint 2013 and Lync 2013 Install

I decided it's about time to get a lab built on my new server and play around with the new toys Microsoft have to offer, mainly Exchange, Lync and SharePoint. My previous blog describes some of the issues I had installing SharePoint 2013 and configuring it as a development rig. Now for Exchange and Lync Exchange went on reasonably OK until I came to sorting out the certificates, turns out installing the AD CA role isn’t quite the same on Windows 2012, fortunately I found this excellent guide: Interestingly when I went to assign the created certificate Exchange would keep coming back with “Not Valid” in the status. I left it overnight and came back the next day to find that it had changed to Valid. I read that apparently after creating the AD CA roles it’s a good idea to reboot anything reliant on it, so they recognise the authority on the domain. Lync 2

Experiences of Creating a SharePoint 2013 Development Environment

I have finally managed to get some time to do some self learning and after a developer at work came back from an SP2013 training course and said "It's all changed" - dread in his eyes, "It's all Apps!" I thought it would be a good plan to get things going on SP2013 and see what this App business is all about. Now I'm not a full blown developer by any means, I've been working developing SP2010 solution packages for the last 8 months, and picked up C# in that time, so my knowledge is relatively small, I know the odd bit of jQuery + JavaScript, enough to get by. I went and had a look at MSDN for some guide to preparing a rig to get going with and decided to use this guide: How to: Create app parts to deploy with apps for SharePoint On here it lists some prerequisites and explains how to make an app running on a backend web page that can then be included on your SharePoint site (it took me a while to read up on this and get my head around the new