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Project Description
Through the use of Content Pack Concept in SharePoint 2013  for Self-Service Business Intelligence, Enterprise Content Management, 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, Adventure Works Auto Sales, Tailspin Toys,  Contoso Hotel & Casino, Contoso Energy, and more. We have extended the Content Pack Concept to include the installation and configuration of SQL Server 2012 SP1 along with Windows Server 2012 Directory Services OUs, Users, and Groups. This has enabled us to provide to you the same demos, in the same configuration as our environment..

Contoso Hotel and Casino - Intranet


Prerequisites: License Keys and installation media for the following:

  1. Windows Server 2012 - 
  2. SQL Server 2012 SP1 -
  3. SharePoint 2013 -

Evaluation Copies are OK, we will not be providing any way for them to be re-armed after the 180 day trial is over.

The Server is required to have installed and configured AD Directory Services so we will be able to populate AD with users, and the SharePoint 2013  user profiles with User Photos, Blogs, etc.  for your walk through of the Hands on Labs.

Contoso Hotel and Casino – Occupancy


After the SQL Server 2012 SP1 Installation you will have three instances of Analysis Services (Tabular, Multidimensional, and PowerPivot) this will allow us to share our data with you while reducing the amount of confusion there can be when setting up these services and using them with SharePoint for the first time.


Please let us know if you think we have missed anything we appreciate your feedback and are always looking for folks to beta test our deliverables before we upload them here..

Note: In SharePoint 2010, PowerPivot for SharePoint requires classic-mode Windows authentication, yet this has changed in SharePoint 2013. In SharePoint 2013, all Microsoft BI technologies support claims-based authentication, but PowerPivot supports Windows claims-mode authentication only, despite the fact that SharePoint in claims mode also supports forms-based and SAML authentication methods.

The PowerPivot for SharePoint 2013 add-in is only required for accessing workbooks as a data source from outside the farm, configuring scheduled data refresh for a workbook, using the PowerPivot Gallery, providing BISM link file support, and adding the PowerPivot Management Dashboard to SharePoint Central Administration.


Adventure Works Auto Sales – Car Sales


The following Demos are available for download  and should be installed in the order presented below

  1. Active Directory Content Pack Demo 2.0
  2. SQL 2012 SP1 Content Pack Demo 2.0
  3. SharePoint 2013 Configuration Demo 2.0
  4. PeoplePack - UserProfile Provisioning Demo 2.0
  5. Self-Service BI Demo 2.0 Content Pack
  6. Visio Services Demo 2.0 Content Pack



The content pack concept as in use here and in quite a few of Microsoft Demos / VHDs is a Quick and Dirty way to provide some pretty cool content quickly. The current intended purpose of the content is for learning SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence, Windows Server 2012, and SQL 2012 SP1, presentations with Clients, or sessions at conferences (we have not included much in the way of ECM and less of WCM though most of the Social Stuff is populated and searchable). The difference is the stuff that was broken in the older VHDs has been mostly fixed from Olap to PowerShell, except for two issues (One the default Style Sheets are used).


Last edited Aug 11, 2013 at 2:00 AM by iasanders, version 13