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DIY SharePoint

In order to do these things correctly, and to ensure adoption, an organization has to possess a broad array of skills that fall into the following categories: IT Pro Information Architecture Software Development Evangelist & Trainer The IT Pro’s job is to set up and configure the platform which requires, at a minimum, a firm understanding of hardware, virtualization, Windows Server, IIS, Active Directory, SQL Server and SharePoint (configuration and administration)

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SharePoint 2010 Web Standards, Accessibility, and Usability Quick Reference Guide

Standards WCAG 1.0/2.0 Section 508 (US) \ HIPPA Related PII and PHI: (Personal Identifiable Information) and (Personal Health Information ) Accessibility Levels, Best Practices AD Group, SP Security Groups SharePoint 2010 Web standards & Accessibility Best Practices Standards Well-formed XHTML 1.0 Strict WCAG 2.0 Level (Double A) Central Administration Settings User Interface Note: The Central Administration and Settings interfaces can also be modified to meet corporate standards Well-formed vs

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Wanted: Information Management Policies

Under System Administration: tasks, documentation, policies like disaster recovery, hardware and change management Portal Administration: the same, but instead of geographic locations, the appropriate way to document releases and upgrades are discussed And content management appears under the extranet

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It's about business productivity, not server maintenance

When I moved my family from Northern California (born and raised in the east bay), the first comment my older kids made was "Dad, there aren't any baseball fields!" Both passionate about baseball, they had been actively looking each time we ventured out from our new house out in...

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Implementing Global Intranet Governance with a Proper Long-term Roadmap

A Typical SharePoint Governance Plan (Uni-Centric Deployment) The following are typically subjects hit on in a SharePoint Uni-Centric Deployment plan: People Roles & Teams Sponsorship Process and Policies Security Content Management Hardware & Services Procedures Communication and Training Communication Plan Training Plan Support Plan Global SharePoint Considerations (Note: These are all specific to Global, Large Scale, Fortune 1000 Deployments) WAN Performance Farm Administration Help Desk and Support Cross Farm Services User Profiles/My Sites Managed Metadata Search Availability and Replication Global WAN Performance A typical LAN user will generally have an initial page load time of about 2 seconds. A broadband user, with continental latency, would experience up to 2x-4x response time (e.g. 4-8 seconds) A broadband user, with global latency, would experience up to 4x-8x response time (e.g. 8-16 seconds) Low bandwidth, and extremely high latency response times’ experience is hard to predict Global Farm Administration Considerations Provisioning Web Application Creation Site Collection Creation Content Databases Features and Solutions Local Service Applications Excel Services Access Service Vision Graphics Service Word Automation Services Word Viewing Global Help Desk and Support Considerations Operations System Administrators Site Collection Administrators Multi-Tiered Support Tier 1: Help Desk Tier 2: Subject Matter Experts Tier 3: Farm Administrators Support and Administrative Training Global Governance: Isolation Levels Examples Level Definition SharePoint Meaning (Potential) Isolation Tier 1 (I1) (Global) ·Out of the box SharePoint ·Out of the box Security ·Uptime During Business Operating Hours (7am-5pm EST M-F) ·Same SharePoint Farm Same IIS Application Pool ·Same Web Application ·Same Site Collection ·Same Content Database Isolation Tier 2 (I2) (Global) ·Custom SharePoint Features ·Unique SharePoint Permission ·Uptime During Business Operating Hours (7am-5pm EST M-F) ·Same SharePoint Farm ·Separate IIS Application Pool ·Same Web Application ·Separate Site Collection ·Separate Content Database Isolation Tier 3 (I3) (Local) ·Third Party Application ·Custom Functionality ·24 x 7 Uptime requirements

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Optimize Microsoft SharePoint to Collaborate with Confidence

Subsequently, a robust infrastructure management strategy to support both cloud and on-premises environments – with comprehensive data protection; storage and growth management; and streamlined administration – is key

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SharePoint 2010 - A Learning Management System (LMS) for Government\DoD, Private Sector\Fortune 1000, and Educational Institutions | (SP vs. Blackboard)

There are existing popular LMS systems that exist such as Blackboard, recently acquired by an investor group , and others but if you can achieve with SharePoint 2010: Courseware administration and development Course enrollment Assessments or quizzes for student \ class placement 24/7 secured online training (and by the way you probably already own the licenses to SharePoint) The development of learning paths, tracking of student progress, and customizable (audience driven) courseware Grade tracking Integration with Plagiarism Prevention Tools Executive Dashboards \ Business Intelligence via seamless integration with Microsoft PerformancePoint 2010 The most powerful element, in my opinion, that other LMS systems do not always offer, is the tracking of a student or staff member’s training \ achievements \ certifications, etc. for the entire lifecycle of their training while they are in the organization \ institution

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Reviewing Metadata “Content Types” in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365

Activating the Content Organizer Feature The content organizer can automate tasks such as: Managing a governed quote for the number of items in folders Automatically create a new folder when a specific number of items is reached within a folder • Create and then utilize custom rules within Site Administration, as shown in image below, to determine and enforce where documents are routed or moved (To a specific library or folder)

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Core Records Management Features in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Overview of the Managed Metadata Service Application An extremely useful capability of the managed metadata service is that it can allow records managers within your organization to administer and update metadata over time without the need to provide them with SharePoint farm administration permissions

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