In the previous article SharePoint Site Topology Planning I discussed some of the technical implications of organizing the the sites within one or more applications, site collections, and sub-sites. The article started to get pretty long so I decided to save the taxonomy part of the discussion for a separate article. Organizing Sites In the [...]
This is the next in a series of articles addressing core SharePoint implementation topics. I hope that this is valuable to both groups looking to implement SharePoint for the first time as well as groups planning planning for an upgrade or migration to SharePoint 2010. A Series of Containers I tend to think about SharePoint [...]
Bjørn Furuknaps posted a great overview of Content Types. Understanding and using Content Types effectively is vital to managing structured data and is what allows you to move past an upgraded file share to a real Content Management or Knowledge Management solution. What are SharePoint Content Types?
Most SharePoint administrators are likely familiar with the Managed Paths feature that allows certain paths to be designated to hold site collections. The “sites” entry is added by default. Not everyone knows that those paths can be stacked to provide the same functionality at different levels. Flat versus DeepAs part of any Taxonomy plan the [...]
At a recent Triangle SP User Group meeting an interesting debate broke out regarding the use of search to find information inside of a SharePoint system. One person went as far as to say that “search is a last resort” while another said “if a user has to search, you have failed.” Those are some [...]
When planning out the site structure of a new SharePoint system, here are five things I take into consideration. Taking these into account during your planning phase will hopefully reduce the amount of rework needed as your system evolves. Amount of data If you are expecting a large data set, perhaps you are scanning all [...]