It helps migration planning to understand SharePoint is a computing platform

Technical personnel usually understand the substantially different set of factors included in a computing platform migration from those associated with individual software solutions. But business stakeholders in the plan should also gain an understanding if plans are to be correctly architected, meaning built in a manner promising success. SharePoint is a computing platform upon which other applications operate. When SharePoint is looked at from this angle, it is directly comparable with other computing platforms built to support successful efforts at enterprise content management (ECM), enterprise document management (EDM), and even plain Intranet computing. The list of other solutions in this…
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Planning a Disaster Recovery Strategy Should be a Mandatory Component of Implementing SharePoint

Any implementation plan for SharePoint should have a disaster recovery plan for SharePoint, right? But not so fast, as Paul LaPorte of Metalogix published in an article titled Shocking Truths of SharePoint Disaster Recovery on June 20, 2014 on the CMSWire web site, a very small percentage (25%) of organizations with a serious commitment to SharePoint and a disaster recovery plan actually support a periodic test procedure for the disaster recovery component, and have certified their ability to restore all mission critical data, if required. One might ask, why this disconnect? Why is a mere 25% of actively managed SharePoint…
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Several Improved Administrative Features Make SharePoint Server 2013 an Attractive Option for Communities of Users

In a 14 minute video tutorial titled What’s New in SharePoint 2013 for Administrators – Part 2, Michael Noel presents a number of administrative features of SharePoint 2013. Noel considers each of these to be important. SharePoint stakeholders considering either a first-time implementation of SharePoint, or a migration from an earlier version to the current server platform, will want to take the time to view this video tutorial. Noel’s list of features, and my thoughts as to why stakeholders should think about them, follow below: New Features for User Profile Sync: As long as the security of the overall SharePoint…
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Testing SharePoint Processes and Features in a Cloud Development Environment is a Comparatively Low Cost & Low Impact Method

It makes sense to test SharePoint implementation plans with a cloud-based IaaS offer. A service like CloudShare, or Microsoft® Azure can be used as a development environment at a fraction of the cost of building comparative functionality on premises. An added benefit is the minimal impact this type of testing approach will have on production environments. Any of the video training content we offer on SharePoint 2007, 2010, or 2013 on SharePoint-Videoscan be reliably used to put together test scenarios with either CloudShare, or Azure. CloudShare’s Team Labs offer is the less expensive option, coming in at an approximate savings…
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SharePoint Administrators, Developers, Designers and Architects Require An Immersive Training Experience

In contrast to SharePoint end users, administrators, developers and architects require an immersive training experience. These SharePoint users benefit from a curated presentation of content, rather than an in-context, on demand training experience. SharePoint-Videos.com offers subscription options for groups of SharePoint users. These options can be found on our Multi User Licensing web page. SharePoint end users implement SharePoint computing methods to successfully accomplish daily tasks. But SharePoint administrators, architects, and developers are all responsible for: ensuring optimum performance of the SharePoint computing infrastructure servicing the needs of departments within an organization for custom SharePoint processes and designing SharePoint computing…
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SharePoint Site Collection Administration Becomes an Easier Process with Training

A lot of SharePoint functionality — regardless of the server version — is available at the site collection level. But site collection administrators are often selected at the department level, often will little attention to the level of technical understanding an individual may bring to the task. So training SharePoint site collection administrators makes sense. We offer a site collection administrator training set for SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2010 Site Collection Administrator Training Course. This course is authored by Asif Rehmani, a widely published author on SharePoint topics, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and SharePoint Most Valuable Player (MVP). Perhaps it would…
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