Video Blog: Planning a Successful Microsoft SharePoint Portal

Video Blog: Planning a Successful Microsoft SharePoint Portal

Beginning a Microsoft SharePoint Portal implementation is exciting, as it holds great promise to deliver value to everyone in your organization.  To make your SharePoint Portal project a success, it's important to do some up front planning.

In this video blog, I describe some key factors to closely consider when planning your SharePoint Portal.

Functional Planning:

  • Features - Collaboration, Business Processes, Content Management, Search, Web 2.0, and KPIs/Dashboards
  • Versions - SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Foundation, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0), and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007)
  • Portal Taxonomy - Site map and structure to make it easy to find content on your SharePoint Portal

Technical Planning:

  • SharePoint Farm Architecture - Single-server or Multi-server farm; Failover and redundancy
  • Technical Infrastructure - Hardware sizing; SQL Server Express or Standard; 32-bit or 64-bit

Implementation Planning:

  • Resources - Project Manager, Business Analyst, SharePoint Developer; Internal or External leadership
  • Cost - Software licensing, Hardware infrastructure, and External labor
  • Schedule - Phased or Big-bang; 6 weeks or 6 months

Related DMC SharePoint Video Blogs:

Automating a SharePoint Dashboard is Essential

Feature Comparison of SharePoint 2010, Foundation, MOSS, and WSS

I hope you found this video blog informative.  Please feel free to get in-touch with me directly ( if you have questions about planning your SharePoint Portal or need help implementing SharePoint to maximize its benefit to your business.

Learn more about DMC's SharePoint consulting services.


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