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SharePoint Governance Plan Template

Microsoft released the governance planning for SharePoint 2010 recently. The detailed information is published there http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2010/09/01/new-governance-content-white-papers-and-check-out-the-model.aspx The sample template for Governance Planning outlining is the following SECTION 1: General Governance Guidelines Governance Plan Objective Vision Statement General Guidelines Roles and Responsibilities Guiding Principles SECTION 2: Detailed Governance Policies and Standards Content Management Policies and Standards […]

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“SharePoint Solution Design” document template

I published several posts regarding document templates for the SharePoint projects previously, but they were related to the specific sections of the projects. Recently I had discussion with colleagues about the structure of “Solution Design” document and logical inconsistency we have seen all time. Almost each project you are starting should be based on the […]

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Sample of SharePoint Upgrade Action Plan

Today I was reviewing some of SharePoint Upgrade documents and researched this subject browsing for the available resources, when I found one quite interesting document that describes the installation and configuration steps. It was posted by Yasir Attiq originally (you can find the actual MPP file there) Posting the content here, because people are asking […]

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SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 Farm Migration. Phase 2 – Security Analysis

Introduction In the current series I’d like to describe how to analyse the SharePoint Farm and prepare it for the SharePoint 2010 migration. We will review the following 3 sections: Farm Architecture and Configuration Analysis User and Group Analysis (current) Farm Migration This section describes the user analysis and permission analysis. But first of all […]

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SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 Farm Migration. Phase 1 – Configuration Analysis

Introduction In the current series I’d like to describe how to analyse the SharePoint Farm and prepare it for the SharePoint 2010 migration. We will review the following 3 sections: Farm Architecture and Configuration Analysis (current) User and Group Analysis Farm Migration The first and the most important step in SharePoint 2007 –>SharePoint 2010 migration […]

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SharePoint Checklists

Last year I published the list of documents I use to start SharePoint projects, and I got number of questions regarding checklists and guidance after that. There are few resources, describing checklists that are really good: Capability Checklist for Successful SharePoint http://weblogs.asp.net/erobillard/pages/capability-checklist-for-successful-sharepoint.aspx Office SharePoint Server 2007 deployment guide and checklists http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108286&clcid=0x409  My checklist for optimizing SharePoint sites http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2009/06/my-checklist-for-optimizing-sharepoint.html […]

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Starting SharePoint solution and planning your documentation

When a new SharePoint project is about to start I use the following steps to design and plan solution Creating Vision/Scope Site structure and Navigation Use Case Scenarios Data Flow scenario (create the infomation “map”  – where it locates and how it”s used. Usually you either consume or produce information from/to 3rd party sources – […]

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