Microsoft SharePoint for Business Executives: Q&A Handbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Defining a SharePoint IT Strategy
Q: Can you define what a strategy is?
Q: What is an IT strategy?
Q: How do you create a SharePoint IT strategy?
Q: What is the intended outcome of the workshop?
Q: Who needs to be involved with the process?
Funny you should say that...
Just Enough Governance
Q. What is governance?
Q. Why do we need it?
Q: So where do I start with governance?
Q: Who should be involved with SharePoint governance?
Q: Is it worth hiring a consulting firm to create your company's governance documentation?
Q: Why does it seem that SharePoint requires more governance than other technologies?
Q: Which edition of SharePoint is right for me?
Q: Where should I deploy SharePoint? What choices do I really have?
Q: What about licensing? What are my options and how much will it cost?
Q: SharePoint 2010 Development, Quality Assurance, Production — how many farms do I actually need?
Q: What do I need to know about storage requirements and their impact on my deployment strategy?
Q: Intranet, extranet — which SharePoint topology is right for me?
Q: What about authentication for end users; what options are available to me?
SharePoint in the Clouds
Q: What options do I actually have for cloud-based SharePoint 2010?
Q: How can I use Amazon Web Services for SharePoint 2010?
Q: This doesn't sound like a turn-key solution. Where does Amazon's responsibility end and where does mine begin?
Q: Can I create a Microsoft private cloud solution for SharePoint?
Q: Office 365 and SharePoint Online — how many offerings and plans are actually out there?
Q: What authentication options do I have for SharePoint Online?
Q: What about Windows Azure and SharePoint 2010? How can I take advantage of this offering?
SharePoint and Important Trends
Q: How big is SharePoint to Microsoft?
Q: Which IT trends matter?
How to get the .NET Developers on Board Quickly?
Q: What's so different about SharePoint development compared to .NET development?
Q: How should we approach SharePoint development?
Q: What roadblocks do new SharePoint developers face?
Q: What do I need to know to get started in SharePoint development?
Q: Do developers ever resist the SharePoint developer route?
Growing SharePoint Capacity and Meeting Staffing Resource Needs
Q: What are the minimal SharePoint deployment and technical skill set I can get away with?
Q: What would be the typical SharePoint skill sets needed for different company sizes?
Q: How easy is it to train in-house technical staff on SharePoint?
Q: What kind of training resources are available?
Managing your First SharePoint Project
Q: What factors should you take into consideration?
Q: Why is a SharePoint first project different to other technologies' first project?
Q: How do we decide upon our first project's scope?
Q: How do you plan for and design your first SharePoint project solution?
Q: What's the best way to execute?
Q: Should you implement in phases?
Q: How do I apply the concepts from this book to produce results?
Q: I have heard SharePoint projects often fail. How can this be avoided?
Q: How do I choose a company to partner with?
Q: Is it easy to offshore SharePoint development?
Q: How do I estimate a SharePoint development project?
Q: How easy is it for Java development teams to learn .NET SharePoint development?