PacktLib: Microsoft SharePoint for Business Executives: Q&A Handbook

Microsoft SharePoint for Business Executives: Q&A Handbook

Credits

Foreword

About the Authors

About the Reviewers

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Preface

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?

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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?

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Deployment Roadmap

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?

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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?

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SharePoint and Important Trends

Q: How big is SharePoint to Microsoft?

Q: Which IT trends matter?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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Now What?

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?

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