A Complete Moron’s Guide to Deploying a Simple Site Across Farms Using a SharePoint Site Template (STP File)

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/01/19/a-complete-moronrsquos-guide-to-deploying-a-simple-site-across.aspx Hi, I’m Mark and I’m a moron.  Every time I think I have a handle on how to do even the most simple things in SharePoint I find out I have to jump through hoops to get things to work just right.  I’m hoping someone out there reading this blog will leave a comment saying “Hey!  You’re a moron, here’s how you SHOULD have done it!”.  I won’t be offended, feel free to belittle me. I have no problems looking like an idiot if I’m learning something.  Again, this is a very basic, step-by-step blog.  All Continue reading A Complete Moron’s Guide to Deploying a Simple Site Across Farms Using a SharePoint Site Template (STP File)

SharePoint Taxonomy and Governance Best Practices

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/01/06/sharepoint-taxonomy-and-governance-best-practices.aspx I’m getting hit with more and more questions surrounding Taxonomy and Governance. So, with the help of my great Twitter friends it looks like I have some light reading to do. Please let me know of any other resources and I’ll add them. Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007 Think About Your SharePoint Taxonomy Before Deployment Mark Schneider’s Taxonomy Best Practices 10 Taxonomy Trends to Watch in 2009 Set Up a Governance Committee! It’s SO important that you have a Governance committee in place with buy in from your executives.  If not, you will Continue reading SharePoint Taxonomy and Governance Best Practices