SharePoint Solution Deployment Strategies – Dare I say Best Practices?

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/06/12/sharepoint-solution-deployment-strategies-ndash-dare-i-say-best-practices.aspx   Application deployment in SharePoint is a broad topic with many options. It is extremely important to set standards in your organization for application deployment in SharePoint that are straightforward and reproducible in order to make deployment successful and repeatable. A proper deployment also lends itself to ease of maintenance of deployed applications. After giving the issue a lot of thought, research, and talking to people who know more than me, I decided to detail recommended strategies for deploying various applications into a production SharePoint environment. So, why bother? The objective for setting forth deployment standards Continue reading SharePoint Solution Deployment Strategies – Dare I say Best Practices?

Wrapping Your Head Around the SharePoint Beast: The Importance of the SharePoint Community

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/SoYouKnow/archive/2009/06/02/wrapping-your-head-around-the-sharepoint-beast–the-importance.aspx Are you currently implementing SharePoint?  Have you implemented SharePoint and now you are pulling your hair out?  Did you hire someone to stand up your farm, now they are gone, and you have no clue what to do?  Are you generally lost and cursing SharePoint with every other breath?  Does your boss not get SharePoint?  Are you a boss and don’t get it?  Are you looking at spending thousands of dollars on training just to be able to use SharePoint?  If you are Jerry Seinfeld, is SharePoint your Newman?  Congratulations!  You are now part of an Continue reading Wrapping Your Head Around the SharePoint Beast: The Importance of the SharePoint Community