Avoiding Failed SharePoint Deployments: SharePoint Worst Practices


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SharePoint Deployments can be a challenge, and learning from other failures is a great alternative than to hear people's best practices. If you know what makes one fail, can help a ton!


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  • Avoiding Failed SharePoint Deployments: SharePoint Worst Practices

    1. 1. Joel Oleson<br />Quest Software<br />http://www.sharepointjoel.com<br />@joeloleson<br />Joel.oleson@quest.com<br />SharePoint Worst Practices: Anatomy of a Failed Deployment<br />
    2. 2. Who is SharePoint Joel?<br />10 Years of SharePoint<br />7 Years of SharePoint at MS<br />Blogger, Speaker, Writer<br />SharePoint Product Architect, Evangelist & Strategy @ Quest<br />
    3. 3. I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. <br />Thomas Edison<br />If at first you don't succeed, redefine what you did as success. <br />Stephen Colbert<br />#Fail Quotes<br />#SPSJHB @joeloleson<br />
    4. 4. I don’t need the community to succeed…<br />#SPSJHB<br />
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    6. 6. In April 2008 – James Karl Buck, and his translator were detained covering anti-government protest in Egypt. Buck managed tweet simply “arrested.”— less than 24 hours later — he was able to tweet: “free.”<br />
    7. 7. <ul><li>Claims based authentication with Excel Services and Office Web Apps
    8. 8. Profile Import and FIM (Forefront Identity Manager) – security requirements
    9. 9. http://bit.ly/hdfVhL
    10. 10. December CU Fixes – Important!</li></ul>#SP2010 Deployment Gotchas!<br />#SPSJHB @joeloleson<br />
    11. 11. The Story of the Vasa the Greatest Military Ship<br />#SPSJHB @joeloleson<br />
    12. 12. Initially declared sank due to "imprudence and negligence“<br />It was TOP HEAVY!<br />#SPSJHB @joeloleson<br />
    13. 13. We Don’t Know Why We are Doing SharePoint but someone asked for it, so we do it!<br />
    14. 14. SharePoint is Plastic. What is your Creation?<br />
    15. 15. Live by the K.I.S.S. PrincipleKeep it Simple Stupid!<br />
    16. 16. We don’t need training<br />
    17. 17. Two Very Different Models for Hosting<br />SharePoint as an<br />Application<br />SharePoint as a<br />Platform<br />Easy to Move to Cloud<br />On Premise – High Business Value<br />#SPSJHB @joeloleson<br />
    18. 18. Let me optimize the SharePoint Databases<br />#SPSJHB @joeloleson<br />
    19. 19. We don’t need a test environment. It costs too much!<br />
    20. 20. SharePoint Life Cycle<br />Code<br />Data<br />#SPSJHB @joeloleson<br />
    21. 21. One Site Collection Can Fit Everything<br />
    22. 22. Permanent Central Portal<br />Enterprise Search<br />Enterprise Browse<br />Corporate<br />Business Taxonomy<br />With Divisional<br />Stakeholders<br />Central<br />Portal<br />Permanent Division Portals<br />Business Process <br />Division News, Scorecards<br />Group Reporting<br />Semi Structured<br />Group, Team, Project<br />Sites and <br />Workspaces<br />Ad Hoc Self<br />Service<br />w/ Life Cycle<br />Management<br />Per<br />User<br />Blogs, bios, <br />Social<br />The SharePoint Pyramid<br />#SPSJHB @joeloleson<br />
    23. 23. SharePoint is so awesome, so we’re dumping all our File Shares, Notes, and PFs data<br />
    24. 24. There are many tools & solutions with Analysis to help you migrate from Lotus Notes, File Shares, and Public Folders…<br />Hoarders TM<br />
    25. 25. SharePoint’s Social Features will waste people’s Time<br />
    26. 26. Social Computing in SharePoint 2010 Makes Sense<br />
    27. 27. Forced orTrying to beThe One ManBand<br />
    28. 28.
    29. 29. Why do we need sandbox solutions when we can create server solutions that are so much easier?<br />
    30. 30. Let’s turn it all on and see what happens…<br />
    31. 31. What Service Applications will you use?<br />
    32. 32.
    33. 33. 2010 SharePoint Services and Databases<br />
    34. 34. Service Apps – Local Only<br />Enterprise<br />
    35. 35. Service Apps – Farm to Farm + WANHTTPS WCF + XML<br />FAST<br />*SharePoint Foundation<br />
    36. 36. Joel’s Thoughts on Service Apps<br />
    37. 37. We are using In-Place Upgrade because we don’t want to lose anything.<br />
    38. 38. Released to the Web<br />SharePoint 2010: Best Practices for Upgrading and Migrating<br />Get Prescriptive guidance on Upgrade Methods<br />Drill deep into assessment tools<br />Compare Migration tools<br />Save yourself time<br />
    39. 39. Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. <br />Earl Wilson<br />It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default. <br />J. K. Rowling<br />Fail Quotes<br />
    40. 40. Questions?Don’t forget your evals<br />