10 Steps to Successful Deployment (NZSPC Keynote) Joel Oleson Sr. Architect Quest Software http://www.sharepointjoel.com @joeloleson
Who is SharePoint Joel? 8+ Year SharePoint Veteran 5 Years in MS IT 2 Years in SharePoint Product Team 1 year independent Quest SharePoint Architect SharePoint Evangelist Consultant and Trainer Social Media Evangelist
10 Steps To SharePoint Success Wake up and Confront Reality Create a Plan Exec Sponsor with Clear Vision Create a Diverse Skilled Dream Team Build Services not Stuff Define Clear Policies and Standards Invest in Scalable Information Architecture Don’t forget Change Management Adoption is What Counts Keep it Simple Stupid.
Sample SharePoint Team SharePoint Site Collection Administrator(s) SharePoint Infra Admins Business Intelligence Collaboration SharePoint Designer or Business Analyst BusinessForms PlatformServices Portal Content Management Search Content Administrator SharePoint Developer(s)
Defining Policies Consider charge back for App Hosting Use Site Collection quotas How do I handle a free SharePoint Designer? What should I do with Codeplex? Support for Third party solutions? Require Solution Deployments!!! (.wsp) IT Provisioned Larger Quota Permanent Supported Dev env. $$$ Charge Back Self Service Smaller Quota Quicker Expiration OOB Adhoc Structured
Keep It Simple Stupid. Don’t start with LOB Integration and BDC and Excel Services requirements on your first go… Start easy and work up… Start with Collab, Search and Profiles, it’s an easy win. Watch for Scope Creep it is very easy in SharePoint. Careful with development requirements that lead to custom site definition
Cutting corners – “My Devs are My Admins” The SharePoint project is no longer SharePoint (it’s so custom and no longer supportable) “Production is test and dev, and where I introduce my service packs” SharePoint is a simple install... (c’mon it’s a Microsoft app... No one will even notice it.) Comon let this .DLL go... (require .WSP!) NOT Key takeaways today...
Resources and Plugs Joel’s Blog – http://www.sharepointjoel.com SharePoint Governance Resources http://technet.microsoft.com/en-nz/office/sharepointserver/default(en-us).aspx New SharePoint Information Portal: http://SharePoint.Microsoft.com Join a SharePoint User Group!
Quest Solutions for SharePoint Site Administrator for SharePoint Discover, understand and manage your SharePoint environment Quest SQL Server Solutions Maximize SQL Server performance while simplifying tasks and providing visibility and control Quest Web Parts Enable rapid development of SharePoint applications Recovery Manager for SharePoint Granular SharePoint recovery for enterprise-level needs Migration Manager for SharePoint SharePoint 2003 to 2007 migration File Migrator for SharePoint File shares to SharePoint migration Public Folder Migrator for SharePoint Exchange Public Folders to SharePoint migration Notes Migrator for SharePoint Notes application content to SharePoint migration 51