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NOW I GET IT… WHATSHAREPOINT IS AND WHY INEED ITSPTechCon San Francisco 2013Mark Rackleymark.email@example.com
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SOFTWARE PLATFORMS SERVICES FAST Enterprise Search SharePoint QuickStart SharePoint 2007 Information Architecture and Governance Development SharePoint 2010 Upgrade and Migration SharePoint 2013 Branding and Design (User Experience) Office Platform Web Content Management Design and Deployment Sitecore SharePoint Search Custom Workflow or Web Part DevelopmentSOLUTION AREAS InfoPath Forms and Workflows SharePoint Platform Solutions Performance Baselines and Best Practices Optimization Enterprise Search Mapping Business Process to Software Platforms Enterprise Content Management Cloud Services Design and Provisioning Internet / Web Content Management Remote Support Contracts Extranet Solutions Compliance Quickstart Intranet Solutions Business Process Management Enterprise Project Management Exchange Server
MARK RACKLEY / SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT • 18+ years software architecture and development experience • SharePoint Junkie since 2007 • Event Organizer • Blogger, Writer, Speaker • Bacon aficionado@mrackley http://www.sharepointhillbilly.com
AGENDAWhy is understanding SharePoint so hard?What is SharePoint?Why SharePoint?Tips for avoiding SharePoint PainThe importance of the SharePoint Community
WHAT IS SHAREPOINT?SharePoint is a platformSharePoint can be many things• It creates sites on the fly• It stores your data• It allows you to easily manage permissions• It gives you alerts and workflows
WHAT IS SHAREPOINT?SharePoint is many things• It Integrates with other systems• It helps you find stuff• It helps you to “do it yourself” “out of the box” • 80/20 rule
“SharePoint is a man! Youhave to beat him intosubmission!” – Lori Gowin
DON’T BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF!There is no easy button• It IS different• It takes timeSharePoint is MASSIVE• No one understands it all• Befriend the gurusAccept that “It Depends”
LEARN THE CORRECT TERMINOLOGY Farm Elevated Privileges Safe Control CAML Feature Site Column STSADM Declarative Workflow Site Collection Persisted Object Application Page Content Type Site Definition List Definition Solution Package Scope Content Database Event Receiver List Instance Central Administration Publishing Page ONET Web Application List View Feature Receiver Theme Field Control Client Object Model Team Site Timer Job
BEWARE THE SHAREPOINT “EXPERT” Be skeptical Ask for references Learn some basic interview questions You get what you pay for