Transcript of "Wrapping your head around the SharePoint Beast (For the rest of us)"
Wrapping Your Head Around the SharePoint Beast (for the rest of us) SPTechCon Boston 2012 Mark Rackley firstname.lastname@example.org
About Mark Rackley• Solutions Architect & Developer• 17+ years software architecture and development experience• Blogger, Writer, Speaker• email@example.com• @mrackley• http://sharepointhillbilly.com
Agenda• Why is understanding SharePoint so hard?• What is SharePoint?• Why SharePoint?• Tips for avoiding SharePoint Pain• The importance of the SharePoint Community
What IS SharePoint?• SharePoint is a platform• SharePoint 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
What IS SharePoint?• What do you want it to be?
“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 time• SharePoint is MASSIVE – No one understands it all – Befriend the gurus• Accept that “It Depends”
Learn the correct TerminologyFarm Elevated Privileges Safe Control CAML Feature Site Column STSADM Declarative WorkflowSite Collection Persisted Object Application Page Solution Package Content Type Site Definition List Definition ScopeContent 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