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Griffon Solutions Introduction To Share Point Why Share Point

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High level overview of SharePoint and the computing challenges it addresses

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Griffon Solutions Introduction To Share Point Why Share Point

  1. 1. World Class Web Solutions INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM MARCH 8, 2009 THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT Agenda Major Computing Challenges  How SharePoint Addresses These Challenges  SharePoint Is a Product AND a Platform  User Empowerment  Reduce IT Team Burden  Web Interface  Desktop Integration  Search  Collaboration  Unified Development Platform  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT Major Computing Challenges Users rely on Information Technology (IT) team  High IT Team burden  Lack of Web Interface = local silos  Locally-stored content = risk of lost content  Inability to find content and people  Difficult sharing knowledge internally and externally  No unified development platform  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT How SharePoint Addresses These Challenges User Empowerment = Self Service  Reduce IT Team burden  Web interface = Global Access  Desktop integration  Search = Find Content and People  Share Knowledge = Collaborate  (Fairly) Unified Platform = Faster Development  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  5. 5. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT SharePoint Is a Product AND a Platform What Is a Platform?  “Foundation” set of technologies upon which to build solutions  Allows common framework for components and applications to  work together more easily What Other Platforms Are There?  Lots of examples: WebSphere, Lotus, Amazon Web Services,  SalesForce.com What Are The Implications Of Using a Platform?  Reduced Total Cost of Ownership  Creation of an “Ecosystem”  Risk of lock-in  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT The SharePoint 2007 Platform or “Stack”: Client Modifications and Development Add-on Products Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Windows SharePoint Services ASP.NET / WF / Web Services SQL Database IIS Web Server .NET Framework Windows Server MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM
  7. 7. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT User Empowerment Demos  User Permissions  Provisioning Sites  Modifying Pages  Managing Metadata  Approving Content  Applying Permissions  Searching for content  Workflows  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  8. 8. INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT Reduce IT Team Burden If users can do all of that, IT Team doesn’t have to!  Configuration changes take less time  Site and document recycle bin  Easy backup and restore  Ability to lock down permissions  Logging and auditing capabilities  Large choice of SharePoint enhancements  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  9. 9. INTRODUCTION SHAREP OI NT TO Web Interface Everything is available via a URL  Different Environments are possible  Intranet, Extranet, Internet  Development, Integration, Testing, Staging, Production  Browser-based = Simpler to “deploy” and maintain  Raises other considerations  Accessibility  Standards compliance  Security  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  10. 10. INTRODUCTION SHAREP OI NT TO Desktop Integration User experience  Familiarity  User Interface  Responsiveness  Offline Access  Local copies of data (but backed up)  Use of existing software and licenses  SharePoint Integration Examples and Demos  Office Suite (often via ActiveX) ex Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Communicator  InfoPath  Other applications that can use the MS Open Protocols  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  11. 11. INTRODUCTION SHAREP OI NT TO Search Everybody loves Search - $B investment effort  Must be easy to use and automated  How It Works  Indexer agent and iFilters  Metadata and Content database to store results  Search server(s) returning query results  OpenSearch protocol allows some interoperability  New Federated Search capabilities  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  12. 12. INTRODUCTION SHAREP OI NT TO Collaboration Team members need to work together  To share knowledge  To find information  To make changes to shared content  To publish their work  Today’s workforce is increasingly global  Need information management tools like versioning, offline access,  Security is a concern when making information available on the web  Team members need to find each other’s work (even if they don’t know it exists)  Latest collaboration trends must be available  Wikis, Blogs, Discussion boards, Chat programs, lists  There needs to be a historical record of the team’s work  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  13. 13. INTRODUCTION SHAREP OI NT TO Unified Development Platform Consistent set of technologies built to work together  More stability and testing  Increased support  Lower training costs for users AND developers  Faster solution development = 80% of functionality already exists  Authentication and Authorization, Data storage, Look and feel,  Navigation, Solution deployment and configuration SharePoint as an Ecosystem = Incentives  Microsoft has incentive to make its products talk to (or build upon)  SharePoint Vendors have incentive to build integration into their products  Community has incentive to improve and share features  Clients have incentive to strategically invest in SharePoint  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE
  14. 14. INTRODUCTION SHAREP OI NT TO Summary Modern computing has significant challenges  SharePoint helps to address these  It is both a Product and a Platform  Standardizing on a platform provides many advantages (and  risks) SharePoint is a good strategic decision for many organizations  MARCH 8, 2009 GRIFFON SOLUTIONS | WWW.GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM | INFO@GRIFFONSOLUTIONS.COM THIS CONTENT IS LICENSED UNDER CREATIVE COMMONS 3.0 ATTRIBUTION-SHAREALIKE

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