How do you avoid the most common mistakes when using SharePoint, if you've never used it before?
What makes SharePoint so popular is also its worse enemy, it's easy to use. As a platform, it allows you to build whatever you want to help the organization. But for it to be successful, you need to avoid the common mistakes made.
As a consultant, I have unfortunately had a lot of experience seeing or even doing some of the things in SharePoint that lead to utter chaos or disaster. That's why I would like to share them with you this time, show you how to not suck at SharePoint.
In this webinar we'll discuss:
-A brief overview of SharePoint as a platform
-Common scenarios SharePoint is used for
-Things that have miserably failed
-Solutions and Best Practices when starting
Don't Suck at SharePoint - Avoid the common mistakes
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by Benjamin Niaulin,
a SharePoint GEEK
When you create a column it is
stored in the list/library where
you create it
Every type of column has it’s use
Know when to use the right one
Views will be created based on
Workﬂows can be created,
triggered by the right column
CENTRALIZE & REUSE!
If you create columns from your lists/libraries they are stored in them.
And thus, are not reusable.
I recommend using “Site Columns” whenever possible to be able to
Site Columns are available to subsites – best to create at the root
Reusable set of columns used together that
deﬁnes a type of content in your
It’s also much more…
DOING AN ARCHITECTURE THAT IGNORES THINGS
LIKE THE 5,000 LIST VIEW THRESHOLD
ENABLE METADATA NAVIGATION TO SEE AGAIN
picture from Dave Coleman
INDEX SORT & FILTER COLUMNS
THE FAMOUS LOOKUP COLUMN
picture from Corey Roth
IT’S NOT A GOOD IDEA TO
LOOKUP A LIST WITH
TOO MANY ITEMS.
TAKE A HIT
AND SHAREPOINT WILL NOT
REPLACE YOUR RELATIONAL
Leverage the different ways it offers to connect to
external data rather then building on this platform that
does not support it well or check out the new
SP GROUPS AD GROUPSVS
NEVER WITH USERS DIRECTLY
MSDN Security guidance on SP Groups vs AD Groups
CHANGING MEMBERS OF SP GROUPS WILL LAUNCH A FULL CRAWL AT
NEXT PASS TO CALCULATE ACLs
BUT DON’T START BREAKING
It will hurt your SharePoint performance