Most of our customers have very capable IT staff who can keep a network up and running, build and maintain servers, and administer applications.
They can almost certainly unpack and install SharePoint and set up a “sandbox” environment with departmental sites containing document libraries and lists.
Very quickly though, IT recognizes that SharePoint packs a lot of punch under the hood. How does a company realize the full potential of this robust platform?
Our consultants bring years of experience; not just the hands-on implementation know-how with SharePoint, but the savvy that comes with many examples of implementing real business solutions for our customers.
Potential Options for Upgrade
The recommended path for upgrade will depend on many of the aforementioned issues as well as the level of planning that went into your initial deployment. The following is an analysis of the upgrade approaches considered.
Offered Also include:
· Policy and Procedure Creation Review and Approval
· Policy and Procedure Distribution
· Policy Acknowledgement
· SharePoint Contract Management Software
· SharePoint Purchase Order System – Purchase Order Processing
· SharePoint Health and Safety Software
· SharePoint Intranet Template SharePoint Services
· SharePoint Workflow
· SharePoint Web Parts
· InfoPath Forms
· SharePoint Online – Office 365
· SharePoint Extranet
· SharePoint Intranet
- Collaboration Portals
- User Design and Architecture
- Migration and Version Planning
- Program Management
- Regulatory Support
- Website Content Management
- Change Management
- Reporting Services Integration
- Workflow Business Processing
- Strategic Communications
- Training and Education
- SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Assessment
Information Architecture & Taxonomy
Disorganized and "naked" content is not very useful. It makes it hard for users to find what they are looking for or know what they are looking at. The proper content structure and metadata is essential to making SharePoint work for you.
Much of today's digital information is very sensitive in nature, and proper care must be taken to ensure that users are only able to access what they authorized to see without creating a draconian nightmare that ruins productivity.
The easiest way to find what you're looking for is to search for it. A properly configured search setup with suggestions, refinements, and best bets is key to help users find what they are looking for quickly and keeping them productive. This goes hand in hand with Information Architecture & Taxonomy because proper metadata is essential for relevant search results.
Companies often have numerous disparate content sources ranging from intranet portals, file shares, email, and even thumb drives. Consolidating all content into a central repository is desired for superior collaboration.
An infrastructure that has been around for a while may not be running as smoothly as it could. Review and remediation can improve performance and thereby improve employee productivity.
- Setup &
Building an infrastructure from the ground up is the perfect time to do it right, so that it does not have to be readdressed later.
When the latest version comes out, businesses can realize huge benefits through upgrading and taking advantage of new features.
The great new features and capabilities of
SharePoint Server 2010 may have you
salivating for an upgrade but before
scheduling your migration, take a moment to
consider the complexity of your current
SharePoint 2010 or earlier environment.
No matter the platform: WSS, SharePoint 2007 (MOSS), SharePoint 2010, or Office 365/SharePoint Online, or if you are considering a simple implementation, a large enterprise-wide solution, custom applications, or an upgrade/migration from to 2010 or Office 365/SharePoint Online, our consultants can help you architect, develop, implement, test and deploy everything SharePoint, providing you with:
In order to gain a better understanding of your current SharePoint environment, we’ll begin by performing a complete inventory of your existing SharePoint deployment leveraging Microsoft and Abel Solutions provided tools and scripts. Along the way we’ll identify risks to the migration process and begin to plan initial mitigation strategies to those risks. Finally we’ll develop a project plan detailing the timeline and key milestones for your SharePoint migration.
At the conclusion of our assessment, we’ll deliver an Assessment Summary detailing our findings as follows:
- Inventory reports, including the identification of custom web parts, un ghosted pages, hard-coded URLs, etc. Appropriate recommendations related to the SharePoint migration
- Identification of risks that require mitigation strategies Recommended SharePoint Administrator and Site/Content Administrator training
- Proposal and Project Plan for migration services
The database attach method involves detaching the databases from the existing environment, restoring them to the new environment, attaching the databases to SharePoint web applications and running the upgrade. Again, this approach would involve a significant outage window where users could not access the portals, as well as a single outage window during which all fixes must be applied.