SharePoint Online Implementation Roadmap

This post will likely piss off a few consultant friends/readers that make a living selling “SharePoint Implementation Roadmaps”. These multi-week (sometimes multi-month) roadmap efforts produce hefty services fees and fluff documentation of obvious milestones (that will ultimately draw more consulting services to successfully deliver). The roadmap noise has gotten even louder with the insurgence of Office…

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SharePoint Online Information Architecture Considerations

The geek in me would love to have a developer cure-all to ensure a successful SharePoint deployment (ok…provisioning comes really close). In reality, success is based largely on great Organizational Change Management (OCM) and solid Information Architecture (IA). Even the most mature SharePoint organizations struggle with these activities. This is especially true as they move…

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Self-Service Site Provisioning using Apps for SharePoint 2013

NOTE: Site Provisioning using apps has been better addressed by myself and others in the community on the Office AMS project published on codeplex. You are highly encouraged to reference that material over this. I would also discourage the use of Autohosted apps for this type of customization. Thanks!   I’ve always been a big…

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Cross-site publishing alternatives in SharePoint Online/Office 365

Cross-site publishing is one of the powerful new capabilities in SharePoint 2013.  It enables the separation of data entry from display and breaks down the container barriers that have traditionally existed in SharePoint (ex: rolling up information across site collections).  Cross-site publishing is delivered through search and a number of new features, including list/library catalogs,…

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