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Best way to implement SharePoint in a large organization

As a SharePoint consultant, I mostly focus on small and medium-sized organizations. However, over the last year, I had a chance to consult for and help implement SharePoint in some really large organizations: a large medical device manufacturer, a university and an engineering company. So with this post, I would like to share my observations as well as share some tips and… keep reading >

Think in terms of Sites instead of Folders when migrating to SharePoint

The most common question I get from prospective clients and blog followers migrating from file shares to SharePoint is whether or not they should be creating SharePoint sites for their department/projects/client folders or maintain them all in folders in a single document library, just like on the network drive. With this post, I would like to provide an answer to this question… keep reading >

How to implement SharePoint in 5 meetings

In this post, I would like to explain the way I implement SharePoint for my clients. That is correct, I do this in just 5 meetings. This is my own methodology, essentially my own business model that I have developed over the years from my experience in the business of SharePoint consulting, business analysis and project management. While other consulting firms might carry you… keep reading >

How to move sites in SharePoint

As you provision your SharePoint Intranet, you really want to get your structure right from the very beginning. Hopefully, that means that before you started creating subsites – you thought through your information architecture and site hierarchy. However, despite the best intentions, you might end up in a situation where you need to move around (change location) of few SharePoint sites. While… keep reading >

Stop gathering business requirements for SharePoint Intranet!

I see this happening over and over and can’t resist the urge to speak up again on the topic. I see many companies and even potential clients of mine developing 50-page business requirements documents for SharePoint, where they list every single wish list item, feature, and functionality they want to see in their new Intranet, from the number of sites to the number… keep reading >

Why your SharePoint Implementation Failed

I hear this over and over again. Every once in a while, I get an email from a distraught blog follower complaining and telling me that SharePoint Implementation failed miserably in their organization. The most common culprit – “@#$% SharePoint.” The reality is – it is not SharePoint, but rather other reasons that have nothing to do with the application itself. While… keep reading >

2 ways to approach SharePoint Migration

I should probably correct myself first on the mistake I made with the title of this post. Just a few months ago, I have written a blog post where I advised my audience to stop calling SharePoint migration a “SharePoint migration”. So whatever you call your migration project, in this article, I would like to explain 2 different ways you, as an organization,… keep reading >

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