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Calendar Related Web Parts (click)

- Current Site Calendar

- Calendar Rollup

- Calendar Rollup Details

Announcement Related Web Parts(click)

- Announcements

- Announcements Rollup

- Announcement Rollup Details

Latest Activity Related Web Parts(click)

- Latest Activities Rollup

- Latest Activities Rollup Details

- Current Site Latest Activity

Blog Rollup(click)

Employee Related Web Parts(click)

- Underlying list: User Information

- Upcoming Birthdays

- Upcoming Anniversaries

- Employee Recognition

- User Directory Search

- User Directory Search Results


CEO Message(click)

Tip of the Day Related Web Parts(click)

- Tip of the Day

- Tip of the Day Details

Document Library/Tree View(click)

Links Related Web Parts(click)

- Links

- Links With Images

- Links With Image Two Columns


Picture Light Box(click)

Side Menu/QuickLaunch(click)

Site Info Related Web Parts(click)

- Team Site Info

- Department Home Contact Info

- Project Information

Project Planning Related Web Parts(click)

- Underlying list: Project Plan

- Project Plan

- Project Milestone

Site Rollup(click)

Search Related Web Parts(click)

- Content Search Box

- Search Results

Team Goals Status(click)

Banner Rotator Web Parts(click)

- Top Banner Rotator

- Featured Story Classic

- Featured Story Contemporary

Map From List(click)



Business Intelligence: The best SharePoint portal will simplify how employees get access to company data on their SharePoint 2010 intranet or SharePoint 2013 intranet. It makes it possible for employees to develop live Business intelligence (BI) portals that instantly assemble themselves on the SharePoint intranet which show off sizable amounts of information from various origins. The displayed/charted data includes key performance indicators, reports, and dashboards. BI is a great business productivity booster that you can employ in your SharePoint intranet sites.

Handling Sprawl: Business enterprises may sometimes encounter cluttered data. The typical SharePoint 2010 intranet & SharePoint 2013 intranet method is to centralize the data thus allow 1 stop shopping....for example, in IBX (the flagship, turnkey SharePoint 2010 intranet & SharePoint 2013 intranet solution from SharePoint Implemented), we have a Form Center template which is basically where an organization can store manual or automated forms. Truly the best SharePoint portal will have this kind of centralization.

SharePoint Training: What is a SharePoint Intranet? SharePoint is a set of tools that can solve various business problems. SharePoint has a ton of out-of-the box (OOTB) tools. It's a really large platform and for the newbie and so it can present a daunting challenge to really get it. The best way is to dive in with examples....find a tutorial or a hands-on type of book or find a training course. SharePoint Implemented has a few SharePoint training classes. You can also check out some SharePoint intranet site examples here (it includes SharePoint 2010 intranet examples and SharePoint 2013 intranet examples). Here are a few things that you might want to play with your SharePoint intranet portal to get the hang of things: 1) Create a web app, site collection, and a site/subsite (note that a subsite is also called a "web"). 2) Create a SharePoint list and a document library and a picture library. 3) Play with the site permissions. 4) Play with your lists by creating new columns and changing the type of the columns. 5) Create views of your lists. 6) Add, delete, and move around web parts on your SharePoint intranet. 6) Customize your site in SharePoint Designer. 7) Create a form in InfoPath. 8) Play with SharePoint and MS Office integration.

Governance: This is a set of policies on how to deal with your SharePoint intranet portal. It helps to maintain ongoing site and content quality and keeps things consistent for the users in order to provide the best SharePoint portal experience. It also provides proper decision-making hierarchies to avoid conflicts. It ensures that the solution is aligned with business objectives. It typically is organized with a few sections...the first section deals with 1) Governance plan objective, vision statement, general guidelines, roles, and responsibilities, and guiding principles. The remaining sections get into more details and they will address the following questions: 1) When should you create a site collection versus a site on your SharePoint intranet? 2) Who is responsible for implementation, configuration, and management of the software and hardware aspects of the SharePoint intranet? 3) Who gets to set up sites (IT or Power Users within departments)? 4) Who gets to play with adding or changing top navigation items on your SharePoint intranet portal? 5) Who gets what permissions to which areas of the intranet? 6) Can page owners modify web part layouts on those pages? 7) If a page gets stagnant, what's the policy on decommissioning the page? 8) Who will maintain the governance plan and enforce it for your SharePoint intranet sites?

Farms, Web apps, Site Collections, Sites: A farm has many web apps. A web app can have many site collections. A site collection can have many sites/subsites (note that a subsite is also called a web). There can be up to 20 web apps per farm in SharePoint 2013. There can be up to 750,000 sites per farm. Every site collection is composed of one top-level site and the sites below it. A site collection is recommended to go only as high as 100 GB. One farm should be used for your intranet and if you have a corporate internet, make it a separate farm. Keep extremely active sites in separate site collections because of all the database activity could lower performance for other sites. For some SharePoint intranet site examples, once again, SharePoint Implemented has a few good ones. You will find SharePoint 2010 intranet examples on these examples utilize the 1 web app, 1 site collection, and multiple subsite model. Similarly, you'll find SharePoint 2013 intranet examples with the same model.

Lists/Libraries, Files, Documents: Each list or library's individual cell should only contain up to 8K bytes. Each file should only go up to 250 MB. A document library shouldn't have more than 30 million documents in it. SharePoint intranet sites that exceed these limitations may end up with stability or performance issues.

The 6 facets of SharePoint: 1) Sites: Can be used to publish content internally (intranet) or externally (corporate internet). The corporate internet is sometimes used with public, anonymous permissions. You can also use sites to manage data such that a certain set of restricted users can collaborate against that data (like project sites, team sites, and department sites). If the outside vendors/third parties can join the collaboration, this is called an extranet. 2) Communities: social features letting you find out more about other employees. Communication is enabled via MySites. Communities also enable tagging/rating of individual items, like pages or posts. Tagging is great to enable classification and searching. 3) Composites: Refers to interacting with business systems. Like with BCS (Business Connectivity Systems), you can configure connections to external data. With Access Services, you can us MS Access to build apps that can be published to SharePoint (the user won't need Access...just his browser pointing to SharePoint). 4) Content: Your users get to play with content like documents which brings up the need for document management, records management, web content management, and search (click here for some SharePoint 2013 intranet examples which illustrate this). 5) Insights: These are Business Intelligence features with technologies like Visio Services, Excel Services, the Chart web part, KPI's (Key Performance Indicators), and PerformancePoint Services. These tools permit charting and reporting capabilities. 6) Search: Refers to locating and finding relevant data...this is obviously great...think Google for SharePoint (click here for some SharePoint 2010 intranet examples of search).

Versions of SharePoint: 1) SharePoint Online comes with Office 365. 2) SharePoint Foundation Server is free with Windows Server 2008. 3) SharePoint Server comes in 2 versions: Standard and Enterprise. Enterprise has some special features like Visio Services, Access Services, and InfoPath Form Services.


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