Not surprisingly, when organizations tackle global implementations of the SharePoint 2010 platform rather than small, single-location installations, a host of new challenges arise. In this Technical Advisor, Colin Spence covers a number of critical challenges that arise in hardware design, architecture, and configuration—as well as best practices used in global deployments today.
Hardware design concepts are addressed first, then logical software design fundamentals and challenges. After that, tools that many large organizations adopt to create “communities” of employees, and the challenge of governing the end product.
SharePoint 2010 is a very powerful platform and toolset, but even its vast array of tools fall short in some areas and organizations find that they need to develop their own or purchase third-party solutions. A number of these areas are covered throughout this Technical Advisor. Craft a plan for a complex local or global SharePoint 2010 ecosystem that will meet your organization’s short- and long-term goals and, ultimately, be both manageable and governable.