With SharePoint, Microsoft has created a very powerful, complex, and diverse platform that can serve as an intranet, records management system, social platform, development platform, and many other functions. However, defining the “laws of the land” in the new environment is a task that most organizations fall short on completing.
This session will focus on key areas that need to be governed in a SharePoint 2013 on-premises, Office 365, or hybrid environment and cover general strengths and weaknesses of the out-of-the-box toolset. Approaches to filling those gaps, using out of the box approaches, such as PowerShell, or third party tools, such as ControlPoint, will be covered to help attendees understand the minimum level of management required for an efficient ecosystem.
Colin Spence, MCP and MCTS SharePoint, is a Partner at Convergent Computing (CCO) and manages the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Practice there. He currently specializes on the design, implementation and support of business solutions with a focus on customization, Business Intelligence and application design. He has written a number of books on SharePoint technologies for Sams Publishing, which have been best sellers in the field with over 50,000 total copies sold. These include Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Unleashed, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Unleashed and other titles. He has also written numerous white papers and delivered webcasts for many products from leading third party software companies that enhance SharePoint out-of-the-box functionality.