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Essential SharePoint® 2013: Practical Guidance for Meaningful Business Results, 3rd Edition

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  • Pages: 784
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The Only Book That’s 100% Focused on Maximizing the Business Value of SharePoint 2013


Essential SharePoint® 2013 approaches Microsoft SharePoint 2013 from a strict business value perspective, helping you plan and implement solutions that achieve effective business results.


Leading SharePoint experts draw on their unsurpassed experience to provide business-focused guidance on strategy, governance, planning, deployment, and more. You’ll find in-depth insights for success with collaboration, knowledge and content management, governance, and user adoption.

The authors help you choose features, organize information, define security models, and launch your solution. They present best practices for search, workflow, business intelligence, and integrating information from Office 2013 and beyond. Each chapter includes a section introducing new SharePoint 2013 capabilities, from improved site branding to native iPhone mobile apps.


Throughout, the authors identify success factors, intangibles, and “gotchas,” helping you reduce risk and time-to-value. Learn how to

• Ask the right questions to craft a plan that maximizes business value

• Efficiently deploy either “green field” solutions or upgrades

• Integrate web, Office, and mobile devices into a comprehensive collaboration solution

• Plan effective governance of content, operations, and applications

• Deliver enterprise content management, integrating documents, data, web content, and rich media

• Use search to help find the right knowledge and people

• Measure and optimize user adoption to increase ROI

• Evaluate the cloud-based SharePoint Online option

• Use social tools to promote deeper user interaction

• Collaborate and communicate with customers, partners, and suppliers

• Quickly create agile solutions with mashups and composites


Whether you’re a business leader, IT manager, architect, analyst, developer, or consultant, this book will help you tightly align SharePoint projects with business strategy to deliver outstanding results.

 

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jeff Teper   xxi

Foreword by Jared Spataro   xxiii

Acknowledgments   xxv

About the Authors   Xxvii

 

Chapter 1: Your Reading Journey   1

What Is This Book About?   2

Reader’s Guide    2

What You Will Learn from This Book    4

Who Should Read This Book   5

How This Book Is Organized   5

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   6

Key Points   7

Thank You   7

 

Part I: Planning   9

 

Chapter 2: Planning Your Solution Strategy  11

SharePoint: What Is It?   12

Is It an Application, a Platform, or a Framework?   14

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   15

SharePoint Strategy Roadmap   18

Which Capabilities Are Relevant?    25

Key Points 29

 

Chapter 3: Introducing the SharePoint 2013 Platform 31

Microsoft’s Collaboration Evolution   33

Current Versions of SharePoint Products and Technologies   36

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 2013    38

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   42

Comparing SharePoint Versions   43

SharePoint: The File Share Killer?   50

SharePoint: The Access and Excel Killer?    51

Key Points   58

 

Chapter 4: Planning for Business Governance   61

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   65

Why Is Governance Planning Important?    67

When Should You Start Thinking about Governance?   68

What Is in a Governance Plan?   69

Key Points   100

 

Chapter 5: Planning for Operational Governance   103

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   104

Planning for Operational Governance    105

Maintaining Operational Governance    109

Planning for Application Governance   110

Maintaining Application Governance   114

Establish Development and Test Environments    116

Key Points   116

 

Chapter 6: Planning Your Information Architecture   119

Why Is Information Architecture Important?   122

Understanding the Role of the Information Architect   122

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   124

Planning Your Information Architecture Strategy—Site Collections and Sub-sites   128

Planning Your Information Architecture Strategy—Gathering the Right Information    131

Creating an Effective Site Architecture    134

Page Architecture   145

Understanding Metadata Architecture   154

Maintaining Your Information Architecture   182

Key Points   184

 

Chapter 7: Planning Your Adoption Strategy   187

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   188

Why Is Adoption of New Solutions So Hard?   192

Design a Solution That Delights   194

Plan Your Deployment to Optimize Adoption Success   201

Plan Effective Training   208

Carefully Consider Incentives and Rewards   218

Design and Implement Persistent Communications    221

Key Points   225

 

Chapter 8: Developing a Value Measurement Strategy   227

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   229

Why Measure?    231

Measurement Process Overview   232

Question 1: What Are the Business Objectives?    233

Question 2: How Should the Solution Be Designed to Meet the Objectives?   235

Question 3: Who Are the Metrics Stakeholders?   236

Question 4: What Are the Metrics and How Should We Present Them? 238

Question 5: How Can We Collect the Metrics?   254

Question 6: What Do the Metrics Tell Us about How We Need to Change? 256

Key Points   257

 

Chapter 9: Understanding Architecture Fundamentals   259

What’s New In SharePoint 2013?   259

A Functional Overview   260

Sites, Site Collections, Site Templates, and Service Applications 264

Understanding SharePoint Administration    272

Deployment Options   277

Key Points   283

 

Chapter 10: Planning Your Upgrade   285

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   286

Planning for Upgrade or Migration    289

Understanding Upgrade and Migration Options    303

Key Points   309

 

Chapter 11: Taking SharePoint to the Cloud    311

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   312

Cloud Computing Concepts   313

Office 365 Overview   315

SharePoint Online Functionality   322

Comparing SharePoint Online with SharePoint Server 2013   326

Planning for SharePoint Online    334

Key Points   338

 

Chapter 12: Planning Security   341

What’s New In SharePoint 2013?   343

Planning How Users Will Access SharePoint   348

Planning How You Will Share   349

Planning How You Will Secure SharePoint Sites   357

Defining and Documenting Your SharePoint Security Plan   379

Maintaining Your Security Model   389

Key Points   398

 

Part II: Optimizing   401

 

Chapter 13: Managing Enterprise Content   403

Getting Started with ECM   404

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   405

Back to Basics: Document Management in SharePoint 2013   410

Records Management   429

Key Points   435

 

Chapter 14: Managing Web Content   437

Why SharePoint for Internet-Facing Web Sites?   437

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   438

Web Content Management: The Basics   446

Branding a SharePoint Site   452

The Content Editor Experience   463

Managed Navigation   466

Planning for Web Content Management   467

Putting It All Together: A WCM Strategy   469

Key Points   470

 

Chapter 15: Planning for Social Computing   471

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   472

Getting Started: Planning and Governing Your Social Strategy    479

Using Social Features to Engage Others and Get Work Done   506

Providing a Structure for Collaborating   516

Understanding the Architecture for SharePoint Social   529

Preparing for Yammer Integration   530

Key Points   532

 

Chapter 16: Planning Enterprise Search   535

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   535

Planning for Search    536

Understanding Search from a User Perspective    543

Search-Driven Applications    564

Key Points   565

 

Chapter 17: Planning Business Solutions   567

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   568

What Is a Composite Application?   570

Using Business Connectivity Services    570

Understanding BCS Components   572

Types of BCS Solutions   573

Planning for BCS Solutions    576

Understanding Business Processes    579

Understanding Workflow Terminology   582

Using the Standard Workflows   584

Creating Custom Workflows with SharePoint Designer 2013   586

Designing Workflows with Visio 2013    592

Creating Electronic Forms   596

Introducing InfoPath 2013   597

Key Points   598

 

Chapter 18: Planning for Business Intelligence    601

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   602

Planning for Business Intelligence   603

Which Presentation Tool Is Right for You?   611

Excel and Excel Services   611

PerformancePoint Services   618

Visio Services    620

Putting It All Together    621

Key Points   623

 

Chapter 19: Planning for Mobility   625

What’s New in SharePoint 2013?   625

Planning for Mobile    626

Mobile Usage Scenarios   630

The SharePoint Phone and Tablet Experience   631

SharePoint Newsfeed Mobile Applications    633

SkyDrive Pro Mobile Applications    636

Office Mobile and Web Apps   636

Third-Party Mobile Applications   640

Key Points   641

 

Chapter 20 Integrating Office Applications   643

What’s New in Office 2013?   644

Office Client Applications That Connect with SharePoint 2013   652

SkyDrive Pro—Taking SharePoint Documents Offline   654

Documents and Data Caching   660

Backstage   670

Other Clients: Office Web Apps and Office Mobile Applications 672

Key Points   674

 

Appendix: Content You Can Reuse    677

Content for Your Governance and Training Plans   678

New or Different User Tasks in SharePoint 2013   690

New or Different Site Owner Tasks in SharePoint 2013    704

 

 

Index   713

 

 

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