This section will grow to contain articles and blogs, mostly relating to design, provisioning, tools, and migration. As I have a special interest in migration, articles on migration tend to focus on the Clockwork tools, detail of which can be found in the migration section.
As you read you will find some common themes emerge:
- SharePoint is a gigantic toolkit and all sorts of designs are technically possible. However, work with SharePoint, use its features and approaches and don’t try and make it look like something totally different
- Even if SharePoint Online (Office 365) is not on your radar, use approaches that will work in SharePoint Online as well
- Think twice, three times even, before customising SharePoint. Customisations have a tendency to have unexpected consequences during upgrades, or when you want to change things. This is particularly true of event receivers, though the SharePoint Online equivalent may turn out to be better behaved
- Users do not like filling in forms. Try very hard to design your SharePoint system and tools that interact with it to pick up as much important metadata automatically as you possibly can.
Bear in mind that these are guidelines and there are times when it will be right to bend or break them.
As the relevant blogs appear I will update the above points with links to them.
Note: In blogs and articles I will endeavour to keep the list of Categories quite small and be much more liberal in the use of Tags.