Building portal with MOSS2007 - best practices?

5 Dec 2007 - 2:47am
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Oleh Kovalchuke
2006

I am about to embark on a small consulting project with MOSS 2007.
Information architecture and visual design. Is there practical, concise
resource for the best practices for SharePoint 2007 portal deployment? For
instance, I know from experience that SharePoint 2003 was suitable (with
quirks) for document storage, however task tracking was rather unusable. I
am looking for similar practical advice for MOSS2007.

Oleh

PS Unfortunately search for 'best practices' is spammed by a piece of
software named 'MOSS2007 Best Practices Analyzer' by the Microsoft's
marketing folks. Clever, but not really helpful.

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5 Dec 2007 - 5:44am
milan
2005

Hello Oleh,

> Information architecture and visual design. Is there practical, concise
> resource for the best practices for SharePoint 2007 portal deployment?

There is not yet that much out there about the 2007 version. Here is my
personal link collection. I think you might already know most of them, but
who knows? (:

SharePoint Resources
http://www.heathersolomon.com/blog/articles/Resources.aspx

The Official MSDN Team Blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/

SharePoint Screencasts
http://www.sharepoint-screencasts.com/

Sharepoint BUZZ
http://www.sharepointbuzz.com/

I also liked this book, The Definitive Guide.
http://www.oreilly.de/catalog/9780596529581/

On design and IA questions, be sure to have a look at general portal
resources and those from other vendors too. Look for SAP Netweaver, BEA
Portal, IBM Websphere etc.
There is much insight about visual design, navigation, portlet
integration, page layout etc which is applicable regardless which
technical platform you are going to use, but posted in context of those
platforms instead of general portal design keywords.

So here are some links on that:
http://www.sapdesignguild.org/editions/edition3/overview_edition3.asp
http://www.sapdesignguild.org/resources/ma_guidelines_3/index.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/zones/portal/

regards,
Milan
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5 Dec 2007 - 8:23am
frank dahle
2007

Sharepoint also has it's own Frontpage inside called Sharepoint
Designer:
http://office.microsoft.com/nb-no/sharepointdesigner/HA101672591044.aspx

I also have a question: is it true that Sharepoint 2007 doesn't
support cross-publishing? Is there a way around this limitation?
It's an important function and there should be a way to do this
after all.
As a general view on SP2007 this tells me that SP2007 is for
intranets whith focus on collaboration but not corporate websites
where market communication is the main goal.

any views on this?

frank dahle
www.ergogroup.no
oslo/norway

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6 Dec 2007 - 4:06am
milan
2005

hi frank,

> is it true that Sharepoint 2007 doesn't support cross-publishing?

It has basic content management and workflow capabilities, but the
product is designed as a portal server, not as a enterprise cms.

Have a look at the features here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/CH100305441033.aspx

I think for small web sites, especially in intranet context, it makes
perfectly sens to use sharepoint server, but for large web sites a
"real" cms (Vignette, Typo3, System7 ...) is better suited. Those
solutions do not include all the people integration / single sign on
functionality for enterprise portals which is unnecessary for online
media.

milan

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