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Archive for January, 2013

SharePoint Roles

Posted by Paul on January 6, 2013

In this article I would like to discuss the SharePoint Roles involved. SharePoint Roles & Assignment to People is an essential step towards a SharePoint Project analysis & implementation.

Following are the most important Roles, I could identify here:

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The role involvement is depicted below:

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Now let us explore what each Role performs.

SharePoint Architect

Following are the responsibilities of Architect:

· Should be an Expert in SharePoint, .Net & SQL Server

· Analyze the Requirements & Gain Business Objectives

· Collaborate with Customer

· Define & Implement Governance Plan

· Architectural decisions on Number of Servers, Capacity Planning, Taxonomy etc.

· Direct Developers in building Custom Solutions

· Direct Administrator on SharePoint Infrastructure usage

· Configure Search Center, Business Intelligence

· Decide on Hold, Retention Policies

· Ensure Performance & Monitoring mechanisms of the Implementation

SharePoint Developer

Following are the responsibilities of Developer:

· Develop custom solutions for SharePoint involving Web Parts, Workflows, Object Model

· Submit Deployment Package to Administrator

· Should be having good knowledge with SharePoint Out of Box features & Programming in .Net

· Responsible for running unit tests, memory tests involved in development

SharePoint Designer

Following are the responsibilities of Designer:

· Expert in HTML, CSS, XML, Master Pages with Good understanding of SharePoint features

· Provides Customization of SharePoint Site Pages

· Implementation of Branding

· Responsible for the Non-Programming customizations of SharePoint

SharePoint Administrator

Following are the responsibilities of Administrator:

· Expert in SharePoint Out of the Box features, Active Directory with good amount of Networking skills

· Setup Windows Server, SharePoint Servers, Services, Active Directory, IIS etc.

· Monitor the Health of Servers, Implement Retention Policies

· Performs Site Collection Setup, DNS Mapping, Users & Permissions setup

· Assigns new users to groups & set access to sites based on requirement

· Coordinates with Network Administrator

· Deploy new Solutions, Components to SharePoint server

· Executes Power Shell scripts

· Performs Backup of Content Database

SharePoint Trainer

Following are the responsibilities of Trainer:

· Expert in SharePoint from user point of view

· Well knowledged with SharePoint compatible Browser, Office Applications

· Train the customers in their respective functional areas along with SharePoint

· Train the customers in creating Sites, Libraries, Lists & using Office Integration, Search

SharePoint Power User

Following are the responsibilities of Power User:

· Power User is a User with good amount of Knowledge in SharePoint features

· Should be guiding other users during times of difficulties

SharePoint User

Following are the responsibilities of User:

· Should be expert in Business Functionality & knowledgeable with SharePoint implementation

· Performs his/her activities through SharePoint

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Please note that Power User & User are scoped from the Customer side. SharePoint Administrator can be from the customer side if it is a customer maintained implementation. In specific scenarios the customer might rely on third party companies to administer SharePoint implementation, where the Administrator will be external to customer premises.

References

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/uploadfile/Roji.Joy/sharepoint-roles-and-responsibilities/

Summary

In this article we have explored the different Roles involved in SharePoint. For those who are new to SharePoint, I believe this information should add value.

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SharePoint 2013 – Introduction

Posted by Paul on January 5, 2013

Welcome to the world of SharePoint 2013. SharePoint 2013 Production version is released & Live implementations are going on. In this article I would like to re-iterate the features of SharePoint as a whole & advantages of going with it.

What is SharePoint?

In short, SharePoint is a browser-based collaboration, content management & extensible platform from Microsoft. The latest release of the product is SharePoint 2013.

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What are the previous versions of SharePoint 2013?

The previous 2 versions are MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010.

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What are the advantages of using SharePoint?

Depending on the business perspective the Advantages of SharePoint are many:

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How to install SharePoint 2013?

As SharePoint is Server side software, it requires Windows Server operating system. You can start with a new installation or use a Virtual Machine.

Once having the operating system ready, you can download & install SharePoint 2013 from the following link:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh973397.aspx

Hardware Requirements

Following are the core Hardware Requirements:

1. CPU 64-bit

2. RAM 8 GB

3. HDD 80 GB

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Software Requirements

Following are the Software Requirements:

1. Windows Server 2012

2. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 64-bit

3. Internet Information Services 7.5

4. Microsoft .Net 4.5

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More detailed information can be found here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc262485(office.15).aspx#reqOtherCap

References

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com

Summary

In this article we have explored an Overview of SharePoint 2013. In the upcoming articles we can explore more on installation & explore the underlying aspects of SharePoint.

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