Access "How to automate governance"
This article is part of the December 2009 issue of Exploring the top SharePoint 2010 features
Even though SharePoint governance is all the rage these days, the very concept of a SharePoint governance policy is fundamentally flawed. The majority of the SharePoint governance plans are monolithic documents full of technical jargon. The end result is that most people will never read them. Those who do will likely forget most of what they have read by the following week. So how do you get users to adhere to a policy that they have never read? Simple, you automate your policy. SharePoint contains numerous options that you can use to automate the enforcement of various aspects of your governance plan. Let’s focus on some of the more useful mechanisms related to document libraries. Enforcing metadata usage The SharePoint Indexing process heavily considers metadata that is connected to individual documents. But this metadata is often a shining example of the “garbage in, garbage out” principle. Most of the time, users don’t even bother to populate document metadata. Worse yet, copying a document and then modifying the copy may lead to a document with ... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
Kicking the tires on SharePoint 2010
by Paul Galvin, Contributor
The latest version of SharePoint offers some revolutionary improvements with just a couple of disappointments.
How to automate governance
by Brien Posey
Sometimes a governance policy just isn't enough. Learn how to use SharePoint functionality to enforce the rules.
- Kicking the tires on SharePoint 2010 by Paul Galvin, Contributor
Oops! I didn't do any capacity planning for SharePoint
by Stephen Cummins, Contributor
How do you handle capacity planning for SharePoint? What? You're not doing any at all? Well, you need to fix that. Here's how.
- Oops! I didn't do any capacity planning for SharePoint by Stephen Cummins, Contributor
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
Enterprise content management (ECM) systems can help organizations keep better track of documents, emails and other important unstructured ...
Consult this white paper to determine whether it's time to upgrade to a newer version of SharePoint now that SharePoint 2013 is available. Creating ...
While many organizations are realizing the benefits of enterprise social media and the tools that make it possible, it’s important to understand the ...