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Creating a SharePoint governance document
This article is part of the April 2009 issue of SharePoint Insider
What is a SharePoint governance document? Do you really need one? A SharePoint governance document outlines policies and procedures regarding the way SharePoint is to be used and maintained within an organization. This document often addresses things like backup procedures and security settings and typically provides an acceptable use policy for the end users. Why is it important to have a SharePoint governance document? More on SharePoint Server governance Top tips for harnessing Microsoft SharePoint governance SharePoint exec Tom Rizzo tackles technical questions about Microsoft Office SharePoint Server governance in this videocast. Want to learn more about Microsoft SharePoint? Sign up for our new SharePoint newsletter and get tips and tricks on implementation, governance and more. One of my clients went through a situation a few days ago that underscores the need for such a document. This client's primary SharePoint site contained a discussion board where users collaborate with each other. Most of the discussion areas are ...
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