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Set early plans to manage growth of your SharePoint 2010 deployment
This article is part of the December 2011 issue of SharePoint Insider
Since its first release roughly a decade ago, SharePoint has become increasingly popular with organizations of all sizes for its content management and collaboration capabilities. It has grown so much, in fact, that it’s easy to find enterprises that use SharePoint 2010 features for at least departmental and project collaboration, if not for enterprise-wide purposes. Many organizations, however, overlook the costs and long-term problems associated with organic SharePoint growth. To avoid such issues, organizations need to sit back and develop cohesive plans for approaching a SharePoint 2010 deployment so that their collaboration investment doesn’t creep out of control. That means thinking carefully about three major issues. Security, security, security Like most products, SharePoint brings its own layer of security to the game, and organizations would do well to think about how they’ll manage that security right from the beginning. Because SharePoint will inevitably contain information subject to regulatory and industrial ...
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Creating an effective governance plan before a SharePoint 2010 implementation project begins, and managing it properly, can help assure smooth deployment, enterprise-wide adoption and success.
Organizations should plan implementation of SharePoint 2010 deployments early and carefully so adoption grows according to policies and the enterprise reaps the best return on investment.
SharePoint Server 2010 uses SQL Server for storage and while optimized for structured data, most files in SharePoint libraries are unstructured and copies might be better saved as remote BLOB storage.