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Staffing is key to a successful SharePoint Server 2010 deployment
This article is part of the SharePoint Insider issue of October 2011
Although SharePoint 2010 adoption continues at a feverish pace, many organizations are finding that the initial deployment process takes longer than expected. While delays hinder an organization’s ability to derive business value from SharePoint 2010 quickly, there are ways to ensure the platform is ready to go once integration, hardware and other technical issues have been solved. The key is people. By making sure that the employees who will be working on SharePoint 2010 deployments are well-prepared, enterprises can start seeing returns on their investment as soon as they go live with the software. Deploying other Microsoft server products typically requires sending a couple of staff members to a week-long training program. So while it might seem strange to consider specific SharePoint 2010 management staffing requirements, it’s important to keep in mind that the collaboration platform is completely different from other Microsoft server products. In fact, it is probably the most complex product that Microsoft offers and ...
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It’s important to consider all the details and likely costs of a SharePoint Server 2010 implementation early to avoid nasty surprises and unplanned expenditures later.
The ISV space around SharePoint 2010 collaboration has focused on workflow and analytics, but with more development on the way, that is expected to expand into many other areas and capabilities.
Ensuring that IT staffers are well-prepared for SharePoint Server 2010 deployments means enterprises can begin achieving a return on their investment the day the implementation goes live.