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September 2008

Checklist for harnessing Microsoft SharePoint governance

As Microsoft SharePoint becomes increasingly popular within enterprises, IT managers struggle to get a handle on existing user sites. Once people begin doing their own thing with SharePoint, the outcome can be bleak -- from losing centralized administration and information redundancy to increased bandwidth and serious security risks. Properly planning an implementation for Windows SharePoint Server (WSS) 2003 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 from scratch is the best way to manage the collaboration platform's growth. When that's not possible, experts say that setting up rules for usage is a step toward better governance. More on Microsoft SharePoint governance SharePoint exec Tom Rizzo tackles technical questions about Microsoft Office SharePoint Server governance in this videocast. But when developing any type of rules involving governance, remember to think ahead. "The idea is to anticipate the kind of arguments people are going to get into and pre-decide who is going to win them," said Craig Roth, vice ...

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