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Learn to Build Code and Platforms for Business Critical Content at SPTechCon

SharePoint is becoming all about content. Business critical content.  In fact, many still don't know that SharePoint Server is in the Gartner magic quadrant for ECM and has been for a while. There are three essential ways that SP can be seen as Business Critical:

  1. SharePoint IS your business critical platform. SharePoint would host and serve ECM, BPM/Case Management, WCM, Social, Collaboration, BI, and Search functionality.
  2. SharePoint is the application layer for other business critical platforms. We often use the WCM and BI product capabilities in this scenario.
  3. SharePoint is the back-end content management system, or integrated with other business critical platforms. As SharePoint Server 2013 joins the big leagues in ECM and scalability, we have begun using it for large archives and document storage for LoB applications, such as Cerner and Epic.

However, you can't treat SharePoint as an “install and forget” product if you expect to have critical content available when needed. Success will take a purpose- built, deliberately designed platform to deliver enterprise-class availability. Many of the session at SPTechCon in San Francisco will be talking about how to gain efficiencies and increase customer satisfaction through SharePoint. Whether its coding a stable, usable solution or architecting a 2013 server farm ( a personal favorite of mine, wink-wink...yeah, I’m presenting that session), your entire team will get immediate and usable information to take back and apply in your environment. We've even had attendees tell us they implemented something learned " the very day they learned it!" If you are building a business critical SharePoint platform then come see us in San Francisco. I'll be presenting 1 workshop and two sessions:

Workshop: Platform Strategy. Governance. ECM. Information Architecture. BCSP. BPM. Business Alignment. Usability. ROI. LoB. SoR. SoE. What do these really mean and where do you start? There is so much fear, uncertainty and doubt around these topics that many SharePoint professionals have no idea where to start and simply do nothing. But, when deploying SharePoint, indecision can be the worst decision of all!  Attend this half-day workshop to see real-world, proven approaches to building a successful business-critical SharePoint platform. You'll learn how process ties to content and how content ties to process. You'll learn how to plan for SoR and LoB integration. Last, you'll learn how to apply governance to your content and processes in a simple and straightforward fashion to ensure compliance and meet SLAs. We'll answer questions such as:

  • What methodology should I use to map processes?
  • Do I design for executives or users?
  • Is "bring your own device" a reasonable      requirement with SharePoint?
  • How do I gather actionable requirements?
  • How do I define my platform road map and strategy?
  • How do I define application boundaries?
  • How will I govern my enterprise metadata?

Level: Intermediate

Building a SharePoint Enterprise Content Management Strategy and Road Map: On Premise and Office 365: This class is an introduction to building URL taxonomies, noun taxonomies, and associated process discovery methods in a simple and straightforward approach. You'll leave with confidence and direction on how to improve the odds of success in your ECM implementation. If you are tasked with implementing SharePoint Server and/or Office 365, then this class is for you! Come see how to create an Enterprise Content Management plan that supports and aligns with your File Plan, Social, Collaboration, and Business Process Automation. First, we'll talk about discovering actionable requirements: technical, cultural and functional. You'll see real-world examples of different architecture choices and how governance controls affect the implementation of SharePoint Server 2010 and Office 365 ECM. Last, we'll have a discussion around hybrid information architecture between an on-premise SharePoint environment and Office 365.

Level: Intermediate

SharePoint 2013 Farm Architecture and Performance: Are you unsure of architecting the new farm and service applications for performance in SharePoint Server 2013? This class provides a thoughtful approach to designing your SharePoint Server 2013 server farm and gives you confidence that you are heading in the right direction. You'll learn how to architect for performance, and get live demonstration of performance testing tools! SharePoint Server 2013 has lots of flexibility in how you (Admins and Developers) can architect a server farm. This class will give you a solid understanding of farm services, and help you make intelligent decisions when designing and implementing SharePoint Server 2013 server farms. The second half of the class will be full of tips, tricks and tools to aid you in tweaking server farm performance.

Level: Advanced

P.S. Did you know thatSummit 7 Systems is one of the few Business Critical SharePoint Solution providers recognized by Microsoft in the world?