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Get control of SharePoint sprawl
This article is part of the SharePoint Insider issue of August 2010
SharePoint may be the most flexible and most powerful application that Microsoft has ever created. But it has been said that with great power comes great responsibility. Unless the proper governance is put into place, SharePoint can quickly spiral out of control. Learn which factors can lead to SharePoint sprawl and how you can regain control of your SharePoint deployment. To understand why SharePoint sprawl happens, you have to move beyond the idea that SharePoint is simply an application for developing websites and think of it as a collaboration tool. Sure, a lot of organizations use SharePoint to create their corporate intranet, but there are several other types of sites that organizations can also create. Team sites are probably the most widely used type of SharePoint site. A team site is a dedicated SharePoint site that allows a team, department or workgroup to collaborate on a project. Team members can use the site to store documents, share contact information, display data or share news related to a project. Although team...
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