SharePoint Site Maps Using Visio 2010

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Benefits of creating SharePoint site and site collection maps using Visio 2010 with links.

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  • 1. - Visio 2010 Map your Logical Site ArchitectureIn SharePoint 2010 and MOSS 2007 understanding the architectureof sites and site collections can be confusing if core site architectureis not mapped.WITHOUT Site Maps:Lost/no directionNo planned structureSharePoint sprawlInvite security problemsIncreased workload for IT and End UsersGreg Gignac - SharePoint ConsultantMy SharePoint Portfolio

2. - Visio 2010 Map your Logical Site ArchitectureWITH Sites Maps:High level overview of sites and site structureA reference point for architecture growth and business planningReduced workload for IT interaction and maintenanceIncreased user adoption through transparencyShared structure understandingGo back(disaster recovery tool)Greg Gignac - SharePoint ConsultantMy SharePoint Portfolio 3. - Visio 2010 Map your Logical Site ArchitectureIn SharePoint 2010/2007 there are 3 methods to reference your sitestructure inside a site collection;Global/Quick links provides a basic structure fornavigation purposes but may not be consistent, sites can behidden, slow to navigate. View All Site Content this area displays the sites created below the current siteManage Content and Structure provides an expandableand collapsible folder structure of sites.Greg Gignac - SharePoint ConsultantMy SharePoint Portfolio 4. - Visio 2010 Map your Logical Site ArchitectureNavigating & Understanding the SharePoint SiteArchitecture is difficult because: All methods are not accessible by all users! Interfaces are scattered and time consuming to utilize/access No interface is a true representation of the site structure/hierarchyindividuallyGreg Gignac - SharePoint ConsultantMy SharePoint Portfolio 5. - Visio 2010 Map your Logical Site Architecture Mapped Architecture Is Understandable At A GlanceGreg Gignac - SharePoint ConsultantMy SharePoint Portfolio 6. - Visio 2010 Map your Logical Site ArchitectureVizio 2010 Linkable Site Architecture MapsBenefitsHigh level overview sites/site collectionsLive links to sites/Central AdminEasily UpdatablePromotes architectural continuity planningVisio Diagrams/Drawings are made available to wide audiencewithout Visio clientGreg Gignac - SharePoint ConsultantMy SharePoint Portfolio 7. - Visio 2010 Map your Logical Site ArchitectureVizio 2010 site architecture mapMapping IdeasCreate specific departmentmapsTrain new IT employees onLayer information such asSharePoint structure using mapssecurity/permission settingsUtilize for business strategyDocument important links planning toolMap Web Apps/Central Admin Tailor maps for different audiencesMap Back up strategies Quickly display maps in specificSharePoint pagesGreg Gignac - SharePoint ConsultantMy SharePoint Portfolio