My very first SharePoint intranet
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Sep 1, 2022 8:35 PM

My very first SharePoint intranet

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During my career I have helped to create and implement 3 SharePoint-based intranets:

  • Custom-built > SharePoint 2003 (on prem)
  • SharePoint 2007 (on prem) > SharePoint Online
  • Other platform > SharePoint Online

I have made mistakes and created things I am proud of, and I thought I’d share it for your amusement and possibly learning

Let’s start with the first one, this was in 2005.

Our custom-built intranet was just beginning to take off, and when we moved to SharePoint 2003 we did not want to lose momentum. So our goal was that everything worked as much as possible as the current system. This may not have been the best idea, but we had even worse ideas….

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  • Mistake #1: Too much customization
  • Mistake #2: Too complex usage statistics
  • Mistake #3: Outsourcing support
  • Success #1: Do More with SharePoint: our Business Solutions
  • Success #2: Good score in Digital Workplace Group’s Benchmarking tables
  • Success #3: The oldest intranet promotion video in my collection!