What is the Best-Practice for a Site Layout using SharePoint 2010, for a Medium Business?
Posted on 2010-09-20
Hello everyone! I recently started a job as a fledgling developer at a company looking to move into SharePoint. We already have a SharePoint server and basic frontend in place, but since this is a first both for myself and the company, we are unsure of how to proceed.
Basically, we want news, basic collaboration and file search support, with expansion options. While I have looked online, there hasn't been much in the way of "distinct limitations" for choosing a particular template type. The recommendation I'm leaning towards making looks like follows:
1. A Team Site for the main site - this will allow for basic news, announcements, outlook tie-ins (via Calendar list) and so on. I'll probably add an RSS feed to tie to an outside blog related to the company as well.
2. A Document Vault Site used for storing general documents. It seems to me that going with a document vault will allow for greater expansion possibilities, and provide useful functionality should the number of documents become unwieldy (search, etc). It seems unlikely to me that they will manage to hit the 10,000,000 file limit, but I thought splitting them up based on department (see #3) would improve performance and leave room to scale.
3. Two document vault sub-sites (sub to #2) - one for HR and one for IT. Same reasons as #2.
The company is looking to start off with a basic site and expand into using SharePoint much more heavily from there, so I'm looking for something flexible and able to scale easily. Since I'm a new-comer to this, I was hoping for some advice and feedback from some more experienced with SharePoint.
Thanks for your time.