#1 - I am trying to create a Best Practice Document for our SharePont Site and so far my biggest challenge is to define when a user should save a file on Sharepoint and when they should instead save the file to the department File LAN server. Is there a Decision Process Flow I can present to the users so they can easily determine when a file should be kept on a File Server vs downloading the file on Sharepoint.
#2 - I am also interested in trying to create a main page/portal for my entire division. Within the portal they would then click on various links that would take them to their respective department. Currently there is no main portal, but unfortunately numerous Sharepoint sites have been created by each group. Users have thus saved numerous desktop shortcuts to get to various department Sharepoint sites, thus the need for a main portal as a gateway for all department sites, announcements, training, etc. Any suggestions, references, etc. on what my next steps should be to create a main portal.
#3 - Is there a good primer book or online class someone can recommend for SP. My SP skills are minimal, but I have decent desktop skills and some design experience.