Building a successful document management system on SharePoint is not a hard task, but it certainly demands a precious amount of knowledge and effort. Trust me, the process can take some time, but it is going to be worth it in the future of your business when the complexity and the amount of documents can be overwhelming. In the hopes of making this process more accessible to everyone I am sharing our best practices on SharePoint Document Management in a series of posts.
I’ve had many people ask me about how Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Shredded Storage and Remote BLOB Storage work together, and how AvePoint supports this from a storage optimization perspective. Bill Baer, Senior Product Marketing Manager and Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint, posted about this topic during SharePoint Conference 2012 and hopefully clarified a lot of the confusion around Shredded Storage. SharePoint MVP Dan Holme, AvePoint Enterprise Trainer & Evangelist Randy Williams, and I put together an article for Dan’s weekly column on Shredded Storage a few weeks ago which is also worth a read.
Do you have a mountain of SharePoint content that you’re trying to manage? SharePoint RBS For Dummies, Special Edition, can help! Discover how to reduce your costs while still getting peak performance. With this book, you see how Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) is used to optimize the storage of your content. Discover best practices and different solutions you can deploy within your SharePoint environment.
This white paper is the first of a series of storage optimization and management resources to be authored by a team of SharePoint MVPs. The goals of this white paper are to provide a comprehensive and balanced examination of the concepts and issues, and to equip you to fully understand, to communicate with your peers and your management, and to make an informed decision about the role of BLOB externalization in your storage architecture.
Sarju Raja, VP EMEA, AvePoint, outlines some key considerations for SharePoint storage to ensure that all business objectives can be met without breaking the bank.
The amount of data businesses are required to store is growing at an exponential rate. In fact, a study released by research firm IDC, “Extracting Value from Chaos,” states the world’s data is doubling every two years. This rapid growth of data certainly applies to organisations utilising Microsoft SharePoint, and is driving a growing need for an effective storage infrastructure that must fulfil several important needs: support scalability, offer simple and robust management capabilities, and can’t break the ba
SharePoint is an excellent collaboration platform – so good, in fact, that many organizations see extremely rapid adoption. But, as user adoption increases, so does the amount of data that must be stored in SharePoint, including large files and multiple versions of files. While rapid adoption indicates effective collaboration, this content explosion can easily outstrip SharePoint’s basic storage configuration. This causes an outcry both from end users, who complain about SharePoint’s slow performance, and SQL DBAs, who protest that SharePoint is taking up too much expensive server space and processing power. All of this can lead to dissatisfaction with a once-loved platform.