Chapter 5. Planning for Operational Governance

In Chapter 4, “Planning for Business Governance,” we discussed the importance of governance planning for your business, which ensures that the most important part of your SharePoint environment—the content—stays in good shape over the life of your deployment.

This chapter, on the other hand, covers the governance of the underlying infrastructure—the actual SharePoint technical platform. This is especially important if you’re managing your SharePoint farm(s) in-house, since you’ll need to ensure uptime yourself. If you happen to be using Office 365 or SharePoint Online, Microsoft is doing most of the infrastructure governance for you, but you’ll still need to manage some aspects of your environment. ...

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