Chapter 6. Planning Your Information Architecture

One of the greatest strengths of SharePoint is the ease with which “regular” folks (i.e., non-IT people) can create incredibly sophisticated collaborative Web sites. Lots of them. With lots of content. As these Web sites start to acquire more content, it becomes very, very easy for small sites to grow into big messes—with usability and “findability” challenges, content management problems, and unhappy users and business sponsors. The information architecture (IA) for your SharePoint solution is the plan that helps you avoid the mess. It provides the structure and framework that help your users navigate and search to find what they need, complete the tasks they need to perform, and understand the ...

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