Corporate Information Services

By Martin Kearn

The capability to store, collaborate on, and share documents and files has been at the heart of SharePoint products and technologies since its inception in 2001. The functionality has gone through several facelifts along the way, but the core principles of using SharePoint as a corporate information management system is really at the foundation of what SharePoint is all about.

This chapter examines some of the new functionality for SharePoint 2010 relating to corporate information services, as well as re-visiting some of the capabilities that have been around for several releases.

This chapter is organized as follows:

  • Designing corporate information services — This discussion covers some high-level information and principles relating to how to design SharePoint-based corporate information services.
  • Working with documents — This section provides some detailed information on key SharePoint features relating to document and information management.
  • Document management in the enterprise — This section provides details on features, best practices, and techniques for information management in the enterprise.
  • Software boundaries — This section discusses some important software limitations relating to large-scale information repositories.


As an architect, it is important to gauge exactly how much effort must go into the design of your corporate information services. SharePoint is a solid platform, ...

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