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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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Documenting the System Landscape

Perhaps one of the most procrastinated tasks in the world of information technology is the creation and maintenance of the “Standard Installation and Operating Procedures,” or the SIOP (or SOP, depending). Given the potential complexity of a Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server deployment, as well as the visibility such a solution garners, development of the SIOP is crucial to long-term success.

The SIOP

Detailed current-state documentation must be maintained and updated to ensure that a re-buildable and manageable solution is maintained. To this end, a master Standard Installation and Operating Procedures manual is mandatory, detailing the overall architecture of the solution, each component of the solution, current ...

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