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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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Basic Data Challenges

While much of the discussion of this chapter has centered around data and access to data, there exist basic or inherent constraints that drive enterprise-wide SharePoint deployments in one manner or another. Some of these constraints include

  • Sources of data, including sensitive internal documents, subscription service-based data, stock quote feeds, and so on, drive multi-dashboard management requirements.

  • The impact of proxy servers on accessibility and security drives client configuration and support costs.

  • The raw scope of data servicing different needs of the enterprise organization can overwhelm unprepared workspace Coordinators.

  • The variety of data formats, like Word documents, Excel and other spreadsheets, PowerPoint ...

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