Office 365 and specifically SharePoint Online is a large platform and toolbox of services and applications that can be configured and adapted in an infinite number of ways for a given business problem requiring a technology solution. While the breadth of functionality and value offered through SharePoint Online is incredible and ever increasing, it is often difficult for organizations to know how to best get started utilizing the many different options available for helping with productivity, collaboration, and communications. Taborda’s Framework provides for a base structure that allows organizations to get started more quickly within a sustainable foundation that is more conducive to effective collaboration and communication versus the default out of the box setup which is better suited towards small business. Microsoft provides for an incredible amount of enterprise controls, security, configuration and governance within the system but generally assumes medium to larger companies are better resourced to learn and implement these controls in a manner that is specific to their business needs.
The Three basic features implemented as part of the Framework are, Security and Compliance, Intranet and Teamwork.
- Governance and Security – A set of administrative configurations and settings that provide for easier supportability, operational controls and security in comparison to the out of the box O365 configurations
- Intranet – A set of administrative configurations and settings that provide for easier supportability, operational controls and security in comparison to the out of the box O365 configurations
- Teamwork – Responsive landing page as a single, personalized point of entry into all individualized team and project sites.
At a high level the framework leverages existing capabilities provided by SharePoint Online. The framework is future proof because we use all out of the box SharePoint technologies and artifacts and use Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices for customizations and modifications. This means as Microsoft rolls out new capabilities or makes modifications to existing capabilities as long as Microsoft uses the same naming conventions and standards, the Framework will automatically incorporate those enhancements or modifications.