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Information architecture (IA) is the structural design of shared information environments; the art and science of organizing and labelling websites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability and findability

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Maximum number of sites can be associated with Hub site

We have an interesting situation to move DMS to SharePoint Online, we are planning to leverage Hub site associated with modern flat site hierarchy. Is there any recommended limit considering ...
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Sharing Site metadata with documents for SharePoint Search

We have a problem which most of the organizations face. We have a team site created for each of the project in our organization. There are 100-300 project sites being created every year. Each project ...
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InfoPath Forms and Site Architecture

We are currently making some plans to migrate to a new version of SharePoint (either 2016 On-Prem or Online). We'll be aiming towards a more flat design and are wondering if its better to store all ...
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Best arguments against title site URLs

I'm currently working to establish a self service site creation interface for my customer. The user who is requesting a site can choose a title, template and so forth but the final site URL is ...
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SharePoint Proposal Guidelines

I'm thinking how much levels of details I should be put in a typical SharePoint proposal. So for example, should we put a section on the information architecture and the site structure, or leave it ...
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Is there any drawback if i use special charterers such as - or ( ) inside my wiki pages URL

I am starting a new Enterprise wiki site collection inside my sharepoint enterprise server 2013, and currently i am building a document which will define the procedure for creating new wiki pages by ...
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What to do about sharing across departments, roles or people in SharePoint

I've been asked a question about where people should store information on SharePoint that is shared (some long term, some short term) that need to span people across different departments or roles. I ...
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Site Architecture - Project Management Portal - One Site or Subsites?

I am a new SharePoint Admin working for the local county IT department. We would appreciate some guidance on architecting a comprehensive project management platform in SharePoint 2013 On-Premise. ...
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SharePoint structure for storing ad-hoc and project-based client data

A question about how best to structure our SharePoint solution. As a consulting company, we deliver pieces of work to a large number of clients. For each client, we generate documents related to the ...
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Organization question: subsite for each document library?

I'm new to SharePoint and have been thrown into a SharePoint 2013 implementation of our small intranet. It appears IT has set up our site collection to have two levels of subsites. The top level has ...
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Site collection Size

What is the maximum size we can have for a site collection. Microsoft says we can as much as a content DB and it is recommended to keep the size as 100GB for some maintainance reasons. Please suggesst ...
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Location for Search Center in a SharePoint 2013 implementation

I am having trouble finding a recommended approach for the location of a search center in a SharePoint implementation with multiple site collections I am using SharePoint 2013's best practice of ...
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Is this a right way to design a site collection vs subsite structure

I have been managing a sharepoint site collection that has the following figures:- Size - 5 GB Groups - almost 300 (no direct permission at site or item level) Lists - 70 (mostly info path apps) ...
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SharePoint Apps, IA and Search

This is a two part question that I was going to split into two seller are posts, but think the wider "discussion" fits being in one post. I am looking to write some SharePoint Apps and two questions ...
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Best practice organization of sites on Sharepoint Online?

I'm trying out Office 365 for my company, as a sort of intranet/collaboration platform, and I was wondering what is the best practice for the information architecture of a Sharepoint site, with ...
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Pro/cons: Multiple lists or one big list with multiple views?

I have data that can go through different stages, during which it will have common fields and fields that are only used on specific stages. If I e.g. have these fields: CommenField1, CommenField2, ...
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SharePoint Architecture Design Examples

I am bit confused with entire SharePoint Process. I mean if there is a Company who never used SharePoint and they want to get one for there Organisation. They have there own team of C# developers but ...
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What's the best way to exploit a managed metadata column for document keywords?

I have a managed metadata field as a column in a document library. Users have added multiple keywords through this in some cases. What I'd like to do be able to provide a page for browsing the ...
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Content/information organization on the intranet home pages

Which are the most useful information/content blocks on an intranet home page? What are those functionalities requested by end users? - I am interested on past experiences...
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Techniques used when conducting Information Architecture Workshops?

Which kind of techniques do you use when conducting Information architecture workshops?(e.g. Card sorting) Which were the most useful??
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SharePoint Content Archiving

i am just wondering how the SharePoint professional are planning their content Archiving. I have about 2 Tb of the Data which includes MS documents,excel,PowerPoint, PDFs and other doc formats. We ...
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What to put onto sharepoint?

I am employed by a medium size company in financial the area with approx 10 areas.. Compliance, IT, Sales.. I've built around 14 subsites to allow document storage and each subsite has 6 indentical ...
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Structure in Sharepoint -> Customer -> Project -> Subproject

We would like to setup our new sharepoint. We are normally working in a structure where we have customer -> Project -> SubProject. We have seen now that it is not possible to get this deep structure. ...
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