Microsoft SharePoint for Business Executives: Q&A Handbook

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  • Get to the bottom of the business issue you really want SharePoint to solve
  • Think about governance from a simplified perspective which bridges the gap between the ‘Wild Wild West’ SharePoint environment, and documentation-heavy processes
  • Avoid wading through a myriad of versioning and deployment options, and understand how to deploy SharePoint to be aligned with a corporate strategy
  • Get to grips with both sides of what the Cloud can really do for SharePoint
  • Avoid the usual pitfalls of bringing your .NET developers up to speed quickly with SharePoint
  • Learn how to proactively spot the red flags of a SharePoint deployment
  • Have enough confidence in your technical SharePoint knowledge to assist the technical team, while focusing on making the right business decisions
  • Understand the things Microsoft doesn’t tell you about SharePoint deployment
  • Take advantage of best practices from MVP authors to ensure your first SharePoint project is a successful one

The depth and breadth of SharePoint as a technology can be daunting to any executive managing a SharePoint technical team or pondering the next steps for an upcoming SharePoint deployment within their organization.

This book demystifies SharePoint and its potential business value with simple, non-technical answers to the everyday SharePoint questions that business executives should be asking.
SharePoint is Microsoft’s fastest selling product, and from the outside has the perceived ability to do anything for anyone in any business. Microsoft SharePoint for Business Executives: Q&A Handbook is the starting point in the SharePoint knowledge process. It asks and answers the simple questions that business and technical managers should all understand about the challenges and opportunities that executives face when deploying SharePoint.

Unlike other technical SharePoint guides, “Microsoft SharePoint for Business Executives: Q&A Handbook” is the ultimate primer in SharePoint education, helping business executives understand what it can do, and preparing you to make the right decisions.
Along the way you’ll learn about cloud deployment approaches, managing your first SharePoint project, as well as taking a deep dive into how to define a SharePoint strategy and governance.
With this Pocket Guide in hand, you’ll be able to ask the right questions of your technical team and business stakeholders before pulling the SharePoint trigger.

  • Forget lengthy technical SharePoint guides more suited for hands-on technical staff; get equipped with the knowledge of SharePoint’s business potential before deployment
  • Get to grips with SharePoint governance, the Cloud, staffing, development and much more from a business perspective in this book and e-book
  • An essential SharePoint Pocket Guide with useful Q&As for every business executive deliberating over SharePoint implementation
Page Count 236
Course Length 7 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781849686105
Date Of Publication 23 May 2012


Peter Ward

Peter Ward has worked with collaboration technology for over 20 years and is the founder of Soho Dragon Solutions, a New York based SharePoint consultancy. He has worked with some of the largest and most profitable companies in the USA, but also with the small ones that he calls the "Fortune 5,000,000". This is his fourth co-authored SharePoint book, the other three being Microsoft SharePoint 2010 End User Guide: Business Performance Enhancement, Workflow in SharePoint 2010: Real World Business Workflow Solutions, and Microsoft SharePoint for Business Executives: Q&A Handbook. He has been a software guy forever, but is not much of a gadgeteer. In fact, he's probably a late adopter. He teaches yoga part-time in NYC and likes to serve up the perfect vegetarian dish.

Pavlo Andrushkiw

Pavlo Andrushkiw has spent nearly a decade in the Microsoft space delivering complex infrastructure solutions to a plethora of clients in various verticals. He currently works as the chief cloud architect for a major cloud services provider, migrating and deploying complex production environments for enterprise clients into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. This is his second co-authored SharePoint book, the first being Microsoft SharePoint for Business Executives: Q&A Handbook.

Richard Harbridge

Richard Harbridge is an internationally recognized expert in Microsoft SharePoint. He has defined, architected, developed and implemented well over a hundred SharePoint solutions from small implementations on a single server to over 80,000+ user implementations in international organizations. He is a contributing author for the business side of and is also an active facilitator for the SharePoint Business Community to enable people, groups and organizations to work more effectively; to collaborate and achieve a greater level of shared understanding around non-technical SharePoint-related challenges.

Paul Galvin

Paul Galvin has been working in the IT industry since 1991. He started as a staff programmer and began consulting in 1994 and never stopped. In 2008 he was awarded an MVP and in 2010 is acknowledged to be in a group of the 50 most influential people within the SharePoint business community.

Michael Hinckley

Michael Hinckley MCITP, MCTS, has over 10 years specializing in solution architecture for organizations that span from small businesses and global corporations. Michael is a recognized speaker and evangelist for Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence stacks. His driving goal is to deliver successful and efficient Business solutions for clients

William Nagle

William Nagle is the Director of Field Operations at K2, where he helps organizations and partners realize the business value of process automation around SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies. He joined K2 after eight years of service at Microsoft Corporation where his career spanned the E-Business Server product groups including Commerce Server and BizTalk. His interest shifted towards helping companies efficiently manage business processes while working as a Senior Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services.