SPPD187 SharePointPodcast – To BLOB or Not to BLOB

In this epsiode of the SharePointPoidcast you will hear the fourth part of a recording from SharePoint MVP Dan Holme’s workshop

“SharePoint Uncensored: Architecting SharePoint for Governance, Manageability, and Business Value”.

Dan is AvePoint‘s Chief SharePoint Evangelist and presented this workshop at the Berlin SharePoint user group on October 24, 2011.

The recording has been split into 4 episodes:

To BLOB or Not to BLOB? Content Scalability and Storage Optimization

SharePoint and SQL Server offer several methods with which you can externalize the BLOBs—the files that are stored in libraries and as attachments—to reduce the size of your content databases. BLOB externalization offers benefits beyond reduced storage cost—benefits that may surprise you! But there’s a lot of hype and misunderstanding about BLOB externalization, which is neither a silver bullet nor evil incarnate. Take away a balanced, intelligent, detailed understanding of the technologies and issues surrounding BLOB externalization. Dive deep into the performance impact, scalability implications, and critical considerations for backup and restore, high availability, and disaster recovery. To BLOB or not to BLOB? There are no easy answers, but after this session you will have what it takes to maximize the potential of BLOB externalization in your storage architecture.

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SPPD184 SharePointPodcast – Managing SharePoint Disruption

In this epsiode of the SharePointPoidcast you will hear the first part of a recording from SharePoint MVP Dan Holme’s workshop

 “SharePoint Uncensored: Architecting SharePoint for Governance, Manageability, and Business Value”. 

Dan is AvePoint’s Chief SharePoint Evangelist and presented this workshop at the Berlin SharePoint user group on October 24, 2011.

The recording has been split into 4 episodes:

Managing the SharePoint Disruption

In many organizations, SharePoint is a disruptive technology: It’s no longer business-as-usual for users, for developers, for IT, or for the enterprise. SharePoint shines a spotlight on everything that’s good and bad about your information management policies, business processes, project management, change management, and IT service delivery. Take away the lessons learned and common themes from thousands of IT professionals, managers, developers, end users and CIOs around the globe. This comprehensive discussion will highlight the business, cultural, and technical impact of SharePoint on an organization, and the steps you can take to plan for and implement SharePoint as a platform that will support a dynamic enterprise. You will take away a framework within which to understand and communicate the role of SharePoint in your organization and an understanding of the technical, cultural and procedural components of a successful SharePoint implementation.

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