Practical SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Content Management

Practical SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Content Management
By Steve Goodyear

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Practical SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Content Management is the first book to guide you through planning and designing each phase of your information life cycle with SharePoint 2013. Author and SharePoint expert Steve Goodyear walks you through how to analyze and plan enterprise content management (ECM) solutions for an effective and end-to-end information design based on your organization’s needs and business requirements.

Inside, you will develop a full understanding of how SharePoint 2013 manages content including identifying and understanding your organization’s information within SharePoint, collaborating on transitory content, and capturing and controlling your records. You'll get practical advice and best practice instruction for each phase of the information life cycle to guide you on designing your ECM strategy and implementing your own ECM solution.

You learn how to:

  • Apply a content life cycle model to analyze and understand your organization's information
  • Design your file plan with content routing rules for your SharePoint records repository
  • Plan and configure your eDiscovery portal and manage discovery cases
  • Design solutions to interface and integrate with external records management systems
  • Identify your organization's information security requirements
  • Design content types and implement an enterprise content type hub to organize your information
Practical SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Content Management is for you if you are a SharePoint architect, administrator, consultant, or project manager, and you implement SharePoint solutions that relate to one or more aspects of the information life cycle involved with ECM.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1514595 in Books
  • Brand: Goodyear Steve
  • Published on: 2013-11-27
  • Released on: 2013-11-27
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25" h x .73" w x 7.50" l, 1.22 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 320 pages


  • Practical Sharepoint 2013 Enterprise Content Management

Editorial Reviews

About the Author
Steve Goodyear is an author and a SharePoint expert living in Vancouver, Canada, where he writes and works as a consultant and solution architect.

Previously, he worked for Microsoft as an Enterprise Consultant engaging as a SharePoint specialist with Microsoft's largest enterprise and government customers around North America to design technology solutions for their most challenging business problems. Before joining Microsoft, Steve was also a Software Engineer and Technical Lead at Electronic Arts. 

Steve is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and he holds several Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certifications, including: SharePoint Administration and Development, SQL Server Administration and Development, and ASP.NET Development. He loves writing about technology to share ideas that inform, entertain, and inspire readers.

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
3“There is no ECM easy button”
By Csaba Urbaniczky
This book is a practical introduction to Enterprise Content Management (ECM) with Microsoft SharePoint 2013. The level in the book makes it suitable as your second SharePoint book and as such it gives you a lot of information to set up SharePoint as a simplistic ECM with low compliance requirements. That a simplistic ECM is described as indirectly apparent in the introduction since compliance and workflows are not in the list of bullets on page xx1 of what one should be able to know after that you have read the book.
There is a caution in page 7: “There is no easy ECM button”, and that is true for sure. Examples of formal compliance requirements are listed on page 16 and 17 but statements if SharePoint can be implemented to fulfil those requirements is only vague indicated on page 49.
It is also vaguely indicated what requirements may have be implemented, but they are written just as a list of questions without answer if they can, and most of all how, to implement workflows to automate the information flow; besides the text“..often it will require a third-party component or some custom development..” and further down on page 69 and on page 281 it is written: ...but this breadth comes at the cost of it [SharePoint] being less specialized for certain areas.”
It is surprisingly hard to find information describing where SharePoint 2013 has weak point and then how to solve them. A SharePoint book that goes through in detail the following two elementary ECM requirements is still missing:
1. Automatically generation of document identity, status and versioning with the information transferred into the document.
2. Correct workflows including document approval with documented why who approved when with the information transferred into the document.
Well, I know the hard way that custom coding of farm solutions will be required and simple issues takes very long time to solve due to bad documentation. Goodyear is capable and knowledgeable which is apparent from his blog so I'm a bit disappointed that he has not given more hand-on information about using SharePoint to implement a first-class compliant ECM. Still, this book is readable if you are new to SharePoint and considering to use SharePoint as your ECM system. But you will need a lot more information to succeed with your ECM project using SharePoint 2013 if you really want to automate tasks and be compliant.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Four Stars
By J Garcia
Has great step by step instructions.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5The next best thing to "an ECM easy button"
By Julia Reynolds
This is a good book for SharePoint consultants who need to get up to speed on Enterprise Content Management concepts and capabilities quickly.

The early chapters are a readable outline of the basic ECM concepts and terminology, for developers new to ECM and also valuable for project managers and executives involved in planning ECM projects.

Thorough discussion of ECM functionality follows, clearly driven by the author's experience. For example, electronic forms are addressed and the author shows how to implement digital signatures in Infopath. This is a common question on ECM and new SharePoint implementations so it's nice to see it covered in a reference book.

Good practical coverage of how to assign specific administrative rights by role, for example how to identify someone to manage User Profile services and even how to set up user photos using PowerShell.

The book includes a section on e-discovery that matches up requirements with nuts and bolts SharePoint functionality, including screenshots showing how to accomplish key tasks. The final section on Records Management is as valuable as all the rest of the book because of the readable and complete approach the author takes, clearly guided by a lot of hands on experience.

This is a good reference book for both SharePoint developers and Project Managers who need to articulate ECM concepts with customers. Highly recommended.

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