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Dan Holme INTELLIEM Maui, Hawaii [email protected] Sharepoint @ Beijing 2008. Dan Holme. Consultant & Trainer at Intelliem www.intelliem.com Fortune-caliber business, academic & government Microsoft Technologies Consultant, NBC Olympics

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Dan holme intelliem maui hawaii dan holme@intelliem com

Dan HolmeINTELLIEMMaui, [email protected]

Sharepoint @ Beijing 2008


Dan holme
Dan Holme

  • Consultant & Trainer at Intelliem

    • www.intelliem.com

    • Fortune-caliber business, academic & government

    • Microsoft Technologies Consultant, NBC Olympics

  • MVP: Windows Server (Office SharePoint Server)

  • Contributing Editor, Windows IT Pro magazine

    • Leader: www.OfficeSharePointPro.com

  • Author: Microsoft Press

  • [email protected]


Goals
Goals

  • SharePoint's role in the NBC Olympics broadcast

    • Successes & Failures

    • In the context of SharePoint "value points" & spin

  • Lessons & take-aways

  • Discussion

    • China, Beijing & the 2008 Summer Olympics

    • SharePoint – collaboration & process improvement

    • Windows (XP/Vista, 2003/2008, AD/Group Policy, etc.)



Beijing 2008
Beijing 2008

  • > 10,000 athletes

  • > 10,000 journalists

  • > 70,000 volunteers

  • > 15,000 cast members


The nbc broadcast
The NBC Broadcast

  • > 3600 hours of content

    • Multiple networks

    • > 2200 hours of web content

  • The most watched event in television history

    • > 210 million unique TV viewers

  • Millions of page hits & streams

    • NBCOlympics.com

    • Silverlight

    • TV Tonic (Vista Media Center)


The work environment
The Work Environment

  • > 3000 employees

    • Mostly Beijing, but several hundred at 30 Rock, NY, NJ, and LA

  • InternationalBroadcast Center

    • 70k square feet

    • 2 studios


Unique challenges
Unique Challenges

  • Intensely short lifespan of a large enterprise

    • July 2008 – August 2008

  • Best-of-class team

  • High expectations

  • High demands

  • One-of-a-kind technologies

    • Ready 48 hours before Opening Ceremonies

  • $1 billion + on the line

  • Live


Unique requirements
Unique Requirements

  • Quick turn-around

  • Mission critical

  • Limited resources

  • Few standards

  • Rollback & disposal

  • Balancing act


Unique solutions
Unique Solutions

  • Planned

  • Quick-and-dirty

  • 80/20 rule

    • The Pareto Principle

      • for many events, 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes

    • Solve 80% of the problems with 20% of the effort

    • "Low hanging fruit"

    • "Easy wins"


The sharepoint wheel
The SharePoint Wheel

Platform Services


The sharepoint donut
The SharePoint Donut

Platform Services





Platform services2
Platform services

  • Security

    • Pluggable authentication

    • Rights / Roles

    • Item-level security

  • Storage

    • Repository (SQL)

    • Metadata

    • Versioning

    • Backup

  • Management

    • Administration

    • Delegation

    • Provisioning

    • Monitoring

    • Auditing

  • Usability

    • Security-trimmed UI

    • Office integration

  • Deployment

    • Configuration management

    • Farm services

    • Features

    • Policies

  • Site Model

    • Rendering

    • Templates

    • Navigation

  • Extensibility

    • Object model

    • SOAP

    • Fields / Forms

    • Events

    • Deployment


Other services
Other services

  • ASP.NET 2.0

    • Master pages to “skin”

    • Web parts

    • Personalization

    • Provider model for navigation, security, etc.

  • Database

  • Search

  • Windows Workflow Foundation embedded


Platform services3
Platform services

  • Online databases

    • Versioning

    • Documents

    • Alerts

    • Security

    • Workflow

    • Mobile device access

  • Web front-end


Custom development
Custom development

  • SharePoint  Anystream

    • Manage very complex media metadata for each 'outlet' (NBCOlympics.com, TVTonic, Amazon, mobile, etc.)

    • Metadata sent as an XML file to Anystream application, which manages streaming to outlets

  • Solution

    • InfoPath Forms Services

      • Data validation & user interface

    • Custom application page published item as XML


Custom development lite
Custom development "lite"

  • Access client front-end

  • Excel client front-end




Collaboration2
Collaboration

  • Lists

    • Tasks, calendars, custom

  • Unstructured and interactive content

    • Discussions, wikis, blogs, surveys

  • Libraries

    • Documents, pictures, forms

  • Close integration with Office 2003 / 2007


Collaboration3
Collaboration

  • Libraries

    • WebDAV as a "hook" for custom applications

      • Show Formats

    • WebDAV as a publication mechanism

      • PDFs scanned by an MFP (to a file share) pushed to libraries

    • WebDAV as a replication mechanism

      • Syntergy, DocAve

  • Lists


It operations help desk
IT Operations : Help Desk

  • Help Desk template – customized

    • How To: Changing CONTENT TYPES used by template

  • Tools

    • "Who am I" (Page Viewer web part)

    • Directory lookup (Page Viewer)

  • Staff contacts (contacts list)

  • Staff schedule (custom list)

  • IT asset tracking

  • IT process requests

    • Accounts, applications




Business process improvement1
Business process improvement

  • Workflow

    • Out-of-box

    • SharePoint Designer

    • Visual Studio (WinWF)

  • InfoPath client storing form / form data in library


Applications lite
Applications "Lite"

  • Transportation application

    • Managed request & fulfillment of over 11,000 journeys

    • SharePoint list (s)

    • Access front end for transportation managers

      • Rich form

      • Relational database

        • True and pseudo (non-normalized) relationships between SharePoint lists

      • Logic


Applications b i lite
Applications & B.I. "Lite"

  • Where is there shared datathat different users need to do different things with?

  • Data in SharePoint

    • Web interface

    • Item-level security

    • Alerts & RSS & workflow

  • Rich interface with Access

  • Rich analysis with Excel




Search2
Search

  • Search across

    • 200 file types

    • SharePoint sites

    • File shares

    • Web sites

    • Exchange Public Folders

    • Lotus Notes

    • LOB data (through the BDC)

    • People

  • Ranking engine

    • File type biasing

    • URL depth

    • Anchor links

    • Metadata extraction

  • Manageable

  • Secure

  • Good user experience


Olympic lessons for sharepoint pros
Olympic Lessons for SharePoint Pros

  • Sometimes, the extra effort really pays off!

  • "Impossible Is Nothing" or "Just Do It"

  • Don't wait til you're too old

    • Don't over develop … spiral develop

  • Know the limits of your equipment

    • What SharePoint can do out-of-the-box

    • What SharePoint can do when extended

    • What SharePoint can't do (now)

  • Learn from your peers

  • Train hard


Goals1
Goals

  • SharePoint's role in the NBC Olympics broadcast

    • Successes & Failures

    • In the context of SharePoint "value points" & spin

  • Lessons & take-aways

  • Discussion

    • China, Beijing & the 2008 Summer Olympics

    • SharePoint – collaboration & process improvement

    • Windows (XP/Vista, 2003/2008, AD/Group Policy, etc.)



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