This course builds on knowledge gained through our SharePoint for Power Users course, taking attendees through the key aspects involved in successfully managing SharePoint Site Collections.
This course is aimed at delegates that have completed the SharePoint for Power Users course or have previous equivalent experience with SharePoint Online or on-premises versions of SharePoint. The course is designed for Power Users who will be managing top-level Sites within SharePoint Online (Office 365), SharePoint 2016 (on premises) or SharePoint 2013 (on premises).
This module introduces Site Collections within a SharePoint deployment, the topology of SharePoint Sites, and discusses the importance of site model planning. The module also overviews the agenda for the rest of the course.
Site Collection Administrators, as part of the initial design, need to configure general options and settings such as consistent navigation, Recycle bin settings, activating features, managing templates, uploading user solutions, and creating help options.
SharePoint provides Site Collection Administrators with many tools to manage content, such as content publishing, caching and Managed Metadata and Taxonomy.
Search in SharePoint provides Site Collection Administrators with more options enabling them to exercise more control over search results. This allows the administrator to configure Search to align with the needs and culture of the people using the SharePoint sites.
SharePoint has many options for maintaining governance with regards to controlling the lifecycle of documents and items within Lists, as well as configuring Auditing options for logging specific actions taken on content for legal compliance reporting. Since SharePoint 2013, there has been the capacity to create Site Policies, allowing administrators to manage the retention and deletion of sites.