A Reference List for Developing your Microsoft SharePoint Internet Site
“The Big Dummies Guide to Building a SharePoint Internet Site” is a good place to start for those new to the internet-facing side of the collaboration software. The author, Bill Simser, is an independent Solutions Architect with over 15 years of experience in software development. He explains his new venture:
I’m about to embark on a new project, building a SharePoint based Internet site. This is new for me as all the SharePoint work I’ve done has been Intranet facing and I know there are some challenges with SharePoint and outward facing sites. So I called on a few MVP friends and people that have some real world experience configuring SharePoint for Internet to see if I could come up with a list of tips, tricks, and things to watch out for.
The article outlines topics such as Search Engine Optimization, Multilingual Support, Mobile Support, and Performance and provides references with links to informative sources on the issues. It is definitely a handy guide for your SharePoint internet site embargo.
We’ve heard before Simser’s observation that there are some challenges with the SharePoint platform. We also know Smartlogic is the third party solution to turn to for an enhanced search and navigation experience and extended SharePoint capabilities with the Semaphore Content Intelligence Platform.
Ken Toth, January 31, 2012