mishmo

I recently stumbled into a project and was handed a list of 200-300 requirements for a document management system. The client wants Sharepoint and we (my team) have to respond to their requirements using Sharepoint 2007 as our point of reference. Needless to say, none of us are familiar with Sharepoint and after reading the "Dummies" manual, we still have a small list of questions that we can't find answers for. I have tried the almighty "Google", but have had no luck there as well. I am throwing myself on the mercy of the professionals. If anyone can answer any of these questions I would be forever grateful. Please don't flame me too bad, like I said, I have no experience with Sharepoint, or any other document management system for that matter. I do have a technical background in development and am familiar with the technologies used like SQL 2005, AD, .NET etc. so feel free to keep the conversation somewhat high IQ . I put any notes regarding the requirement in blue.

1. The ability to search documents stored in a DB on index and full text basis and support boolean operators like AND, OR, Not and wildcard. I know you can search the docs on metadata and index, but is that in a DB

2. Set maximum number of files or individula file size that can be stored in a library.

3. Out of the Box, are any documented procedures provided for authentication relationships (so other than online, is any documentation provided in print with the product)

4. the ability to limit outside access through digital certificates

5. Out of the Box, are any documentation provided for remote access requirements

6. Are detailed log reports and analysis available on the document life cycle (workflow)

7. Are thery any default security reports, if so define.

8. Intelligent VFS - as simple to use as a shared drive through CIFS or FTP (okay they lost me here)

9. Are there training courses available for security administration control

10. annual Support costs (I couldn't find anything regarding annual licensing)

Again, I appreciate any help and like I said, I started with 200-300 so 10 isn't that bad... right

thanks

Mike



Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Beginner Questions that I can't find answers to...

Patrik Luca

1. All documents of SharePoint are stored in a content database (SQL Server 2005)

2. You can set a maximum size for files being uploaded. You can set a maximum size for a site (which contains the document libraries: I don't think you can set the size limit for a particalur library).

4. You can set up SSL attached to a SharePoint site.

9. See the Microsoft sites: you can start with http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/sharepointserver/FX101211721033.aspx






Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Beginner Questions that I can't find answers to...

mishmo

THANK YOU !!! That is a definite start and I really appreciate all of the input and hyperlink. I will check that out and see what I get out of it.

For my own curiousity, in regards to #1, are the documents themselves converted to binary and saved as blobs If that is the case, very interesting, I didn't know that.

Thanks again.

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Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Beginner Questions that I can't find answers to...

Patrik Luca

For your license question, please check out: http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/howtobuy/default.mspx

The documents themselves are indeed converted to blobs (mainly Office docs, I don't know for the other formats).






Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Beginner Questions that I can't find answers to...

mishmo

Once again, thanks for the info. Since you are the only respondant, feel free to tackle some of the others

I am looking online again to see if I can fill in any more ofthe blanks.

Thanks

Mike