Thursday, October 2, 2008

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 In Zambia

I wanna kick off my blog with this post.

I would like to share that i have Implemented MOSS 2007 at the largest copper mine in Africa which i work for, with currently 9 collaboration portals being used by the end users. I have also developed some applications into it, some of them which are being used by the accounts dept, a travel system being used by the logistics section, and I just finished working on a help desk system that is also integrating into our MOSS 2007, using Infopath, and 5 workflows (developed in SharePoint Designer)...(thanks to Michael O'Donovan of Microsoft ZA - that meeting while i was at your SA Offices has really paid off mate)

You might wanna know that i first implemented all this on a VMWare infrastructure until a fews days ago when i performed a farm migration to Physical machines, to ease on the resources it was depending on...

Note that this is the first implementation of its kind not just in a mine in Zambia but to the nation as a whole, at such a scale...

So far its accessed by about 2000 users...

Am also developing its Report server, which will connect to MS SQL database. You can imagine how i feel being project manager of this whole project.

Parallel to this is its Governance Documentation and Disaster Recovery Plan that am also almost done with...phewww.....

During my Implementation, I also met Lynn Langit of Microsoft CA - That was a lovely chat we had Lynn, i loved the cake too, thanks for sharing the knowledge...can't wait for that HDD.

I will be telling you more about this along the way...

Welcome to my blog...stay tuned...