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...

2 comments:

TEMWACHI said...

yo Chris, indeed you should be called 'Sir Chris'. this is so cool, man go all the way and achieve your dreams! Briliant staff.

Jussi said...

Good luck with your SharePoint project! You will definitely have challenging (and hopefully also rewarding) times ahead of you. :)