Clearing out the underbrush in the Planning TOC


We’re tinkering a bit with the Planning section of the technical library for Office SharePoint Server. We’ve gotten feedback that it’s tough to find the topics you want, and that there’s a lot of extra words in the titles that we just don’t need. So we’re clearing out some unnecessary words and splitting the giant Planning table of contents into two parts:



  • Site and solution planning contains all the content about planning what you want in your sites and solutions. Look here for topics on planning the overall design, workflows, Business Intelligence, governance, and so on.
  • Infrastructure planning contains all the content about planning the infrastructure to support your sites and solutions. Look here for topics on system requirements, logical architecture, authentication, database storage, and so on.

We’re hoping this makes it easier for you to find the topics you want.


The revised Planning TOC makes its debut this week.


Here’s the before:


PlanningTOC_Before


And here’s the after:


PlanningTOC_After


It isn’t a big restructure, but we’re hoping it makes a difference for you. Please let us know what you think.


– Samantha Robertson
Technical Writer

Comments (5)

  1. Glad you like it! We publish the CHM monthly, so look for un update at the end of August.

  2. Anonymous says:

    New toc is more convenient When CHM will be updated with this new TOC.

  3. Dean Gross says:

    It would be helpful if the downloadable files were split up into individual chapters so that we could download just a revised chapter and put it into a 3 ring binder.

    I have found that having the printed version is very helpful, but it does not take advantage of many of the features in Word, such as automatic chapter and page numbering which makes it harder to maintain and use.

    Dean

  4. Chandima says:

    Great work. This planning process is now much easier to follow.

  5. Anonymous says:

    We're tinkering a bit with the Planning section of the technical library for Office SharePoint Server