SAI > SharePoint > SharePoint Architecture Roadmap

SharePoint partner for solution roadmap, implementation, business solutions and managed services

SAI will develop conceptual, logical, and physical designs for configuring Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and 2013 features, servers, and topologies.

Offerings overview

SAI will conduct workshops to determine the business requirements for implementing SharePoint solutions. The aim to develop a global SharePoint architecture document that defines a set of service offerings to deliver portal, collaboration, content management, social and line of business applications to clients' local and remote, employees, clients and partners.


Workshops will be used to understand business drivers for SharePoint solutions

  1. Educate and discuss the concepts of SharePoint solution stack to understand the vision of solution offerings with Business partners and IT department. Business owners and stake holders can determine the applications/solutions to be offered in the SharePoint environment.
  2. Infrastructure architecture design, Server farm, and SharePoint environment planning to support SharePoint solutions to be offered for business.

Workshop Details

Onsite meetings will be customized based on Industry verticals and department needs.

Workshop Name

Meeting Topic

Objective definitions

  1. Application rationalization
  2. Current Environment and License review

Foundational definitions

  1. Explain the Information Life Cycle Management. Understand content centric applications and processes
  2. Discovery workshops
  3. Requirements workshops

Information Architecture and SharePoint Governance

  1. Review the business and legal requirements for implementing SharePoint Governance
  2. Review and discover Taxonomy, Enterprise Meta Data, BU Meta Data and Site Map

Fundamental Site Planning

  1. Security guidance and recommendations
  2. Collaboration and Project Management
  3. Social computing and collaboration
  4. Enterprise Content Management
  5. Site provisioning and maintenance
  6. My Sites rollout

Infrastructure planning

  1. System requirements
  2. Virtualization
  3. Security model
  4. Performance and capacity Planning
  5. SQL server and storage
  6. Multiple farm Architecture


SAI will provide recommendations for providing various services on SharePoint as a roadmap document. Services will be grouped based on the solutions and the Application delivery steps will be documented. SharePoint 2010/2013 Farm Environment and Architecture will be proposed, based on the Sites and Solutions to be offered, taking into account the business requirements like SLA and performance.

SAI has partnered with Microsoft to provide SharePoint Deployment Planning Services for helping customers accelerate their SharePoint 2013 deployments

Engagement Objectives

  1. Review and understand the business value of SharePoint 2013 and new functionalities available from previous release
  2. Advise and make recommendation for migration to SharePoint 2013
  3. Recommended use of the Microsoft collaboration and productivity tools

Engagement offerings

Customers are lead through structured set of workshop modules to accelerate the SharePoint 2013 deployment activity. The engagement is designed to be delivered in 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 days.

1 Day

3 days

5 days

10 days

15 days


Solution Brief

Identify goals; assess organizational requirements

Analyze existing infrastructure and management solutions; technical hands-on sessions

Proof-Of-Concept deployment

Pilot deployment

Pre-Engagement Survey Questionnaire Review

Product Presentations & Demonstrations

Strategy Briefing Session

Findings & Recommendations

Customer Survey

Envisioning Workshop(s)

Customized Product Demonstrations

High Level Project Plan

Technical drill down in lab environment

PoC Implementation

Limited PilotImplementation

Engagement Methodology
SharePoint deployment planning services engagement from SAI

Corporate style and branding can be incorporated to provide a standard look and feel across all applications.

Clients can take advantage of SAI SharePoint themes for the SharePoint solutions including, Public Websites, Extranets, Intranets and Custom Applications. Strong visual design can be developed and delivered as multiple site themes and switched based on time interval or some user defined event. Custom master page, layouts, style sheets, or skins will be developed and integrated with Site templates, so all the Sites created can take advantage of the branding initiative.

My Sites Customization

'My Sites' can provide the following custom functionalities.

  1. Custom Master Page, so any existing and new ‘My Sites’ to use the new My Sites corporate branding.
  2. Quick Launch menu was replaced by custom menu and bound to the SharePoint Site Map. The custom menu to provide auto collapse and current site selection functionality.
  3. Multiple site themes and personalization based on user roles.

Custom Navigation

Site navigation can be replaced by user friendly custom menu based on SharePoint 2013 Managed Meta Data Navigation. Site owners can override the SharePoint hierarchy and provide global navigation across multiple site collections.

Automate business processes connecting people and systems with full confirmation to the business rules. Improve the collaborative efficiencies of the team by providing automation from the Office platform.

SAI Business Process Collaboration team works with the business owners to understand the existing manual and automatic process. The business flow is then documented and any improvements to the current model are discussed. SharePoint workflow applications are developed and deployed using SAI application framework. SAI Workflow methodology will allow companies to visualize and implement workflow on a SharePoint platform with few mouse clicks.

The following are advantages of implementation of Workflow based on SAI SharePoint application framework.

  1. End users can create reports through intuitive, wizard-driven, browser-based report designers
  2. Information Workers can integrate workflow components with any process without the need to learn programming.
  3. Built-in wizards configure standards task actions, like obtaining information from users, sending e-mail, or updating a line of business applications.
  4. Actions for end user interactions can be configured based on business rules

InfoPath Forms Development

Migrate existing Microsoft Word forms or Lotus Notes forms to InfoPath Forms, so data can be stored in SharePoint and teams can collaborate across projects and departments.

InfoPath forms can interact with workflow processes at a task-level, kick-off a new SharePoint workflow activity, or to integrate with business entity data.

Business processes like vacation request or expense approval are best examples which can be automated with the use of InfoPath Forms. Policies, or rules, are built into the processes and tagged with InfoPath, to ensure that work does not hit a bottleneck. Escalation (Substitution), for example, will reroute a work item (task) to another person, if originally assigned user's sick day or vacation is holding up the activity.

Corporate social strategy can be implemented in SharePoint 2010 and 2013 to improve collaboration, build better relationship and networks inside organizations, among people across different departments and locations.

Following are the features and benefits of a Social network solution

  1. Identify SME (Subject Matter Expert) through People Search, and create an interest group with people working on a common idea.
  2. Allow users to collaborate and interact without IT involvement. This can be done without compromise on SharePoint Governance and Compliance requirements.
  3. Integrate out of box SharePoint 2010 / 2013 features likes Activity Feeds, Tags, Ratings and Notes inside any custom Portals like department intranets
  4. Social networking applications can increase SharePoint adoption and increase user participation by recognizing their contributions through digital badging