SharePoint Farm Assessments

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Sleep better knowing that you’ve had an outside organization look at your SharePoint environment. Get a list of prioritized issues with recommendations and a tactical plan to keep your environment up and healthy.

Benefits

Machine Inventory

Get an inventory of Farm Information by machine including notes, observations and recommendations for both software and hardware.

SharePoint Inventory

We inventory and provide prioritized recommendations for these key areas: Security, SharePoint Services and Service Applications, Content and Customizations.

Health Analyzer

We document and provide prioritized recommendations based on running the SharePoint Health Analyzer for these categories: Security, Performance, Configuration and Availability.

Clear Plan Forward

At the end of the Farm Assessment, you have an actionable plan to address key risks for your SharePoint Farm. We can provide estimates for fixing the issues or you can address them with your internal team.

FAQ

(For those of you who love to learn the details)

The purpose of this assessment is to:

  • Learn the top Microsoft recommended best practices to keeping a healthy environment
  • Help prevent break/fix issues, reduce downtimes, and post-mortems
  • Learn how others are managing their environments and what type of issues they incur
  • Preventing a performance problem instead of troubleshooting one
  • Ensuring your environment is optimized

Some of the reasons you should work with our team on this initiative are:

  1. We perform farm assessments on a regular basis
  2. We have developed a standard template for evaluating assessment results
  3. We’ve reviewed many different types of environments
  4. We know all the tips and tricks from over 15 years of experience
  5. We have a Solutions Sustainment offering to continue keeping your environment healthy

The cost for the week-long assessment is a fixed price of $8,000 USD.

TaskNotes/DetailsEstimated Hours
Hardware, Software, and Logging ReviewReview, Document, and Recommendations for Farm Information

·       Hardware (machines, RAM, CPU, Storage, etc.)

·       Software (OS, Windows Updates, Third Party Software

·       Logging (Event logs for apps, services, files, and storage services

6
SharePoint and Services ReviewReview, Document and Recommendations for SharePoint and Services

·       SharePoint Upgrade Status and Version Info

·       Content and Customizations (Web Apps, Site Collections, Content DBs, etc.)

·       – Services/Service Applications (Search, User Profile, Metadata, etc…10-20 of them)

8
Health Analyzer ReviewReview, Document, and Recommendations for Health Analyzer Alerts

·       Security, Performance, Configuration and Availability

4
Findings Summary and EstimatesSummarize findings and plan to resolve and mitigate including estimates.8
Client Review and Next StepsReview SharePoint Health Checklist with GA SOS and discuss recommendations and next steps2
Begin Issue resolution or Assess QATime boxed effort to address as many of the identified issues within the remaining budget after the assessment is completed.

Do we need to assess QA as well?  If so it may use some of this time and leave less for trying to fix any identified issues?

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The deliverable for the assessment is a detailed farm assessment summary that includes:

  • Hardware
  • Software including versions
  • Logging information
  • SharePoint information
  • SharePoint Services information
  • SharePoint content and customizations information
  • Health analyzer results
  • Custom tailored recommendations for improving farms’ overall health
  • Time-boxed effort to prioritize and resolve identified issues

We suggest including:

  • Business Sponsor
  • IT Manager
  • IT Technical resource

Amount of time needed:

  • 2 hours to setup access and provide farm information (IT Manager / Tech Resource)
  • 2 hours to review findings (All)

No, you are free to implement the changes recommended in the assessment.

These projects are typically done in three phases:

  1. SharePoint farm assessment
  2. Implementation of assessment changes
  3. Sustainment including post implementation support

The typical implementation costs:

  • Vary depending on recommendations
  • Combination of time, software, and hardware

Typical costs range from about $10,000 USD for smaller environments to over $100,000 for larger and more complex environments.


  • We are ranked in the top 5% of Microsoft partners based on four independent surveys.
  • We have built over ten connectors for SharePoint for over twelve software firms including Atlassian, Jive, and Salesforce.
  • We are a Microsoft Partner with Gold Application Development and Gold Collaboration & Content competencies.
  • We are a Salesforce Product Development Partner.
  • Established in 2001, we are based out of Alpharetta, Georgia (the Technology City of the South).
  • All our consultants are Microsoft certified (many at the highest level), and each has an average of over ten years of Microsoft development and/or product development experience.
  • We have been a part of one of the largest enterprise implementations of SharePoint (over 250K users).
  • We have published books, articles, and have produced materials for Microsoft on technologies such as SharePoint, ASP.NET, C#, Office Development, and InfoPath.
  • Our focus is not just technology, but also project management and effective and agile processes that ensure predictable results.

Partnerships are central to ThreeWill’s success. We have been a Microsoft Gold Partner for over ten years. We currently hold the Gold Application Development and Gold Collaboration & Content competency. We are ranked in the top 5% of Microsoft partners based on four independent surveys. We are also a Salesforce Product Development – more recently focusing on Cloud Apps that integrate with Salesforce and Office 365. We are a Metalogix partner to help our customers migrate to and manage Office 365. Finally, we are a Nintex partner for customers looking for better workflow options in Office 365.

Our promise to our business sponsors:

1. Control – We provide the structure for our clients to control priority of features and budget throughout the lifetime of the project.

2. Choice – Because we deliver working software every two weeks, we earn our client’s business every two weeks.

3. Commitment – We take on your challenges like they are our own; you will not find another business partner more committed to your success.

Danny RyanSharePoint Farm Assessments