SharePoint: lessons learned

Xgility President Chris Hornbecker, and Senior Consultant Stephen Heister

wfedstaff | June 4, 2015 9:12 am

July 26, 2011 — Host John Gilroy will talk about the capabilities of Microsoft’s SharePoint with two Microsoft experts from Xgility — Chris Hornbecker and Stephen Heister.

They will discuss how to use SharePoint for work flow, and also talk about security considerations.

Just about every federal agency has an installation of SharePoint.

The ubiquitous SharePoint has one essential problem: if you ask eight people to define it, you will get eight answers.


Most federal IT professionals consider SharePoint an “out of the box” solution with built-in security.

Limiting SharePoint to this capability is not using 80% of its capability.

Xgility has been involved in projects that expand SharePoint’s to handle 100,000 users.

The big umbrella of Microsoft “Office’ now includes SharePoint as well as a transition from Business Productivity Online Services to Microsoft Office 365.

Chris Hornbecker gives a good review of how Microsoft will position SharePoint and Office 365 for cloud deployment in a typical federal agency.