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Search considerations of site collection architecture

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :C#

We have our SP 2010 enviroment installed and ready to go. The first design task at hand is architecting the topology of the series of publishing sites for a company Intranet.  The requirements of the content are:

- A site for each department, probaly around 6-8 (e.g., Human Resources, Facilitiels Managment, Business Office, Helpesk, etc)

- Sites (or libraries) of Forms and documents

- The search function needs to be able to search across all of the Intranet sites. (without a whole lot of extra coding)

All sites will be in the same Web Application. Should each of the department sites be a site (SPWeb) within a single Site Collection ... or can each of the department sites be a seperate site collection?


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