SharePoint Design and Taxonomy Best Practices - Build Better Sites with Fantastic Performance and Greater User Adoption

SharePoint’s flexibility is its greatest strength and its greatest weakness. The capabilities of SharePoint far exceed those users and administrators are accustomed to receiving in a software solution. Given this, when they are first exposed to SharePoint your users may feel intimidated by its complexity. Building a solution architecture right from the very beginning is key to successful adoption.

Taxonomy, frequently referred to as the information architecture of your site, is often the most visible and most important tool for SharePoint users to locate information. Building a poor taxonomy will affect the success of your SharePoint implementation in numerous ways, including: search, records management, and solution performance and user experience.