DocAve Deployment Manager for Microsoft SharePoint automates the deployment of customizations and configurations within or across SharePoint farms through an easy-to-use management console.
Deployment Manager plays a crucial role in ensuring a successful SharePoint deployment by offering simplified management and automation of release operations to promote content, customizations, and design elements throughout SharePoint environments.
Deployment Manager helps to:
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As with all AvePoint software, DocAve Deployment Manager utilizes only fully supported Microsoft methodologies and APIs.
Best practices state that any change, customization, solution deployment, or design change that may affect user experience should be tested before entering production environments. However, the deployment process of transitioning customizations such as SharePoint Designer workflows, custom Master Pages, or other gallery artifacts and services from one SharePoint development environment throughout testing, staging, and production environments is often a complex, labor-intensive, and error prone process. Countless policies and manual tasks are typically required to ensure successful execution and propagation of these applications into a production SharePoint environment. When these policies are not followed, and customizations are performed directly on production environments, user experience could be negatively impacted.
Effective management and automation of release operations is vital to a successful SharePoint deployment. Without proper planning or control, errors or changes during the staging process could result in increased time-to-value, project delays, and poor application reliability, ultimately resulting in a greater total cost of ownership (TCO) for SharePoint.
To learn more about how DocAve can support the propagation of design elements and gallery artifacts throughout the staging process, please read our white paper, From Development to Production: Streamlining SharePoint Deployment with DocAve Deployment Manager.
Improve IT efficiency by automating and simplifying repetitive, time-consuming SharePoint deployment customization processes, including solutions, design elements, and WFE customizations. Easily compare environments to identify elements for propagation, and implement changes via highly intuitive wizards and familiar ribbon-based controls, allowing skilled resources to focus on more strategic, higher-value activities.
Ensure that every SharePoint farm within the development and staging phases is an exact clone of the other so complex system changes can be systematically and accurately propagated from development through to staging and production, resulting in a consistent and reliable production system.
Automation results in faster deployment, and minimizes the number of possible errors. Mitigate the risks involved in deploying SharePoint solutions and customizations, and reduce any service disruption by eliminating the possibility of breakage caused by poorly executed upgrades or change propagation.
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This paper – co-authored by AvePoint and Microsoft – reviews best practices for propagating SharePoint customizations, services, and solutions throughout a complex SharePoint environment, and introduces tools and strategies available to automate and streamline this process.
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