Too much customization in SharePoint injurious to health

This SharePoint 2013 tutorial explains, how too much customization is not helpful for SharePoint.

Too much customization in SharePoint injurious to health
Too much customization in SharePoint injurious to health

SharePoint 2010 provider different ways to fit the client requirement. First analyze the requirements and create an excel sheet depends on requirements(T-Shirt type requirement analysis).T-Shirt type requirement analysis means to fit the requirements in Out of box and Customization(Small, Medium, Large) section.

Let a take example If the client wants a WYSIWYG editor similar to Microsoft Word. For this requirement don’t need to do coding to put javascript WYSIWYG. It’s out of box functionality provided by SharePoint 2010.

Too much customization in SharePoint injurious to health
Too much customization in SharePoint injurious to health

Suppose client want to fetch data from SAP or other systems. There are 2 ways to solve this requirement.

  • Using Business database connectivity service
  • Do custom coding.

Always prefer the first option. Try to avoid unnecessary customization.

I mean to say try to fit requirements in Out Of Box Functionality.

Before starting the coding analyses requirements.

T-Shirt type requirement analysis

Too much customization in SharePoint injurious to health
Too much customization in SharePoint injurious to health

Like as this way analyze all requirements .T-shirt type requirement analysis helpful for calculate efforts require for development.

Too much customization in SharePoint injurious to health
Too much customization in SharePoint injurious to health

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