What is Divisional Portal?
A divisional portal is a SharePoint Server 2010 deployment where teams mainly do collaborative activities and some content publishing; for example it can be used for hosting an Intranet Portal with multiple Departments. In general we usual face the choice between using sites or site collections. Below we will go through each scenario in more details:
Single Site Collection Portal:
In this scenario the divisional portal will be built using a single site collection, and all the other Teams will be created using sub sites under the root portal. This approach have the following characteristics:
Multiple Site Collections Portal:
In the scenario the divisional portal might have a root site collection to aggregate the contents (like News) coming from other Teams. The Teams here is implemented using separate site collection each. This approach have the following characteristics:
Before making the decision to choose one of the above approaches, you need to study and review your solution carefully and make sure that it covers the requirements. In addition you need to consider the operational & administration effort behind each approach.
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