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Sharpoint over low bandwith RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi.

    I want to start using Sharepoint in my environment. The issue is that some of the clients in my network are hooked on using connection with very low bandwith (50kb/s).

    How does Sharepoint work over such low-bandwith connections? Is there any built-in functionality that can be used to streamline the sites in some way, so that it can work over slow connections?

    My Sharepoint version is MS Sharepoint Services 3.0.

    Thnks for responding!

    Regards,

    Steffen

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:55 AM

Answers

  • Two things to consider:

    • Groove 2007 to use an offline copy of your site document libraruies (enhanced as Sharepoint Workspace for 2010).
    • Syntergy (thrid party tool) or others to georeplicate your site to a server local to your users.

    Good luck!


    Chris McNulty MCSE/MCTS/MSA/MVTSP http://www.kma-llc.net | blog http://blogs.kma-llc.net/microknowledge | twitter @cmcnulty2000 Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011
    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Friday, May 13, 2011 2:49 AM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 11:17 AM
  • Another possibility (which I prefer to Groove for instance) is an application from Colligo.

    http://www.colligo.com/products/sharepoint/index.asp

    Note: I have no connection with the company beyond receiving a free test copy from them when I was an an MVP.

    (Chris M. please note that it's useful to say something like the above when proposing third-party products.)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Friday, May 13, 2011 2:49 AM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:23 PM
  • You may have to create a custom solution that can store a low bandwith property in the user profile and then an http handler that will select a custom master page that has most of the sharepoint includes (javascript etc.) and unneeded content removed.  You can also use the handler to strip out the images before delivering content to the user.

    Alternatively, you may be able to customize the mobile views.

    This will require substantial custom coding/effort, but will most likely give you what you want.


    - Xenox G.
    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Friday, May 13, 2011 2:49 AM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 2:59 PM

All replies

  • Two things to consider:

    • Groove 2007 to use an offline copy of your site document libraruies (enhanced as Sharepoint Workspace for 2010).
    • Syntergy (thrid party tool) or others to georeplicate your site to a server local to your users.

    Good luck!


    Chris McNulty MCSE/MCTS/MSA/MVTSP http://www.kma-llc.net | blog http://blogs.kma-llc.net/microknowledge | twitter @cmcnulty2000 Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011
    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Friday, May 13, 2011 2:49 AM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 11:17 AM
  • Another possibility (which I prefer to Groove for instance) is an application from Colligo.

    http://www.colligo.com/products/sharepoint/index.asp

    Note: I have no connection with the company beyond receiving a free test copy from them when I was an an MVP.

    (Chris M. please note that it's useful to say something like the above when proposing third-party products.)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Friday, May 13, 2011 2:49 AM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:23 PM
  • You may have to create a custom solution that can store a low bandwith property in the user profile and then an http handler that will select a custom master page that has most of the sharepoint includes (javascript etc.) and unneeded content removed.  You can also use the handler to strip out the images before delivering content to the user.

    Alternatively, you may be able to customize the mobile views.

    This will require substantial custom coding/effort, but will most likely give you what you want.


    - Xenox G.
    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Friday, May 13, 2011 2:49 AM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 2:59 PM
  • I know Mike - great tip!
    Chris McNulty MCSE/MCTS/MSA/MVTSP http://www.kma-llc.net | blog http://blogs.kma-llc.net/microknowledge | twitter @cmcnulty2000 Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 11:14 AM