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  • Cross-site collection navigation with zero maintenance, no need to manually map site collections!
  • Security-trimmed navigation, each user sees only what she is allowed to see through regular SharePoint permissions
  • Automatic permission inheritance across site collections (replication and synchronization of SharePoint groups, domain groups and individual users)
  • Transparent creation of site collections by authorized end users
  • Choose managed paths of new site collections
  • Add, edit, delete and re-order all navigation items from one location
  • Navigation provider-based, no need to introduce 3rd party navigation controls, such as web parts
  • Create unclickable folders in menu
  • One click installation, no changes need to be made to the existing sites
  • Install in your existing web application and map the site collections using just your browser in minutes
  • Safely split your SharePoint site into multiple site collections, without affecting the familiar site structure
  • Optionally revert to the built-in menu on specific site collections
  • Localized into English, French, Spanish and German

Microsoft SharePoint-based document management solutions provide a feature-rich, easy to use and cost-effective platform for managing the complete lifecycle of your documents and files. Features, such as version management, metadata and item-level security, easily tilt your infrastructure selection deliberation towards SharePoint.

Unfortunately, there are built-in capacity limitations that could prove to be hazardous if not taken into account beforehand. SharePoint stores all of its data (e.g. files, metadata, site structure) in content databases. You can assign multiple content databases to a single SharePoint web application, but each site collection (a top-level site with the hierarchy of children sites) must reside in a single database, which can be shared by multiple site collections. When using SharePoint as your primary file storage, the database size grows very rapidly and could easily reach several hundreds of gigabytes within months. You need to keep in mind that all disaster recovery operations, such as backup and restore are performed at a single content database level at least. If the database grows too large, the chances of backup failure grow as well.

It is possible to create a system made up out of a combination of multiple site collections. Unfortunately, there are several key features that are not shared across site collections. These features include among others:

  • Unified navigation system
  • Permission inheritance
  • Master page inheritance
  • Site column and content type inheritance

Infowise Enterprise Capacity Solution allows you to overcome the most serious limitations, by providing a custom unified cross-site collection navigation, permission inheritance and master page replication (optional).

The solution wraps the site creation process to give the end users the ability to seamlessly create sites in new site collections (and by extension in new content databases), while preserving the simplicity of the regular site creation. Your new site looks like a regular child site, is placed directly under your current site in the navigation menus and optionally inherits its users and master page. ECS takes over the navigation and site creation components without changing the look and feel of the site and without introducing new visual elements.

As a result, your system appears to users as one unified structure, while in the background you decide how to split it into a set of content databases, which can be backed-up, moved and restored individually.

  • Manage all your document and files in SharePoint, regardless the volume
  • Simplify the user experience by providing a unified navigation system across site collections
  • Inherit permission between sites located in different site collections
  • Copy you custom master page across different site collections

Feature Image Our Product SharePoint Native
Unified navigation between site collections   Included  
Security trimmed cross-site collection navigation provider   Included  
Create site in a new site collection   Included  
Select managed path for new site collections   Included  
Inherit permissions between site collections   Included  
User-friendly and intuitive site creation form   Included  
Once click installation, no need to manually edit files   Included  
Seamless integration with an existing site   Included  
Manage regular and cross-site collection navigation from a single location caption  Included  
Can be uninstalled with a click of the mouse   Included  
Automated or manual permission inheritance   Included  
Optional master page inheritance   Included  
Optional cross-site collection breadcrumbs   Included  
Optional unclickable navigation folders   Included  
SharePoint native look&feel, no 3rd party visual elements, such as web parts   Included  
Optionally revert to the original built-in menu for specific site collections   Included  
Localized into English, French, Spanish and German   Included  

Note: unless specifically stated otherwise, all products require only Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or SharePoint Foundation 4.0/5.0. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) and SharePoint Server 2010/2013 are supported, but not required. Except for SharePoint 2013 apps, all of our products must be installed as farm solutions.

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Version Release Date Changes
1.8.10 29-Jan-2014
  • Fix for 1.8.9
1.8.9 21-Jan-2014
  • Fix for 1.8.5 - all authenticated users
1.8.8 13-Nov-2013
  • Improved authorization mechanism for claims
1.8.7 24-Oct-2013
  • Resource file fix
1.8.6 02-Oct-2013
  • Improved cross-web application security check
1.8.5 02-Oct-2013
  • Change to security check
1.8.4 27-Sep-2013
  • Switch to using server-relative URL for site collections
1.8.3 25-Jul-2013
  • Additional error handling
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