Creating and launching a healthy SharePoint portal

A portal is a Microsoft SharePoint site on your intranet that has a large number of site viewers who consume content on the site. In large organizations there could be several of these; for example, a company portal and an HR portal. Typically portals have relatively few people who create and author the site and its content. Most visitors to the portal only read and consume the content.


This set of guidance will walk you through best practices and recommendations before you launch your portal and how to keep your portal healthy.

What to do Follow this
Alt image text Plan the rollout of your portal Launch in waves
Alt image text Portal design guidance Review the guidance while designing your sites
Alt image text Run the Page Diagnostics for SharePoint tool Validate your pages and follow the guidance
Alt image text Optimize your Performance Follow the guidance below and run the Page Diagnostics for SharePoint tool
Alt image text Use CDN for better performance Implement Public and Private Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
Alt image text Batch calls to SharePoint when using the REST API Combine operations into fewer requests
Alt image text Improve performance for slow web parts Follow guidance to remediate common issues
Alt image text Review page weight Follow guidance to reduce page weight in your site pages
Alt image text Limit the number of requests to a page Limit the number of web parts and calls into SharePoint
Alt image text Optimize your images Follow basic image optimization for the web
Alt image text Limit and use Iframes carefully Don't use more than 2 Iframes on a page
Alt image text Modern portal limits Follow the limits for modern portals to further optimize performance
Alt image text Network optimization Configure your URLs and IP endpoints