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Governance

This page gives an overview of the Governance portal, describing its current status, where and how it's developed and deployed, and who is responsible for maintaining it.

Service Description

A central resource for governance information, [the governance site] (https://www.governance.cam.ac.uk/) details the University's governance structure and decision-making processes, and provides access to the work of the Council and central committees.‚Äč

Service Status

The governance site is currently live.

Contact

Technical queries and support should be directed to <role email> and will be picked up by a member of the team working on the service. To ensure that you receive a response, always direct requests to <role email> rather than reaching out to team members directly.

Issues discovered in the service or new feature requests should be opened as GitLab issues in the application repository.

Environments

The governance site is currently deployed to the following SharePoint farms:

Name URL Supporting VMs
Production https://www.governance.cam.ac.uk/
Web Server spt-live-web1.internal.admin.cam.ac.uk
Application Server spt-live-app1.internal.admin.cam.ac.uk
Database spt-live-db1.internal.admin.cam.ac.uk
Staging https://spt-test.admin.cam.ac.uk/governance_test
Web Server spt-test-web1.internal.admin.cam.ac.uk
Application Server spt-test-app1.internal.admin.cam.ac.uk
Database spt-test-db1.internal.admin.cam.ac.uk

Source code

The source code for the governance portal is spread over the following repositories:

Repository Description
SharePoint 2010 release The source code by Clear People
SharePoint 2010 update The patches developed after original release

Technologies used

The following gives an overview of the technologies the governance portal is built on.

Category Language Framework(s)
SharePoint 2010 portal C#, PowerShell SharePoint 2010 server solution
SharePoint 2013 portal C#, PowerShell SharePoint 2013 server solution

Operational documentation

The following gives an overview of how the governance portal is deployed and maintained.

How and where the governance portal is deployed

The SharePoint server side features are deployed after a SharePoint publishing site is created.

Deploying a new release

There is no more active development. The server-side code are deployed using PowerShell scripts running on SharePoint server.

Debugging

There is no more active development.

Service Management and tech lead

The service owner for the Governance portal is <service owner name and Lookup link>.

The service manager for the Governance portal is <service manager name and Lookup link>.

The tech lead for the Governance portal is <tech lead name and Lookup link>.

The following engineers have operational experience with the governance portal and are able to respond to support requests or incidents:

  • Dean Johnson - Dean has moved to other division in UIS and is not known to be able to provide any service to the governance portal. Jie Lin