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SharePoint – Super Tool or Scary?

Last week on twitter, @Office365 posed the question, “What is the most valuable piece of technology you own/use?”. While a number of people responded with “SharePoint”, one individual’s explanation stood out. He said, “SharePoint – the swiss army knife of tech.”

I thought that was a great way to explain SharePoint. Just as a Swiss Army Knife keeps a number of tools connected so that they are always at the ready to do their individual jobs, SharePoint is a collection of tools that can address a variety of needs you may have in the course of doing business. With SharePoint, you have six integrated capability areas or tools to work with:

Sites – provide a single infrastructure for all your business Web sites – intranets, extranets, and internet sites which enable you to share documents with colleagues, manage projects with partners, and publish information to customers.

 

Communities – leverage a single platform to manage all of your collaboration tools, making it easy for people to share ideas and work together.

Search-combine relevance, refinement, and social cues to help people the information and contacts they need to get their jobs done.

Content – manage content by setting up compliance measures behind the scenes and allowing people to work naturally in Microsoft Office.

Insights – give people access to the information in databases, reports, and business applications so that they can make good business decisions.

Composites – create do-it-yourself, no-code business solutions to quickly respond to changing needs.

With such powerful tools combined into one solution, SharePoint can seem like a big, intimidating undertaking.  That couldn’t be further from the truth, however. Everything from the implementation to the customization to the day-to-day usability of SharePoint is designed to be scalable and accessible to organizations of any size.

To learn more about how much SharePoint has to offer and how little there is to fear, attend our complimentary webinar on March 8th at 1:00 PM EST!


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