What is Microsoft SharePoint and why should I care?

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What is Microsoft SharePoint and why should I care?

What is Microsoft SharePoint?  Good question!

Microsoft SharePoint is a communication hub solution helping teams work better together.  SharePoint gives individuals, teams, and organizations the right tools to discover, share, and collaborate on content from anywhere on any device.

160 million – yeah, million – users across 75,000 organizations have already discovered what SharePoint can do for their teams.

Microsoft SharePoint comes in two flavors depending on your needs – SharePoint online and SharePoint Server 2016.  Both versions offer similar components and features. Let’s take a look at both.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

SharePoint Server 2016 has been update for today’s ever changing business conditions.  The latest update is more agile and flexible – allowing you to tailor deployments based on your specific needs.  The user experience has also been updated with a more modern interface, allowing the end user to access information quicker, access information from any device, and make collaboration more people-centered.  Along with improved mobile access, and improved user capabilities, SharePoint server 2016 puts teams at the center of communication.  The SharePoint mobile app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

Microsoft SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online delivers the same powerful features of SharePoint Server 2016 without the added cost of hardware infrastructure.  Of course, you retain the control and compliance requirements of your organization.  So, don’t let online cloud solutions scare you.  Because, SharePoint Online is backed by the latest in Enterprise grade security.  Transparent to users, SharePoint allows you to get more done due to best-in-class protection.

Here’s the best part.  SharePoint online is most likely included in your Office 365 subscription already.  And, the online version also gives you additional features like NextGen Portals, Microsoft Delve, Microsoft Sway, Yammer, Office 365 Groups, Outlook integration, and Planner.  So, if you have a subscription, the next step is to set SharePoint up.  More on that later.

Access from anywhere anytime

Today’s teams need to be productive regardless of location.  Built with a desk-less work environment in mind, you stay productive no matter where work takes you.  So, it’s like having your company’s intranet (file server) in your pocket.  Your teams resources are accessible anywhere through web or the mobile app.

What is Microsoft SharePoint and why should I care?

Collaborate in real time

Because SharePoint is usually combined with your Office 365 subscription, check out documents and make collaborative edits in real time using the familiar Office tools you already use.  Keep track of revision history and get work done.

Customize SharePoint to serve how you work best

Excitingly, Microsoft Sharepoint adapts to your needs.  You can integrate Power BI (Business Intelligence) to deliver important metrics to your team at a glance.  You can set team calendars on your home page at a glance.  Due to integration features with Microsoft solutions like Outlook, Delve, Sway, Yammer, and Office, whatever you envision, we can help you create.

 

 

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