Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint

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Collaboration & content management platform

About Microsoft SharePoint

SharePoint is a web application platform that offers a set of tools to provide intranet portals, document and file management, collaboration and social networks. As an enterprise information portal, SharePoint allows users to create a centralized, password protected space for document sharing.

Organizations use SharePoint to create websites. It can be used to store, organize, share & access information from almost any device; all that's needed is a web browser. Previously an internal content management product, Microsoft SharePoint now features web content management capabilities for the management of external website content. Designed to enhance user-productivity, SharePoint supports features such as notifications and approvals, plus lists and libraries.

Deep integration with Office allows users to start co-authoring a document on one device and finish co-authoring it on another. Users can then can select from a variety of tools to annotate, highlight, and comment on it. Find any file quickly with powerful search and discovery tools, and then get intelligent insights about it, such as how many people viewed or shared it.

SharePoint powers sharing and collaboration on the intranet. Users can broadcast their message and drive communications or share resources and news with their teams and organization, as well as build sites and portals that engage people, connecting them to expertise, content, actionable insights and collective knowledge. Drive organizational efficiency by sharing applications that streamline processes, and build communities of interest or practice.


Key benefits of Microsoft SharePoint

  • Connect with employees across the enterprise. Use SharePoint to engage with people, share ideas, find answers, discover insights & engage in discussions with experts.

  • Developers and web designers can create new experiences on SharePoint using familiar tools and internet standards.

  • SharePoint provides powerful controls that allow IT departments to manage time, costs and risks.

  • Visualize data using SharePoint's PowerView tool before exploring and combining it with alternately sourced data using PowerPivot.

  • Store, synchronize, access and share your documents across devices with 'OneDrive for Business' which also allows for public/private file sharing.

  • SharePoint's multi-step upgrade process enables organizations to upgrade servers without impacting users.

  • Organize information, people and projects from a single location.

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    4.3 /5
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    Oscar
    Oscar
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great collaboration tool

    Reviewed on 2022/08/25

    We have done quite well with the tool.
    Little by little we have been using more and more functions.
    ...

    We have done quite well with the tool.
    Little by little we have been using more and more functions.
    It has helped a lot with the backups and the rotation of personnel that are in the organization.

    Pros

    We managed to unify in a single platform the management of business documents.
    It also gives us a good amount of space, 1TB in total, independent of storage per user.

    Cons

    Collaboration with third parties still seems a bit complicated to me, we have had some problems with the access of external collaborators and we have to be aware of the permissions.

    Alternatives Considered

    Google Workspace

    Reasons for Choosing Microsoft SharePoint

    It was a combination of factors, including the amount of storage and the combined costs. For example, it was more convenient for us to migrate to Microsoft since it included Office 365 licenses and mail with greater capabilities.

    Switched From

    Google Workspace and Google Drive

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft SharePoint

    As I mentioned before, it all comes down to capacity and cost. It is important to management to be able to get more for less, at least when we combine all the capabilities of both products together.
    Dale
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    • Industry: Mental Health Care
    • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    MS SharePoint experience

    Reviewed on 2024/05/03

    Pros

    I am not the most technologically savvy individual, but I find SP easy to navigate. I can find what I'm looking for in seconds!

    Cons

    I can't think of anything negative about it. We have a ton of information on our site and sometimes I have to think of a different name for something in order to find it in the Search.

    Connie
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    • Industry: Government Administration
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Works well for the right environment

    Reviewed on 2018/06/26

    I know some larger companies rely heavily on Sharepoint, but they can afford to have high-level IT...

    I know some larger companies rely heavily on Sharepoint, but they can afford to have high-level IT programmers and developers to manage a Sharepoint farm. Our migration from 2007-2010 cost us 5 years ago and in spite of getting some hands-on guidance to redesign some of the data entry forms/types to suit our needs, I wasn't able to pick this application up and run with it like I can with others. Infopath was supposed to help w/the forms, but then I saw MS was dropping it in more recent editions. We got Sharepoint as part of our O365 upgrade, but in trying to set it up as just a collaboration repository/staff intranet site, I realized I was going to have to make a significant investment of time and found support from our O365 provider and our IT managed services provider VERY lacking. We already moved on to another application for managing work orders and projects, so I think there's a much simpler "Intranet" tool out there that will be much easier, cost-effective, and flexible for us to manage for the limited needs we have for it now.

    Pros

    Part of the Office platform and integrates with other MS apps. Offers somewhat simple setup to build a collaborative space.

    Cons

    Requires a specialized and expensive vendor to truly manage and ensure security of the environment. We used it for work orders between departments, but alerting was not ideal -- duplicate alerts triggered by setting alerts to fire under different circumstances. We've used SP since about 2007 and I've built lists and integrated it with a database and a couple of 3rd party applications built to work with it. I'm pretty much self-taught in all network and user applications (Windows server/AD, Exchange, and MS power user), but I struggled with trying to set up custom forms and found some of the lists inflexible. For example, my HR "portal" had to be set up as separate lists based on what Sharepoint would allow -- one that allowed me to upload documents, another to manage URL/links to external sites.

    David
    David
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Simple, effective, but ensure you understand other elements of 365 first

    Reviewed on 2024/02/26

    Very simple to use and configure, there is little you can get wrong. But lesser tech minded people...

    Very simple to use and configure, there is little you can get wrong. But lesser tech minded people will use it incorrectly which can cause a lot of issues.

    Pros

    Lots of controls, clean layout, native integration with others Windows products makes everything very streamlined.

    Cons

    Other elements of 365 (e.g. 365 groups, Intune & Entra) will affect things like permissions etc. Be wary of which groups can access files, as you may find some users have more access than anticipated.

    Liam
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Straight forward simple solution

    Reviewed on 2024/05/08

    Pros

    Certain amount of storage as part of exisiting licensing. Offers a familiar experience for employees to use.

    Cons

    Gets very expensive when you require more storage for files. Could use more features for document management. Also better features for documentation/ KB articles.

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    Microsoft SharePoint FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft SharePoint.

    Microsoft SharePoint offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free Version
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    SharePoint Online plan 1: $5.00/user/month SharePoint Online plan 2: $10.00/user/month

    Microsoft SharePoint has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Microsoft SharePoint supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Microsoft SharePoint supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Microsoft SharePoint integrates with the following applications:

    Confluence, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Viva Engage, OneDrive, OneSpan Sign

    Microsoft SharePoint offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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