If youâ€™ve been on our website recently you already know that weâ€™ve upgraded to SharePoint 2010. Weâ€™re using it as our company Intranet and for managing our clientâ€™s projects. For those of you unfamiliar with SharePoint Iâ€™ll explain what it is.
Microsoft SharePoint is an enterprise-class content management and collaboration tool, often used as an intranet platform for mid-size and large companies. We first implemented SharePoint last year. We upgraded to SharePoint 2010 three months ago. We needed to be able to access data, company resources, collaborate with colleagues, clients, vendors, and affiliates in a convenient and secure way. The â€śSitesâ€ť capability of SharePoint is our â€śone-stop shopâ€ť for all of our organizationâ€™s business Web sites. We configured SharePoint so that each Department has its own site, and our department leaders like that they can customize their department site. Within the Project Management Department site we created websites for all of our internal and client projects. So if you need to find meeting notes from seven months ago you can run a search for it. Recently I needed the contact information for someone on a client project. I couldnâ€™t remember his name for anything, but I did know that he worked in the IT Department. I typed IT into the search field, and recognized his name when I saw it. I was then able to select him from the list. This is a nice feature to have, especially when your collection of project documents starts to grow. And thatâ€™s SharePoint 2010 Cool Feature No. 1 â€“ The Search Feature!
I plan to make this an ongoing series until I run out of cool features worth telling you about. But in the meantime comment on the cool features that youâ€™ve discovered in SharePoint 2010. Learn More from Microsoft