SharePoint

SharePoint

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Microsoft SharePoint

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A fantastic collaborative tool

9 out of 10
January 28, 2022
Microsoft SharePoint is used across our organization as a central document repository and intranet portal for staff. This allows a place …
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Microsoft can do better

8 out of 10
November 30, 2021
We are using SharePoint as a replacement for our corporate network file server. Primarily we are using SharePoint for document sharing and …
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Plan 1

$5.00

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Plan 2

$10.00

Cloud
Per User Per Month

Office 365 E3

$20.00

Cloud
Per User Per Month

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  • Free/Freemium Version
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Product Details

What is SharePoint?

MS SharePoint / SQL refers to Microsoft Sharepoint, a web-based collaborative platform, being used in tandem with Microsoft SQL Server to provide business intelligence analytics and reporting. They can provide BI content such as data connections, reports, scorecards, dashboards, and more.

With Sharepoint, users can share files, data, news, and resources. Sites can be customized to streamline teams’ work. Team members can collaborate inside and outside the organization, across PCs, Macs, and mobile devices.

Sharepoint also supports the ability to discover data, expertise, and insights to inform decisions and guide action. SharePoint’s content management features, along with connections and conversations surfaced in Yammer, enable organizations to maximize their velocity of knowledge.

Users can also accelerate productivity by transforming processes—from tasks like notifications and approvals to operational workflows. With SharePoint lists and libraries, Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps, they can create digital experiences with forms, workflows, and custom apps for every device.

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What is Microsoft SharePoint and How Can I Use It?
SharePoint is a great tool for sharing files and delivering information to employees. Some businesses even use SharePoint to build their company website. Whether you use SharePoint for your internet, intranet, or both, though, it can be tricky to get started with.

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What is SharePoint?

Microsoft's SharePoint is an Intranet solution that enables users to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and collaborate across the organization.

What is SharePoint's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.6.

Who uses SharePoint?

The most common users of SharePoint are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Document repository
  • Intranet site
  • Offline access using add-ins
  • Conflict resolution
  • Permission control at file/folder level
  • Integration with more cloud-based software vendors
November 30, 2021

Microsoft can do better

Score 8 out of 10
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  • Document Library collaboration - ability for multiple users to simultaneously collaborate a common file at the same time.
  • Document Library autosave - a document I'm working on locally is automatically saved to the SharePoint cloud location
  • Document Library Revision Control - Document revision is automatically generated and I can see or revert back to previous revisions.
  • Follow - Ability to follow a site, a library, or a document. I can set up alerts to notify me when something is changed or whatever the criteria I customize for the alert.
  • Cloud-based - all files, apps are on the cloud, so everyone has access, regardless of where they are.
  • Performance - It takes some time to open a file from SharePoint. There's general 'lethargy' with opening, saving, and editing from SharePoint.
  • Site layout - SharePoint provides the ability to customize each site or page. However, the customization options are limited. There are only 8 text layout options to choose from and the layouts are very 'tabular'.
  • Document collaboration is great up to a point. When there are more than 3 or 4 people editing a document at the same time, the document may freeze and you lose the ability to update the cloud file. In these cases, we save the file locally and have to manually merge changes back to the cloud file.
  • Permission - if I set up a group (for permissions), I cannot embed a group within another group. For example, the group "all employees" cannot contain the groups "all US employees" and "all EU employees".
  • Syncing - Syncing sites, libraries or documents to my local computer is a hit or miss. For some people, it has worked flawlessly. For others, files don't get synced, sometimes the syncing ability temporarily goes away, sometimes it's locked for a certain user. It's inconsistent and fails more often than not.
RIDWAN AHAMMAD | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Making collaboration easier via a better connection between accounts. You can share anything from a file to events with just a couple of clicks.
  • All services are connected and switching between services is a breeze[.]
  • Solutions to the majority of everyday business problems.
  • It still needs to jam some services together like Planner and lists so that teams can interact from a single place[.]
  • Sites need to be more intuitive and rather building from scratch should come up with some suggestion[.]
  • The tool tips for new users are not adequate[.]
Mst Rahima Khatun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Microsoft SharePoint integrates well with Office 365. So long as the content is organized and users know what they are looking for, it can store a wealth of information.
  • It's simple for administrators to add and remove users. It is possible to restrict access to specific pages of a website to particular individuals or groups.
  • As long as the document structure is simple and keeps track of authors and last edited dates, it is simple to store documents in Microsoft's simple document structure.
  • There are far too many good features to choose from, and advanced features are noticeably absent.
  • There is room for improvement in terms of integration with non-Microsoft products, as well as developer Story.
  • It is challenging to provide easier access via file explorer while also granting outside users and guests access.
Ryan Tan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • SharePoint farms on-prem
  • KM Portal on SharePoint 2010 Farm 1
  • KSL/KSM/KSS Portals on SharePoint 2010 Farm 2
  • Larger total size of data which should be migrated from SharePoint on-premise to SharePoint online environment.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Inbuilt office suite
  • Works just from any browser
  • No additional app download is required
  • Alerts and notifications are on par.
  • Version control to view any changes made
  • Access control over any file or folder
  • Requires a Microsoft account
  • Doesn't work offline
  • No password protection for folders.
Score 4 out of 10
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  • MS SharePoint integrates well with other MS products through Office 365
  • Adding and removing users is easy for administrators
  • Microsoft's simple document structure makes it easy to know where to best store documents
  • The functionality surrounding sharing rules and permissions is very confusing. Permissions are granted on several different levels--per organization, per site, per folder--and figuring out the different levels for each user type is frustrating.
  • Granting access to outside users and guests is difficult.
  • Shared functionality with MS OneDrive can cause confusion for users, especially new users.
Score 3 out of 10
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  • It can store a wealth of information that is accessible by users across an organization, assuming the content is organized and people know what they are looking for.
  • It has fairly robust privacy controls for blocking access by certain users or groups to different pages of the site.
  • It keeps good records of document authors and when a document was last edited, and these details are always in plain view.
  • There is no good built-in system of version tracking besides file names that users give to documents, which are often inconsistent or entirely inaccurate.
  • The interface is visually cluttered and not very intuitive to navigate. There are many nested menus and no visual distinctions between different sections of the platform unless you program them in yourself.
  • It relies on users to input a ton of manual metadata for searching purposes, which leads to issues when users are not consistent in their naming conventions. The system quickly becomes a mess when everything is a free text field instead of a set of choices for users to pick from.
Benoît Desroches | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Available on various platforms via a web browser
  • Relative easy to make a simple website for someone who doesn't code
  • Easy to share information with others
  • Control who can see and edit the information
  • Bad user interface
  • User experience could be improved
  • Doesn't work that well on a Mac computer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • The calendar features are quite robust.
  • Document storage is a breeze.
  • Live document editing is simple.
  • Organizing information and creating a structure is done in a way even novice users can manage with little assistance.
  • It does take some work to get your setup to be as graphical as modern design tends to be.
  • Overlapping calendars are great but they do take some time investment to create.
  • Depending on how many project or teams you work with it can get a little overwhelming to have so many different groupings.
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Content Storage - Gives great features that allow you to house content, images, documentation, spreadsheets, and other assets in a well organized manner
  • Privacy Settings - Does a great job of ensuring that you can customize very specifically how you want your content accessed, read, by whom, and takes into consideration how sensitive your data is
  • Ease of Access - Because MS Sharepoint is part of the Office 365 suite, it's very easy for users accross the entire organization to access Sharepoint direction from their web browser
  • Customizable UI - Although it can be customizable, it's not very intuitive and needs an more experienced web designer/developer to make it look and feel the way you want
  • Permissions can be confusing - Even though document security can be a positive, it can also be a negative in the sense that if you don't set it up right or are not familiar with it, then it can be very confusing to figure out which access level to give
  • Integration Challenges - Sharepoint is notoriously known to be hard to integrate into other platforms or to bring in data
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • File collaboration. Editing files within the browser works very well and most options people need are available in the browser versions of Office Apps.
  • Simple website building. While it doesn't offer as much customization as Squarespace or a fully custom site, that is not what it's trying to be. The building blocks and style works very well in my experience to enable everyone to feel like they can manage the sites. Being able to empower users is very important.
  • File and list management. Organizing files is easy to accomplish along with managing the permissions. It can be as granular as needed. Lists are also easy to manage and offer a great option to tap into for various report building platforms as a data source.
  • Color coding for Calendar Apps. This is very specific, but being able to select the colors for Calendar Overlays is limited to the site theme. You can't select custom colors. You need to change the entire site theme to change color options. I get they do this to maintain a consistent look and feel across the entire site, so it makes sense from that perspective, but, it'd be nice to still be able to select your own colors. This isn't a huge deal though.
  • More options for Full Width Section Web Parts. This is also more of a picky complaint. But, the Full Width Web Parts look great, and it would be nice to have more options added.
  • Migrate more Classic Experience options to the Modern Experience. Most of the detailed site options are only present in a Classic Experience interface. This works just fine, but it makes it more cumbersome for users to deal with the jarring transition. There's a lot going on in there, and adapting it to the Modern Experience would be useful. Most things can be done without entering the more detailed settings, but some things like managing more settings for List Views are only present in the older style.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Better Collaboration across organization
  • Customized solutions based on business requirements
  • Automate business process thereby saving valuable time which transforms into better productivity
  • Centralized administration which makes the security and governance easy
  • As this is a cloud based product, connectivity can be a challenge at times when there is network issues. However, Microsoft is really working on areas to improve the availability during such times with their inbuilt solutions / products.
  • Over the period, complex customizations in SharePoint requires effort and time and may need to involve dedicated developers for the same. However, with the introduction of Power platforms that support low code/ no code solution, even business users are able to automate / build their own solutions which is a great sign and Microsoft should bring more such flexibility for future as well.
  • As SharePoint is evolving in a greater pace over the years, this will become difficult for smaller business organizations on adopting those rapid changes as they might not have that much bandwidth to accommodate it. Of course, Microsoft is clearly providing a roadmap of the roll-outs well in advance, still I would feel like there should be a room for improvement around that corner especially for small scale organizations.
Stephanie W | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Document sharing
  • Collaboration functionality
  • File organization
  • Project management
  • Permissions - sometimes it's hard to engage people from other teams, or outside your organization. I find myself constantly granting and re-granting access to certain document for certain people.
  • Too easy to delete/move things. It may be beneficial if there were document owners who could "lock" things down a bit more. I've had entry level staff accidentally delete things before and it was difficult to get back.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Easy to collaborate among different teams
  • Hassle free document management
  • More than a simple Content management tool
  • Easy of development with minimum to no scripting
  • Slow response while loading pages
  • Cost of managing is high
  • Slow customer support
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Document collaboration - people can add and edit at the same time, meaning less time wasted and no need to email versions.
  • Integration into Microsoft Teams e.g. you can open a PowerPoint straight from SharePoint into Team and documents can be shared and stored.
  • Links to all the MS Apps for easy navigation.
  • Some of the online versions of applications don't work as well as the desktop apps e.g. format of documents look weird, not as many options, limited copying, etc.
  • The UI/UX is quite clunky if you're not used to it.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • The platform itself is very user friendly.
  • I like the customizable designs this helps keep people interested in visiting the pages.
  • I like that I can send custom links to particular documents if needed.
  • I wish it were a little easier to move everything from One Drive to Share Point.
  • I wish it were possible to disable groups from appearing on the home page that you no longer use without losing the information.
  • More videos in the support center.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • SharePoint is customizable. One can customize the SharePoint according to its needs and requirements.
  • SharePoint can integrate with softwares like MS Office, and other existing business ERP systems.
  • SharePoint has a extensive list of out of box features like document library, wokflow management, content management, task management and much more.
  • Customization in SharePoint is tough. It requires skilled resource to maintain and customize SharePoint.
  • Configuring search in SharePoint is difficult.
  • SharePoint on premise requires a higher configuration server to work easily.