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- Document sharing - it works really well for this. documents can be included in libraries and organized in folders. Documents can be uploaded as files or links to files stored anywhere that is accessible by URL.
- Team discussion boards - It does discussion format very well and presents discussion sin a familiar format that all users will recognize. it can also do Wikis.
- Managing access permissions is still clunky - not a whole lot better in newer versions than it was way back when it was first launched.
- Re-organization of the site hierarchy isn't very easy. You need a third-party tool to do anything meaningful when you want to rearrange your site pages and move site libraries.
- It doesn't provide for any kind of backup, so you have to either have it on=prem where you can backup the entire server or you have to buy a third-party tool if you are using the online hosted version (SPO).
- With MS Sharepoint you can share (in my case) projects, initiative trackers, with ID and the information I need to start my developing.
- It offers cloud acaccessibility, so you do not need to maintain your documents on your hard drive.
- It allows Office 365 integration, which for me is really great. Using MS Excel and MS Sharepoint.
- If you are going to implement its intranet system, you may have some problems, Microsoft actually discourages that from happening.
- Sometime if you need to search, it requires a lot of internal customization.
- Social networking is separated from the rest of the intranet.
- Sometimes when you need to upload a great number of files, it becomes slow, and even some files do not upload, so you need to upload them manually.
- MS SharePoint is a great tool to share information across departments with multiple groups and people in my organization.
- MS SharePoint offers cloud accessibility, so you do not need to maintain your docs on your hard disk.
- This is a great tool if you work for a large company as it is secured and also updates in real-time. You could easily find who else is currently editing or looking at the doc!
- It took a little bit to get set up and train everyone on how to use that app.
- Some things are just too complicated.
- Sometimes; really slow workflow!
- Sharing and rights access. Using it correctly, an organization can create a proper hierarchy of rights and access for folders. Also, sharing allows the ability to share access to files without the need to attach the actual file to an email. This helps when a document is later updated - you do not have to resend an email, as the document updates will be reflected to all shared users.
- Backup and security.
- Ease of use. Some things are just too complicated.
- Setting up rights and shared folders. The setup process is not clear and very difficult to control. It's very hard to see who has access to what and if there's an error or a user should or not being seeing a folder they may not have permissions for.
- Sharing and version control.
- Document libraries is one feature we use most. It allow us to easily organize our files into subs and secure and share them as needed.
- Work flows are very useful as well. We have a process for Capital Expense Requests (CER) that go through a series of approvals before finally hitting the CFO for final approval. This is very valuable as it tracks the process and allows us to report on it as well as see progress.
- OneDrive. We use the file sharing feature which allows you to sync files through OneDrive and easily access those files via OneDrive versus going to a browser and navigating to the share.
- As an admin, I find the navigation for managing some area's of the site a bit more complicated that it needs to be.
- Permissions can be done in two ways, by way of SharePoint or integrated with Active Directory. We use this latter and one issue is granular permissions and identifying groups that have access down to the file level. Basically, if there was a way to report on permissions for a hierarchical perspective down to file level for a particular sub it would be helpful.
- We use SharePoint online and my biggest complaint about that, is the amount of service issues that occur on the hosted service. While I appreciated the constant development and improvements that are being made in the environment, impacting the paying end user as a result is hard to swallow.
- Integrates well with Windows and Mac machines.
- Works independently and with other Microsoft applications well.
- Safe and secure cloud storage for files.
- There is a bit of a learning curve to onboard new users.
- Slow workflow.
- Not a lot of support for apps outside of the Microsoft cosmos.
- SharePoint is pretty okay at sharing documents and allowing collaboration
- The ability to see signatures easily is nice
- There's been some effort to integrate SharePoint with Office
- SharePoint is just hella clunky, and much harder to use than other solutions
- The interface is (still) awful
- It's also very very expensive
- Many templates available that are easy to deploy.
- Cloud SharePoint is easy to scale and the managed solution minimizes IT resource requirements.
- No steep learning curves.
- It requires some discipline for the users to keep things organized. Some automation templates and features that are easy to deploy could help.
- Some admin features to have user access expire instead of having to go in and lockout users as projects transition.
- More sync and backup from cloud to in-house systems.
- Good search capabilities.
- Sharing documents with external users.
- Document storage, hands down. Online access and storing a synced copy on a hard drive as well.
- The user interface could be improved and made more attractive.
- The public website creation documentation is not that clear.
- There is the potential for save-conflicts if multiple people edit a document while offline.
- SharePoint is great for version control. By using it as a document repository we are able to see who made the last edit and when.
- SharePoint has some great "list" features which we use to log project decisions, issues, risks, etc and be able to create charts from the lists so you can easily see all of the statuses.
- SharePoint does offer the ability to custom organize your pages. It is nice as you don't need to adhere to a standardized template.
- Calendar feature that syncs with Outlook is not supported in the newer version of SharePoint. We were, however, able to do this with the previous version which was nice.
- News article feature does not allow you to "follow" it so you don't necessarily know there is something new to look at. Kind of defeats the purpose.
- Not super intuitive.
- It is not the easiest for someone to get started. It is not nearly as intuitive as some of the other platforms I have used in the past. I have found that settings hide in different places. For example, something as simple as adding a new column is not just a click, sometimes you have to dig into the site settings or page settings.
- Enhanced Security
- Effortless Collaboration
- Simplified Information Exchange
- Expensive to license, price is a little high-end since it's per month, per user
- Poor search capablities
- employee training is required to gain full benefits of the tool
- Easy access with folders and sub-folders.
- Secure access control with email and password.
- It's customizable, as you can add your own logo and content to it.
- Syncing can take sometimes a very long time when starting on a new computer.
- Visibility of folders, as it would be nice to have different layouts.
- The time it takes to set it up and integrate.
So far, SharePoint has been a big asset for us in our company, and our users enjoy using it the way it was intended, and always have good feedback.
- SharePoint integrates well with our Active Directory and allows us to maintain security to it.
- We have integrated our SRS reporting into SharePoint, and from that we are able to set up subscriptions to reports.
- Document posting and downloading is a very handy feature for letting end-users know how to do things and post questions if they have any.
- The look and feel of SharePoint could look and feel a little more "fluent."
- The color scheme could be a little updated.
- More customization to your company would be neat too.
- Shared access to structured web pages.
- Ability to manage documents.
- To utilize it to the fullest, you need to learn a lot about how SharePoint works.
- It can be a bit sluggish if not optimized.
- Navigation can also be difficult if not optimized.
- One of the key points of this cloud content platform is the security and granularity that can be given by user and by folder or file.
- It handles file versioning very well, this allows you to easily return to an earlier version of the document and recover information that may have been lost.
- The possibility of synchronizing information or just having access in the cloud is essential to not occupy local space on each device.
- The searches within the web are not very friendly, definitely, this is a point of improvement.
- If you decide to synchronize the files on the device, this slows it down and generates high internet consumption.
- It would be ideal to be able to incorporate encryption handling each company the keys.
- Document management
- MS SharePoint combined with other Microsoft Office and 365 products provide great features.
- MS SharePoint can be integrated with an MS flow which helps in a customized approval workflow.
- Site creation is easy and even business users can do it.
- Security is great
- MS SharePoint is a great tool. Only thing is that it is a little expensive.
- The security they provide for the data stored on it due to the protocols followed by Microsoft.
- The facility is based on the tools of Office 365, which makes this service simpler when they are together.
- The last editing of a certain file, since this allows you to control any type of failure that occurs.
- Maybe improve the speed of actions on the files. Sometimes when we move some files it may take a little longer than expected and when it is moved you also no longer have this file in the source folder, so you end up thinking that you lost.
- Permissions can be difficult to control, sometimes some people are granted permission to access a folder by accident.
- Advanced technical skills are often required to manage such software.
- User interface. I went from knowing nothing about SharePoint, to being a site leader managing 12 different sites and multiple subsites. It's really intuitive, easy to work out, and there are tons of materials and how-to's out there if you want to go deeper
- Speed. A website is no good if it takes a year and a day to load. I'm able to speed through both the web part building process and general use as fast as my mouse can click, regardless of where the servers are located
- Stability. SharePoint is very stable, not crashing under my experience. Of course, it's important to ensure updates are installed but other than that, I was able to guess and check many aspects of how to operate SharePoint without crashing anything.
- Sometimes it's a little hard to know where to go if you want to do a particular action, and SharePoint has its own "language." It's not computer language like C++ or anything, but you do have to learn what SharePoint calls a site, a subsite, a web part, etc. Without that vernacular, it's a much steeper learning curve.
- It can be a little hard to figure out the lists' functionality. We've run into situations where a list will max out on how much info it can hold, and the process for increasing that limit or moving the data to a different kind of list is not straightforward.
- There are currently several design choices, but they're somewhat limited. Yes, it's supposed to be a work program, so you don't want to get too "artsy," but having the option to be a little more creative would be nice and expand the user base.
Previously we were using FTP but SharePoint is easier when compared to FTP and we can give control to the client also for their review and monitoring.
- Enables teams to collaborate more closely
- Great for organizing shared files and folders
- Creating team sites with specific documents and information for the particular team
- Better UI improvements
- More wizard driven so end users have have less of a learning curve
- Better API support for 3rd party software vendors
Sharepoint is not meant to be a front facing website. It's great at a internal company site.
- Simple to use and learn the basics.
- Lots of customization options if you require advanced features.
- Tight integration with Microsoft software -- Excel data can be converted to charts, Outlook calendars.
- Searching with a site is decent, as it will return results within documents such as Word uploaded in the repository.
- The way permissions are configured can be difficult to control. I have seen permissions granted accidentally and give access to areas where they should not be.
- Images for wiki pages are more difficult than necessary, as it requires you to first upload an image first before linking to it. It should work similarly to OneNote, where you can simply paste the image in.
- Maintaining document folder structures is difficult. While there's a Windows Explorer-like function, it's not obvious where it can be found.
- Document storage, hands down. Online access and storing a synced copy on a hard drive as well. And this is much improved from years ago.
- Ad-hoc, line of business applications. Automation via workflow. Mobile access via PowerApps. All easy to get started with.
- Sharing news to a team or across an organization.
- Sharing documents with external users.
- Document version control is also incredibly useful.
- If you're already paying for Office 365, many of their licensing levels already include SharePoint. So you might as well use it!
- I've found external users occasionally need assistance walking through the process of getting access. But this is much rarer now than even a couple years ago. But it still happens once in a while.
- There is the potential for save-conflicts if multiple people edit a document while offline. Again, rare, but could happen. But that's the price you have to pay for the online availability, the local storage, etc.
- To get the full benefit of SharePoint, you really want someone how is an expert. You can quickly get started using some of the functionality, but it's such a powerful tool, you should have someone dedicated to learning it and managing it internally or use an outside consultant. Again, you can get simple usage on your own, but for full usage of what's there, an expert is recommended. But learning it on your own, internally, is certainly possible. I just recommend making that the person's job, and not just an added responsibility along with a hundred other things.
- SharePoint is great at serving as a document library for your teams/organizations.
- It has particularly good search features.
- It does a good job of keeping document history, using it's version control features.
- It's fairly easy to learn how to develop SharePoint pages/sites with little to know prior knowledge of the tool.
- It needs to be properly set up and configured. Additionally, it requires constant adjustments for it to give the best results to the end-users viewing the content.
- The mobile application could use much further maturing. Often times, this maps back to my first point.
- Everything in SharePoint depends on site columns and content types. There seems to be no way around this. Either accept it or pick another collaboration tool.
- SharePoint is a great file storage tool for collaborating and sharing documents.
- SharePoint allows business users to create collaborative efforts without having to have vast technical knowledge.
- SharePoint allows for the easy creation of dynamic portals that can pull information from numerous sources and present in numerous formats.
- The native SharePoint permissions model could be made to be simpler.
- Development techniques to extend base SharePoint functionality could be simpler and more examples would be nice too.
- More rendering options and controls are always welcome.
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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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