Useful file and data storage for all kinds of offices.
March 30, 2018

Useful file and data storage for all kinds of offices.

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Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

SharePoint is used as our office storage and communications system. It's used across the entire organization Our email, MS Office Suite, and Skype for Business are all tied into SharePoint. It helps manage space on personal work computers to access general forms and documents from a separate point.

Pros

  • It's a fairly seamless integration. I can sign in on essentially any office PC with my designated credentials, and access documents and Outlook with really no trouble at all. It helps save time and on days where I have to migrate between spaces/equipment, I'm able to get work done.
  • It's easy to keep track of where documents are in our system. Also, it's easy to configure old versions of documents and file them away in an archive. It works in essence as a very, VERY, convenient digital version of our physical filing system.

Cons

  • It takes some getting used to, as an iCloud/Google Drive/Dropbox user in past lives. Most of that has to do with aesthetics, but the learning curve isn't that bad. I got used to navigating our storage system pretty easily.
  • There are times where I have saved a document to my personal work folder in SharePoint, only to find an earlier copy of that file had saved instead. It's a relatively minor inconvenience but can get kind of frustrating in times where I need to get a project done quickly.
  • It makes it easier to do work remotely -- I can log-in via office VPN and access files that I need to complete projects with.
  • It improves and maintains the overall health of my work computer because I'm not bogging down the hard-drive with tons of documents and archived files.
It's...I would say essential for mid-sized offices, but really any size. I've worked in a smaller office (less than 10 people) as a temp, interned at a large office of over 60 employees, and now in a permanent capacity in an office of around 40, and all three utilize SharePoint in almost identical fashions. It scales very, very well, and especially in offices where lots, and I do mean lots of different kinds of documents need to be stored in a convenient and easy-to-access location.

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