SharePoint - Making a Point to Share
Updated September 17, 2019

SharePoint - Making a Point to Share

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

Across the organization, MS SharePoint is used as a collaborative platform for documents/ideas and as a news platform, as well as a change management/audit tracking tool for finance and IT. It addresses versioning to ensure that data is correct and unedited for audits and also for the ability to restore an improperly edited document.
  • Versioning - Detailed history of when pages and documents are edited.
  • Look/feel - it can be basic to ensure that it doesn't get in the way of using the sites, but there is the capability for customization.
  • Scalability - It can be used for any size organization.
  • Updating the platform - It can be very tricky and should be performed by experienced admins.
  • Deprecation of functionalities - 2013 moved away from some 2010 features and 2016 is doing the same... on premise is being phased to SharePoint Online.
  • Permissions - If you don't integrate with AD groups from the start then you're double-permissioning, and in some cases even more.
  • When it works, it works. However, when we have had issues they tend to be large and a single admin can be lost in the issue for days to weeks, even with a Microsoft ticket open.
  • Hours can be lost teaching others how to work with SharePoint in the way that we use it - following sites, changing pages, explaining that IE is best, moving documents from one site to another, no external sharing, etc.
  • Integrating acquired companies' AD into ours saves time and confusion around permissions.
MS SharePoint is great for file and idea collaboration, especially where change tracking is needed. If the basic feel is desired then almost anyone can administer it; as complexity comes into play you'll want more documentation around how things have been built and how they operate. A team of admins may also be necessary with advanced setups.

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