Sharepoint much better then a file server
Updated April 05, 2021

Sharepoint much better then a file server

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MS SharePoint

We use SharePoint for our local intranet site. Its been set as everyone's home page with a blog set up as the landing page. We primarily use it for sharing files, wikis and calendars. The search functions work well enough when files are uploaded with appropriate metadata. For the most part we run an out of the box, basic configuration to ensure future versions of SharePoint won't break anything we currently have set up.
  • Wikis
  • File Sharing
  • Searching
  • Could be more user friendly, large learning curve since it is such a complex tool.
  • Built in reporting features could be more robust.
  • Built in permissions vs. domain permissions are confusing.
  • More efficient file searching
  • Centralized repository for documents, projects, news
  • No longer required third-party website for project management
We came from using a basic Windows file server. SharePoint is a big step forward. It allows for better tracking of access, versions, etc. We can also use it for more than just basic file storage. We can group files with specific projects, or GANTT charts all from one centralized location.
Works great for working as a document repository, built in versioning makes it easy to see who has modified files and when.

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