Microsoft SharePointProduct Overview
- About Microsoft SharePoint
- Pros of Microsoft SharePoint
- Cons of Microsoft SharePoint
- Breakdown of core features
Microsoft SharePoint product overview
Microsoft SharePoint, or simply SharePoint, is a collaboration and content management platform for website creation. The software also functions as a secure place to store, organize, and access information from any device. It allows businesses of all sizes to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, find information, and collaborate across the organization.
The platform improves teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. It supports sharing of data, news, and resources. Businesses can also customize sites and simplify their team’s work.
SharePoint facilitates communication with team members inside and outside the organization across PCs, Macs, and mobile devices. It enables companies to build cohesion and inform employees throughout their intranet.
Pros of Microsoft SharePoint
- The product drives organizational efficiency by sharing common resources and applications on home sites and portals.
- SharePoint’s rich content management lets companies maximize knowledge velocity.
Cons of Microsoft SharePoint
- Users commented that the platform is complicated to install and maintain.
Breakdown of core features
Files stored on a SharePoint site are available to everyone with site permissions. However, users can choose to share specific files or folders with individuals who don’t have access to the site. In sharing files and folders, users can decide whether to let others edit or only view them.
Content management system (CMS)
Some enterprises use the platform as a CMS for their company intranets. They utilize the software to serve content to homepages, team sites, and information pages. SharePoint also provides capabilities to manage the content on company websites, serving content to the general public. The software’s CMS includes features for managing both published and unpublished content on websites. SharePoint offers content support for external and internal intranet sites, too.
Organizations can build a SharePoint communication site to broadcast information and engage and inform broad audiences. Teams can share news, reports, and status updates in a visually appealing format. When users create a communication site, they can start with a blank site or choose one of the templates with a default set of web parts.
Organizations have the freedom and ability to customize sites. Like building a business website, users can integrate their branding and logo and select the capabilities and integrations in SharePoint.
(Last updated on 02/02/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)