SharePoint Top 10 Reasons for use

Everyone has heard of SharePoint.  But why would your team neede it ?  Another complex application that you won’t use. Don’t speak to soon because there is a reason you heard of this and you might just have a use for this tool that could transform the way you do business.

1 Improve team productivity with easy-to-use collaborative tools
Connect people with the information and resources they need. Users can
create team workspaces, coordinate calendars, organize documents, and
receive important notifications and updates through communication
features including announcements and alerts, as well as the new
templates for creating blogs and wikis. While mobile, users can take
advantage of convenient offline synchronization capabilities.
1 Easily manage documents and help ensure integrity of content
With enhanced document management capabilities including the option to
activate required document checkout before editing, the ability to view
revisions to documents and restore to previous versions, and the
control to set document- and item-level security, Windows SharePoint
Services 3.0 can help ensure the integrity of documents stored on team
sites.
1 Get users up to speed quickly
User interface improvements in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 include
enhanced views and menus that simplify navigation within and among
SharePoint sites. Integration with familiar productivity tools,
including programs in the Microsoft Office system, makes it easy for
users to get up to speed quickly. For example, users can create
workspaces, post and edit documents, and view and update calendars on
SharePoint sites, all while working within Microsoft Office system
files and programs.
1 Deploy solutions tailored to your business processes
While standard workspaces in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 are easy
to implement, organizations seeking a more customized deployment can
get started quickly with application templates for addressing specific business processes or sets of tasks.
1 Build a collaboration environment quickly and easily
Easy to manage and easy to scale, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
enables IT departments to deploy a collaborative environment with
minimal administrative time and effort, from simple, single-server
configurations to more robust enterprise configurations. Because
deployment settings can be flexibly changed, less pre-planning time is
required and companies can get started even faster.
1 Reduce the complexity of securing business information
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 provides IT with advanced
administrative controls for increasing the security of information
resources, while decreasing cost and complexity associated with site
provisioning, site management, and support. Take advantage of better
controls for site life-cycle management, site memberships and
permissions, and storage limits.
1 Provide sophisticated controls for securing company resources
IT departments can now set permissions as deep down as the document or
item level, and site managers, teams, and other work groups can
initiate self-service collaborative workspaces and tasks within these
preset parameters. New features enable IT to set top-down policies for
better content recovery and users, groups, and team workspace site
administration.
1 Take file sharing to a new level with robust storage capabilities
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 supplies workspaces with document
storage and retrieval features, including check-in/check-out
functionality, version history, custom metadata, and customizable
views. New features in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 include enhanced
recycle bin functionality for easier recovery of content and improved
backup and restoration.
1 Easily scale your collaboration solution to meet business needs
Quickly and easily manage and configure Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
using a Web browser or command-line utilities. Manage server farms,
servers, and sites using the Microsoft .NET Framework, which enables a
variety of custom and third-party administration solution offerings.
1 Provide a cost-effective foundation for building Web-based applications
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 exposes a common framework for document
management and collaboration from which flexible and scalable Web
applications and Internet sites, specific to the needs of the
organization, can be built. Integration with Microsoft Office
SharePoint Server 2007 expands these capabilities further to offer
enterprise-wide functionality for records management, search,
workflows, portals, personalized sites, and more.

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