Basic Content Services is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can improve team productivity by giving people access to the information they need, when they need it.
Every day, people are producing documents using Microsoft Office suite or other productivity applications, and these documents typically reside on individuals' desktops or in file servers. They aren't organized, and other people cannot use or search them. If two or more people have access to the same document, they often inadvertently create two different versions. This content chaos has become a serious business risk. Organizations are beginning to realize that they cannot afford to leave all of the value and knowledge that their workers create locked up in isolated documents, scattered on desktops and servers. (Source: Basic Content Services Will Give You Better Content Management Choices. July 14, 2005. Gartner.)
Microsoft SharePoint is a family of software products developed by Microsoft for collaboration, file sharing, and web publishing. Using SharePoint, people can set up web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish information to help everyone make better decisions.
For organizations that need to extend beyond the functionality of basic content services, the Enterprise Document Management System (EDMS) offers a comprehensive solution for managing the creation, capture, indexing, storage, retrieval, and disposition of records and information assets.
ITD is in the processing of creating a test environment to prepare for the SharePoint 2013 upgrade. A Visual Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 needs to be completed prior to the SharePoint 2013 upgrade.