Microsoft SharePoint comprises many different components and provides a wide variety of benefits.

Team Sites

  • Empower users to create team workspaces, coordinate calendars, organize documents, and retrieve important notifications
  • Allow workgroups to publish, store, share, and track contacts, event calendars, web links, discussions, issue lists, announcements, and more
  • Improve communication using announcements, alerts, blogs, and wikis
  • Move beyond the limitations of traditional file-sharing with smart places that connect people to all of the information resources they need

Tight Integration with the Microsoft Office System

  • Leverage familiar Microsoft Office applications, e-mail, and web browsers to provide people with a consistent experience that simplifies how they interact with content, processes, and business data
  • Create and link to SharePoint meeting workspaces directly from Microsoft Outlook
  • Display presence information of team members from the corporate Instant Messaging service
  • Subscribe to SharePoint lists from within Microsoft Outlook (2007 or higher)

Portal Functionality

  • Aggregate, organize, and present top-level content
  • Improved site management
  • Deploy personalized content portals (MySites)

Content Management

  • Share and manage documents using check-in/check-out functionality, version history, custom metadata, and customizable views
  • Comply with record management regulations by specify security settings, storage policies, auditing policies, and expiration actions for business records
  • Leverage out-of-the-box workflows for initiating, tracking, and reporting common business activities, such as document review and approval, issue tracking, and signature collection
  • Enable Web Content Management for editing of web page content with an approval process prior to publishing

Enterprise Search

  • Incorporate business data with information about documents, people, and web pages to easily produce relevant results and find what you need
  • Search enterprise content sources such as file shares, web sites, SharePoint sites, and Microsoft Exchange Public Folders
  • Search over 200 file types

Business Intelligence

  • Empower people to make better-informed decisions using digital dashboards, scorecards, and key performance indicators that present business-critical information in one central location.
  • Utilize Microsoft Excel Services to load, calculate, and display information stored in Microsoft Excel workbooks