SharePoint - A Collaborative Platform that integrates with Microsoft Office
This wonderfully capable platform from Microsoft allows for the development of websites to organize, author and share information. It can provide document libraries and/or lists for managing your company’s data, documents, announcements, calendar items, tasks, discussions and just about anything else you can think of. Other uses include collaborative workspaces, blogs, project portals, business intelligence dashboards, Wiki information and issue databases, to name just a few.
SharePoint can run on local servers or as a cloud application. Many companies are accessing SharePoint Online through their Office 365 plans. Since SharePoint utilizes an extremely powerful database and metatags, it makes searches fast and comprehensive. Integration with other Office products and data sources allows SharePoint to be a versatile tool that is easy and fast to implement.
You do not have to know complex application coding to create a basic site, however, it often pays to have someone familiar with the intricacies of the platform to help plan and develop more complex capabilities or integrate with other data sources. If you need help, River Run’s Application Services Group can show you how to take advantage of SharePoint.
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