SharePoint Features FAST Search

SharePoint has many wonderful features, but one of the greatest is its incredible FAST Search, incorporated in 2008 into the platform and improved continuously through SharePoint 2013. SharePoint makes it much simpler to use powerful search features across the platform, particularly when you consider the logical setup of your site and plan to use these features as an integral part of your workflow.

Here are some tips to integrate search features into your daily routine and make your SharePoint experience more productive.

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A Look Back At The Year With SharePoint

In a recent review of a year with SharePoint, CMS Wire offered the analogy of the program being like Rocky Balboa: easy to dismiss but hard to keep down. The developments in SharePoint’s technology will keep it going strong throughout 2015 for businesses of all sizes.

For the coming year, it is important to think about the various SharePoint programs and utilities that are being developed and determine how they may be able to help your business in 2015. Here is a brief look at some of the upcoming developments or questions surrounding SharePoint in the New Year:

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Collaborating via SharePoint

One of the best features of SharePoint is the program’s ability to allow users to collaborate in a variety of settings. With real-time chat, message-board capability and content sharing options, you can keep everyone in your organization on the same page.

SharePoint—Sharing Content Responsibly

One of the biggest problems that managers and owners of companies face is how to allow employees access to the information they need to do their jobs effectively without allowing them unlimited access to sensitive data. With SharePoint, those problems are solved. You can allow your employees to access content responsibly without the danger of them seeing proprietary or sensitive information that they may not be authorized to see.

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How Yammer Makes SharePoint Better

When you think of SharePoint, you may think only of management of content such as files and documents. This is understandable, because SharePoint does content management better than almost anyone else! The platform allows everyone in your company to have access to everything they need to do their work effectively and efficiently. This alone is enough to convince many companies that they want the benefits SharePoint brings.

However, there is another aspect of SharePoint that may be underutilized if you are not aware of its power. This is the social aspect of the platform known as Yammer. This chat module allows real-time interaction between everyone in your organization and even between outside consultants and experts. You can connect with anyone across the globe easily and quickly get the answers you need to make good decisions.

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SharePoint Simplifies Online Storage Management

When OneDrive for Business upped user’s storage allotment to 1 TB and removed the quota management tab from the Online Administration Center, the experience of using SharePoint’s many features became easier. Now, a new storage model based on usage will make it even easier to manage storage availability across your team sites.

What The New Model Means For You

First, you will notice that you can reclaim much more SharePoint Online pooled storage capability with the new system. Reserved storage now applies only at the tenant level and does not tie up blocks of reserved storage; only actual use counts against your total.

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SharePoint Allows Instant Collaboration

One of the best features about SharePoint, and one that makes it useful to thousands of business owners who are struggling to find good collaboration software, is the fact that with the new updates users can collaboration in “real time” on documents and save changes without emailing back and forth.

Even Dropbox and Google Docs, which were once hailed for their cloud-based collaboration capabilities, do not share documents in the way that SharePoint is capable of doing. While it is true that both Dropbox and Google Docs allow users to access documents from a number of locations, they do not share the same type of “real-time” collaboration capabilities that are evidenced in SharePoint.

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SharePoint Solutions For Your Business

Would you be surprised to learn that in a recent Microsoft class, most of the students had no answer for the question, “What is SharePoint?” Actually, most people learn about the benefits of SharePoint when they encounter it at work after someone else has chosen to implement this useful Microsoft platform, either in its online … Read More

SharePoint and Yammer: A Match Made In Heaven

Microsoft has made it clear: Yammer will be the social collaboration vehicle for SharePoint from now on. According to a recent report, Office 365 is the first program to benefit from Yammer, but SharePoint is not far behind. Future service packs will feature out-of-the-box social collaboration through Yammer. However, there has been concern that Microsoft … Read More