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Microsoft
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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.
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1975
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110,360
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Redmond, WA
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NASDAQ: MSFT
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"The Best Document Sharing Tool."

What do you like best?

This application is used in our organization to share documents and information.

This application has a cloud feature that allows anybody to access documents at anytime, it has reduced the use of hard copy documents.

It has a mobile application, this has enabled us to access this data and information from any place we might be, it does not necessarily need to be in the University.

This tool allows for integration with MS office, this includes Word, that is used for document creation, hence SharePoint is used to share this documents.

SharePoint can be customized, this gives an individual the opportunity to set the functionalities of the platform to meets one desires and needs.

Documents are stored in a centralized place, this removes confusion when a person is looking for certain documents.

To access SharePoint documents one must have a security key, we all use this application to share our projects with lecturers.

What do you dislike?

SharePoint requires a technical support team to be able to maintain it.

Microsoft discourages the customization of the tool.

This platform is quite expensive.

SharePoint requires internet to access the documents,if there is no internet, then SharePoint won't work.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend the use of this platform by organizations. It is a great tool that will help the organizations to securely save documents and share them within the organization.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This application has led to improved delivery of services and information in my organization. SharePoint ave also worked as my documents Back Up and extra data storage facility. It has helped me be flexible, now i am able to work from anyplace of my choice.

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"Communication Sites have changed our Intranet"

What do you like best?

We have always used SharePoint for document storage and have our Intranet built in publishing sites but we are currently in the process of rebuilding using modern Communication Sites. At first I was a little sceptical as it just allows spfx web parts to be used so a lot of the customization we were able to do before are pretty much out the door. Having said that I think the usability for our end users and allowing less than SharePoint admins to maintain these pages is MUCH easier. Everything is very self explanatory and hard to mess up. It takes about 2 minutes to create a new page and you can set up an entire site with the hub and spokes in like an hour. Very intuitive and although I was leary on losing the customizations it is working well.

As always SharePoint is a solid solution for storing Documents as well and allows for great file versioning.

What do you dislike?

External sharing can sometimes be a little clunky if someone is signed into their personal microsoft account and you send them an invite to their work account things can get confused.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this for our Internal SharePoint as well as document storage.

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"The most effective application to work in collaboration"

What do you like best?

What I like about this application is that it allows us to create our own department web portals, in addition to which we can elaborate, edit and personalize the content.

What do you dislike?

What I do not like is that, being proprietary software is complicated when it comes to using it, getting a recommended level of SharePoint requires complicated and expensive developments, that is, employees must be trained as many of them do not know how to manage said application.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

My recommendation is that, if the company is willing to carry out training courses for its employees and considers a significant reduction in maintenance costs in the future, as well as wanting an application that groups and encourages its employees, SharePoint is a good application to which should be given importance but always keeping track since it acts as a support for a business model that is not based precisely on adapting to the needs of each company in particular. Therefore, the customizations created for a certain version will not remain in subsequent updates and taking the appropriate measures run the risk of displaying sensitive data such as the name of certain files, user names, or dates on which the documents have been modified.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the business field, it is one of the most powerful business productivity tools in the entire portfolio of Microsoft solutions. It allows people to communicate and collaborate, performs their business processes with a very privileged cost-benefit value, thanks to its computing power and its flexibility to take forms, lists, data libraries and others to the digital world. It is also important for a company because, although it wants to make savings plans this application will allow you to reduce the cost of IT assets in the long term (maintenance time, security, updates and hardware and software performance).

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"Share Point Review"

What do you like best?

The best thing about sharepoint is any one can easy share documents within the organization.

-> As the name suggests sharepoint is the best point or place to share your documents.

->one can place a document at share point and the other persons can easily access the documents.

-->Share point is very user friendly, one can easily access the files from any mobile device eg. phones, tablets and laptops etc.

--> Sharepoint is very helpful in case of placing the documentation files. For example you have placed a file with all the steps documented for a process and shared with your whole team. In future, if any one of your team members wants to add some step or delete it they can easily update it.

What do you dislike?

the password pops appear in sharepoint alot. This is the think that annoys me sometimes else sharepoint is a great solution to work upon.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would definitely recommend sharepoint to others as it is a great solution to collaborate and share the content within the Team, across the Team or with the clients.

Even the persons with whom document is shared can update the document to keep it updated.

Wiki insights is great to get insights, one can even publish their content after approval.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharepoint has enabled us to share the documents across the Team and within the Team.

Sharepoint has enabled us to easily share the files with local and global team mates or clients.

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"Worry Free, Hustle Free Sharing is Caring with SharePoint!"

What do you like best?

The best part is you can quickly share files, folders and resources through share point and not just that it allows your team to same time collaborate. Best part is security that it provides while sharing and remote availability.

Secondly its not just about sharing and sharing but also brings out ideas and creativity in composing sites and pages. Our teams fav. for meeting memo and updates.

What do you dislike?

Not all extensions are supported and if your work restricts you to keep file format intact then this is something you will have to accept as con.

Also, depending upon the network traffic we have found it throws errors on bulk updates but thats ok and not a big issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

People using Macs, Windows and other flavors of OS can still share and collaborate. You can use it through mobile devices, ipads, laptops, desktops, servers and any other that provides you an a browser access. So its and App, an Application and even available through browser. You can just Share on the go as well as collaborate.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very first is a central repository for knowledge management, file sharing, resource entry. We have been therefore been very reliable on its features to provide security against sharing. A lot of time we have had found that documentation and documenting process was difficult to track for changes. SharePoint solves it along with notification and allows to view what was changed and by whom and when. Great isnt it when teams collaborate!

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"The One Office365 Feature I Like Better Than G-Suite"

What do you like best?

Automatic alerts on updates, visual appeal

What do you dislike?

Cultural change that must accompany tech

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SharePoint makes it incredibly easy for me to collaborate with a global team. It streamlines communication by automatically alerting you to changes that your colleagues may have mentioned to you in passing. For example, I stay loosely connected with our events team to ensure we're aligned from a marketing perspective. With SharePoint, I'm automatically updated if someone makes a change to the event roster - no need for the original poster to hunt down 50 departments and individuals to inform them of a change that may have a domino effect on their plans.

A caveat as always with these types of tools - the output is only as good as the input and the cultural commitment to keeping SharePoint updated. I've seen sites that quickly become a repository of legacy documents; others are a true living document and take the information typically housed in OneDrive to the next level.

The best sites I've seen across our organization are accessible to outsiders yet do create a sense of tribalism: inside jokes, getting to know the team, etc. My ideal use case is to have a site you can direct someone to as a starting point if they're curious about the latest from your department/know little about it. The ideal site should also serve as a repository for frequently accessed yet final documents for the internal team. To me, that distinguishes the use of SharePoint from Google Drive or OneDrive.

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Maddi Vandana
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"Share Point for easy sharing and storing our documents"

What do you like best?

I am using Share Point past 1 year. Share Point is a web-based Platform It is good for Document Management and storage system. and we can collaborate with our teams using Share Point.

We can create different sites and make our site good looking using share point default Web Parts.

What do you dislike?

You can not sync so many files at a time. it will throw an error after uploading some files.

There are some unsupported extensions for files which we cannot store in Share Point.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to collaborate with your team, you can use Share Point. Here you can store documents and those can be shared with your team members. we can also share documents with External users if your organisation allows. There are some web parts which you use while creating sites, they will really save your time and very useful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating Team sites or communication sites and storing documents and collaborating files with my team.

I really like documents sharing in Share Point. and you have Version History feature, you can revert back to the documents which will help you some times. and if you delete files you can get it back from Recycle bin. You also have second stage Recycle Bin.

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"Design your organization's website with SharePoint"

What do you like best?

What I like most about SharePoint is that it is an application that allows you to bring out your most creative side since it is used to design pages or websites, this is very useful because with the help of SharePoint you can create a site without the need to have advanced programming knowledge, this thanks to everything you do through graphical interface and not command line, although of course the code is created as you give the details to the site in question, also allows you to store files and even share them.

What do you dislike?

What I do not like is that Microsoft forces you to be connected to the internet in order to work with SharePoint, which I see as unnecessary since you could easily work offline and when establishing an internet connection or with Microsoft servers the information could be synchronized without problem, just as if one is working in collaboration and one of the collaborators loses the connection to the internet, all the changes made by this person are lost if the same one did not perform the respective synchronization, it is a serious failure that It should be corrected.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Fully recommended to companies that work in the creative sector such as advertising, account management, among others, as it will enhance the creativity of the work team and encourage teamwork

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main solution provided by SharePoint to companies is the possibility of having a secure and reliable place to store their data and / or files, as well as allowing these files to be shared according to the permissions established for each user, in addition to this Allows teamwork remotely since the documents can be modified in a collaborative way, that is, each person can make modifications on their own and all these modifications are applied simultaneously

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"Amazing collaboration tool"

What do you like best?

The tool allows to securely store important and confidential documents in one place where every team member can have access to and if needed make necessary changes without maintaining multiple versions of the same files. As it is integrated with One Drive, if you use One Drive, it makes your life even easier as you can reach your documents through that. The user interface is very intuitive and much easier to use than other similar products, plus it is very well integrated with other O365 products, plus it is cheaper than other big competitors.

What do you dislike?

It uses SQL database and Windows server which might be not the best for everyone. The other thing I was struggling with is bulk upload and bulk download, as it can become quite buggy when you try to to upload or download many files at the same time.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a good platform to use when collaborating with others in your team, but be aware of the limitations of the system, so I advise you to do your research before making a decision to go with SharePoint as if it turns out it is not the best fit for your company it can be quite disappointing

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am satisfied with the capabilities of SharePoint as I use it in my every day work. It is being used as a general knowledge base, a collaboration tool, and a team site where we upload content relevant for the team.

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"Office 2.0"

What do you like best?

SharePoint makes it easy for a team to internally view tasks, collaborate and hold each other accountable. The fact that it is part of the Microsoft Office 365 for business package and integrates with almost everything else makes it a seamless experience for everyone in the office.

SharePoint makes it easier for our team members to be distributed across the country, continent and the globe, as anyone can remotely access information that is share on site.

What do you dislike?

One of the biggest challenges would be having to manage permission across the team while growing, another challenge or thing to keep in mind is not to assume everyone on the team is knowledgeable about SharePoint and how it works.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend that companies engage in more formal training sessions to help teams use SharePoint more effectively as it will be more efficient in the long run, most companies have an online video Library of how to make use of SharePoint this makes it extremely easy for new team memebers to make use of the platform

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SharePoint is currently solving task management and information challenges, It is offering us a new way for us to organize information and who gets to see that information. This helps reduce the information overload burden that team members had faced, having to read information that is not relevant to them. It is also giving team members and the company to share information quickly

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"Store, organize and share your business information through SharePoint"

What do you like best?

What I like about SharePoint is the versatility of the application because it can be used for various tasks, such as for the creation and design of websites, without the need to generate code, that is, everything is created through of graphic interface and the code is generated alone, also serves to create online presentations and of course also serves to store and share information, not to mention its most important and innovative aspect that is the work in collaboration simultaneously, since it allows 2 or more users make changes simultaneously to the same file or document, which makes it an ideal tool for project management.

What do you dislike?

The bad thing about SharePoint is that in order to access the application and work on it, it is necessary to have an internet connection or to access the server where it is running, I think it should have a function to work offline and simply synchronize the progress at the moment of connecting either to the internet or to the server, if they added this, it would surely improve the user experience with the application.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I strongly recommend companies where staff have the freedom to work remotely, or for project teams that want a tool with more capabilities

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The solutions that SharePoint offers if we focus on a corporate environment are many, but the most valuable of all these solutions is collaborative work, because as I mentioned before, in my case I work with sharepoint for project management and my colleagues and I add or modify the documentation of them when we come up with some novel idea, in this way at the time of delivery always the results are the best, in addition we also store and share information of interest to all users of the corporation, such as communications , announcements, events, etc.

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"Best Document sharing platform"

What do you like best?

What I like about this software is that has a potent browser and a great concept of visualization from office files with preview using Office Web Apps, and the other thing that I consider an advantage is that the software always is going to support en the last update, so I won't worry about moving on of version or have to update my software necessarily.

What do you dislike?

What I did not like so much was that it is not possible to use a custom DNS for private collection sites, it is slower in some geographic zones, restricted administration what it could be an inconvenience for special settings, complex integrations with on-premise to do SSO.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Must have tool for every organization to facilitate information management and sharing. It's storage functionality. The fact that I can manage my information well. The ability to organize information and being able to share it with a number of people. Ability to edit information and update it to the most current.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great collaboration tool and not difficult to maintain. I have used this software as an HR administrator for updating and reviewing current policies and procedures. I find this software as a very useful tool when it comes to communication with other team members. Makes all changes made in the current document visible in real time and also provides the opportunity for team collaboration.

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"A centralized data experience that enhances the IT experience at work"

What do you like best?

The capabilities to integrate forms to process simple data, could be forms designed out-of-the-box or the advance form designer that allows to create deep, advanced workflows to collect data.

From there, I would go to the central data repository, aligned to active directory security to manage access between the users. Integrating SharePoint into your organization's IT backbone would help to minimize local or external repositories of data and the risk that those entail.

What do you dislike?

Navigation is not intuitive, you would expect an experience like that of Windows Explorer, when browsing thru the files, however, it's different enough to cause some discomfort to first time users.

If not managed correctly, you can end with a huge amount of non-managed data, or with people getting or setting permissions that are not aligned to your organization's processes.

You need top of the line hardware for SharePoint to perform at comfortable levels, if you can't meet this requirement, you'll end up with a slow tool that will give your users pain when using it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep in mind that you'll need to create, maintain and enforce data management policies for you company, if you already have, do your best to align SharePoint to those, and if needed, adapt your policies to align to SharePoint capabilities.

You'll need a full-time position to manage it, and have the certainty that your using all of SharePoint capabilities that benefit your organization and that you're not leaving any of its capabilities without being used.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralizing data and minimizing the file traffic thru email.

My company is constantly training us (the employees) on the best combined usage of Email and SharePoint. Minimizing risk of sensitive information leaks and maximizing the productivity enabling a central repository for shared data. Sometimes there are several work groups that need access to the same information, and maybe modify it, local copies were a nightmare, version control was all not in place, and multiple different versions of the same file could be found within several teams of the organization.

SharePoint has provided the adequate environment to maintain a single data source, aligned to the proper access permissions, and allowing to keep track of all updates done to it.

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"this is a eye opening site especially when it comes to making work easier "

What do you like best?

it targets a bigger variety of clients all over the world as its services are easier and faster to use. This has been made even easier for example companies can now easily coordinate its employees and monitor them at the same time through the SharePoint software, thus an added advantage to the employer and the company.

What do you dislike?

the main thing i dislike about SharePoint is that its installation causes a large amount of money to have it not even operate.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SharePoint is and will e the most appropriate software to use i a company if there is need to invigilate and monitor one's employees and the smooth running of your business

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Knowing the whereabouts of my employees and coordinating them to attend to different clients is among the main thing i get as a good reward from SharePoint. i have also realized that work progress has been faster due to the customers happy feedback

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"SharePoint Reviewed"

What do you like best?

SharePoint was rolled some few years back . At the moment we are using this software across all department of the organization.one thing that we really like about SharePoint is creating a central platform in which individuals or teams a re able to share information in real time. With the tool you can reach the team members within a very short period rather than emailing each of the team member.This saves time and makes sure that the teams are in the same page.

Ms share point also allows us to store our files in one central location. This is convenient given that one is able to identify important information and make the changes if required in one central point where everyone can access.

I also like the versioning system of the software. One is able to see the version history of the software and the documents in them.

SharePoint has and user friendly interface that is easy for one to use.You can easily access , edit and update share document from any computer connected as long as you are connected to the internet.

What do you dislike?

The mobile app feature is not strong especially when it comes to editing.

The document search tool is not powerful. This leads to one wasting a lot of time since one has to manually look for the document.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is one of the best software that promoted collaboration among teams and make sure that timely group communication is achieved.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SharePoint has helped us in communicating in real time through forming a central sharing location.

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"Sharing docs at ease with awesome security features"

What do you like best?

I am using sharepoint since last three years & now i can say that it has all the features which is necessary for any document sharing software technologies. The feature of this which i liked the most is sharing the document like excel, word & Ppt with customize security. It has very good compatibility across the all browser which is making its very simple & easy to use.

What do you dislike?

After using sharepoint i can see only dislike which is that sharepoint is little more expensive that's why everyone can't afford the sharepoint easily. It must more cost effective.Sharepoint still less supporting the mobile platform so this is making it little dislike point for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I am always prefer to use sharepoint for building team site. I am recommending the sharepoint to my friends, colleagues & family also so that they too have awesome & distinguish features of sharepoint. Since it has different levels of permission & roles it is very useful in building a team site. We can share document with custom level of abstraction with different peoples.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our organisation in which we are working we need to create report & document on daily basis & in this work the sharepoint helps the in most part. Its awesome feature for team & individual are very best. Sharepoint make easy to find all the related docs using sharepoint across all the employees. Sharepoint is cloud computing services which is very useful for any organisation.

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"SharePoint - Complicated, but Powerful"

What do you like best?

SharePoint has a large number of features.

What do you dislike?

For any, even lightly advanced, feature, time and research are necessary.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend taking training courses as an administrator. I would also recommend training courses for any secondary administrators. You'll want to decide how you want to use SharePoint, as confusion will commence if you are looking to build dashboards and statistics for business/departments, while others would like to use it for web pages and to share things with other departments.

You will also want to consider how to set up the directories and groups right up front, no different than any other file system and access privileges setup. Security is also a key, especially if facing the Internet.

This product is unlike any other that I've seen. The tie-in between lists and forms is familiar, similar to a database for the lists and any form building software on the outside.

For SharePoint internal websites, I recommend creating a good set of templates that allow flexibility for the individual departments. The default templates are old and clunky, and don't use the typical web page configurations of the past few years. You see a lot of old-school templates that might have worked 10 years ago.

The mobile configurations will cause issues, especially with responsive web design.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our biggest problem to solve was getting the information out to internal departments on how to engage us and how to contact us, along with what our offerings were internally.

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"facilitates the complexity of long and shared documents"

What do you like best?

I like this great tool because the software is designed for integration, it has no place for personal use as it is designed primarily for companies I can see and share my recently opened documents quickly or open one of the applications I have installed on my computer, it is easy to share documents with your co-workers. That then avoids having to send it in an email and use so much space Much more than a repository of documents, we have been using SharePoint as public and private wikis, shared use of calendar and data collection through forms generated for input.

What do you dislike?

I have had some small problems with this tool as the Maintaining document folder structures is difficult. While there is a function similar to that of Windows Explorer, it is not obvious where it can be found, despite this I consider it to be a great working tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if you would recommend it as it provides many capabilities and can be a great tool if you commit to use it to its full potential, it can be used for organizations of any size also Allows a high level of customization in the appearance of what users see, certainly helps you to reach the next level in your organization.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

this tool allows us to store all our files/folders in one convenient location, making it easy to search for important information and the ability to collaborate and make changes in one place. it helps us to share documents in real time quickly and easily across various locations and company platforms. it provides great flexibility to configure pages and custom forms without the need for development, it allows our team to work on several projects at the same time. it allows us to share documents in real time quickly and easily across various locations and company platforms. it provides great flexibility to configure personalized pages and forms without the need for development, it allows our team to work on several projects at the same time.

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"SharePoint for Packaging Team! "

What do you like best?

The best part about this is having a whole website dedicated to our team! This way we are easily connected while being a global team. We can file share, calendar share, note share, and all on one simple website. This way we can all edit certain files and share information while being located around the globe! We use the sharepointe site as basically our packaging global site to share items on. We use this basically as our historical database on information that could be used by anyone on the team!

What do you dislike?

My only dislike is sometimes we have issues giving access to individuals to edit a file, especially new employees. There will be times when we go to give access to an employee and a past employee is the author and then we lost access to give access to others! If there was some easier way to override this problem it would be extremely beneficial. This has caused us quite a few issues in the past but we are more careful now when giving the author status to give rights to other admins in the future.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please get some training on how to use SharePoint! You can learn so much from training with it and all the aspects that it has to offer. I have learned so many different things on trainings with sharepoint that we have been able to implement with out team!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems we have solved by using SharePoint is basically connecting a global team under one hub. This way we are able to file share and edit stuff together on one site! We have access and able to basically have a shared folder for only our Packaging Team.

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"Sharepoint Review"

What do you like best?

Sharepoint is integrated into our e-mail interface, which does make it (theoretically) easy to manage, collate, store, and integrate documents from attachments and other storage media and share those through e-mail or dedicated Sharepoint sites. Having separate sites / folders for various tasks/committees/projects is also useful for keeping things organized.

What do you dislike?

The User Experience is subpar-- it is cumbersome and requires what seems like ten times as many clicks to get anywhere. It is not very intuitive, and seems complex in a very unneeded way. It is difficult to switch between tasks and manage multiple workflows.

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I think you need a really good administrator to weigh the benefits and costs of the software versus its complexity-- forcing this software on projects that don't require a large amount of data security would be a mistake (over more user-friendly ways of managing documents).

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharepoint has allowed for organized approached when working on projects across the institution, with people in different departments and spaces. It's more of a somewhat convenient library that we can all draw on-- and I think the security features are an attractive aspect to the IT folks (when projects involve only faculty, we tend to rely on other platforms that are more user friendly and only use Sharepoint when we have to [like when we are dealing with sensitive information / HR stuff]).

I will say that for sensitive projects where data security is tantamount, Sharepoint has been a very good upgrade (before we had to review files in an office where the files were kept under lock and key). Being able to securely access documents and data remotely is a huge benefit.

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"Easy to share docs in corporate environment "

What do you like best?

The fact that the recent integration with the Office365 portfolio happened, made it easy to deploy and incentives the day to day use of the product. For example, using MS Teams, you can transparently create content on SharePoint, and take vantage of the robustness of the platform.

What do you dislike?

From the infrastructure administration point of view, it can be a little tricky to run version updates in huge databases. You need to plan ahead, because it can take a lot to conclude.

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I’d say that at this point, you should start using SharePoint integrated with MS Teams. It’s the easiest way to increase adoption.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We dream to shutdown the outdated “file server” and “ftp server” in our organization, because those services are very complex to deal, specially during these days of cloud computing. So, we wish one day we would be able to replace them for SharePoint across all the company.

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"Best Content Management Software"

What do you like best?

The best thing I like about SharePoint is the fact we are able to collaborate on one document or file among workmates get tasks done. Mostly, we deal with Presentations which require lots of inputs from different individuals, with such interdependence, we can only achieve objectives with a software such as SharePoint. Additionally, SharePoint provides a secure platform for document and file management. This way, we are able to store, access and share documents conveniently. Certainly, SharePoint is the way to go. Moreover, the software has an easy to use User Interface which makes it interactive.

What do you dislike?

Despite the fact that the software is relatively expensive with the medium plan charged at $20. I still have the option to choose Plan 1 at $5 which has limited features. However, I am currently satisfied with what we achieve with SharePoint.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Are you looking for a secure way to store, or share files in your company. Even more, an easy convenient platform to access the files? Well, SharePoint is the way to go! You get a relatively cheap software to get all features at a go.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With SharePoint, we are able to have an organized system for easy file storage, access and sharing. Even more, we are able to store confidential documents, which can only be accessed with authority from the admin. This way, our documents and files are less vulnerable.

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"Platform To Share With Ease"

What do you like best?

SharePoint provide me an easy platform to maintain things in an ordered manner. Even it provides an easy way to share contents with others with minimum permissions.

What do you dislike?

Sometime while you are uploading the content and it failed at the very last point irritates me. And this is not because of the internet so no clue why this happens sometime but its not good.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

People can you SharePoint to manage Official content which can be shared with other people and it can be done with minimal permission. On the other hand its save also to manage business content over SharePoint.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A common place to find all the details of important things shared with all the team member located all through the globe. Both business and developer can update and the latest information is available with all at any moment. No one needs to run around to find the details.

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"SharePoint makes for great collaboration!"

What do you like best?

The most helpful aspect of SharePoint is being able to work simultaneously with others on a file. For an example, we work heavily in PowerPoint and are constantly working collaboratively for presentations. SharePoint allows for user friendly editing, saving, and sharing among team members. Everybody can work in the file simultaneously with SharePoint automatically saving the updates/edits made. Instead of emailing the files, worrying about file size, and comparing/trying to combine edits among team members, SharePoint skips the hassle of all that and makes for much easier collaboration among team members.

What do you dislike?

You have to be connected to the server or online in order to access it, so if you're working remotely and don't have internet access, SharePoint will not be accessible offline.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a great collaboration product for any size company! I highly recommend.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As I said above, collaboration has been a huge benefit with using SharePoint. It makes it so easy to save and share files among team members. Because we work within Word or PowerPoint so often, having the capability to edit, auto-save, and share among team members all in one place is very beneficial. It's also really beneficial being able to house all of our files in one place where everybody can access them. It serves as an archive in addition to a collaboration tool.

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"SharePoint, excellent content management software."

What do you like best?

Speaking of Share Point I love this platform because it is very helpful because this Microsoft server hosted in the cloud allows my company to store, access, share and manage documented information from any affiliated device.

I also love this tool because of its centralized management console that allows me to access basic operator functions, adjust settings, monitor performance, and take advantage of configuration wizards all in one place. This makes my job easier because it helps to reduce the time I spend on it.

It also offers a variety of collaborations that add more value to your platform.

What do you dislike?

SharePoint offers a great variety of integrated features that can sometimes confuse me a little and not knowing which one suits my merchant needs. Apart from all this, ready-to-use options can not be redesigned for the characteristics of my company. However, I can not find anything else that complicates the use of this tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For the use of this platform that is SherePoint, we need to keep in mind which tools are adapted to our needs. I recommend this application because it can be very useful and necessary for a correct management and administration of information within our companies whether large, medium or small.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Share Point in the particular I help a lot in my company for the development and organization of documented information. This helped considerably reduce the tedious work that involved previously and also facilitates my work and that of my colleagues.

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"Worse system ever"

What do you like best?

There is very little I like about SharePoint. About the only saving grace here is that you can share documents within your organization.

What do you dislike?

Where do I begin? First, SharePoint is notorious for constantly signing me out throughout the day, even when I’m using it. This means, when I upload a document, it says that a “guest user” uploaded it, not me. There is, of course, no way to fix this later. I can’t even delete it. Second, it is extremely difficult to find the files or folders I am looking for when I need them. With so many people using SharePoint in our organization, the files and folders get really disorganized. If I don’t have a direct link, I might spend several hours looking for something that I need. I usually just give up. Lastly, if someone does not download a document first, He or she may change the document for the entire organization. The person who uploaded it will then have to upload it again. This is absolute insanity and wasted a lot of time.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Beware! Product is very touchy, difficult to use, and not user friendly.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In theory, we are supposed to share documents that the entire organization needs. Unfortunately, so many people make mistakes by not downloading files first, or we can’t find the file, it wasts time.

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"Amazing document management platform."

What do you like best?

What I love about SharePoint is that it is a platform that offers a great diversity of tools that allow me to manage and develop documents in a simple, fast and efficient way.

  The best of all that this incredible platform offers is that it is online. This allows me to share documents with my co-workers and manage all my documents in the cloud without many complications.

It also offers plans with a wide range of tools that fits the needs of each user, to me in particular "Plan 1" helps me, which is the simple plan of $ 5.00 a month and this includes everything that a platform demands. of document management.

What do you dislike?

As for what I dislike about working with SharePoint, I find that it is usually a bit slow and at certain times it becomes tedious. This can generate delays, incoherence and inefficiency on the part of my work team, therefore this could generate that my company does not generate the stipulated productivity increase.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This great tool that we find in SharePoint is very helpful for the good development of a company in the current world. Its diverse options allow us to quickly and easily facilitate my work and that of my colleagues for an affordable price, in addition to its great ease of use.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this tool that is SharePoint I have acquired an immense amount of solutions, practically unlimited, as long as it has a broadband connection that allows it to work properly. It has been possible to generate incredible document management systems, content systems, among others, in an effective way.

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"Effective collaboration (unless it's a spreadsheet)"

What do you like best?

The ability to work on large Word documents together in real time is amazing. Being able to collect comments on a document in one place, and ensure that reviewers are looking at the most current version is helpful. Realizing that I need to change something after sending out a call for input, and then being able to change the document and have all users see it as it was supposed to be, is a huge timesaver.

Generally, document organization among groups of users has improved since Sharepoint was implemented.

What do you dislike?

Spreadsheets can't be shared live. The upsides of Word don't translate to Excel with the same ease.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest problem solved is easing the complexity of shared, long documents. It saves time and frustration, and removes the need for every reviewer to repeat the same thing.

We also use it as a employee homepage, to allow easy organization of internal information.

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"Excellent sharing tool"

What do you like best?

I use this program to share important information and critical documents among my colleagues, particularly those who work from home or from another office location at our company. Also, my SharePoint account is connected to my Microsoft Office account as well, so I can view and share my recently opened documents quickly or open one of the applications I have installed on my computer. Finally, the Help tab on the company SharePoint site is quite helpful; and, if that does not work, customer service tends to respond rather quickly to my emails and questions.

What do you dislike?

I feel it can feature more customizable options to improve the way documents are shared. I would also like to see more options when choosing notifications and adjusting those settings. Besides that, I have no other negative comments per se.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SharePoint is by far the best program of its type out there. Also, the program's customer service is great.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SharePoint allows me, an engineer in the Lighting department, to share time-critical spreadsheets with co-workers from other departments (i.e., the HVAC department). Also, SharePoint allows me to gain quick access to the information published by the IT team or the HR personnel on a daily basis. SharePoint provides me with a sort of dashboard site as well where I can view the most recent company-wide news and have access to key links within the organization. I can also choose who to follow and who to share posts/documents with easily.

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"The best shared services software. "

What do you like best?

The best thing of the SharePoint, is how easy it can be integrated throughout the whole company, and integration of different financial areas.

Creating paths and folders, that can be accessed by any user (with access granted by adm) and saving time.

It has real time editing, which makes customization better.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps the support could be a little bit more present. We've had a few troubles that support couldn't assist or solve, and that caused a time impact in the company.

Also, some areas of sharepoint need a little bit of knowledge, meaning, training is necessary for some type of users. Aside that, nothing more to "complain" about the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely recommend acquiring the SharePoint, for medium and large sizes companies.

Small companies can use too, but i don't think its absolutely essential, since every type of workflow and communication is easily reachable.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving a issues regarding communication, such as : a user needs to access to a file that another user has, and that file cannot be sent through e-mail, so we create a folder inside sharepoint, with the file, and grant access for the user, so he can access without any trouble.

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"Easy to use and access"

What do you like best?

I like that I am able to put a document on and share with my co-workers without having to send it in a email and use so much space. It is also great for going back and checking other years. The way we have it set up is by year. So you are able to go back and see what your co-workers have done before you are even at the company.

What do you dislike?

Not all the time does the documents get check-in. And when they don't get check-in then you don't know that they are there. Would be nice to have the documents already check-in after you save and exit out of the document.

That is what makes it had with Sharepoint. You are always having to check out the document to edit it and then always check it in. Sometimes also when you check it out it doesn't let you save it with the same name. You have to rename it and then check it back in. Alot of the time people forget to check the document back in. It would be easier is the system automatically checked the document in.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great place to save and share documents that your co-workers are able to access. Which in turn will free up space in your emails.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is an easy space to share document with your co-workers. Which then levitates having to send it in an email and using so much space. It is also great for when co-workers are in another building but are still able to help out.

I also like it because if you have it set up right you can also go back into different years. That is what is also good about it. Is I can see documents from lets say an event that happened in 2016 and what was done.

Otherwise, all you are doing is saving them to your computer. Which then you are always having to recreate the wheel.

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"Sharepoint is great for storing public files and documents!!!"

What do you like best?

What I appreciate most about SharePoint is the easy to understand User Interface (UI). It doesn't take much to log in and find any documents your company has stored on the drive. I've been able to find so much helpful information that rescued me from short-notice situations by pulling up SharePoint and seamlessly navigating the tabs.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike here, another quality Microsoft product as usual. If I had to nitpick I'd say it could aesthetically be a little more modern, but its not about the visuals its about "can you get what you need when you need it?" and the answer to that question is a resounding yes!

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try! I stand behind it 100%!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to load important documents to a website eliminates so much waste (paper) and allows us to be much more organized as a company. Whenever we feel a need to make changes to any important document, sending a "change request" is a simple and hassle-free process.

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"Best program for sharing files and paths. "

What do you like best?

The best of the program is the way to connect areas through folders and paths created by the admin.

Also, it has a easy-to-use tool.

Simple interface, in order to make the user to feel good about using the program.

What do you dislike?

The support team could be a little bit more present.

Had a few issues on programming matters that could be solved faster with a better support team.

Also, you need permition from the adm to create or move files and folders to other paths.

That makes a little bit more difficult, but doesn't ruin the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Some big companies use SharePoint because it's the easiest and perhaps the best way to connect areas.

Sharing your documents and files with amazing speed and with no trouble, aside the admin permition.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The intercompany interests are being solved because of SharePoint. We can connect every single employee through the server, because SP is linked to everybody.

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"Excellent place to collaborate on team documents"

What do you like best?

Its seamless integration with all the standard Microsoft software such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel. It's so nice being able to have multiple people on a team all working on a single document at the same time, whether it's through the online interface or through desktop-based software. The customizability of Sharepoint is also a strength. With some experience, it's easy to create dynamic, engaging web spaces for teams to utilize for storing and accessing information.

What do you dislike?

The online edit seems to overwrite changes that other users are doing at the same time. Although it seems to me that you should be able to have multiple users edit a doc at once (the permissions let you), I have not had much success. I lost all of my work doing so. It could be user error.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend to use because is it great platform for document management, safely stored locally on our internal server. It even e-mail alerts me when my team members upload new documents that need to be reviewed. Very versatile and you can even customize it to display project schedules and timelines for your work team.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Standardization of documents and forms

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