last post, I had taken a brief hiatus to work on a few publishing projects and
conference presentations and now I'm back and will be making more blog post
over the next couple of weeks. During my brief hiatus I have heard about more
about SharePoint (specifically SharePoint 2013) than I really want to know! So,
this has prompted me to write about SharePoint as a collaboration tool and
solicit the thoughts of my blog viewers on this subject.
At the majority of the clients I am
working with, the SharePoint platform serves as the mechanism where
collaboration takes place. In the SharePoint environment, collaboration sites
such as wikis, discussion boards and blogs serve as ways teams share
information and knowledge. Most teams have created team pages and document
libraries where specific documents and other content (spreadsheets, images,
video, PowerPoint presentation, etc.) are worked on and shared with specific
members of the team.
Part of collaboration infrastructure on the SharePoint platform is the use of automated workflows
. The automated workflows are leveraged to facilitate the maintenance of content (information and knowledge), which consist of creating, updating and review/approval of content before it is published in the knowledge base.
SharePoint 2013 offers a more robust platform (than previous versions) to connect and share with the people across your organization as they work on the myriad of problems and projects within the enterprise. The question remains is SharePoint the optimal tool within your organization to share knowledge? For those upgrading… are you convinced that SharePoint 2013 is the right solution for you? Finally what have been your challenges using, upgrading, or integrating with SharePoint?
Labels: Collaboration, SharePoint 2013, Workflows