Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint, part of Office 365, is a browser based collaboration and document management platform. SharePoint’s Cloud based servers are well suited to SMEs or for use within larger businesses that are looking to store, track and manage documents or manage of internal communications using the powerful SharePoint Intranet functionality.

What is SharePoint in it’s simplest form?

It is a online platform businesses  use to store, organise, share, and access information from almost any device through a web browser: Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari or Explorer.

SharePoint is an intranet and content management system which provides employees with transparency of the vast of business documents they need for their daily work and convenience in making search as a tool to find relevant information they need.

The benefits of Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint Core Features

Simplify Workflows

 Initiate, track and and report common business activities, such as document review and approval, issue tracking and signature collection.

Manage User Permissions

Specify user permissions to certain documents and policies to ensure they are efficiency managed in accordance with your compliance regulations.

Intranet Functionality

Employees can use store and share information to team mates or other departments by setting up SharePoint hub sites that integrate with Microsoft Teams.

How easy is SharePoint to implement?

SharePoint can easily be implemented by a SharePoint Consultant after a business analysis  has been undertaken. Then put together a sitemap, put together how it’s going to work, and leverage their best practice experience. Ask the consultant what other companies are doing. Finally, once implemented, you must provide staff with training so they can manage it on an ongoing basis.

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How secure is Microsoft SharePoint?

SharePoint can help you protect your confidential data from un authorised access by providing you the options to manage permission for sites and documents. In The UK, Microsoft have three data centres in located in London, Durham and Cardiff. Having these UK data centres is vital for industries such as banking government, public sector and health care meet the requirements of local data residency as the Microsoft Cloud stores your data both securely and in the UK.

What is SharePoint online?

It’s a cloud-based service, hosted by Microsoft, for businesses of all sizes. Instead of installing and deploying SharePoint Server on-premises, any business can subscribe to an Office 365 plan or to the standalone SharePoint Online service.

What is SharePoint Server?

Businesses can deploy and manage their SharePoint Server within their office. The server offers additional features and capabilities, such as Enterprise Content Management, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Search, Personal Sites, and Newsfeed.

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SharePoint Integration

Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers SharePoint integration out-of-the-box. This allows cross-departmental collaboration, so that you can access documents from anywhere in your organisation quickly and easily.  As experienced SharePoint designers we help clients to realise the full benefits of Microsoft Dynamics integration. Infinity Group are one of the few IT companies to also offer Microsoft SharePoint Consultancy

We look forward to discussing your Microsoft SharePoint requirements in more detail. 

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