May 12th, 2010 was an exciting day for SharePoint enthusiasts around the world. Locally, professionals from Jasper, Vincennes, Mount Vernon and Evansville in Indiana and Owensboro, Kentucky converged on the Oaklyn Library to watch the live launch of SharePoint 2010. Anticipation had been building up for weeks and the launch was an undeniable success. The excitement continues to swell – not because IT professionals have a new toy to play with, but because they see a product that can make a legitimate difference in their organizations. Would you believe me if I told you that this product could have the biggest impact on how you work since email was introduced?
The SharePoint “feature wheel” has been revised to reflect the areas where SharePoint can help you improve productivity. Feature areas include: Sites, Communities, Content, Search, Insights and Composites.
The question is “what does that mean to your organization?” The answer is one that you must provide, but we can help. Having been involved in dozens of SharePoint projects since 2005, I can honestly say that no two of them have been identical. There are three editions of SharePoint 2010: Foundation, Standard and Enterprise. Which one you deploy will depend upon your objectives (both near and long term), your internal skills/resources and your budget.
Would it be nice to have a trusted partner to help you make an educated decision?
Keller Schroeder is on a mission in 2010. The mission is to help you determine the best way to implement SharePoint and related technologies at your organization. My mantra is “Every organization needs SharePoint…some just do not yet know why.” I am more convinced of that every day. Some companies deploy SharePoint for robust content management on an intranet or public web site. Other popular uses are forms automation and workflows. SharePoint also continues to thrive as a custom application development platform. Dashboards provide you with at-a-glance insight into your organization’s performance and competitive intelligence. Security, records management and retention policies assure regulatory compliance. You may want to use it for one or all of the above, or you may have a completely different need.
SharePoint is no longer just a great idea about empowering your users to be more productive. SharePoint provides the tools and framework for productivity. It is more scalable, customizable and governable than ever. We introduce you to many of the new features on our blog at http://sharepointblog.www.kellerschroeder.com. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to help you understand how to leverage SharePoint to meet your objectives.