Sharing and Publishing Information
The biggest advantage of SharePoint is its easy UI. SharePoint sites are very easy to create. SharePoint 2010 gathers full set of features which can be used by anyone to build a site from scratch. SharePoint features help site owner build the first page of a site instantly thereby adding considerable value. Besides this, simple features like page modification, content modification, interactivity addition, theme application etc. are few of other never-ending benefits of using SharePoint sites. The administrator can quickly create, customize and publish a good looking site which meets the immediate business needs. This also helps in reducing the IT costs involved in operations.
The attractive and easy user interfaces of SharePoint sites provide them wider adoption among the people at company. The SharePoint sites are thus easy to use just like the way they are easy to be created. SharePoint 2010 sites work in perfect harmony with the other technologies which are used widely by the people to accomplish their jobs with perfection. The users can save their documents to a SharePoint site directly from Microsoft Office which makes these sites even easier to use. In case of events like failed connectivity, the users can access the sites, documents and lists using SharePoint workspace and synchronize them onto the server as soon as they regain connectivity. SharePoint sites work great on all the browsers and mobile devices making them available on a click whether in office or on move.
Users can access the content they need in the way they want using SharePoint sites. Users gain highly customized web experience with SharePoint features like audience targeting, multilingual UI support and user tagging.
Wider Platform Coverage
SharePoint 2010 sites could be accessed through almost all the browsers and devices without any effect on the layout of the sites. This makes it the best option for corporate intranet needs particularly with the increased use of mobile computing. The users can also access SharePoint workspace through a client installed on windows mobile devices.
Enhanced SharePoint Workspace
SharePoint workspace provides local and offline access to SharePoint lists and libraries. The site owner can read or modify the lists and libraries as per need. The advanced SharePoint Ribbon can be used to import external business data locally and synchronize it with the server. The best part is that the SharePoint workspace is capable of synchronizing only the changes made and not the entire file, saving a lot of bandwidth of the site.
Integrated Office Apps
Office app integration is one of the most attractive features of SharePoint 2010. The site owner can share any kind of office file like a word document, an excel spreadsheet or a PowerPoint presentation. The Office Web Apps provide a familiar user experience, high fidelity viewing and essential editing without data loss. The users can access the files and update them. This feature is widely welcomed specially by logistics and warehousing industry. It is an efficient measure of inventory management particularly in rosters.
SharePoint will bring about higher degree of collaboration within the organization. SharePoint 2010 provides with improved blogs, wikis, calendars, discussions, tasks, contacts, pictures, videos and much more. The users can find content in SharePoint sites with ease and can edit content simultaneously.
Detailed User Profiles
The enhanced user profiles in SharePoint reflect interests and expertise of the users. This facilitates better co-ordination between team members within the organization. The users can limit the information that they want to share publicly.
MySites is a crucial tool offered by SharePoint 2010 which gives quick access to the users to their content, profile and social network. The users can customize, target and personalize pages suiting the needs of different roles and users in the organization. The newsfeed in MySites help the users to keep a track of updates related to his interest.
Large Lists & Libraries
SharePoint 2010 provides with large lists and libraries. This is an important update for large organizations having widespread operations. The users can navigate through the libraries with metadata driven navigation thereby making their search extremely specific. Due to large holding capacities of SharePoint libraries, the infrastructure investment requirement of the business reduces significantly.
SharePoint 2010 provides the users with ability to share a large number of documents as a single object. This ensures lesser time requirements in document sharing and ensures that no important file goes missing in the chain.
Easier Web Publishing
SharePoint 2010 makes publishing sites on internet or intranet an easy task. This helps companies ensure that their IT needs are met across instantly.
Ease of Content Searching
SharePoint 2010 enhances the search capabilities of the sites so that users can access relevant information without wasting time on scrap information which is not of any use to him. It makes searching colleagues easier. It becomes a major advantage of SharePoint implementation because several times it is not easy to remember the tough names of colleagues who have come from different locations of the globe.
Easy Access to SQL Server
SharePoint 2010 is developed keeping the capabilities of SQL server in mind. This helps to ensure that SharePoint 2010 can access database stored on SQL server with harmony.
Updated UI for Website Admin
SharePoint 2010 comes with an enhanced website admin user interface. This makes the SharePoint not only easy but a fun to use.
Security lag is second to none when you are using SharePoint. SharePoint comes packed with most advanced security features to ensure the safety of your precious business data.