SharePoint is a tool to connect people and information. It provides a central site for sharing information with other users. SharePoint is web-based and accessible from anywhere in the world via an internet connection.
SharePoint provides places to store and share ideas, information, communication and documents. The sites facilitate team participation. The document libraries allow for easy checking in and checking out of documents and version control.
A SharePoint Site can have many subsites. Similar to storing files in folders, you can store them within SharePoint sites. However, SharePoint takes file storage to a new level by providing communities for team collaboration. You can create and use a SharePoint site for any purpose. For example, you can build a site to serve as a primary web site for a team or create a site to facilitate a meeting.
A typical SharePoint site may include information such as:
Shared document libraries
SharePoint sites can be easily searched and users can be alerted when documents have been changed or new ones added.
Upon completion of this workshop, you should be able to:
Define new terms related to SharePoint
Navigate within SharePoint using breadcrumbs, top link bar and quick launch bar
Utilize SharePoint to view, create and modify sites for your department or team
What are the benefits of using SharePoint?
Improve team productivity: Connect people with the information and resources they need. Users can create team workspaces, coordinate calendars, organize documents, and receive important notifications and updates through communication features including announcements and alerts.
Easily manage documents and help ensure integrity of content: With enhanced document management capabilities and the ability to view revisions to documents and restore to previous versions, SharePoint can help ensure the integrity of documents stored on team sites.
Get users up to speed quickly: User interface includes enhanced views and menus that simplify navigation within SharePoint sites. Familiarity with the Microsoft product line makes it easy for users to get up to speed quickly.
Take file sharing to a new level: SharePoint supplies workspaces with document storage and retrieval features, including check-in/check-out functionality, version history and customizable views.
Provide a cost-effective foundation for building Web-based applications: SharePoint provides a common framework for document management and collaboration from which flexible Web applications and Internet sites, specific to the needs of the organization, can be built.