Wednesday, 16 July 2008

SharePoint Seminar

Today Alex and I attended a SharePoint seminar hosted by Combined Knowledge down in Leicester.  It was a great day and I want to say a big thank you to Steve Smith, the owner of Combined Knowledge, for putting on a great day giving us a perfect taster of what SharePoint can do for our business.

SharePoint is a web based application used by thousands of companies worldwide for a variety of uses; the core purpose of being to share and collaborate on a wide variety of documents.  Small businesses generally rely on a simple file share to store and share documents, SharePoint tries to break away from this old practice.  Some of the main advantages are:

  • Cut down on documents being emailed and filling up mailboxes
  • Give control of document access back to end users
  • Automate repetitive processes
  • Tailor the style and functionality of the application for your business

At Sirona we're already using the latest version of SharePoint for our own document collaboration and our plan is to start offering it to customers over the next few months. Hopefully we'll be heading back to Leicester to make more use of the courses available at Combined Knowledge, until then we'll keep testing and developing at Sirona House.