Microsoft Canadian Colleges Exec Briefing – Collaboration with SharePoint

by | February 4, 2011

Rob Howard, Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft Corporation

Collaboration Futures with SharePoint

Looking at the work streams in SharePoint – deliver the best productivity experience, cut costs with a unified infrastructure, rapidly respond to business needs

  • Sites
  • Communities
  • Content
  • Search
  • Insights
  • Composites

Optimize your deployment across scenarios – On premise and hosted solutions with SharePoint Online.  On premise provides control and ownership.  Hosted Service provides rapid scalability.

SharePoint Demonstrations

  • mySite – profile and content and search
  • Office 2010 – integration of OneNote, Word, Lync, etc)

Interesting demos with collaboration using SharePoint and Office suite tools.  The big concern is the lack of skills maturity of our client base.  An organization needs to invest significant resources to train people on how to be successful collaborating – this is not simple or intuitive for regular employees.

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