Microsoft SharePoint

Who Uses Microsoft SharePoint?

App that keeps work moving forward by providing quick access to team sites, organization portals and resources and the team members for all types of companies.

What Is Microsoft SharePoint?

Applications and desktop sharing and viewing, annotation tools, instant messaging, Web slides, and Whiteboards.

Microsoft SharePoint Details

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com

Founded 1975

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Microsoft SharePoint deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
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  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Windows (On-Premise)
  • Linux (On-Premise)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Videos

Microsoft SharePoint Features

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  • API
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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Document Management
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Encryption
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Full Text Search
  • Mobile Access
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Management
  • Engagement Tracking
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  • Filtering
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Metadata Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
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  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
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Microsoft SharePoint Reviews for UK Users

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Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
3.9
Customer Service
4
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >10,001
Nick D.
Nick D.
Systems Engineer
Industrial Automation, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/09/2021

"Company file sharing gets projects moving quickly"

Pros: Being able to share and collaborate with anyone internally to our company plus the ability to send files outside of the organization is extremely useful.

Cons: Share functions can be a bit cumbersome, especially when sending outside of the organization and sometime security settings block common sense capabilities

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/09/2021
Andrea L.
Andrea L.
Process Engineer
Telecommunications, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/10/2020

"Collaboration, backup and automation"

Comments: Sharepoint has allowed me to be more efficient in different ways, with many of its functionalities, I generally hope that one of them will allow me to make a process more collaborative, controlled and at the same time automated.
Currently the entire organization has access to use the software, in the same way the introduction and migration to Sharepoint from local servers has been gradual, mostly due to people's resistance to something new and unknown. In my department specifically, has been a greater acceptance, integration and discovery by constant learning by some team members who are not exploiting all the advantages of the software yet.

Pros: Permission management: This is super relevant and wonderful for controlling what your audience can see and do, for example, when you need someone to constantly see changes to a "living document" but not have the ability to intervene in the process. Contact groups: I find it super good since not necessarily the site administrators are the only ones who can manage the group, you can make any member of the group can manage the rest of the members without this being involved in other site settings . Also when granting permissions, distributing documents, announcements, tasks, it is very easy to do it by group of contacts than one by one. Version history: We know that we are exposed to errors and accidents, so having the previous versions of a document, being able to see who has modified and having the possibility of restoring any of those versions can save the day. I always feel that I am protected and that is why I always promote working in the cloud.

Cons: Please provide some detailed examples of areas where MS SharePoint has room for improvement. These could be features that are hard to use, missing functionality, or just things that you'd like to see done differently. Modern view / classic view: I really appreciate the minimalist change that has been made with many of the menus in the latest versions of sharepoint, but most of the time it complicates me and generates many more clicks (much more time) wanting to do one This action can be done by changing to the classic view from the ribbon, for example, managing permissions for a site, being able to manage sharepoint groups. A little more advanced configurations, without becoming complex that depend a lot on the IT department. Descriptions of some options or settings can become confusing, complicated and you simply are not able to know if it is what you are looking for or not, the language to the user is sometimes understood only through trial and error.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/10/2020
Robert R.
Robert R.
Systems Administrator
Retail, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/09/2021

"Small Business Sys Admin - Sharepoint"

Pros: Since Sharepoint online is being provided with my O365 licensing the cost is irrelevant making it an easy first choice but in addition the O365 integration means AD user management is equally appealing.

Cons: Transitioning users to leverage sharepoint is probably my biggest difficulty right now. I feel that users are unfamiliar with Sharepoint enough that a video demonstrating the transition from traditional / non-microsoft platforms to the use of Sharepoint would be helpful. I have yet to find a video that satisfies that.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/09/2021
Connie H.
Director of Marketing Resources Support
Government Administration, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 26/06/2018

"Works well for the right environment"

Comments: I know some larger companies rely heavily on Sharepoint, but they can afford to have high-level IT programmers and developers to manage a Sharepoint farm. Our migration from 2007-2010 cost us 5 years ago and in spite of getting some hands-on guidance to redesign some of the data entry forms/types to suit our needs, I wasn't able to pick this application up and run with it like I can with others. Infopath was supposed to help w/the forms, but then I saw MS was dropping it in more recent editions. We got Sharepoint as part of our O365 upgrade, but in trying to set it up as just a collaboration repository/staff intranet site, I realized I was going to have to make a significant investment of time and found support from our O365 provider and our IT managed services provider VERY lacking. We already moved on to another application for managing work orders and projects, so I think there's a much simpler "Intranet" tool out there that will be much easier, cost-effective, and flexible for us to manage for the limited needs we have for it now.

Pros: Part of the Office platform and integrates with other MS apps. Offers somewhat simple setup to build a collaborative space.

Cons: Requires a specialized and expensive vendor to truly manage and ensure security of the environment. We used it for work orders between departments, but alerting was not ideal -- duplicate alerts triggered by setting alerts to fire under different circumstances. We've used SP since about 2007 and I've built lists and integrated it with a database and a couple of 3rd party applications built to work with it. I'm pretty much self-taught in all network and user applications (Windows server/AD, Exchange, and MS power user), but I struggled with trying to set up custom forms and found some of the lists inflexible. For example, my HR "portal" had to be set up as separate lists based on what Sharepoint would allow -- one that allowed me to upload documents, another to manage URL/links to external sites.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 26/06/2018
Verified Reviewer
Executive Pastor - Creative Arts
Religious Institutions, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    3/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/07/2021

"It's the standard, but..."

Comments: Upload speeds can be slow, but we've managed to use Sharepoint folders as helpful places to store, transfer, and collaborate on files. Some team members miss the simplicity of dropbox or google drive, but we're managing with Sharepoint.

Pros: The 365 suite is the standard for many organization with cloud based team work, and it does allow for this in some ways that weren't around a decade ago. It works - you can share files between team members, and that's the key thing.

Cons: It's not as intuitive as it should be. Maybe I'm too used to other ecosystems, but I find that Microsoft products have too many ways to get to the same common places, and then convoluted ways to get to specific places. In my use and rollout of it, almost every meeting has a few minutes of "where is that file again?" or "Oh, I thought I put it in the main folder, but it must be over here somewhere...". We can usually get it to work, but it's not a seamless experience, and it's Sharepoint feels less like a great tool to use and more like a necessary evil if you're in the 365 world.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/07/2021