SharePoint 2007 As a Web 2.0 Tool A High Level Overview of SharePoint 2007
Collaboration <ul><li>SharePoint 2007 supports the easy creation of Document Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint 2007 can collect feedback via discussion groups. </li></ul>
Key Concept: Citizen Developer Gartner defines a citizen developer as a user operating outside of the scope of enterprise IT and its governance who creates new business applications for consumption by others either from scratch or by composition. http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1212813 + Gartner sees up to 25% of IT solutions by 2015 produced in this way. As the “native digital” generation who grew up with the Internet become a bigger part of the work force they will seek to develop their own solutions and not make requests to IT. A Enterprise SharePoint deployment can provide the framework for devolving IT development from a central IT department more and more to the users who understand the business requirements. SharePoint can move you form a work force of Excel Spread sheets and Access database holding business logic on desktops, to a SharePoint knowledge store, by giving more tools to your citizen developers.
Collaboration can Drive Profits Collaboration, over strategy orientation, can have a major impact on your organisations efforts to reduce cost and increase profits. http://www.cmswire.com/cms/enterprise-20/does-collaboration-really-impact-business-performance-009545.php
Creating a new site is easy Power users can create new sites easily for collaboration
From the UI you can create a web site With a little time learning a “citizen user” can create a rich Web Site or Portal without having to involve IT. A site like this can be created without any coding necessary
Created a Document Library SharePoint makes it easy to create document libraries to share Documents
Document libraries give you intuitive document control Example of a Document Library being used be the University of Tennessee Master Horse Owner Program http://masterhorseowner.utk.edu/AgentDownloads.html
Document Management <ul><li>Users are be able to create a document in a workspace, enter content and save it. </li></ul><ul><li>Users are be able to open a document in a workspace, enter content and save it. </li></ul><ul><li>Documents will have governance of retention and disposition. </li></ul><ul><li>Users will be able to produce documents in Office 2003, 2007 or 2010. </li></ul>
Participating in online discussions in very easy
Content Management <ul><li>SharePoint 2007 also provides a Content Management System. </li></ul><ul><li>This means that your citizen developers and power users can now publish you web pages without excessive intervention from IT. </li></ul><ul><li>CMS can give you the elements of control you want with publishing, without depending on IT for governance. </li></ul>
WikiWiki <ul><li>For lighter more agile collaborative content management many organisations are turning to wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>MOSS2007 provides an easy to use Wiki </li></ul>
SharePoint 2007 offers a easy to use Wiki tool
Search <ul><li>SharePoint proves an Out of the Box Enterprise search that can search both SharePoint content and other data store. </li></ul>
Security <ul><li>Users are able to apply directly from a workspace for access to a workspace if they do not have it. </li></ul><ul><li>Workspace owners are able to grant or deny requests for access </li></ul><ul><li>Users will be able to see for each workspace the members of that workspace and their rights </li></ul>
One bad piece of news on MOSS 2007 Everything gets better with SharePoint 2010!