Office SharePoint 12 Overview

Office System 12 is a huge improvement and represents probably the greatest opportunity for CSC.  lets quickly look at the main areas of improvement.

  • Major improvements in usability and consistency
  • Reductions in TCO and DCO allowing CSC to drive down costs and minimum order quantity
  • Major improvements in Extranet access, mixed Intranet/Extranet access and hosting capabilities
  • Major improvements in ability to support real business scenario’s.  The previous version demo’d OK but when you tried to use it for real business scenarios it failed to live up to expectations
  • Major improvements in critical enterprise functionality, especially document management and workflow
  • Offline support via Outlook 12
  • Access from mobile devices (pretty basic, but useful)
  • Emerging support for social networking, expert location, blogs and wiki’s – good enough to get started but no where near best of breed
  • Great integration with Office client
  • 4 Servers, in addition to Windows SharePoint Server.  Excel Server, Index Server (crawler), Search Server (user search), Project Server.

More details in separate posts, coming soon

 

Steve Richards

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2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    You write “Emerging support for social networking, expert location, blogs and wiki’s – good enough to get started but no where near best of breed”.

    Thanks greatly for your heads up. On these collaboration features, especially the new Wiki…

    – where can I get more details, as see screenshots, or a demo?

    – does the new Wiki have WYSIWYG editing in a web browser? (see my Usenet post)

    – and, just curious, where do you get all your info? (missed that if you said it)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I think there is a channel9 video that goes into the wiki and rss support in sharepoint, I haven’t seen it myself but I am sure I noticed it fly past one day. As to the WYSWYG editing, I am not positive because I don’t have it running right now, but I am pretty sure it has some formatting, but probably not true WYSIWYG. I get my info from a wide variety of sources, but in this case direct from Microsoft.

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