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Find out what SharePoint 2010 means for intranets – report and free webinar from the Digital Workplace Group
New research from IBF provides invaluable guidance to intranet managers needing to understand what’s changed in SharePoint 2010, how to approach the upgrade decision, the importance of governance, critical success factors for implementation and more.
Free SharePoint webinar
Hear highlights from the SharePoint 2010 research and put your questions to our expert panel.
Highlights from the report by Martin White will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Paul Miller, DWG’s CEO and Chairman. Paul and Martin will be joined by SharePoint experts Michael Sampson, Jed Cawthorne and Richard Harbridge.
“The SharePoint 2010 intranet” report features over 30 pages of carefully researched information, advice and resources including:
- SharePoint introduction and background
- An overview of what’s changed in SharePoint 2010
- Governance issues for SharePoint 2010
- A closer look at collaboration and search
- Making the upgrade decision
- Critical success factors
- Resources plus SharePoint 2007 vs 2010 comparison
Martin White, Managing Director of Intranet Focus Ltd, takes a balanced look at the strengths and weaknesses of SharePoint 2010, cutting through the hype and providing guidance to intranet managers on how to approach implementation:
SharePoint 2010 is much more than an upgrade. It is also still not the ultimate information management application, and even with a further four years of intensive development, individual applications (such as web content management) still do not offer all the features of many of the leading web content management applications. But that misses the point of SharePoint in that it is a well-integrated suite of applications running in a highly consistent way and with an equally consistent development environment. This report summarises some of the new features of SharePoint 2010 from the perspective of an intranet manager, explores in more detail changes in search and collaboration applications and highlights the issues that are already emerging about upgrade options and challenges.
This report is part of the comprehensive Digital Workplace Group programme of research.DWG members receive the full research as part of their DWG membership. The report will also be on sale from 17th June 2010. Webinar attendees will receive an exclusive 10% discount on the full report price of £295.
Note: while this report looks in detail at this Microsoft product, IBF remains vendor-neutral