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Offline DR M

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« on: April 10, 2020, 03:28:25 PM »
Can anyone tell me about this application?

It's rather popular these days. I read some things, but I would like some more info about its usage and usefulness.  :)


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Re: SharePoint
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2020, 03:03:56 AM »
Generally, it's a document management tool. While it can support extras, like workflows, at the end of the day the heart of it is providing a location to store documents and work on them collaboratively. It supports change controls so if someone comes in and "poorly edits" a document it can be reverted back to a previous copy. It supports permissions, as well as sharing with 'external contacts' (those outside the organization).

Depending on how large the organization is and/or how willing folks are to use it as it's intended, this can either be an awesome tool or a giant pain.

Wikipedia does a good job of giving the layout of the land: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SharePoint

Anything specific you were looking to understand better?