Microsoft’s SharePoint Hosting 2010 enables Internet users to consolidate the number of web based tools and software applications that they utilize on a regular basis. Instead of bouncing from site to site for file sharing, calendars, blog and wiki creation, online meetings and file storage, along with a long list of other options, users who sign up for a SharePoint account will have easy one click access to everything in one location. SharePoint offers programs geared towards individuals or big corporations, ensuring that customers will get the right fit for both their needs and their budget without having to download any software.
With the ever increasing popularity of Smartphones, it is integral for business solutions to operate across multiple platforms. With SharePoint 2010, no one will lose the ability to interact via the site when they’re away from the office. All of the functionality that your office relies on will be accessible from a mobile device as soon as some basic configuration steps are taken.
1) Your IT department will need to determine which functions are needed for mobile users. Several of SharePoint’s functions are automatically enabled to work on a mobile device but some of them require the usage of a mobile web parts adapter. It is a relatively quick and easy procedure that most IT employees will be able to tackle with no issues.
2) If desired, the mobile version of SharePoint 2010 can be configured in custom ways, enabling your company to determine exactly how the web pages will act in a mobile environment. This process also requires the usage of mobile web parts adapters.
3) A wide number of smartphones are currently equipped with a browser that is compatible with SharePoint 2010, such as Blackberry, iPhone and the Nokia S60. Before setting up the mobile option, ensure that all of your employees are using a compatible phone. A full list can be found on the SharePoint website.
4) Privacy and security are just as important on a cell phone as they are on a computer, so it’s vital that security measures be put into place. Depending of your service provider, your IT department could be able to turn on SSL communication to keep the connection between everyone’s phones and the SharePoint website as secure as it is from the office computers.
With just a little bit of tweaking, SharePoint 2010 can become a one stop solution for your business, whether you’re in the office or on the go. It will require minimal training, both for the office based and mobile based versions, and it will provide an unrivaled amount of functionally in one place.