June 18, 2010 – After the initial release in 2000 originally as a document management and indexing application and then several upgraded versions over the years, this latest version claims major upgrades that provide enterprise-grade features and services, plus a new user interface incorporating the Office Ribbon.

Suite101.com recently dug a little deeper into those features in their article, “Microsoft SharePoint Offers Enterprise CMS Solution”.  The ‘My Sites’ functionality has now become a social networking tool and although limited support for accessing SharePoint on mobile devices has been available for a few years, support for them is set to increase with SharePoint 2010.

A companion application for SharePoint is Microsoft Office Groove, renamed to Microsoft SharePoint Workspace with the launch of SharePoint 2010. It is a collaborative software that lets team members work together effectively inside collaborative workspaces that can be automatically synchronized to all users.

It seems these features are designed to help teams work effectively – always a good thing.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.