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What have you found WSS useful for?

  Asked By: Sydney    Date: Nov 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1111

For what business or organizational purposes have any of you guys found
Sharepoint useful for?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Junior Jarvis     Answered On: Nov 30

We use it to share info between teams and are about to grant
access to some secured WSS sites to a few of our external business  relations
on a pilot basis for reporting purposes. I think the feature that most
impressed my users so far is the calendar integration with Outlook. We also
use lots of surveys for employee satisfaction, meeting feedback, project
post-mortems, etc. I'm still trying to promote the use of discussion lists
to centralize chat on project-related topics with much difficulty; for some
unknown reason, people here are very hesitent to make that jump, even on a
small scale.

Answer #2    Answered By: Sanjay Lohar     Answered On: Nov 30

To add to that;
We have centralized all of our company literature, menus, prices, policies,
graphics, etc... So that every outlet has direct access to the latest or
most current printable company information (not to mention our outside
printing person can download and print whatever we want him to since he has
access as well I.E. business  cards, brochures etc...), our old ftp had the
ability to centralize docs (sort of), but was cumbersome at best to use...
This alone and with no other feature was worth the 5k investment for a new
server and SBS 2003. I agree, no one uses the discussion list, no one ever
posts events or surfs there, there are only two links on the links webpart.
(outlook webaccess and remote desktop) which no one really cares about
either except for me, but a central calander is a big hit... We're not even
using outlook calander, we just use a word calander template stored on a doc
list and edit it live for all to see, which is just as good or better since
the outlook calander has one major dawback. You generally have to click on
each day (that yucky drop down) to see events for that day... there is no
good "at a glance" layout that I have seen for a month or 12 week stretch
whereas the simple word calander can be packed full of info and viewed as a
webpage without having dropdowns or formatting issues.

Answer #3    Answered By: Mason Salazar     Answered On: Nov 30

Now if I can just get Quickbooks to export memorized reports live, I'll
eliminate reporting and faxing and just grant access to our clients to check
their own status! NO MORE REPORTS!!!

Question: On WSS 2003 do you need to add people to active directory itself
so they can get on a teamsite and view or work/ make changes or can I just
add them in site administration? Also, if I add them on the web interface
(site administration) and they all have different email addresses does it
matter and or how does active directory handle this?

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