Habe gerade einen wirklich guten Artikel zum Thema „Warum sollte man sich überhaupt mit SharePoint beschäftigen…?“ von Stephanie Krieger auf MSDN unter: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd637113.aspx gefunden. Die Kernaussage folgt:
Creating a SharePoint Site, Workspace, or Template
Do you need to quickly get started on a team project? No code is required to create a SharePoint site or workspace directly from the Site Actions available on your site. Or, use SharePoint Designer 2007 for flexible tools that help you create and customize your site or workspace. You can also save your customized site as a template that others can use when creating new sites.
Creating Libraries, Lists, and Collaborative Tools
If you need to add content or a new interface through which to share content with team members, you can create lists or libraries for your site as easily as you create a site or workspace. For example, create a document library or an interactive wiki library to add content for the team to share and edit; create a task list or a custom list to track the progress of project elements.
Using Web Parts or Creating Your Own
Do you need to display information on your SharePoint site that isn’t an automatic part of a site or Web page that you created? For example, perhaps you want to display the team calendar or task list on a Wiki site home page? Web Parts are components that a user can easily add to a page on a SharePoint site to display or interact with a wide range of content types.
Branding Your Intranet
You can add basic branding elements to your site, such as your logo, directly from Site Settings. Or, use the design tools in SharePoint Designer 2007 to customize everything from fonts and colors to layout and style of your site for a fully-branded, custom Intranet.
Using Web Services to Populate Document Content
You can create Web service connections to populate document content dynamically with content on a SharePoint site. Or, you can use Web services to populate documents when generating documents on the server with a custom application.
Creating Custom Workflows
A workflow is a series of actions to apply to specified content. For example, you might have a workflow that creates a task, sends an e-mail, and updates a list when a specified user creates or edits a document. You can create workflows to be initiated either manually by users or automatically based on conditions. A single workflow can have one or many steps and each step can contain multiple conditions and multiple actions.
Creating and Using Custom Content Types
A SharePoint content type is a reusable group of settings that users can apply to different types of content added to a SharePoint site or library, such as documents. Content types make it easier to manage document metadata and behavior, enhancing capabilities such as content creation, enterprise search, and collaboration.
Creating Dynamic Business Intelligence Solutions
The enterprise edition of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet Sites include powerful business intelligence capabilities for creating rich business intelligence tools. Build interactive dashboards and portals using tools such as Excel Services, data connection libraries, and business data Web Parts.
Creating Incredible Custom Collaboration Tools Using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Silverlight
Microsoft Silverlight is a rich, Web-based technology, available as a plug-in that developers can use to create amazing media experiences and interactive applications for the Web. When you use Silverlight to develop tools for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, you can provide users with powerful, compelling, beautiful components and applications that greatly enhance their work experience.
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When you put all of the preceding tools together, you can build dynamic, customized, enterprise collaboration solutions where people can work together in an integrated, efficient, and friendly environment for managing content, data, business processes, and social networking.