You’re Missing Out if You Use SharePoint Just as File Share

By Riley O'Brien Wolff | January 29, 2011

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I guess you know you are in Los Angeles when people in the audience include someone from 20th Century Fox. No, I wasn’t at an audition… I was a presenter at the SharePoint 2010 Solutions seminar being held by Adlib, K2 and other Microsoft partners (KnowledgeLake, AvePoint, ShareSquared, and BA Insight) yesterday.

The audience included a representative of MySpace, and about 60 other people from universities, government agencies and large businesses in the LA area, such as the Orange County Superior Court and Medseek, Inc.

Opening the day-long learning event, Charles Maxson from the Irvine, CA office of Microsoft reinforced the fact that Microsoft views SharePoint as a platform; you are missing out if you simply use it as a file share. You need to build or buy the various components that your environment requires.

This is a great background to why we at Adlib (and the other Microsoft partners participating) are doing this SharePoint 2010 Solutions roadshow: How can we help you, the end customer, get the most out of your SharePoint investment?

There was lots of interest in the Adlib presentation, too. We talked about multi-document assembly and taking steps to keep processes off the SharePoint server (to avoid slowing it down). Since Adlib’s software sits on another server and is only called up by the SharePoint server, our rendering services don’t eat up processing cycles on the SharePoint server. I found the LA crowd to be a highly engaged audience, who asked lots of questions of all the presenters.

Look for Adlib at further dates along the SharePoint 2010 Solutions roadshow over the next couple of months – next week we’re in Seattle and the Washington, DC area, followed by appearances in Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, Detroit and Toronto, Ontario the week of February 7th…

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