SharePoint for Communicators White Paper

SharePoint for Communicators White Paper: From Content to Planning. A white paper by Toby Ward, Founder, Prescient Digital Media. A look at the essentials and the dos and don'ts for managing communications and content in SharePoint and Office 365.

In short, SharePoint is part enterprise content management (ECM) solution, part portal solution, part web development platform, part social media platform and a good portion of a complete digital workplace solution. It offers many, many solutions and functions – often too much for most organizations to grasp – but it is Microsoft’s hope that it will become everything to everybody including the defacto platform for the company intranet, website(s) and extranet(s). In sum, it is an amazingly powerful solution, but often fails to live up to expectations for key components such as web content management.

It’s the perfect solution, if you have an abundance of time, patience... and money.

SharePoint 2019 was unveiled recently with great fanfare and buzz amongst those inside or close to the Microsoft community. To most average users and administrators without insider caché, the new release – three years in the making – was met with little more than a nod. And very few have indicated they will rush to implement. Though those with Office 365 automatically have access to the latest features in SharePoint Online.

In this white paper, professional communicators and corporate communications workers will learn:

- How to prepare and plan for SharePoint
- The latest and greatest collaboration tools
- Content management in SharePoint
- Policies & standards to support the communications and content processes

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