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SharePoint 2010 Gets Office Push

Remember when Microsoft has about a kazillion different collaboration tools? That was so complicated that customers were stymied, with some opting for a simpler Lotus Notes alternative. In recent years the fog has burned off and the main collaboration product left standing is SharePoint.

Now Microsoft is trying to convince corporate customers to make SharePoint part of an overall system. The latest push involves SharePoint 2010 helping manage files from the upcoming Office Web Apps line.

Here's how it works: You move users to Office Web Apps and they can get their files from anywhere. But instead of trusting the cloud, SharePoint handles the storing and organizing. Not only does this give IT more control, it may be essential for shops ruled by compliance regulations.

Are you a SharePoint fan or foe? Cast your vote at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on May 21, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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