SharePoint 2013: Why you need to have it.

SharePoint 2013 is the newest version of Microsoft’s document sharing web application. It’s safe to say that with this update, Microsoft really stepped up their game. This version of the application is jampacked with an incredible number of new features including mobile and cross-device readiness, improved document management systems, and most popularly, integration with the professional social network Yammer. Clearly, if you have been waiting to join the SharePoint bandwagon, there has not been a better time to do so than now. With plans starting at just $3/month, this is truly an opportunity that comes around but once in a lifetime.

As previously mentioned, one of the new features included in SharePoint 2013 is the mobile and cross-device readiness of the application. In the age of digital technology, this feature is one that is long overdue. The ability, for example, to connect to SharePoint remotely on your mobile device from a conference room anywhere in the world is a crucial improvement to the application that will be welcomed with open arms. Aside from this, it will improve the productivity of employees who are using SharePoint, as they will be able to connect and work at anytime, and from anywhere. And so, for those employers looking for that extra holiday season productivity boost, SharePoint 2013 is a great option.

Also discussed earlier was the improved document management system included in SharePoint 2013 as an update to the previous application.  With this version, it is certainly easy to see that Microsoft developers were bent on improving the user experience. In other words, they showed a much needed focus on making documents easy to manage. The new system allows users to email documents, save documents, and edit documents with ease all from the management system of the application.

The discussion of SharePoint 2013 would not be complete without briefly talking about the benefits of its integration with Yammer. Yammer is a private corporate level social network. It allows users from a specific organization to communicate internally with each other. Integrating this network with SharePoint 2013 allows users to share information and documents not only within SharePoint, but also within the contextual environment of Yammer. This makes for easier communication than was achievable before, simply because it makes sharing documents a one-step process as opposed to a two.

So there you have it. Hopefully this article was helpful in giving you a better idea of how SharePoint 2013 can be beneficial to you or your company. If you wish to purchase this version of the application simply visit Microsoft’s website where it is available as an instantly downloadable program. If you are trying to purchase SharePoint 2013 for a large corporate entity to use, then you may want to consider contacting Microsoft to discuss an enterprise solution. These solutions will be better tailored to the needs of your individual business and will be more economically priced than other options. Whatever you decide, one thing is certain, you will not be dissatisfied with all that SharePoint 2013 has to offer.

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