Businesses that once viewed SharePoint as the “go-to” place for content only are now extending that role into the place where business gets done. IT departments have been challenged by users to “give them the keys” to SharePoint and integrate everyday functionality to make it a fun and efficient place to get things done. That change has spawned developers, integrators, and third-party product companies to develop complementary tools to meet those needs.
Here are five things you probably didn’t know SharePoint can do:
Social feeds built into templates
While young companies have embraced social technologies such as Twitter, more structured firms have implemented policies to govern its use internally.
SharePoint allows you to build social feeds into site templates, which you can easily give everyone in the business access to. A social webpart—a piece of functionality that gets added to a webpage—can display social media updates based on search criteria of your choice. Internally, we have our RealTime portal configured to show any mention of the word “Concatenate” on Twitter.
SharePoint on your smartphone