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Companies encouraged to adopt latest SharePoint software

by | Jan 12, 2012

CMS Wire’s Joe Shepley recently suggested there are several categories businesses find themselves in regarding the use of Microsoft SharePoint.

According to the news provider, as organizations patiently wait for the next SharePoint update, some heavy users of the software may be wondering if they should continue using the old version of the software instead of upgrade.

“If you have a fairly vanilla install with little customizations or third-party add-ons, then you can continue supporting and extending your SharePoint 2010 environment with low risk that this will make the move to the next release more difficult – as long as you don’t change your approach to begin customizing or deploying third party add-ons,” wrote Shepley.

For companies still using older versions of SharePoint, the writer encouraged them to adopt the latest software immediately. Businesses not taking advantage of the platform at all should also utilize SharePoint 2010 to address increased content volumes, according to Shepley.

Although many organizations may be waiting for the next release from Microsoft, other developments are expected to play a key role in its adoption. According, to FierceContentManagement’s Ron Miller, the rapid migration to cloud computing technology will fuel the demand for SharePoint and other Office 365 products in the near future.