The newest version of Microsoft”s enterprise content management system SharePoint will be released on May 12 along with several of the software giant”s other popular software, including productivity suite Office 2010. The new release contains features that provide greater control to administrators and flexibility to all users.
In past versions, SharePoint administrators struggled to maintain all of the machines operated by the program. However, the new version provides a single dashboard feature that allows managers to monitor all machines at once rather than scrolling through a series of screens to check on specific groups.
Management was also divided into three separate easy-to-use sections. Administrators can now access document management to view or convert documents, a web-content manager and a records manager that will likely improve compliance ability offered by the program.
Overall, Microsoft worked tirelessly to include user feedback in the design and development process of their new software releases. In Office, the company has brought back the ribbon feature that made it easy to navigate through the program and apply certain settings. In fact, the feature was so popular that Microsoft has included it on SharePoint to make the ECM system easier to use.