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New study reveals SharePoint use driven by document collaboration

by | Mar 12, 2012

More companies than ever are using Microsoft SharePoint to connect their employees and improve their document management capabilities. Market research firm the Radicati Group recently announced results of a new survey gauging the future use of the popular collaboration software.

Of the organizations surveyed, 75 percent said the need to collaborate through documents is the top reason for using SharePoint. According to the study, other reasons for using the Microsoft product include its “wikis” and “discussions” options.

Bjorn Furuknap, a senior solutions architect of an online SharePoint education company, recently spoke with ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley regarding the upcoming Microsoft release called SharePoint 15. The new release will include an applications marketplace and offer an education option much like its competitor Moodle.

“Being in the education sector myself, I would love to see mobile clients that support SharePoint education so that students can actively work on tablets or phones,” Furuknap told the news source. “Current platforms like Moodle are far behind on this, offering only web pages rarely adapted for mobile use.”