SharePoint combined with Office 2013 represents “the biggest new shift in the Office platform for the last 15 years,” said Microsoft’s Brian Jones.
The release of SharePoint 2013 brings with it many anticipated upgrades in functionality and organization to the existing SP 2010 features - from Excel and Access to InfoPath and PerformancePoint Services, but there are also brand new things on top of SharePoint’s current platform.
SharePoint 2013 is application centric - everything is an app that empowers users to do their own thing. And speaking of apps, SP 2013 provides an opportunity to build new apps and manage and sell them in the SharePoint App Marketplace. Microsoft is careful not to abandon the old apps nor their developers.
The new software impacts users, administrators and developers by offering them power and flexibility. Even though many users are still focused on documents and libraries, Microsoft has built out their social tools in this newest version to stay ahead of the curve.
New and expanded services include:
- Content Management Services
- Translation Services
- Workflow Services
- SharePoint Quiz Client-Side Object Model Protocol
- Education Services
- Work Management Service
Our Microsoft Case Studies
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City of Indianapolis MethodFactory implemented Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, empowering all of the IndyGov departments and agencies to self-manage their own content and deliver it in a timely fashion through an intranet that supports all seven sites. IndyGov.org’s team was given on-site training.
MethodFactory, a certified SDPS partner, suggested that DH Elliot use SharePoint Planning vouchers - earned by purchasing Microsoft Software Assurance, to jumpstart the technical planning process. Upon completion of the initial Microsoft funded high-level functional overview, DH Elliot engaged with MethodFactory for in-depth technical planning.
MethodFactory implemented Microsoft SharePoint and provided the architecture design for the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, working with HART’s IT department to determine the number of servers they would need, set them up and configure them. This resulted in network architecture that not only accommodates current users, but affords HART the ability to grow its intranet as the organization’s needs change and the volume of users increases.
“MethodFactory has been a pleasure to work with. From design and planning, to development, deployment, and support, they took the time to understand our requirements and implement the Sharepoint solution we had envisioned. We would definitely recommend MethodFactory to any local government looking for help implementing Sharepoint in their enterprise.”
Montgomery County, Alabama
Information Systems Director
Pinellas County JWB needed a system that would improve their process of administering finances/aid to organizations within Pinellas County that serve the welfare of children and families. MethodFactory created a custom workflow in SharePoint that would allow Pinellas County JWB to standardize and automate their process of allocating funds to various agencies.
Southeastern Guide Dogs (SGD) has a sizeable operation with many components and needed an intranet platform that would fully integrate all aspects of their organization. MethodFactory's SharePoint Intranet Accelerator was the right solution: an out-of-the-box, feature-rich offering that covers implementation, design, organization and allows for a quick launch.