Connecting people, process and information

Who hasn’t heard of “the SharePoint Wheel” ? 

Have used the diagram in many a prezzo and doco – but have only just heard some refer to the Six Pillars Of SharePoint.

The title of this post is the tag line on that page, in which there are a list of the “capabilities”  of SharePoint – with links to demo demos, webcasts and case studies.

This is what’s referred to as the “six pillars” :

(1) Collaboration and Social Computing

Allow teams to work together effectively, collaborate on and publish documents, maintain task lists, implement workflows, and share information through the use of wikis and blogs.

(2) Enterprise Content Management

Create and manage documents, records, and Web content using workflow and information rights management.

(3) Portals

Create personal My Site portal to share information with others and personalize the user experience and content of an enterprise Web site based on the user’s profile.

(4) Business Process and Forms

Design business forms that are accessible directly in a Web browser and integrate that with databases or other business applications.

(5) Enterprise Search

Quickly and easily find people, expertise, and content in business applications.

(6) Business Intelligence

Allow information workers to easily access critical business information, analyze and view data, and publish reports to make more informed decisions.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Capabilities

Will have to read up/watch some of the content on (6) above – detailing PerformancePoint – now that it’s a part of the SharePoint Enterprise product.

Interesting to note that it will no longer be available “on it’s own” either :

PerformancePoint Server 2007 will no longer be a standalone item on the Microsoft price list as of April 1, 2009, but instead will be sold as part of SharePoint Server Enterprise 2007.

Lots of content to get through – better get started !

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