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As opposed to most other Intranet solutions SharePoint is not a software specifically designed as an Intranet solution. SharePoint is a platform with which you have to develop your specialised solutions according to your organization's needs.
SharePoint is a web application platform in the Microsoft Office server suite. Launched in 2001, SharePoint combines various functions which are traditionally separate applications: intranet, extranet, content management, document management, personal cloud, enterprise social networking, enterprise search, business intelligence, workflow management, web content management, and an enterprise application store.
Since the release of SharePoint 2013, Microsoft's primary channel for distribution of SharePoint has been Office 365, where the product is continuously being upgraded. New versions are released every few years, and represent a supported snapshot of the cloud software. Microsoft currently has three tiers of pricing for SharePoint 2013, including a free version (whose future is currently uncertain). SharePoint 2013 is also resold through a cloud model by many third-party vendors. The next on-premises release is SharePoint 2016, expected to have increased hybrid cloud integration
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If you want to implement an Intranet with SharePoint you will have to design and to develop a solution on your own (or helped with by a consultancy or SharePoint partner).
After installing SharePoint 2013 Foundation:
Discovering what edition you will need and what features each edition has is no easy task for someone not very familiar with the platform (SharePoint feature availability across on-premises solutions).
SharePoint "out-of-the-box" - a report by CleaBox Consulting
More and more solution providers are popping up with ready-for-use intranets based on ClearBox Consulting that lists and compares 26 pre-configured intranet solutions that are based on SharePoint (December 2016). ClearBox Consulting evaluated 26 turn-key SharePoint solutions and created a comprehensive report. More information about the report:. There is a report from
SharePoint is available as on-premises installation as well as SharePoint Online too (and as SharePoint Online with Office 365 too). SharePoint 2013 requires several components even for a single server with built-in database (e.g. Microsoft Windows Operating System, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, Web Server (IIS) role, Microsoft. .NET Framework version 4.5). SharePoint 2013 actually gets even more complex if you intend to use server farms.
Architecture Match Marketplace / app store
SharePoint is available as on-premises installation as well as SharePoint Online too (and as SharePoint Online with Office 365 too).
SharePoint 2013 requires several components even for a single server with built-in database (e.g. Microsoft Windows Operating System, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, Web Server (IIS) role, Microsoft. .NET Framework version 4.5). SharePoint 2013 actually gets even more complex if you intend to use server farms.
At a glance
As Sharepoint is a complete framework with which organizations implement their very own requirements in a very specific way for their organisation there is no "out-of-the-box" solution to describe. Video
Ease of use Match Screenshot / Videos Notes Administration by user assign users to a teamsite Archiving content by user Editorial search results Blog post Fully responsive Incremental search Inline editing Inline view of documents Intranet keyboard shortcuts Link preview No preview of links destinations and no automatic linking for links. Links need to be configured as links. Message center Mobile app Blog post from Microsoft. Mobile web Permalinks Personalisation Search Recently viewed pages
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|Activity stream||Blogpost Activity feeds in SharePoint 2013|
|Embedding of videos and podcasts|
|IP phoning||Available from Microsoft as separate product Skype for Business|
|Messaging||Available from Microsoft as separate product Skype for Business|
|Video communication||Available from Microsoft as separate product Skype for Business|
|Interaction & community||Match||Notes|
|Profiles of objects|
|Profiles of persons|
|Office & collaboration||Match||Notes|
|Online conferencing||Available from Microsoft as separate product Skype for Business|
|Personal task management|
|Sharing with externals|
|Task management for teams|
Almost all information about technical requirements, support, marketplace and company information is available, although it is spreaded over several websites and needs intensive search. via the product website. Only limited company information is available.