You can have your complete website hosted in SharePoint web hosting. Microsoft SharePoint 2007 comes with great features like predefined templates; project management; task management; discussion forums and many others. You can use these features to improve productivity and increase efficiency of your employees. Using features in Project Management and task management in Microsoft SharePoint 2007 you can create a project, assign tasks and sub-tasks of the project to team members and track the development of the project. This is so important if your team is spread in different parts of the world; work in different locations or work in a 24 X 7 environment.
Projects can be tracked using the Internet in a location independent manner. Microsoft SharePoint server comes with solutions that are tailored for specific businesses or tasks. You can customize the template with your own logo, forms, and create user alerts. Managers and CEOs can keep track of activities using these templates.
Forums and discussion groups can be used to discuss important projects. This saves a lot of time in organizing meetings and co-ordination. Using Microsoft Sharepoint 2007 you can centrally store the documents which can be accessed by users. You can control which document is accessible to which user. Changes to the document can be tracked.
These files can be accessed from any location in the world. Many documents like Word and Excel can be opened and edited in the browser itself. With Microsoft SharePoint Hosting you can create meeting space, and use the workspace to publish the agenda; invite attendees and discuss points. You can use the same workspace to track the points and tasks that were discussed during the meeting. You can view the calendar and determine the best time for you and the attendees before scheduling the meeting. As we move towards a world, where time and boundaries no longer are hindrance towards doing business; Microsoft SharePoint And hosted Exchange 2007 are becoming feature rich tools which will help us improve productivity and increase efficiency.
Using a vendor to host these feature rich collaborative suites will significantly save your precious dollars and time.
Adrian Gates (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Business Manager with Apps4Rent (http://www.apps4rent.com/sharepoint.html); which offers premium hosted Exchange, Microsoft sharepoint services, SharePoint 2007 web hosting and other application hosting services.