SharePoint Bible: Your Complete Guide to Microsoft's Collaboration Software

Updated: From pricing questions to enterprise and cloud adoption trends to reviews of SharePoint 2010,'s SharePoint Bible covers it all. Our guide delivers expert reviews, advice on planning and rollout, and news analysis on Microsoft's powerhouse content and collaboration platform.

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SharePoint 2010: The Next Generation

Hilton CIO: 4 Reasons We're Checking In SharePoint and Office 2010

Collaboration, cloud flexibility and presence features are among the reasons Hilton Hotels Worldwide has decided to roll out SharePoint and Office 2010. CIO Robert Webb sat down with's Shane O'Neill for this Q&A.

Slideshow: 10 Things We Love About SharePoint 2010

We put the final version of SharePoint 2010 through its paces and find that Microsoft has delivered a multi-purpose tool for collaboration, business intelligence and social networking that delivers a bigger bang because of its tight coupling with Office 2010.

How One Company Made SharePoint 2010 More Social

IT services giant Unisys was inspired by a new CEO and a SharePoint upgrade to give its employees more social tools — but it took a third party to get SharePoint 2010 fully socialized.

Microsoft Eats Its Own SharePoint 2010 Dog Food: 7 Lessons

In the tradition of 'eating your own dog food," Microsoft shares best practices that it learned while using Sharepoint 2010 for social networking and podcasting.

Ten Things You Need to Know About SharePoint Server 2010

Microsoft's SharePoint Server is one of those wildly popular products that defies categorization. It's not easy to pin down because SharePoint focuses on six diverse areas: collaboration, portal, search, enterprise content management, business process management and business intelligence.

Governance: A Key Requirement for SharePoint 2010

Unfortunately, many organizations ignore the importance of Governance for SharePoint, when it is key for its operation.

SharePoint 2010: Five New and Improved Features

You may not need all the features SharePoint 2010 has to offer, but advances in areas such as social media, offline access and better CRM and ERP integration make it worth a look. Here's a rundown of what's new and/or improved.

Pricing Information

How to Determine the True Cost of Microsoft SharePoint

A list of the many costs involved in implementing and supporting Microsoft SharePoint, including ones you might never have expected.

How to Build a Business Case For SharePoint

A business case for SharePoint should clearly articulate the hard ROI, soft ROI, and the risks that the system will mitigate.

Microsoft Targets Google Apps, Cuts Exchange, SharePoint Online Prices

Microsoft has cut in half its per user per month list price for Exchange Online services and cut by 33 percent the price of its Business Productivity Online Services suite of online productivity applications.

The Competition

SharePoint 2010: Four Big-Name Social Networking Rivals

IBM, Cisco, Google and Salesforce all aim to beat Microsoft SharePoint 2010 at the high-stakes enterprise social networking game — and have recently made some smart plays. Here's a look at how the rivals currently stack up.

Oracle Makes a Fresh Run At SharePoint

Oracle is hoping to make new inroads against the likes of Microsoft SharePoint with WebCenter Suite 11g, which was announced Tuesday.

SharePoint: Is Microsoft's Biggest Recent Success At Risk?

Yes, the user base of the collaboration tool is growing, but it might be shelfware whose hold on the enterprise could be threatened by easier-to-use offerings.

Microsoft SharePoint: Three Sleek Social Networking Alternatives

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 promises more enterprise social networking tools, but if you're still questioning the cost and complexity, here's a look at some lean and mean alternatives.

Shane O'Neill covers Microsoft, Windows, Operating Systems, Productivity Apps and Online Services for Follow Shane on Twitter @smoneill. Follow everything from on Twitter @CIOonline and on Facebook. Email Shane at

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