What is SharePoint Intranet?

31 May 2017 | Sara Lomax

 

 

Intranet is mentioned so much in business nowadays that it can start to feel like one of those meaningless buzzwords. The truth is, a good intranet can be an invaluable resource for every business. We know to some of our readers this may seem like a no-brainer, however almost every customer we talk with doesn’t know the full extent of a customized SharePoint intranet’s possibilities.

That’s why we put together this series of blogs to get into the nitty gritty of what an intranet really is and how every team can benefit from a customized SharePoint intranet.

So, let’s get started.

What is Intranet?

By definition, intranet means a local or restricted communications network, especially a private network created using World Wide Web software. These are a lot of big words to say that intranet is a website or websites that only select people can use.

For a business and intranet becomes the hub of the daily business processes. Intranets have features that facilitate communication between team members, empower collaboration on projects, create a space to share news and memos, and more. Many businesses think of their intranet as the first stop for every employee every morning.

What is SharePoint?

Microsoft SharePoint is a web-based collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office. If you subscribe to Office 365 for your Outlook email or for Word and Excel, then chances are you have an unused productivity goldmine ready and waiting.

SharePoint comes with a lot of features ready to be configured. Collaboration tools, content management, and document storing.

Document management is one of our favorite features from SharePoint. You can upload and save your documents into folders within SharePoint making them instantly accessible to all (or a selection of) your other team members. With SharePoint online, thanks to the cloud you even have access to all your files from any of your devices, virtually anywhere. You’ll never worry about leaving your important files behind ever again.

What is Dock?

Dock is your key to working with a beautiful, easy-to-use intranet built on your existing SharePoint environment. We’ve been working with businesses and SharePoint for over 15 years. We know that SharePoint can be both confusing and unattractive. Lots of companies and teams find it so difficult to get started with SharePoint that they give up before they realize any of SharePoint’s potential.

That’s where Dock comes in. We’ve already done the dirty work for you, now you get to handle the fun part. Pick the features your team needs, pick your colors and your customizations and then your team will be up and running in just a few weeks.

We made sure Dock is easy to understand for even the most novice of tech users. Dock is intuitive and smooth, with portals for every team, all your information is always where is should be. We’ve made it easier than ever before to streamline your who company’s communication processes and faster than ever to collaborate on even the most intricate projects.

Ready to learn more? Our SharePoint experts can explain everything to you and help you understand what Dock can do for your team. Get in touch today and we’ll get started!

Up next in this series: How SharePoint Works for Every Industry