What you can do with SharePoint Server

Document Sharing

Users can browse a document library to share documents with team members. Document libraries support features such as sub-folders, file versioning and check-in/check-out. Using a compatible XML editor, create a form library for your XML-based business reports or purchase orders. Using the search engine, team members can query most lists and all document libraries that are on the SharePoint site. They can search the entire site or a single list within it, or they can search for a particular contact in the contact list. And of course, our servers are all located in Australia, so your data never leaves the country.

Team Workspaces

Your Team Workspace is a web environment focusing on one or more tasks, projects or documents, such as a product launch, a company rebranding effort or a new customer. Team members work together on documents and periodically update copies that have been saved to the Team Workspace site.

Administrators (and team members with 'create sub-site' rights) can generate a Team Workspace site from any compatible Microsoft Office 2007 application (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), or by using a web browser to access a document list on the SharePoint site.

SharePoint uses document tracking/versioning, helping your team efficiently track and manage document creation and editing. Creating a Team Workspace site with shared attachments enables team members to email a review link to other team members who then have the ability to scroll back to previous versions or retrieve deleted data.

Meeting Workspaces

A Meeting Workspace site offers a productive approach to workgroup collaboration. Similar to a Team Workspace site, it enables team members to manage meetings and documents by using web parts (page components), lists and document libraries. Using Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can send meeting notices and invitations to team members. This automatically creates a Meeting Workspace; or you can create a Meeting Workspace in your SharePoint site via a web browser.

You can also create a Meeting Workspace site for recurring meetings so that team members can track the progress of ongoing tasks or projects. Your team members can create a site or workspace for collaboration on web pages, lists and document libraries, or they can create a site to manage a new team or project, collaborate on documents or prepare for meetings.

Discussion Boards

Discussion boards provide a forum for topics that interest your team. For example, you can create a discussion board that enables team members to propose and discuss ongoing activities. Each discussion board has icons for starting, sorting, filtering, switching views or changing designs. Another feature (Web Discussion) enables users to attach comments to specific SharePoint pages or documents.