Returning to Work and the Meeting Room
Over the past year, many organizations have adopted entirely new collaboration systems then...
In Part 1 of this series, we covered the basics of the Collaboration choices available in Office 365. Before you say it, I know I didn’t include SharePoint Online in Part 1, and I won’t cover it in Part 2 either. Although Microsoft lists it as a collaboration tool, I don’t really agree. I see SharePoint Online as a method or landscape to store data that has rich features for document management, such as versioning, views, check in/out, etc. For me, collaboration requires more than document management. I know many of you reading this will disagree with me, and that is okay. If it works for you, then use it!
In Part 2, I think it is important to review Pros and Cons of each collaboration tool, along with some lessons learned from deployment experience.
So, you might be saying to your screen right about now, “Yeah, that is all well and good, but which should I choose?” Let’s loop the Pros and Cons back to our original requirements and core functionality. Whichever tool you choose, you should carefully consider the requirements for your organization both now and in the future.
Lastly, let me share with you some deployment lessons learned from experience, so hopefully you won’t have to repeat the mistakes of others.
“It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.”– Zen proverb