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Well that depends on what you mean by collaboration. If you want to collaborate by sharing data stored in documents or list then Yes SharePoint is your product. If you want to collaborate on creating documents with simultaneous editing then Office Web Apps is your product. If you want to collaborate by sharing knowledge in the form of discussions, then ...


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Publishing site is more oriented in pages, which means it has a more articulated way of publishing pages, the most common template being the 'article page'. Every page will obey to the mechanism of save-checkin-publish, it can be boring for a normal user to have to do all those actions to see his article appear. (example: an intranet with a roll up of news ...


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Perhaps the best approach will be a proof of concept based on something like this or perhaps this one. Otherwise plumsail seems to have a good help desk module and there are serveral other solutions in the App store


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OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online Document Libraries support the same functionality in terms of co-authoring, versioning, and a few other features. There's no reason you couldn't work out of both, but the intention of each product is different. OneDrive for Business is designed for your 'personal' work documents, with occasional sharing and ...


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Use a Task List, e.g. within a project site. For additional information, see this article


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There are two better ways: Use Active Directory Trusts meaning that AD of the other company trusts AD of the other company, so permissions in SharePoint can be granted to the other company users, and they can login using their own AD account to the other company's SharePoint Use Active Directory Federation Services meaning that you setup ADFS servers and ...


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Depends how far down the rabbit hole you want to go... I'd recommend forgetting about Excel and simply making a new custom list in SharePoint. Create columns in that list the correspond to what was in your Excel sheet. Once that is done, create a Datasheet view. You'll end up with a web page that has something that looks like a spreadsheet on it (it's ...


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Honestly, I'm not sure if you want to go through the trouble of trying to link workbooks together. An easy option: Upload the excel docs into a Document Library Your boss uploads the current weeks excel document into a document library. You and your coworkers edit the document in SharePoint Pros: similar workflow to what you have now (still use excel), ...


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You can very well use Search API for getting the list of community sites provided that you have a good crawl system maintained , probably continous crawl enabled. If you run the KeywordQuery search on current logged in user's context , it will give security trimmed results and so the user will have minimum read permission on the sites returned. Further more ...


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The short answer is 'Yes SharePoint can be used for PLM". The slightly longer answer is "Yes SharePoint can be used for PLM, BUT depending on the size of data it might not be the best tool for the job". To elaborate a bit on the second answer, here a few bullitpoint for you to take into account: SharePoint Online run a whatever speed Microsoft dictates, ...


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Well Sharepoint will record Version History (if enabled in the Document Library Settings). However, it seems like you need to use Track Changes in the Word settings. This allows multiple users to work on a file e.g. a report, Word records 'who did what'. You'll need to familiarise yourself with the settings to see how it behaves. However, if you really ...


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Site Collection: Template team site Departments in different subsites with different securities. Use the top level site to present the site/procedure, write guidance, ask for feedback or if you are able to, create a content search web part (if you have SP 2013) or content query web part (if you have 2010) to gather the contents which will be visible ...


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to find the recently visited sites, to find top sites etc. We can find it easily by using site.LastItemModifiedDate. using (SPSite siteCollection = new SPSite("siteurl")) { SPWebCollection sites = siteCollection.AllWebs; foreach (SPWeb site in sites) { DateTime dt = site....


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Only Office365 (sharepoint online, any license) allows you to add any person outside your active directory at no actual charge, provided they have an email (not necessarily a live.com one). Sharepoint on premise (of any version) does not allow that and you will always have to find a compromise between adding those to your AD or have a form based ...


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I found this article: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sanjaynarang/archive/2011/06/12/custom-note-board-web-part-socialcommentmanager-social-security-trimming-and-search.aspx that seems to have some useful information.


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Not with the OOTB Alerts, they will always use the web app from/reply to email. To do this you're going to have to create your own alerts using something like workflow, event receivers or a timer service/job.


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