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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Forget file servers. In some companies, Microsoft SharePoint is emerging as the de facto collaboration tool for helping users to not only share files, but hold discussions, post blogs, share contacts and manage projects, to name a few SharePoint-enabled activities. And while it's proving to be an effective collaborative tool, SharePoint is causing some headaches for backup administrators. Currently in its third version, SharePoint comes in two flavors: a free version that ships with Windows Server and Office SharePoint Server, which the company will update by the end of this year, says Tom Rizzo, Microsoft's director for Office SharePoint Server. The latter version has an installed base of 75 million users, says Rizzo. In organizations that have implemented SharePoint, its growth has been impressive. Storage array manufacturer Xiotech has been using SharePoint Portal Server for about three years for its internal communications, as well as for collaboration with partners and consultants. With 400 employees, Xiotech hosts more than 200 individual SharePoint ... Access >>>

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