[itdiscuss] SharePoint any good?
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Sat Oct 27 10:27:04 EDT 2007
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On 10/26/07, Kevin McCord <kevin at cmsconsulting.org> wrote:
> SharePoint Services is included with SBS 2003. So, I use SharePoint for
> PO's, Job Descriptions, Ministry Updates, Staff Bios, Dashboard/Metric
> reports and the like.
> I suppose you could tie SharePoint in with your Church Management System
> through web part pages, etc, but if you did not, the big concern would be
> having your volunteers (people) in one system and having them again in the
> contributions/communications/check in whatever else system.
> The other issue would be if you wanted to have a lot of outside parties
> helping out that are not part of Active Directory. I tend to avoid using
> SharePoint for things that need to go beyond our staff for now because of
> the time/hassle involved in setting up outside users..
> I do have some web part pages that show "read only" volunteer lists pulled
> from our ChMS (Shelby). We use this to look people up by occupation,
> decisions, and other things that are cumbersome to look up in our ChMS.
> Kevin McCord
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frank Morton" <fmorton at base2inc.com>
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> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 5:05 PM
> Subject: [itdiscuss] SharePoint any good?
> > I'm an open-source developer, so I know as little as possible about
> > microsoft products.
> > A good size not-for-profit community center (they are big enough to have
> > small IT staff) needs to build a database to track volunteers for their
> > ministry.
> > They already have some microsoft servers and sql server running, so
> > initial thoughts are to do this with SharePoint. They have not used
> > SharePoint for anything yet.
> > I'm meeting with them next week to better define requirements, but I'd
> > like to hear some opinions from all of you about SharePoint.
> > Given the vague description of a "volunteer database", which will
> > be used internally as well as externally via the web, is your reaction
> > more toward:
> > 1. It will probably work fine with concerns about _________.
> > 2. It is probably not a good fit for this because __________.
> > Please give your opinion, both good and bad experiences.
> > Thanks.
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