This week's Newsletter is a special - as we are really pleased to release the results of the Great SharePoint Survey that so many of you took part in 5 weeks ago. We had 637 responses, from a great cross section of users so feel that the results are pretty illustrative of the global SharePoint user base. Thank you to all that responded!
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The following table outlines the areas of SharePoint that you would like to see improved, fixed or introduced.
Over three quarters of you see SharePoint as a Platform rather than an Application, and just 5% of you don’t know how to classify it!
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We thought we’d break the ice by asking what Job Role you performed (we we’re just being nosey really!) but as you’d expect most of our responses came from an Information Technology background, with over a quarter of you being IT Pro’s.
It would appear that the majority of you are not expecting to adopt SharePoint 2013 in the short term, with 55.1% expecting it to take at least 18 months to migrate to the new version. 4.5% of you don’t expect to adopt it at all!
63% of you only use one version of SharePoint in your production/live environment and the majority are Enterprise versions. 56% use SharePoint 2010 Enterprise with Moss 2007 Enterprise the next most popular single version.
If you count all of the versions used across all of the respondents, SharePoint 2010 Enterprise is still the most popular being used in 54.3% of companies. WSS 3.0 is still used in 18.2% of organizations and Office 365 appears to be least popular being used in just 11.7% of organizations.
Nearly 28% of you have heard of DocRead for SharePoint, 63% have not and 9% did not answer (which we assume means ‘no’!). It would be rude of me not to take the opportunity to impart a bit of knowledge! I know you are busy, so here's a speedy overview:
We offered the choice of six options (Dashboard and Reporting, Document Management, Hosting Apps, Internet Site, Publishing and Social) and on average you chose 2.8 each. As expected the most popular reason for using SharePoint is for Document Management. Over 85% of you confirmed Document Management as a major use of SharePoint within your organisations. The next most popular use was Publishing (55%) closely followed by Dashboard and Reporting (47%).
Only 128 of you answered this one, with the most popular answer (35) being that you didn’t use any or weren’t allowed to use any add-ons for various reasons.
Well – what a variety of web parts you all use! On average you have 6 different components on your home page, the maximum reported was an impressive 16! The most popular was a Search Box that 76.5% of you reported using, closely followed by News items (72.1%) and Quick Links (69.2%).
Least popular were World Clock (11.7%) and Email this page (13.0%)
Wow - it looks like you use a lots of additional web parts (on top of the ones listed above)...