SharePoint Room for Improvement

MichaelSoliman
Owner at Alopex ONE UG
I would be liking to see the talk features included in SharePoint because Microsoft effectively discontinued this talk and put something like logic apps but only for Azure, and most German companies do not like Windows Azure because they do not want to put that data into a cloud where everyone can see it. So, there's a lot of distrust with Azure environments and you need something to have on premises as a similar solution. And this talk is something like a big playing ground. For instance, if you want to play monopoly and anyone wants to move the pieces but moving the pieces on street A to street B means you are changing your business process from, I have been starting tax declaration, to I've been finding it but not yet sending it out. So, if you wanted to have something like a business process be denoted as a board game, which is what Monopoly did in 1945, effectively. View full review »
Monique Every
Technical Writer at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
I find the search feature in SharePoint foundation to be limited to the basic document properties. This is at odds to the type of customization that you can apply in the library. For example, we added a field to specify the department but found that the field had little or no bearing on the search results. We found it hard to determine how SharePoint uses the document properties in the search, and whether it uses anything beyond the document title. Once we had a better understanding of Foundation's limitations, we updated our properties accordingly, with a strong focus on the document title property as a search term. This involved an extensive rework of our existing documentation structure and naming conventions to better suit SharePoint. Despite these changes, we still can't seem to get our version of SharePoint to return meaningful results, even when searching an exact document title. I realize that this is a limitation of the version that we are using but I would like the Foundation search criteria to be more clearly defined so that document managers know what they are working with from the start. View full review »
SysMan2876
System Manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
We are mainly using third-party tools for it, at the moment, for automating processes. In the new version, for 2019, I know that some of the processes are finally in SharePoint. They are a now using third-party tools for it. Also, the integration with Outlook could be improved. View full review »
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MichaelSoliman
Owner at Alopex ONE UG
I would like a simpler, more cost-effective solution for connecting data sources with workflows and BI tools, or data mining tools. There are different tools for data mining and for data evaluation, but you have to be a skilled programmer to tie them together. There is no simple and low-cost method to do this, provided that development time is a cost factor. There are some automatic solutions for this task, such as Team Foundation Server, which is built on SharePoint. These tools can learn specific errors that are being made, using data mining techniques, and they are able to target these errors for correction. Having this capability built in, and customizable for the customer would be of great interest. I would like to see support for Visual Studio to connect to SharePoint and have a wizard to connect data processes to iHubs, like an analysis server or data mining model, to an output, and to have a smart way of creating workflows. Microsoft will tell you that they already have that for SharePoint online, it's called "Flow", but it is not customer compatible. View full review »
Seniop9887
Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
There is always room for improvement. Workflow is something that can become more intelligent. I can't say to what extent intelligence can added, but I think there is always a scope for making it more intelligent. View full review »
Cesar Danecke
Information Technology Supervisor at PUCPR
The way to change the version of the files in SharePoint should be improved. The method of synchronizing files from local to cloud can also use improvement. I would also like to see improvements in the interface, speed to load the page, mark favorite directories, synchronize the most recent, and the least accessed files automatically do the archiving. I would like to have an option at the first sync to choose more locations on your computer. View full review »
Cecil Rupp
User
This solution would benefit from the implementation of enhanced online forms and template development capabilities. View full review »
EntrprsA3456
Enterprise Architect Channels at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Search can be improved a lot because we are always trying to compare it with Google Search. Beyond that, it would be helpful to tag the documents. View full review »
Andy Dale
Technical Project Manager with 501-1,000 employees
You still need a bit of expertise to add branding. It is still important to have Super Users to keep moving sites forward. The company needs to make sure that their policies are dictating how information is stored and used, instead of letting SharePoint take control. Annoyingly, many new Office 365 apps always end up being only US locale for the first year of their life. Microsoft needs to realise that most of their customers are not in the USA. View full review »
Kumar_Rajesh
Vice President & Head Technology Transition at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It should have more user-friendly customization, as it still requires developers to get engaged and build sites. I would like it to be more compliant with global regulations. There are certain features which could be included that currently are not there, such as compliance and record management capabilities. View full review »
JulioYzaguirre
Information Technology Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
They need to integrate all the solutions, for example, Office 365, into SharePoint. The idea is to create a workplace for people in the company. There should be only one place - it could be Skype for Business, OneDrive - for the news, for internal information about the company, or new documents. This is the idea, to create an ecosystem for people in the company. View full review »
Salvador Sibrian
IT Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We need the storage of the files, the documents right now are in the database. Maybe SharePoint has to improve the capability to store the information in file systems. In theory right now, it could do that. But, I understand that some functions are lost when you store the information in a file system, so maybe that's a way SharePoint can improve. View full review »
VeyselOzdemir
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Special implementation and development should be easy. View full review »
Monica Deshazo
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
* Processing data from multiple site collections is not easy as they reside in different databases. * The management of the product/back-end is complex. View full review »
reviewer907167
Cloud Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We would like more security features, like automating. View full review »
informat1007124
Information Technology Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Microsoft seems to always be making changes. Sometimes you will get a message saying some aspect of what they deliver is being discontinued and often you simply never had time to explore what it had to offer in the first place. View full review »
Michelle Johnson
Manager with 51-200 employees
The product could be improved in a lot of way. It is so frustrating to get things to work as advertised. View full review »
Bob Batdorf
HRIS Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The UI could be more flexible out of the box. With coding, you can customize the look and feel to your heart's content, but configuration without coding is limited. View full review »
reviewer896343
User
Integration with Outlook would be a major improvement. Staff also commented that it does not integrate despite being part of the Microsoft family. View full review »
Sergey Ichshenko
Lead Engineer with 51-200 employees
It is too heavy. MS should not have paid foreign coders dollars per each row of code. They wasted the stability and reliability in the end. View full review »
Rigard De Wet
CIO with 10,001+ employees
* Better collaboration, and team sites (social flavour) mobile enabled * More and improved integration capabilities into the eco-system of solutions available. View full review »
Eric Wyatt
IT Director / CIO with 201-500 employees
The areas of this solution that need improvement are the relationships between lists, cross-site web parts, and page-building tools. View full review »
Emrah ARICAN
Founder with self employed
Using SharePoint is difficult. It will fully use your system resources. View full review »
Darrell Fluet
Business Analyst, Global IT with 5,001-10,000 employees
* Links to Outlook and native storage of emails. * Emails stored now do not display metadata in native format. * No good process to import emails from several users into a single comprehensive SP repository. * The linkages to external record stores could be beefed up. View full review »
Adreana Gani
Senior Systems Analyst with 11-50 employees
* Advise users to update the content. * Maybe allowing users to change their background and text by themselves. View full review »
Garett Patria
OTA Manager, VRA with 51-200 employees
* During uptime under our network, it is hard to find info when content is hefty. * It should have a Google-caliber search ability and a model-based GUI. View full review »
Alfonso Alvarez
CIO with 201-500 employees
The user experience is very poor. Configuration for new aspect means usually buying add-ons or a very high level of customization. View full review »
Andrei Bolun
Consultant
* Improve the user-friendliness. * Make it more intuitive. * Make it more like a flow/BPM view style. * More hints and make it more user-customizable. View full review »
Andrzej Szwed
analyst, programmer
Allow more functionalities for the on-premise version. Do not force the move of content to a non-private cloud. View full review »
Jan Coley
Director, Business Development at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
SharePoint sometimes cannot handle the amount of co-editing that we do. Of course, this could be the user, not the tool. View full review »
Anthony M
Business Technology Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
SharePoint designer workflows can be buggy sometimes without any apparent reason. Also, customization can be somewhat burdensome. View full review »
Kamaruddin Yusop
Senior Consultant
Search integration across SharePoint, Yammer, Teams, and OneDrive. View full review »
Ritter Chak
Assistant Manager at a logistics company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Replication needs improvement. View full review »
James Lewis
PCV Engineering & Bus Driving Recruitment Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
* Ease of use. * Improvement on the user interface (UI). View full review »
ChristopherGallagher
Delivery Director with 5,001-10,000 employees
Better wiki offerings. View full review »
Prabhat Mittra
Founder & CEO with 11-50 employees
It should have a lighter interface. View full review »
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