All Press Releases for March 04, 2011

Microsoft SharePoint Partners Launch Group Blog Site Focused on Educating SharePoint Buyers

Microsoft SharePoint experts have joined forces at to provide reviews, comparisons and opinions to assist clients in selecting the right collaboration software.

    PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 04, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Microsoft SharePoint experts have joined forces at to provide reviews, comparisons and opinions to assist clients in selecting the right collaboration software.

Group blog sites combine resources of firms to create active blog sites that build trust, get attention and attract visitors. Following the model of successful group blog sites for Microsoft Dynamics Partners including and this blog site will provide objective articles from Microsoft SharePoint experts nationwide. Rather than being focused on technical features or development strategies on this popular collaboration tool the blog articles at will focus on educating executives and business decision makers looking to use technology to increase company productivity.

SharePoint allows colleagues to connect with each other in new and creative ways. They can easily find and work with people who have the right skills, expertise, and shared interests across organizations. Companies who use SharePoint technology are able to make better business decisions because they can easily find the right information--regardless of who created it, what format it's in, or where it lives. SharePoint 2010 works seamlessly with technologies companies currently use, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Unified Communications and Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM Business Solutions. It is an integral part of a complete Microsoft infrastructure.

According to a 2009 NY Times article Microsoft reported that SharePoint broke the $1 billion revenue mark in 2008 and continued to rise past that total in 2009. And a 2009 Microsoft press release announces SharePoint Server revenue over $1.3 billion, representing a 20 percent growth over the past year. This seems to support Microsoft's claim that SharePoint Server is the fastest growing product in Microsoft's history.

"Based on our site statistics we predict that the new SharePoint Blog has the potential to grow to be the largest and fastest growing group blog available for Microsoft Partner membership," says Anya Ciecierski, SharePoint Blog manager.

The SharePoint blog has been in beta mode for several months. In the last 30 days close to 1500 people have visited the site, an increase of 53% over the previous month. Similar Microsoft Partner group blog sites that have been active for more than 12 months receive 10 times the amount of traffic (more than 15,000 visitors per month) but also include 20 times the amount of content written by Microsoft partners. This shows the potential for growth of the SharePoint Blog. Top SharePoint partners such as Socius, McGladrey, OTT Inc, JourneyTEAM, DynamicPoint and CLM Matrix are among the active contributing members.

Julie Stankey from Socius reports, ""We wrote a post on the SharePoint Blog directing readers back to a white paper on our website. We have gotten tremendous website traffic from the downloads." Another beta member, Tiffany Allan from DynamicPoint comments, "Even though it is still in beta, the SharePoint blog is currently our largest referring site. In fact the only other site coming close is PartnerPoint! Plus, we were contacted by 2 prospective buyers who read our article on the SharePoint blog site."

The SharePoint blog allows 3 Microsoft partners to represent each state or territory and includes a directory of Microsoft SharePoint experts by state. Memberships is also open to companies that provide Microsoft SharePoint add on solutions. Similar group blogs have a waiting list for membership, especially in popular areas such as California, Illinois and New York. Microsoft SharePoint partner interested in membership can contact [email protected]. Partners receive tips on creating educational content and training on blogging best practices.

About the SharePoint Blog
The SharePoint Blog is a group blogging project that allows Microsoft SharePoint experts to provide reviews, comparisons and opinions to assist clients in selecting the right collaboration software.

For Additional Information:
Anya Ciecierski
SharePoint Blog Manager
[email protected]

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