Microsoft SharePoint in the Cloud From Rackspace

Rackspace Hosting, the world’s leader
in hosting, today announced the launch of hosted
Microsoft SharePoint, the popular collaboration and file
sharing platform, uniquely backed by Rackspace’s 24x7x365
Fanatical Support. With the addition of hosted Microsoft
SharePoint, Rackspace’s suite of cloud applications now includes
business-class collaboration, email and storage solutions.

“With SharePoint, Rackspace is offering
businesses the most powerful file sharing and collaboration
software on the market today,” said Pat Matthews, General Manager
of Rackspace Email & Apps. “With our cloud delivery model,
businesses can take advantage of all the power Microsoft
SharePoint has to offer without the hassle of having to manage the
software in-house. Microsoft SharePoint backed by Fanatical Support is
the recipe our customers have been asking for.”

The Rackspace
offering includes an intuitive control panel that allows
administrators to quickly initiate SharePoint, add/remove users, and
create SharePoint sites with only a few steps. The control panel also
gives administrators the ability to manage Rackspace Email &
Apps’ full suite of applications, including hosted
Microsoft Exchange, Rackspace Email, Email Archiving, and
Rackspace Cloud Drive and Server Backup, in one dashboard.

SharePoint from Rackspace, employees can become better equipped to
collaborate on projects and share ideas across the organization, with a
centralized place to store, organize, and access documents.
Specific features and benefits include:

  • Collaboration and Social Computing –
    Allows teams to work together effectively, collaborate on and publish
    documents, maintain task lists, implement workflows, and share
    information through the use of wikis and blogs.
  • Document Management – Organize your files
    and share with team members in one central location. Files are easy to
    locate when you need them.
  • Team Organization – Easily customize for
    each team with workflows that fit your projects. Automatic alerts keep
    team members up to date.
  • Microsoft Office Integration – Smoothly
    integrate with the software you love. SharePoint works with Outlook®,
    Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Enterprise Search – Quickly and easily
    find people, expertise, and content within the organization.

In addition to the new hosted SharePoint offering, Rackspace
continues to offer Dedicated
SharePoint through its managed services division for
customers who require higher levels of customization or control.
Dedicated SharePoint is a single tenant solution, supported by a
team of certified Rackspace SharePoint engineers who design,
deploy, customize and fully manage the solution.


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