We finished a new SBS install a little while back. We gave them a few weeks to “bed in” after the transition to SBS 2003 with the intention of going back a few weeks later and going over some of their new features and capabilities. Since then the client has had a very busy schedule so the meeting didn’t happen until today
I mentioned at the time (here at the bottom of the post) how i was looking forward to showing them some of the new stuff
Today just reminded me how great it is when your showing people how the technoglogy can help.
Their previous system was a Windows 2000 server that was just serving files. They used Outlook to individually collect their own email from hosted POP3 mailboxes
I spent about an hour just running through a few things that are probably really simple to me and you but if you don’t know the functionality is there you can’t use it. Just some the stuff I went through included, calendars (sharing, meeting requests, meeting scheduling), sharing contacts, tasks (assigning to other people, reminders). This was after i’d done RWW and OWA. They just sat there with their jaws on the table for about an hour and half. When i introduced SharePoint it blew them away!
It’s a nice feeling when they realise how some of this stuff will help them in a big way and it’s because you have helped them. Just watching them bounce ideas off each other is fantastic
Job satisfaction at it’s best!