Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is an office resource for organizations that helps you share and utilize documents. It's a way to encourage collaboration amongst employees, but now managers are being pressured to add value to SharePoint 2010, so Microsoft is taking it up a notch and adding video to the program.

Adding video to SharePoint 2010 is supported by employees as well as management. Everyone seems to want video capabilities on the Microsoft program. The SharePoint 2010 addition is being requested by enterprise employees, who are asking for greater video support. In a survey of 500 SharePoint 2010 users, over 50 percent indicated that they held a desire for live streaming videos via the program, while 37 percent wanted full support for categorizing and managing photos. About 33 percent said that they had a need for better video collaboration within SharePoint 2010.

The functionality of SharePoint 2010 has reportedly improved with 2013, however "the majority" of businesses are still running SharePoint 2010. SharePoint 2010 has added features for curating and organizing video libraries, URL links to video content that lies outside the SharePoint 2010 platform, and other video assets. However, the video assets aren't managed the same way as the others—businesses are encouraged to use an enterprise video platform to extend SharePoint 2010 capabilities if they wish to do live streaming and on demand video.

Four functions on SharePoint 2010 that were added for 2013 carry the weight of the video-centric update. First, the program offers a centralized video library that allows for tracking and searching among media. Normally, these files would be in several different channels such as Facebook and YouTube. Now, they're all in one place. The gallery videos can also be linked to other pages within SharePoint 2010. Text-heavy SharePoint 2010 pages get a little more interesting with video clips and carousels. Businesses, though, are encouraged to launch employee training programs in the new SharePoint 2010 2010. Organizations should teach their employees how to create videos, execute self-service video publishing, and use the social networking features.

Live video streaming is another amazing upgrade to SharePoint 2010. Companies are delivering live-streamed videos like CEO messages to employees, sales kick-offs, staff training, and product demos, and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 allows them to do that. Adding links to other relevant SharePoint 2010 content, for example, posting video clips without context and then linking to instructional documentation, images, videos, etc.

Last but not least, video storage and delivery is paramount. Users have to access video quickly, and there is a collaborative process between content development, uploading, and sharing video. However, employees report that they are not privy to video upload! The most basic step in the process goes largely ignored. In a survey, about 500 portal users were asked "Have you ever tried to upload a video file into your enterprise portal or enterprise collaboration application? If yes, what was the video upload experience like?" About 66 percent of them said their challenges ranged from total lack of upload support, video upload time, and the video uploading even impacting the entire system.

SharePoint 2010 certainly fills a need in the marketplace, and we're excited for future developments and upgrades!