Know Certain SharePoint Limitations and Stay Prepared to Make the Most Out of It

by IDS Logic Pvt. Ltd. Software Outsourcing Company

Business owners are aware that SharePoint is one of the most popular intranet platforms that is used to share, collaborate and save documents that can be accessed from anywhere. Whether you are an editor or an end user or an administrator, you will find many areas where SharePoint can be of great help to you. Since sharing the right document with your employees at the right time may be a difficult task, organizations prefer to use collaboration tools like SharePoint application to solve the problem to a large extent.

Over the years SharePoint development has gained much popularity among business organizations and it has accumulated about more than 200 million users and is also deployed in more than 400 hundred Fortune companies. But in spite of its immense popularity and maturity, there still lies some problems that make the users leave SharePoint development.

Here in this article, let’s discuss some of the points that should be considered to retain the SharePoint users:

SharePoint has always been a mixed bag, which means that it is convenient and easy to use, but at the same time expensive to manage and difficult to customize. The latest SharePoint Enterprise 2019 and SharePoint Online are also no exceptions. Besides improvements in the site configuration functionality and in the point and click page building, great customization requires an expensive developer resource.

Granular apps make more sense:

SharePoint is an all in one system of content management, collaboration suit and business intelligence and various features are bundled together and can be accessed with a single click. All these features and functionalities makes the platform irresistible.

But today, all-in one thinking is passé and collaboration is now more facilitated by the use of cloud technology used across varied digital channels. And when it is about mobile devices, granular apps often make more sense than any monolithic collection of all of them. This once indispensable platform that was of great help once has become a trouble than its worth.

Also Read: Benefits of Migrating to SharePoint Online

Complex customization process:

If out of the box is just a fine solution, then SharePoint development is the best solution for collaboration in organizations. But if websites feature requires some significant customizations, then the platform may fail to serve. Though customization has become easier with time and through improvement of out of the box configuration tools, then the range of customization is still very limited.

Any additions to the workflow functionality often needs some extra efforts and expenses of the developers because it needs .NET coding. In SharePoint Online version, this is off the table as in house developers cannot access Azure servers and to do that, third party tools are needed and at times even they cannot deliver everything that is needed.

Enterprise search feature:

The most disappointing feature of SharePoint is its failure to create a configurable, and user friendly enterprise search feature. Initially, it was that SharePoint search wasn’t enterprise wide and the search functionality couldn’t be extended to in house data sources that serve SharePoint. When it becomes enterprise wide, the customization that was needed to make it practical was overwhelming. In fact, Elastic search, Covei may be less stressful and better performing as they are designed to be enterprise wide and source agnostic.

The aim of this post is not to scare you about SharePoint development, but to help you take all essential steps ahead so that you can use the collaboration platform and avail the best benefits out of it.


Microsoft’s SharePoint is a great collaborative tool and is best for those who love all in one platform and can’t manage to keep track of multiple enterprise apps. But with certain limitations of SharePoint, many users find it difficult to continue with it. Preparing yourself ahead may help a lot.

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