Improving Records Management in SharePoint

In case you missed the press release and social promotion last week, my company announced the release of Record Center Version 2, greatly enhancing the records management experience within SharePoint. At B&R Business Solutions, our ultimate goal is to simplify what are otherwise stressful and complicated tasks for users and record managers, making the overall records management life cycle in SharePoint much more manageable.

Record Center is your turnkey solution for enterprise-class record management. An extension of Microsoft SharePoint, Record Center arms your users and record managers with a feature-packed, intuitive solution to manage the entire life-cycle of your records. Configure, approve and search for records faster and easier than ever with Record Center.

In a company blog post last week, I walked through some of the more notable enhancements to Record Center:

Expansion of the Enhanced In-Line Preview feature, making it available throughout the record lifecycle, whether editing, submitting, approving or viewing a record. We’ve also added full support for Office Web Applications and Office Online Server, enabling a richer document preview experience for PDF and Microsoft Office file types.

New “Browse Records” functionality, making the look, feel, and behavior of “Keyword Searching” and “Record Finder” much more consistent. This updated helps users to feel more at home regardless of their chosen search method, and standardizes the user experience across all three methods.

Major Performance Enhancements, including a number of under-the-hood performance boosts to make the user experience faster, and more stable than ever before. We’ve significantly increased the processing time of record submission, and increased the number of records that can be bulk submitted, approved, or rejected at once. These enhancements allow you to process more records in less time, and with less clicks than ever before.

Brand New Management Interface, centralizing all of Record Center’s core configuration options in a single, tabbed interface. From here, a record manager can control all of the options that drive record approvals, user experience, user security, plus any Record Center add-ons.

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