Five Things to Consider for Your Out-of-the-Box SharePoint Intranet

A SharePoint out-of-the-box (OOTB) intranet is easy to set up – but what  if your needs go beyond the basics?

SharePoint is the intranet tool of choice for many sites, providing sought-after content services alongside Microsoft 365 apps. If you’re getting started,  tap to find out five things  to consider.

Ready-made components make it quick and easy for anyone to create  a basic intranet site. However, for  an evolving site tailored to your  brand, you'll need developer  support.

Display  Options

Page Layout

You’ll get a consistent look and feel across pages and posts with great CMS functionality, but options are limited – you may need to look outside the box to add depth and creativity.

Directory Search

An OOTB SharePoint site gives you a people directory in the search bar.  For a search page, or filterable/sortable results, you’ll need additional functionality.

Content Duplication

With an easy-to-use CMS, multiple contributors can get involved in content creation. However, if duplicated links are later changed, each entry must be manually updated.

OOTB SharePoint intranet analytics provides insights at a hub, site or page level. For a bigger picture across hundreds of pages, it'll  take some manual work with  developer support.


Fresh can  help extend  your intranet beyond the  OOTB basics.

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