Monday, March 28, 2011

SharePoint Tries to Keep Up - Technology Review

Excerpt from a SharePoint snapshot

The collaboration tools discussed this month in Business Impact all have one thing in common. One way or another, they will run up against the market leader: Microsoft's SharePoint software, which is used by more than 100 million people around the world.

SharePoint's success can be attributed to several factors. One, it does a lot: among other things, it lets employees share documents, search internal files, co├Ârdinate tasks, and send each other instant messages through a central portal. Second, customers like the fact that it works well with other widely used Microsoft products, such as Exchange e-mail and the Office software package. Third, Microsoft offers a basic version of SharePoint free to companies that run servers with Windows software.

SharePoint Tries to Keep Up - Technology Review

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