What is SharePoint?

Ajay Mandal
January 29, 2021

What is SharePoint?

Collaboration Tool

SharePoint is a Microsoft information management and collaboration application. It comes as a cloud version with Office 365 subscription and also as an on-premise solution. The application has been around for a couple of decades and has gone through significant changes and enhancement over the time. The first version of SharePoint was released in 2000 , while the current on-premise version is SharePoint 2019 and the SharePoint Online.

Main Features of SharePoint

  • Provides a platform to build an Intranet solution for the organization
  • Provides a platform to Store, collaborate and share document
  • Platform for organizational content publishing, including news, events and newletters
  • Automate business process, with the use of lists, PowerApps and Power Automate solutions
  • Platform for collaboration with external stakeholders, including vendors, suppliers and clients.
  • Data publishing, including management reports with Power BI integration