Microsoft designed SharePoint to make it easier to collaborate. Over time, the collaboration tool became an indispensable instrument for companies, especially in the small business sector as it helps cut costs when it comes to setting up an Intranet
If asked about the main features of SharePoint, I would divide it into three classes:
- Business Owners: Setting up a SharePoint server and mounting network components is easy. Anyone with moderate computer knowledge can do that. The installation process is straightforward as well, so your existing network administrator can do that. Businesses need not spend money on the maintenance of SharePoint infrastructure as it comes with plenty of troubleshooting and maintenance tools that are simple to use. As most of the processes are automated, you also save on time and energy.
- System Developers: The business needs change from time to time. If you are using SharePoint, you need not build systems from the scratch. It allows fast coding of applications and widgets as and when required.
- This would be for end users of the SharePoint servers. They can share data and collaborate as per the business requirements.
Following are some SharePoint tips and tutorials links that lead to different articles on Bright Hub that will help you get started – even if you do not know anything about the software.
SharePoint for Dummies : Understanding SharePoint and Its Components ...
What is SharePoint? How Can SharePoint Help Administrators ...
How do you install Windows SharePoint Services?
Microsoft Office SharePoint Review - Why not use Office Live Apps...
How to Set Up an Intranet: Design & Using SharePoint