How important is SharePoint? As of January 2010, there were 1,377 sites in 19 industries that were hosting their pubic websites on Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Other websites used a web part to create an RSS feed with SharePoint - even though it is not primarily intended as a web program.
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What is SharePoint?
SharePoint is a Microsoft collaborative product, also known as groupware. Different people will have access to a particular software product and modify it, enhance it, or change it before final delivery. It is a browser based program that works with a SQL database or C# or Visual Basic back end. It can be used for collaboration or document and records management. Workflow and personalization aspects are also available.
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Top SharePoint Sites
To showcase the top SharePoint Sites, one must start with topsharepoint.
This is a portal to other SharePoint sites. It features 795 Sharepoint sites.
What This Site Provides:
Blog Posts: There are a number of blogs such as
SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Approaches
Launch of SharePoint Gift Shop
Price Reduction for Business Productivity Online Suite
SharePoint 2010 Beta Available Now on MSDN
Office Mobile 2010 for Windows Mobile 6.5
Microsoft Launches Software Assurance
Form Based Authentication
Stylish Navigation Menus on SharePoint Sites
Users contribute to the blogs and provide end user information on how to use the product in a variety of contexts.
There are over 6,500 topics listed which provide the user with keywords for information search.
It also has a list of the highest rated commercial websites that are SharePoint based.
The following sites represent how SharePoint is being used in business.
Given the financial and economic problems that the US is undergoing, Recovery.gov is the official website of the US government that provides easy access to data pertaining to Recovery Act spending. It also allows interested parties to report potential fraud, waste, and abuse.
SharePoint is growing in use because it has multiple purposes. Web hosting is one, but it also helps in the areas of project management and document version control.
We have shown some top sites of SharePoint 2007. The number of companies and organizations, from private to public, is growing with only a small sampling shown here, which showcases sites that have been built using SharePoint.
Here are additional sources of public websites built on SharePoint.
SharePoint is a collaborative program designed for document and project management across an enterprise. It is a browser based application which can be used to create websites for internal and external business operations.