MS SharePoint Born

Microsoft launched SharePoint in 2001. The product is ¬†widely used in business. It is installed and maintained by customers, on the customer’s computers.

SharePoint provides an integrated environment for informal collaboration. From the standpoint of direct human-to-human communications, the main features are:

  • Discussion forums
  • Document access controls and versioning
  • Team directory
  • Calendaring & scheduling

It is thus widely used for ad hoc projects, as well as ongoing shared tasks, and is a good example of what the museum calls a teamspace product.

–David Ferris

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