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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