What is SharePoint?
SharePoint is a web-based platform developed by Microsoft and first launched in the year 2001. It provides an enterprise collaboration and content management portal, which enables users to connect with each other and share the information across the organization. Since it is a content management portal, so it also allows the non-technical users to easily create and manage their own web sites.
SharePoint provides sufficient space to store and share data, information, and documents.
Microsoft SharePoint has 6 different areas, which are:
1) Sites: Building and managing Websites
SharePoint sites provide a set of tools that helps you to create your own websites, which can be your personal site, a website for your company, and the website for the world.
2) Communities: Creating a social Collaboration Environment
SharePoint Online provides modern approaches that help you to work, collaborate, organize, and communicate with multiple people at the same time. SharePoint 2013 and the above versions have an ability to create detailed user profiles, shared calendars, document libraries, and discussion boards.
3) Content: Managing your Documents, Information, and Records
SharePoint provides a place to store your content on the SharePoint rather than saving it in the local folder or network share device. SharePoint also provides a tool for managing all your organization's documents, information including that who can read and update them, and make content lock for further changes.
4) Search: The Google for your Organization's Private Info
SharePoint provides a complex search engine that allows you to search your content and people in a very easy and secure way.
Search in SharePoint includes the ability to:
5) Insights: Digging for Business intelligence
SharePoint allows you to bring all your information together, understand it, organize the content into different places such as spreadsheets, blogs, business intelligence systems, and present it in a way to make sense. It is also used to create dashboards, Visio diagrams, and scorecards.
6) Composites: Integrating your Business System
Composites in SharePoint combines data, documents, and business process in a "do-it-yourself" business solution. The main advantages of composites are that it provides better utilization of investment, Solutions do not depend on the coding, Rapid deployment, prototyping, and modifications.
Now, let's understand the Collaboration and Content Management System.
The word Collaboration means "working together." It enables individual people to work together for a common purpose i.e., achieve business benefits.
A good collaboration includes the following:
Collaboration plays a very important role in SharePoint. SharePoint 2013 and above versions collaboration are managed through the Apps.
Content Management System (CMS)
Content Management System (CMS) is a software application that helps users to create, manage, and modify a website's content without the need of any technical knowledge.
Content Management is divided into four types:
Example: Magento, WordPress, Wix, Drupal, Joomla, etc.
The basic features of a CMS are given below:
SharePoint is a leading tool which is used by most of the organizations to develop their online and offline projects. It is a platform for proving collaboration, secure document management, website integration, and more.
SharePoint is used for the following purposes -
Features of SharePoint
A list of features of SharePoint is given below -