SharePoint is a collaborative tool dedicated to the creation, to the storage, to the organization and to the information sharing in a Web environment.
The software was developed by Microsoft in 1999 (at that time it was a component of the Digital Dashboard in Outlook).
It currently knows a big popularity with companies, its curve of adoption having grown in a exponential way these last ten years.
It is used for example as Intranet, as a project management platform, as an information site, or even as business-specific application (ticket management, reporting, forum of users, complaint form, invoice follow-up …)
SharePoint consists of 2 different bricks :
Windows SharePoint Services (sometimes named WSS), previously conscript Sharepoint Team Services.
(abbreviated MOSS).Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
SharePoint is based on the framework ASP.NET of Microsoft.
As a cloud-based application, proposing a remote & simultaneous access for various users, SharePoint introduces the way of the collaborative work.