SharePoint: Get Your Point Across

Using Microsoft SharePoint

What is SharePoint?

SharePoint was developed by Microsoft to allow users to create a website. The first SharePoint was released in 2001 and the newest version for 2016 is due in the near future. The interface is designed for easy use and editing. The website created on SharePoint can be used to store, organize, and share information in a company. SharePoint is accessible through a wide range of devices, making it possible to connect and collaborate anywhere your business takes you.

How Does It Work?

A site made with SharePoint is composed of multiple pages, templates, lists, and libraries aimed to communicate a goal. There are also components of the site that allow for team collaboration, like blogs, documents, and meetings. The libraries and lists organize information and can be viewed according to a specific ordering system. These lists can also be connected to Microsoft Outlook.

Another aspect of SharePoint is the Web-Parts. Web-Parts can be inserted into the pages of a SharePoint Site. These can display content defined in the web-part, display lists and/or libraries, and provide an interface for other Microsoft products.

The standard page on a SharePoint site is a wiki page, although web-part and publishing pages can also be used.

SharePoint Foundation is the basic search tool paired with SharePoint. Microsoft also offers other search products that work in conjunction with Foundation.

SharePoint in Plain English