Microsoft SharePoint is a business management system introduced by MICROSOFT. It has many build in functions to work in web based environment easily. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is released on April 17, 2010. It is introduced with the promise of better performance than its predecessor version for both developers and IT professionals. It is entitled as "Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise and The Web".
SharePoint creates a friendly environment to work together. So that anyone can respond quickly to the business changes. It helps to share business ideas with expertise and finding out the right solution for specific problems. It is helpful for both IT professionals and Developers. For IT professional it provides central web based administration system. This single infrastructure makes the monitoring system easier. It also allows the third party users to customize the system for fulfilling specific requirement. For developers it offers the package of project template, designing tools. It can be easily installed in Windows 7 which makes it easier to develop.
The capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint can be divided into some major categories such as sites, communities, Content, Search, Insights and Composites.
Sites: it is very easy to make SharePoint sites. And they can be considered as the single platform for monitoring all the resources. It has a user friendly interface so that even a beginner can easily make the whole site of his own. It is compatible with other technologies that people used to for similar operation. It is connected with Microsoft office .So that document in office can be saved directly in the SharePoint sites.
Communities: It ensures more secured environment for people working together. Its business connec tivity services can synchronize information with other business application.
Composites: Its main attraction is the ability of quick response. It offers code free solution. Here users can create highly customized sites for specific type business solution without even knowing any code. The built in Microsoft designer and InfoPath make these tasks easy. Here offline mode is also suitable for working.
Content: Its content management system is easy for everyone. Its interface is similar to Microsoft office which makes it easy to use and reduce the risk of mistaking or data lost. It can be used for all kind of operation such as document and records management so that IT cost is reduced.
Insights: Its reporting and analyzing features allow access to Business Intelligence for everyone. Its familiar administration and management console help users to take decision more efficiently.
Search: It gives the users interactive and visual search experience which helps to find any data quickly and can meet everyone search needs.
It is a 64bit application. So for better performance it should be associated with latest Microsoft products such as Microsoft office 2010, Microsoft server 2008 R2.