SharePoint is a web-based collaborative platform which integrates with Microsoft Office. SharePoint is primarily sold as a document storage and management system.
The product is highly customisable and has multiple versions available, which are SharePoint Server, Standard, Online and Enterprise. These different versions mean its usage can vary drastically depending on the needs of the organisation.
The most common uses for SharePoint include Collaborative Software, Custom Web Applications, Enterprise Content and Document Management, File Hosting Service (Personal Cloud) and Intranet and Social Network.
Microsoft states that SharePoint has 190 million users across 200,000 customer organisations, which means many IT professionals will be aware of and will use this within their works.