Hang around at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, headquarters for five or 10 minutes and someone dressed in khaki pants and a blue shirt is bound to tell you about the wonders of SharePoint — one of the company’s most successful and increasingly controversial lines of software, The New York Times reports.
Think of SharePoint as the jack-of-all-trades in the business software realm. Companies use it to create websites and then manage content for those sites. It can help workers collaborate on projects and documents. And it has a variety of corporate search and business intelligence tools too.