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Microsoft SharePoint is a popular business platform that supports a wide variety of projects, from simple document management solutions to networking portals and Internet sites. Since it was launched in 2001, SharePoint has emerged as a common IT resource for diverse enterprises.
Today's MS SharePoint includes several products, including SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Online for Web functionality, SharePoint Server, SharePoint Designer and SharePoint Workspace; the additional SharePoint modules offer their own features for site or network design.
MS SharePoint has traditionally been used as a document management tool or content management system (CMS), or to set up a business intranet. Now, as more advanced technologies offer additional benefits to companies, many of these, like specific enterprise resource planning tools and customer relationship management (CRM) interfaces, are SharePoint compatible, so that they can be added to a legacy SharePoint system.