SharePoint is a business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the web application platform in the Microsoft Office server suite. Launched in 2001. It allows individuals in an organization to easily create and manage their own collaborative Web sites. Its simplifies how people find and share information across boundaries, and enabling better informed decisions. It is Seamlessly integrates with Windows and MS Office.
SharePoint combines various functions which are traditionally separate applications: intranet, extranet, content management, document management, personal cloud, enterprise social networking, enterprise search, business intelligence, workflow management, web content management, and an enterprise application store.
SharePoint servers have traditionally been deployed for internal use in mid-size businesses and large departments alongside Microsoft Exchange, Skype for Business, and Office Web Apps.
As an application platform, SharePoint provides central management, governance, and security controls.The SharePoint platform manages Internet Information Services (IIS) via form-based management tooling.