Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the runaway success and genesis of Microsoft SharePoint or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). The article outlined the main reasons for the product’s widespread use and analyzed its evolution. So, what is it that SharePoint’s treasure trove of tools (a la “grandma’s attic”) can (and can't) do for companies?
Web content management system (WCMS) capabilities are suited for intranets. A portal, aggregating content and application interfaces in a Web environment for legacy intranet replacements. As a horizontal portal, SharePoint is best for business-to-employee (B2E) intranets (work sites and spaces for employees), and it has limited portal interoperability. In less typical instances, SharePoint can be a single point of access and a unifying platform to other enterprise systems, exposing a company’s inf