Ever wondered how prevalent Microsoft SharePoint is in the business market? According to Microsoft, SharePoint is used by "two out of three" enterprise workers and brings in $2 billion a year in revenue.
Microsoft released these statistics at their SharePoint 2012 conference in early November, the company's annual event for SharePoint users and enthusiasts. Other key takeaways from the conference were
- The social enterprise — Microsoft see social as a natural part of the business environment in the future with employees communicating across departmental and geographic boundaries. As part of this movement the company is making Yammer available with Office 365 Enterprise and SharePoint Online.
- New SharePoint apps — New, native, apps will be available for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android; giving users access to SharePoint news feeds and cloud documents from all major mobile devices.
SharePoint is a great business solution for sharing information, cloud storage and creating intranets and web sites. As more and more businesses move their operations online it will become a hugely important enterprise technology. With hosted SharePoint businesses can start using Microsoft SharePoint now, fully tied-in with their hosted Microsoft Exchange email account.