What are the sharepoint used for

Sharepoint as we know is a Content Management System developed by Microsoft that allows users
to share the data (like word documents and stuff) in a web-based collaborative

SharePoint is mostaly used to create Companies Intranet
Portal, where people can upload and Share documents they work on.

brief, SharePoint is Used to perform following functions in a company(Common

1. Share Documents( like Word docs, excel sheets or simply some
data values).
2. Start a Workflow on Document\Data.
3. Display Companies
Announcements ( You are given a template to write and publish announcements on a
aspx Page)
4. Display RSS feeds from various sources including SharePoint
5. Display Data from other sources like SQL server, Access and other
on companies Intranet Page.
6. Send E-mails (Automatic Alerts) for anything
or everything happening in the companies portal.
7. Create aspx Pages and add
data to them without writing code.
8. Make the intranet Portal Site Public (
It will behave like any other site on the web.)