A centralized web portal has become a necessity in organizations both small and large. An integrated portal provides efficiencies and advantages not seen since the adoption of computers and networks. The value of getting everyone in the organization on the same page and working in unison is instrumental to success. Modern organizations have had to adapt, and the people within them have had to adapt as well. As technology giants fought to get their web portal products to market, one platform has emerged a clear winner: Microsoft SharePoint.
I wish I could say that I foresaw the success of SharePoint back when I first started working with it as a consultant. The fact is that when I was a new consultant, I simply worked on whatever projects were selling. Nearly a decade ago, I stumbled into a small SharePoint project and still haven’t emerged from the SharePoint world.
SharePoint 2013 is the latest version of the product and has more fanfare attached to it than any previous version. Microsoft products tend to get better over time. (Some of my friends won’t buy a Microsoft product until it’s the third version or later.) SharePoint 2013 won’t disappoint; it’s a very mature and polished product.