SharePoint alternatives

SharePoint
SharePoint's multi-purpose platform allows for managing and provisioning of intranet portals, extranets and websites, document management and file management, collaboration spaces, social networking tools, enterprise search, business intelligence tooling, process/information integration, and third-party developed solutions. SharePoint can also be used as a web application development platform. SharePoint alternatives for small business are: Office 365, Box, G Suite, Zoho. There are also free open-source alternatives to Sharepoint - Alfresco, Nuxeo, Liferay Portal.



Here are the latest news about SharePoint:

15.09.17 SharePoint 2016 finally added SharePoint Framework Support


One of the big reasons Microsoft pushed SharePoint Framework into general availability in February was to attract more developer talent into the SharePoint ecosystem. And now with the release of SharePoint Feature Pack 2 (FP2), the company finally gives Framework support to users of SharePoint 2016. Framework is a page and web part model that provides full support for client-side SharePoint development, easy integration with SharePoint data and support for open source tooling. The release will make it easier for SharePoint 2016 customers and third-party developers to build SharePoint-focused solutions. Thereby SharePoint is now more customizable if compared vs alternatives


2017 SharePoint Framework is generally available


Microsoft has released SharePoint Framework, that allows developers and administrators to build and deploy parts that are used by Office 365 users in their production environments. In practical terms, this means using web technologies to build apps on SharePoint that are agile, responsive and, more to the point, mobile friendly. SharePoint has been used as an application and development platform for a long time. It offers numerous sets of development and customization options. But the release of Framework is a big step in improving the SharePoint developer experience, which has often been characterized as clumsy and difficult.


2016 Microsoft connects SharePoint Team Sites to Office 365 Groups


Microsoft is introducing SharePoint and Office 365 team sites integration - the new feature that allows to create connected SharePoint Online team sites in seconds. Here's how the new integration works. When someone creates an Office 365 Group, the service will automatically create a SharePoint team site (with the appearance controlled by the team site administrator) that can include pages, lists, libraries and team news. SharePoint team sites provide a place where teams can communicate, share documents and work together on projects. They are easy to use and enable users create a site for every project the team is working on. Team sites are accessible on all kinds of devices so can be used by mobile workers too.


2016 Microsoft released SharePoint for Android


Though Microsoft is not actively competing on the mobile OS market already for two years (i.e. not pushing its WindowsPhone), it's still very slow in releasing Android apps. Only now the company is unveiling SharePoint mobile client for Android phones and tablets. The app provides the functionality to work with team sites, documents stored in SharePoint under the main categories of Sites, Links and People. To use the SharePoint app organizations need to have an Office 365 subscription that includes SharePoint Online, with support for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint 2016 to be added later. Earlier this year Microsoft released SharePoint mobile apps for iOS and WindowsPhone (though the second app is still in preview).


2016 Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS



Microsoft launched a new mobile app for SharePoint customers aimed at bringing a company’s SharePoint-powered intranet portal and its content to users’ smartphones and tablets. The app is initially available on iOS – meaning it will work on iPhone and iPad – but it will arrive on both Android and Windows platforms before year end, Microsoft says.  The app works with either SharePoint Online in Office 365 or SharePoint Server 2013 or 2016 in on-premises or hybrid scenarios. It features a Sites tab that lets you visit the SharePoint sites you frequent, so you can see recent activity, files, and access these files, lists, pages, and other content on those destinations. The app also works with other Microsoft mobile apps, the company notes. For example, when you click an Office document in the app, it will launch the corresponding Office mobile app; and when you view a document library on a team site, you’ll be taken to the OneDrive mobile app for iOS.


2016 SharePoint adds new document libraries



2013 IBM kills Lotus. Microsoft kills SharePoint



2012 SharePoint 2013 will integrate Yammer, provide platform around the online version



2012 SharePoint 2013 will include SkyDrive Pro



2012 Microsoft buys Yammer to protect SharePoint



2012 Microsoft SharePoint adds Firefox and Chrome support



2012 Dropbox for Enterprise will replace SharePoint?



2010 Gartner tries to sort out the Enterprise Social Software market: Sharepoint vs Jive



2010 SharePoint Workspace 2010: two tools in one



2010 Sharepoint 2010: Clouds Can Wait



2009 Microsoft to open Apps Marketplace for Sharepoint 2010



2009 SharePoint Foundation 2010 – the new name for WSS



2009 Project 2010 to become a part of Sharepoint



2009 Microsoft Groove meets Sharepoint



2007 SharePoint 2007 improves content management, social tools, search, Outlook integration



2006 WSS 3.0 includes Blogs, Wiki and RSS



2005 Microsoft to buy Groove Networks



2003 Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 becomes a part of MS Office



2003 Microsoft included SharePoint Services in Windows Server 2003



2001 Microsoft unveiles enterprise portal SharePoint Portal Server



2001 SharePoint Team Services - Web-style intranet collaboration



2000 Groove pushes sharing ideas on the Net



2000 Microsoft Web Parts make it easy to create internal portals