Foreword by Jeff Teper

We started the project that became SharePoint with an ambitious goal—bring together collaboration, content management, and portals into a single experience that connects people and teams inside and outside organizations. Amazingly, this same vision continues to drive us today—13 years later! We are fortunate that SharePoint has been one of the fastest-growing server products in Microsoft’s history. Over 80% of the Fortune 500 depend on SharePoint every day to achieve business goals, and we’re excited to deliver new releases of SharePoint to more customers every day through our Office 365 cloud service.

Much of the success of SharePoint has to be attributed to the early adopters who saw the vision way back in the 2001 release. ...

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