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Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint® 2010 Development in 24 Hours by Vinu Santhakumari, Manpreet Singh, Sohail Sayed

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History of SharePoint

A quick look at the history of SharePoint clearly indicates how SharePoint has evolved to become one of the fastest growing products for Microsoft. SharePoint first came on the scene in 2001 in the form of two products: SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2001. Both these products were just a start and had limited functionality compared to what SharePoint today provides. However the products quickly became popular. Customers liked the WYSIWYG HTML editing of SharePoint Team Services and the web part declarative and reusable editing of SharePoint Portal but wanted to use both models on the same site.

Then came the next release of SharePoint in 2003. SharePoint Team Services evolved into a more scalable and ...

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