Monday, July 2, 2012

What is Microsoft SharePoint?

Although Microsoft SharePoint is not one of the software programs installed on DCL public computers, it is referred to in the Microsoft InfoPath videos.  Also, SharePoint is currently installed on all DCL staff computers.

So what is SharePoint?

SharePoint is a software framework that was developed by Microsoft to support the development of websites and web applications that can be useful for most orgaizations, backed by a common technical infrastructure. SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with Microsoft Office suite.  The tools available are designed to be used by non-techy users.  SharePoint can be used to provide intranet portals, document and file management, collaboration, social networks, extranets, and websites.

Microsoft InfoPath Designer & InfoPath Filler

Microsoft Office InfoPath is a software application for designing, distributing, filling and submitting electronic forms containing collected data.  InfoPath was initially released as part of Microsoft Office 2003.  In 2010, Microsoft released a new version that split InfoPath into two applications: InfoPath Designer 2010 is used to create forms and define data structures; InfoPath Filler 2010 is used to fill out and submit forms.

Check out the following videos to learn more about InfoPath.

InfoPath 2010 Overview