Gates Pins Hopes on SharePoint
Microsoft's chairman is jazzed about future possibilities for Office System's SharePoint collaboration technology. Here's why.Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has some big hopes and dreams for SharePoint, Microsofts collaboration technology. Gates sang SharePoints praises Friday during his keynote address at the first Office System Developer Conference. Microsoft made his keynote available via Webcast. "My favorite Office thing today is how SharePoint is being used for collaboration," Gates told the 800 ISV representatives attending the three-day event at Microsofts Redmond, Wash., headquarters. "SharePoint is one of the most underutilized assets of the Office system."
There are two Microsoft products that share the SharePoint name. SharePoint Servicesthe Web-based team collaboration environment that Microsoft has decided it will build into future versions of Windows, starting with Windows Server "R2," due out next yearis the base-level SharePoint product.