Microsoft reported that its SharePoint Server business generated revenue of $800 million during this fiscal year. This represents growth of more than 35 percent over 2006. Microsoft also reported that to date 17,000 customers have purchased SharePoint with 85 million user licenses. I assume that these latter figures include not only SharePoint Server, but also Windows SharePoint Services, which comes with Microsoft's Windows Server platform.
These figures clearly demonstrate the growing influence of SharePoint in workgroup computing. At the portal conference I chair, some 75 percent of the audience use SharePoint. A far smaller number, however, use it for their enterprise portal, and the challenge for these users is how to integrate SharePoint-based workgroups with their enterprise portal.
Posted July 26, 2007 10:20 AM
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