The article introduces “The Service That SharePoint Built,” a new tech parody tale that is expected to become popular among tech enthusiasts. The story explores how many Microsoft 365 applications are powered by SharePoint, and it uses humor to make learning about the topic fun. The authors and illustrator of the book are introduced, and readers are encouraged to read and share the full story. The article also mentions the previous success of “Goodnight Subsites,” another parodical tech tale that has been popular since 2001.
The Service That SharePoint Built – a cumulative evolution story
SharePoint is a web-based collaborative platform developed by Microsoft. It was first launched in 2001 and has since become a widely-used tool for organizations to manage and share information, documents, and data.
The idea behind SharePoint is to provide a central location for teams and organizations to store, organize, and share information. It allows users to create sites and sub-sites, which can be customized and configured to meet specific needs.
SharePoint evolved from projects codenamed "Office Server" and "Tahoe" during the Office XP development cycle. "Office Server" evolved out of the FrontPage and Office Server Extensions and "Team Pages". It targeted simple, bottom-up collaboration.
SharePoint updates are cumulative, so each update contains all of the fixes that have been released up to that point, including all previously-released security fixes. Only the most recently-released STS and WSSLOC updates need to be installed to get all of the fixes for previously-published security CVEs.