Well, it is March 28 again, and you know what that means. It is SharePoint’s Birthday! But not any birthday. Today SharePoint is turning 20 years old! That’s right – our baby is no longer a teenager.
20 years is a lot for an application and technology in general. If you think about the technology and apps you used 20 years ago that no longer exist today. But, SharePoint, like wine, gets better with its age!
I personally was lucky enough to start using SharePoint when it was just 6 years old – started using SharePoint 2007 all the way back in 2007. And fell in love with it. Those early years allowed me to get familiar with it inside and out, long before it was modernized and integrated with Microsoft 365 and Teams.
Transitioning from a teenager to an adult also carries more responsibility. And SharePoint handles it with the highest honors. SharePoint is what powers Intranets for many organizations these days. SharePoint is what powers Teams file collaboration. SharePoint is what powers the recently released Microsoft Lists.
What does the future hold for SharePoint? How the hell do I know, I am a SharePoint consultant, not Nostradamus. But given its diverse capabilities, loyal user base, and the ongoing shift to the cloud – I am very optimistic and excited to see what’s next. And of course, I will be sharing these new features, right here, on my blog.
But in the meantime, it is time to celebrate. Lehaim!