Notwithstanding Microsoft's recent purchase of Skype, some pundits have started to question its relevance in the long term (in view of the ongoing consumer mobile devices and/or social media success of Apple, Google, Facebook, Oracle, salesforce.com, etc.).
However, there are still many Microsoft products that are quite relevant. One of them is undoubtedly Microsoft
client and server (i.e., Outlook and Exchange Server ), and Office desktop productivity application perspectives, SharePoint has been in an enviable position to seed the market for basic collaboration and content management services via WSS/SharePoint Foundation. As hinted earlier, the Foundation services have enough appeal and are easy enough to set up, so that any IT savvy business person can get them running without IT involvement. This is an important phenomenon that has driven grassroots adoption.