A Drupal SharePoint integration is usually marked by a public facing website for anonymous users built on Drupal, combined with SharePoint intranet that is used for document management and internal collaboration by authenticated employees. This integration helps to play the strengths of both the platforms. SharePoint connects enterprise resources, and gives enterprises the benefits of structured processes and leveraged existing IT systems while Drupal provides dynamic websites and content management with easy authoring, multisite and multilingual capabilities. Thus, you get out of the box Microsoft products and clearly make SharePoint appealing.
There is a possibility for people misunderstanding SharePoint and Drupal as competing products. Since both are utilizing same technology stack, there is a chance that one might overlook the use cases and target audience and confuse decision makers while picking the right platform. Most organizations will have public facing website targeting mainly anonymous users and intranet for collaboration targeting internal authenticated employees which has two different purposes. This is where Drupal and SharePoint has to play a complementing role. In this blog we try to clarify this dilemma.