SharePoint 2010 Tutorial - Introduction
Posted By:Jean Paul
Posted Date: August 17, 2012
SharePoint is a web application platform created by Microsoft. It is considered to be one of the most productive frameworks created by Microsoft in the last decade. SharePoint provides us the following feature support.
SharePoint 2010 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Introduction
SharePoint is a web
application platform created by Microsoft. It is considered to be one of the
most productive frameworks created by Microsoft in the last decade.
SharePoint provides us the following feature
provides us the following features:
SharePoint versions will be similar to that of office like SharePoint 2007,
SharePoint 2010 etc. SharePoint started as a document sharing
framework for Microsoft Office so that people can share their Word, Excel,
PowerPoint documents. Later more features and extensibility was
provided and SharePoint evolved as a highly productive component in the
Microsoft Products Arena.
latest version available is SharePoint 2010.
So anybody could raise the question of Why
SharePoint instead of ASP.NET or other frameworks?
Professionals, SharePoint allows us to create websites rapidly. It
provides faster site creation with lots of inbuilt features like Content
Management, Collaboration etc. These all possible at the cost of
learning the skill: Administration of SharePoint.
Developers, SharePoint provides extensibility through programming.
The SharePoint Object Model, WebParts etc. provides excellent start to
developers in extending the features of SharePoint. Developers can
take advantage of the inbuilt features extension like Document Management,
Search etc. The skill for attaining these would be: Programming
SharePoint is one of the technologies where
Administration and Programming (IT Professionals and Developers) are of core
importance.If you are an Administrator then you can survive
without Programming skills. But if you are a developer you need
both the Administration and Programming skills.
As an example
for creating a CRUD list in ASP.NET takes 8 hours of programming at
least. In SharePoint we can achieve the same in just 5 minutes
with high flexibility in
One of the
major architectural changes in SharePoint 2010 is that Shared Services Provider
no longer exists. Now the services configuration is more flexible
and we can add our own services to the platform called as Service
Applications. We can share the same service application across the
farm and SharePoint provides instance management.
be remotely managed and Central Administration provides this facility.
There is a Default Group for services and all services are thus
accessible to the entire farm as shown in the figure below.
are the important tools that could be used along with SharePoint to increase the
Studio provides developer productivity through web part creation, custom content
type addition, workflow creation, event listeners, deployment
SharePoint Designer helps in page layout, creating
workflows, file management, workflow management etc.Windows
PowerShell helps with automating tasks like site deployment, site backup and
Following are the
editions of SharePoint 2010 available.
||Basic Free Edition having document management and collaboration
||Built on top of SharePoint Foundation and includes business
||Built on top of Standard edition and targets large
It is worth to know how SharePoint integrates
with IIS (Internet Information Services). There are two modes of
working for SharePoint:
Classic Mode supported by ISAPI (older IIS
Mode supported by Http Modules (ISS 7)
In the Integrated mode a
particular Http Module will be configured for each SharePoint web application
and it handles the HTTP requests to provide SharePoint
Following are some of
the hosting providers in SharePoint. Depending on the usage, the
prices vary from $ 100 per year.·
Office 365 (new cloud member) supports SharePoint deployment as cloud
enabled. Here higher productivity is possible by concentrating
just on the application logic instead of configuring servers, setting up farm
etc. SharePoint 2010 is supported and the billing will be on usage
this article we have seen a quick introduction to SharePoint, history, editions,
versions, features. In the next article we will proceed with
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