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CONTENT Introduction History of SharePoint Application of SharePoint Core Platform Functionality Advantages of SharePoint Disadvantages of SharePoint Architecture System Requirement References
Introduction Microsoft SharePoint is a Web application platform developed byMicrosoft. It is First launched in 2001. SharePoint has been associated with intranet content managementand document management . The SharePoint is a n-tier service-oriented Architecture(SOA).
History of SharePoint 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. The versions are-:• Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001• Microsoft SharePoint Team Services (2002)• Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 (free license) - Microsoft SharePoint 2003(commercial release)• Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (free license) - plus Microsoft Office SharePointServer 2007 (commercial extension)• Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 (free) - plus Microsoft SharePoint Server2010 (commercial extension for Foundation), and SharePoint Enterprise 2010(commercial extension for Server)• Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 - plus Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013(extension on top of Foundation)
Application of SharePoint Intranet Portal Enterprise content and document management Extranet Sites Internet sites Content Management System
Core Platform Functionality Sites-A SharePoint Site is a collection of pages, lists, and librariesconfigured for the purpose of achieving an express goal Lists & libraries-Lists and libraries are stored in SharePoint Sites. A Listcan be thought of as a collection of pieces of information Web-parts-Web-parts are sections that can be inserted into Pages inSharePoint sites. These sections are UI Widgets Pages Search
Advantage of SharePoint Many built-in features are available with MOSS which can be usedto easily develop complex solutions. Rich Security features which come built in. Integrated with Content Management. Very less efforts required to create basic sites with lot of features. It is quite scalable. OOB Integration with Office products. Rich backup techniques Business process can be integrated with Workflows. Multiple sites can be created with the help of templates.
Disadvantages of SharePoint It is difficult to add custom code in SharePoint. Features and WSPfiles take time. Difficult to solve the problems in development. Creating ASP.net pages is easy then creating web parts. Cost is very high. Performance for ASP.NET apps is much better. 6. Very few expertsare there.
Architecture The SharePoint a n-tier service-oriented Architecture(SOA). It can be scaled down to operate entirely from one machine. It can also be scaled up to be managed across hundreds ofmachines. Architecture Has –• Farms• Web Application• Service Application• Administration and security
System Requirements Server HardwareProcessor 64-bit, four cores.RAM • 4 GB developer or evaluation use.• At least 8 GB for production use in one server or multipleserver farm.Hard Disk 80 GB for system drive, varies for production environmentdepending on application size.
System Requirements Server software -Operating System- Windows Server 2012(64 Bit) Standard, Enterprise, DataCenter, or Web Server.Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) Standard, Enterprise,Data Center, or Web Server.Windows 7 (64-bit) or Windows Vista (64-bit) (for testand development purposes only, requires packagemodification).Database server - Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (64-bit) With Service Pack 1Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (64-bit) R2Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (64-bit) with Service Pack 1and Cumulative Update 2 (Reporting ServicesIntegration requires Cumulative Update 8)Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (64-bit) SP3
System Requirements Supported web browsersSupported web browsers include• Internet Explorer 7 or later: 32-bit versions of this browser are fullysupported; 64-bit versions have limited support. Internet Explorer 9+must run in compatibility mode.• Firefox (latest version): Support• Google Chrome (latest version): Support• Safari (latest version): Support
References Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013 -http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485.aspx, Retrieved 7 April 2013. Application-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_SharePoint, Retrieved 7 April 2013. The SharePoint Wheel-Microsoft SharePoint Book By GeottEvelyn, Retrieved 7 April 2013. Advantage and disadvantages of SharePoint-http://manish-sharepoint.blogspot.in/2008/05 /comparing-sharepoint-server-with-aspnet.html