Learning SharePoint - Part 1


This post explains the technical tasks associated with managing & working with SharePoint content. First, we look at the common usage of SharePoint. SharePoint is directly related to customizing the solution as per the business need. SharePoint offers many things, in many different formats. Microsoft provides high-level direction for internal organizations to build the solution structure as per the business requirements.

SharePoint is a solution that provides the features and capabilities to help organizations perform the following:

- Share
- Organize
- Discover
- Build
- Manage

By creating the solution and providing alternate options for sharing and collaboration on data, organizations can enhance the user’s satisfaction and increase productivity. Nowadays, users expect quick, easy & efficient technology used in a self-service fashion to solve their needs. When deployed within an organization, SharePoint provides the platform that satisfied this need.

What is SharePoint?

SharePoint is one of the Leading portal technologies as discussed above. Many organizations implement the SharePoint Solution to satisfy their needs. SharePoint is a part of Microsoft's family and provides extensible, scalable & customizable portal solutions for an organization of any size.

SharePoint consists of tools & Technologies that support the collaboration & sharing of information within teams, throughout the enterprise, and on the web.

The SharePoint total package is a platform on which you can build a business solution to help you better store, share & manage digital information within your organization. Because, you can build a solution with or without code, the average business, users to create, deploy & manage team websites without depending on skilled resources, such as system admin or developer. Using SharePoint components like List, Libraries, Web Parts can transform your website.

SharePoint Platform Versions

SharePoint is available to an organization in two ways:

- On-Premises SharePoint Development
- Office-365 SharePoint Subscription
On-Premises SharePoint Development:

With On-Premises development your organization build, configure & manage its own SharePoint environment. Within on-premises, we can use many different approaches which include maintaining your own data center or hosting offsite data center, patterned with a hosting provider. The main component of this type of environment is that you have full control of the environment and also you can deploy the solution without restraint.

Office-365 SharePoint Subscription:

Office 365 is a shared multi-tenant hosting experience where you can subscribe to SharePoint Services that are hosted & maintained by Microsoft data centers. Microsoft provided some guidelines around the storage space & Development options and you must follow those guidelines within your environment. This is the benefit of arrangements that enables you to quickly and easily take advantage of SharePoint features without having to take extra time to manage & support the environment.

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