SharePoint Learning - Part 2


This post teaches the basics of SharePoint and is part 2 in the series. The link for part 1 can be found at the bottom of the page. 

Comparing SharePoint different Versions (Types of SharePoint)

For SP On-Premise, you have two options for installation. A third one is O365 cloud-hosted:

- SharePoint Foundation - On-Premises
- SharePoint Server - On-Premises
SharePoint Online (O365) (Fully cloud-hosted)

SharePoint Foundation

SharePoint Foundation provides you basic collaboration features that are included in SharePoint. These features are the foundation required to build standard collaboration & communication solutions within your organization. This primary feature of the SharePoint foundation revolves around document collaboration & management. Below are listed major features of the platform that have been responsible for its wide adoption in business:

- Effective document & task collaboration
- Reduced Implementation & Deployment resources
- Better control of your organization’s important business data
- Web usage for collaboration
- Solution for organizations that need a secure, manageable and web-based collaboration platform.

SharePoint Server

SharePoint Server extends upon what is available in Foundation by including additional feature sets that provide a richer, more advanced collection of features that you can utilize in your organization’s solutions. Some of these additional features are described in the following list:

- Advanced Search
Web Content Management
- Enterprise services
- Business connectivity service
- Social Networking & computing
- Record Management

SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online (O365) is a fully cloud-hosted model for SharePoint. It is the alternate option to hosting your own farm (server) in your own on-premises data center. Below refers to the features of SharePoint online:

The options for licensing SharePoint Online through Office 365: ( compare-plans.aspx).
- Great place to develop rich applications (both SharePoint hosted and cloud-hosted app).
There are .NET applications that you build using C# or Visual Basic and then deploy into SharePoint, such as. WSPs or.APPs. There are lighter-weight apps such as HTML5 and JavaScript apps that you can also deploy.
As a developer, you have the capability to customize any of the SharePoint editions, whether it is SharePoint foundation, SharePoint Server or SharePoint Online
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