What is SharePoint?
SharePoint is a platform for collaboration, document sharing, meeting, record management, content management, business intelligence kit. SharePoint marketing tagline is “Business Collaboration Platform for Enterprise and Web”.
Let’s understand SharePoint by an example:
Suppose a project manager was assigned a new project in his organization.
Let’s name this project manager as Mr. A
So Mr. A will send emails to HR and other projects Managers to know following things:
How many resources are free? How many resources are expert in designing, How many are in .Net technology etc.
After that Mr. A will gather his team and will held some meeting, then few email exchange, document sharing via email, telephonic conversations and many more.
Few weeks later Mr. A will have to expand time to search for a particular document, he needs to scribble his email folders, he needs to ask his team mates for a particular things.
Are these work going to give any result? Might be or might not be. To make above work in a smart fashion SharePoint is perfect place.
How Mr. A can manage above works with SharePoint.
Mr. A will search for .Net technology candidate from SharePoint portals. He will held some meetings and will upload documents to SharePoint portals. Mr. A can manage those documents with a version and later any time he can get desired documents in easy way.
He can create a meeting site for daily updates on meetings held. He can create a task list to track tasks.
So SharePoint has made our life easy.
Below is the hierarchy of a SharePoint Environment:
Farm – It is the top level element in SharePoint. It is a collection of servers. Servers could be Front End Server, Web Server or Database Server
Web Application – It is a website in IIS.
Site collection – A group of website
Site Collection has 2 parts –