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What is Sharepoint and Sharepoint Server


Microsoft SharePoint is a family of software products developed by Microsoft for collaboration, file sharing and web publishing. This family of products include: Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation, Microsoft Search Server, Microsoft SharePoint Designer and Microsoft SharePoint Workspace.

 


A SharePoint Server is a server manufactured by the Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint 2010, organisation people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions.


 


SharePoint Server works with Microsoft IIS web server to produce sites intended for collaboration, file sharing, social networking and web publishing. SharePoint server farms can host web sites, portals, intranets, extranets, Internets, web content management systems, search engine, wikis, blogs, social networking, business intelligence, workflow as well as providing a framework for web application development.


 


Why Use SharePoint?


* To make company quickly respond to changing business needs.


* people in organisation can share ideas and expertise fastly


* find correct business information  to make better decisions.


* Find appropriate people with expertise and talent to execute these decisions.


* Helps to cut training and maintenance costs by circulating multimedia training sessions.


* Saves time and effort


* Scalable platform


 


SharePoint 2010 capabilities


Following are some hightlighted capabilities of Sharepoint Server


 


Sites


SharePoint 2010 Sites provides a single infrastructure for all organisation’s business Web sites. Share documents with colleagues, manage projects with partners, and publish information to customers. SharePoint sites are, functionally, ASP.NET 2.0 web applications that are served using IIS and a SQL Server database as a data storage back end. SharePoint can be used to create sites from Internet to extranet sites through, Intranet Portals, blogs, wikis, to team sites. Provides Web Edit, allowing easy customization of the sites. Sites enables users to obtain access to a personalized view of the information that's relevant to them. Sites has a Public view and a Private view. Users are able to determine the permissions on various pieces of information that are in a Site and select whether their colleagues, manager, or everyone in the organization can see each piece of information.


 


Composites


Build no-code solutions to rapidly respond to business needs by using SharePoint 2010 Composites which offers tools and components for creating do-it-yourself business solutions. Composites are intended to accelerate the process of solution production through easy to use WYSWYG tools. Composites allow users to create solutions to business problems in graphic tools without having to create or compile code by hand. Composites will allow users to share their solutions with other users on the SharePoint Server farm.


 


Insights


Insights provide the business intelligence for taking appropriate actions in a fast pace environment. When a user works through the Web portal in SharePoint, searching for information is fast. The organization's IT administration can determine what kind of business critical information is available to each user according to the user's profile and role.


 


Communities


SharePoint 2010 Communities delivers great collaboration tools and a single platform to manage them. Make it easy for people to share ideas and work together the way they want.  Workers in the organization achieve results through collaborative projects. They interact about work on common electronic sheets, including documents, task lists, schedules, wikis and blogs. Work teams can also manage workflow by building the SharePoint Server to fit the internal business processes.


 


Content


SharePoint 2010 Content makes content management easy. Set up compliance measures ”behind the scenes”—with features like document types, retention polices, and automatic content sorting—and then let people work naturally in Microsoft Office. Content management shifts  the organization works with many types of content, such as documents, computer files, audio, video, Web pages and graphics. Results in  paper less document management with   fast information transmission, good collaboration among employees.


 


Search


SharePoint 2010 Search allows to find accurate information  from cluttered stack of information. Gives relevant, latest information from bulk data. Also allows to find the right persons for a task easily.


 


 


User Interface


While SharePoint users can access SharePoint functionality through multiple methods, the primary user interface is a web-based application accessed through a browser. The majority of SharePoint's functionality is supported across all major desktop web browsers - however, some minor features are restricted to the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer 8. Notably, Internet Explorer 6 is not supported.


SharePoint can also be accessed through: a Windows-based synchronised desktop client, Windows 7 Federated Search, WebDAV "Internet folders" (i.e. via Windows Explorer), Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office 2010, and other third party applications.


 


 


Architecture


1) Good architecture around microsoft dot net platform and sharepoint foundation SDK


Microsoft SharePoint Server is composed of three major tiers:


    * Web Front End role which processes HTTP requests to the Server;


    * An application layer which provides such features as Search and Excel Services;


    * A dedicated Microsoft SQL Server data storage.


2) Frequent updates and security fixes.


3) SharePoint comes in several forms. Microsoft explains that SharePoint Server provides the technology while Windows SharePoint Services provides the platform. One can buy SharePoint Designer 2007 to customize websites to meet their needs.


 


 


Related Technologies


 


Microsoft Search Server


Microsoft Search Server, an enterprise search platform, builds on the search capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint Server. MOSS search provides the ability to search metadata attached to documents. A free version, Search Server 2008 Express, is also available. The Express edition features the same feature-set as the commercial edition, including no limitation on the number of files indexed. However, the free version is limited to a stand-alone installation and cannot be scaled out to a cluster.


 


Microsoft SharePoint Foundation


It is a free SDK for developing applications around Sharepoint environment based on dotnet platform.


 


SharePoint Farm


A group of SharePoint Servers can be joined in to a server farm. Different servers can be provided different roles, or sets of roles can be shared by a single server or servers in the farm. For example in SharePoint 2010 one or more servers can be dedicated to crawling content to create the search index. All servers in a farm are joined by sharing a common instance of SQL Server.


 


Microsoft SharePoint Designer


Microsoft SharePoint Designer is a specialized web page editor for designing SharePoint sites and end-user workflows for SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation sites. SharePoint Designer also allows developers to manipulate data from SharePoint or external sources (such as Microsoft SQL Server) without coding directly against the .NET Framework.


 


Awards


In 2008, the Gartner Group put SharePoint in the "leaders" quadrant in three of its Magic Quadrants (for Search, Portals, and enterprise content management).


 


Limitations


Runs only on Microsoft Windows Servers and requires Asp.Net installed.


Current SharePoint 2010 was developed on ASP.NET 3.5 and is not compatible with latest version ASP.NET ie. version4.


SharePoint can only work with Microsoft SQL Server


Widely used web browser IE6 not supported.


 


 


Criticisms


lack of well-integrated tools for developers. In latest Visual Studio 2010, microsoft has put efforts to solve it.


Complex customized software architecture that differs significantly from those of other ASP.NET-based web applications


 


The Total Economic Impact of SharePoint Server 2010 


can be read from here http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9730143.

Microsoft Sharepoint Server Videos from Youtube

Tutorial 1 :- What is sharepoint 2010 , sharepoint foundation 2010 and sharepoint server 2010 ?


In this video we will understand what is sharepoint 2010 , differences between sharepoint foundation and sharepoint server 2010 and finally we will try to understand the different software and hardware requirements for sharepoint 2010. For more such videos visit www.questpond.com


Installaing MOSS Microsoft Office SharePoint Server


How to install a stand alone sharepoint environment. www.baltimoresug.org


Office SharePoint Server 2007 Demo: Display KPIs in a dashboard


See more Microsoft Office SharePoint Server demos at office.microsoft.com In this demo, which builds upon Demo: Add KPIs to your SharePoint site www.youtube.com , you will see how to create a dashboard page on a Report Center site and how to add a KPI Web Part to the dashboard page to display KPIs. You will also see how to add a KPI Details Web Part to a dashboard to display detailed information about a specific individual indicator.


Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 - How To - Versioning


In Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 you have the ability to have Major Versions and Minor Versions (drafts). This shows how to Publish Major Versions and Unpublish to Minor Versions all in Internet Explorer. The IE version used for this was Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0.


SharePoint Server 2007 Demo: Enable Excel Services


See more server demos at office.microsoft.com You can use Excel Calculation Services to handle processor-intensive calculations from your Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 team site and to control access to external data.


SharePoint: Designing InfoPath Forms for Workflows


Related code examples: msdn.microsoft.com Learn how to design Microsoft Office InfoPath forms for workflows in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.


SharePoint Architecture Document Planning for 2010


You have the SharePoint software ready to install, Whoa tiger! Did you take the time to create even a basic one page architecture document? Preview a sample SharePoint architecture document.


PowerPivot for SharePoint: PowerPivot Data Refresh in SharePoint


PowerPivot for SharePoint Architecture Part 3 of 4: PowerPivot Data Refresh in SharePoint. Lee Graber, Senior Software Developer, presents in this series from Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. Produced by Heidi Steen, edited by Michele Hart, and shot by Ed Price, Technical Writers at Microsoft. Part 1: User Identity Fundamentals for Server Administrators: youtube.com Part 2: Security Context of PowerPivot Connections in a Farm: youtube.com Part 3: PowerPivot Data Refresh in SharePoint: youtube.com Part 4: Using PowerPivot Workbooks as a Data Source: youtube.com CONTACT INFORMATION: Ed Price: twitter.com


SharePoint: Creating Custom Enterprise Search Web Parts


Related code examples: msdn.microsoft.com Learn how to create a custom Enterprise Search Web Part in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.


Planning a Successful Microsoft SharePoint Portal


For more information: www.dmcinfo.com Beginning a Microsoft SharePoint Portal implementation is exciting, as it holds great promise to deliver value to everyone in your organization. To make your SharePoint Portal project a success, it's important to do some up front planning. In this video blog, I describe some key factors to closely consider when planning your SharePoint Portal. Functional Planning: Features - Collaboration, Business Processes, Content Management, Search, Web 2.0, and KPIs/Dashboards Versions - SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Foundation, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0), and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) Portal Taxonomy - Site map and structure to make it easy to find content on your SharePoint Portal Technical Planning: SharePoint Farm Architecture - Single-server or Multi-server farm; Failover and redundancy Technical Infrastructure - Hardware sizing; SQL Server Express or Standard; 32-bit or 64-bit Implementation Planning: Resources - Project Manager, Business Analyst, SharePoint Developer; Internal or External leadership? Cost - Software licensing, Hardware infrastructure, and External labor Schedule - Phased or Big-bang; 6 weeks or 6 months


Server Object Model in SharePoint 2010 - bestsharepointtraining.com


For More Videos: www.bestdotnettraining.com This tutorial will help to Understand Server Object Model. The following topics will be covered Microsoft SharePoint Foundation offers a highly structured server-side object model that makes it easy to access objects that represent the various aspects of a SharePoint Web site. From higher-level objects, you can drill down through the object hierarchy to obtain the object that contains the members you need to use in your code. 1. Using Microsoft.SharePoint.DLL 2. Site Architecture and Object Overview 3. SPWebApplication, SPSite, SPWeb, SPList and more... 4. Sample Programs to understand the Object Model For More info visit: www.bestsharepointtraining.com


SharePoint: Creating a Custom Approval Workflow Using SharePoint Designer 2007


Related code examples: msdn.microsoft.com Learn how to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer to create codeless workflows for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that can be attached to SharePoint lists.


Office SharePoint Server 2007 Demo: Deploy a form template


See more server demos at office.microsoft.com Now you can enable users to fill out Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 forms by using a Web browser, which makes your forms more accessible to a wider audience. This demo steps through the process an IT Administrator can use to verify, upload, and activate an administrator-approved form template on a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site


Using Visio Services with a SharePoint Server 2010 List


This video describes how to use Visio Services to display a data-refreshable web drawing that is connected to a SharePoint list. Business intelligence scenarios and solutions - technet.microsoft.com Plan for Visio Services (SharePoint Server 2010) - technet.microsoft.com Visio Graphics Service administration (SharePoint Server 2010) - technet.microsoft.com


Installing Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007


This video demonstrates the installation of Microsoft Office SharePoint (MOSS) 2007


70-630 Sharepoint Server 2007 Tutorial


Site: www.learnsmartsystems.com Facebook www.facebook.com Twitter: www.twitter.com This 70-630 Training video is from Windows Sharepoint Server 2007 LearnSmart Video Training.


Pros and Cons of the MOSS Platform by Toby Ward, Prescient Digital Media


Video interview of Intranet Consultant and Writer Toby after his presentation on IntraTeam Event 2009 Toby was very tired and jetlagged. The interview is made by Jonas Løvstad, www.Arkena.com


April 14, 2011 - Using InfoPath 2010 & SharePoint Designer 2010 to Manage List Forms - Part 1


From the CPT Webinar Series: www.criticalpathtraining.com SharePoint Designer has been a great tool to customize SharePoint list forms for a long time. Now in SharePoint 2010, you can use InfoPath 2010 to customize the forms as well. What's the difference? Why should you use one tool over the other for this purpose? This session shows how each functionality works and explores the pros and cons of using each method to customize your SharePoint list forms.


How to Install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on SBS 2003


Visit LearnItFirst, our new channel with over 100 videos! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Still running on SharePoint 2.0 but want to run SharePoint 3.0? In this video you will be learning how to do a parallel installation of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on Small Business Server 2003. Highlights from this video: * In-Place upgrade vs Parallel upgrade and their impact * Beginning the installation * Using the configuration wizard


How to synchronize Microsoft Outlook with a Microsoft SharePoint server


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Workflow in SharePoint 2010: How It Works, What It Entails, and How To Get Started With It


For more information please visit www.nintex.com Mike Fitzmaurice, Nintex Vice President of Product Technology, presented this webinar in September 2011, as part of the European SharePoint Conference Webinar Series. It covers the fundamentals of SharePoint workflow including architecture, terminology and examples created using Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2010. Mike also explains site workflows, reusable workflows, association columns and activities.


integration between SharePoint and Windows HPC Server - - Raybiztech.com - Sharepoint Consulting


This webcast is for Architects, Technical Decision Makers and Business Decision Makers. In this webcast we will explore the benefits of Integration with SharePoint and Microsoft HPC Server 2008. We will also walk through a demo of the Windows HPC Pack 2008: SharePoint integration Sample and discuss how you can jumpstart your project to integrate SharePoint and Windows HPC Server 2008. Presenter: Saptak Sen, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation Saptak Sen is currently a Senior Product Manager in Microsoft Technical Computing team. Before his current role he was with Developer & Platform Evangelism team and Microsoft Consulting Services team helping customers and partners solve high scalability challenges. He was been with Microsoft Corporation for over nine years.-Courtsey MSN Channel9


Microsoft Office 2007 Home & Student - Free Download


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SharePoint As An Internet Social Platform


While heading to Pittsburgh for a two day client architectural design session I put out a call for questions folks wanted me to field from the road. One such question centered around SharePoint, Social, and the Internet. The reader understood that SharePoint Server 2010 has lots of social features for use within a corporate firewall as an Intranet site but had questions around it use on the Internet. Specifically, they wanted to know if SharePoint was an appropriate social platform for the Internet. In this episode of Michael on the Go I address the question of SharePoint As An Internet Social Platform. I discuss some of the features that make SharePoint a great choice for rendering an interactive social presence. Then I show an example of a lively, interactive, engaging social site built on SharePoint.


OSIsoft: Describe IIS and the SharePoint Exception. v2.2


To understand the architecture, setup, troubleshooting etc. of RtWebParts you need to understand parts of IIS (Internet Information Services) and SQL Server. For example, sometimes you may stop and restart IIS when you are troubleshooting RtWebParts. At youtube.com you can see where this video is in the sequence of videos on this topic. Ifyou are a subscriber to our Virtual Learning Lab Environment at learning.osisoft.com you can log in to your own personal PI System to use for practice and testing. Video content is copyright of OSIsoft, LLC - 2011. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than for your personal and non-commercial use.


Using My Site in Share Point Server 2007


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Report Catalog for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 by Extended Results, Inc.


Extended Result's Enterprise Reporting Catalog Server provides easy access to your library of reports with the ability to easily configure any associated metadata for customizable searching. This beautiful interface simplifies the task of finding the most current and accurate information for your business users. Reports from a variety of systems can be displayed within an easy to use viewer with many systems allowing for additional export, print and report detail features. In ONE place, enterprise wide, you can find reports simply and quickly without having to do a major integration project.


Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers


An online backup server that covers a wide range of servers and services, this latest version includes the ability to protect Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange servers, VMware Infrastructure, and other sophisticated environments. We tested Version 12.5 on a small test network with Windows Server 2008 and Mac and Windows clients. Requirements: Windows 2000/2003/2008 Servers, Price: $995 for one license, additional agents varies in price from $395 to $3195, depending on what you need to backup. Symantec Corp. symantec.com Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014 Pros: -- Easy to setup and operate -- Free 60 day trial helps you test out the service and become familiar with its operation -- Granular Recovery Technology allows easy restoration of accidentally deleted files, emails, or documents. -- VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual server data protection that is easy to manage -- Integrated online backup for flexible off-site data protection Cons: --Some of the menus are a bit densely packed, such as the Job Setup screens -- This is not a product for single server environments (there is a separate version for Microsofts Small Business Server that is more appropriate)


Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 First Outlook Clinic


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