Sharepoint 2010 tutorial for Beginners

Lets Start with the most basic question

What is SharePoint 2010 ?

SharePoint 2010 is a business collaboration platform for the Enterprise & the Web that enables you to connect & empower people through an integrated set of rich features. Whether deployed on-premises or as hosted services, SharePoint 2010 helps you cut costs with a unified infrastructure while allowing you to rapidly respond to your business needs. In Short, its a advanced version of SharePoint Server 2007, , where people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish,Use build-in (or Out-of-Box) workflows, Use advanced search capabilities to find documents or people, Share and display external data and lot more...

SharePoint 2010 has inherited a lot from Office 2007. It has a ribbon bar at the top like we have in Office 2007, to perform common tasks related to Site Pages and\or data. SharePoint is a lot user-friendly than SharePoint 2007 and can perform much more tasks in terms of intergration and using external data than SharePoint 2007.

SharePoint 2010 Administration - As you may know SharePoint is a Server and needs administartion, especially when you have a big SharePoint implementation. Administration in SharePoint 2010 include Configuring SharePoint components or i should say Out-of-Box services using Central Administration Web site,manage and monitor your SharePoint farm and use Windows PowerShell. Windows PowerShell is recently introduced to give administrators a better scripting environment that can be used independently or in combination with SharePoint.

SharePoint 2010 for Developers - SharePoint 2010 as in SharePoint 2007 uses a Solution structure to build and deploy components into SharePoint. In addition to the feature and solution package structure it has included some key classes in the the 2010 API's for building powerful business solutions. The 12 hive in SharePoint 2007 is also replaced by 14 hive by adding three new folders (actually it should be 15 hive .. isn't it!). Take a Sneek Peek at the 14 hive structure here

Some of the Introductory Videos

For Administrators :
New in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

For developers :
Get Started Developing on SharePoint 2010


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