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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Web Applications The Complete Reference by Charlie Holland

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CHAPTER 1 The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Platform

So what is SharePoint? And more important, what is the SharePoint 2010 Platform and how can it be used to develop applications?

The SharePoint product has been around for some time, with the first version being released in 2001 as SharePoint Portal Server 2001. Things have moved on a bit since then. Following the acquisition of NCompass Labs, a content management system (CMS) vendor, Microsoft launched a new product, Content Management Server 2001. In 2003, Microsoft launched SharePoint Portal Server 2003 as well as an updated version of Content Management Server. These products were ultimately combined to become Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) in late 2006.

While this was going ...

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