Introduction to SharePoint

No SharePoint book would be complete without an introduction to each of the platforms. The term SharePoint is tossed around quite a bit in general, and at times it can be hard to understand whether a particular discussion applies to your environment. Later in this chapter, in the section Different SharePoint Versions, we give you a high-level summary of each of the available platforms in SharePoint. This section can serve as a reference point if you have questions later in the book about the different platforms we use.

What Is SharePoint?

So what is SharePoint? There are two ways you can look at SharePoint—what it is and what you do with it. Think of the process of building a house. There are many different tools and materials ...

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