In this chapter, we looked at how SharePoint is configured on a server. We looked at how the various parts build on top of existing technologies in the Microsoft stack, including ASP.NET, SQL Server, and IIS. We also examined the various parts of SharePoint from the web application to site collections and SharePoint sites and webs. We then compared how this matches up to existing ASP.NET frameworks.
Next, we looked at how to set up the development environment for SharePoint, and what was needed to build SharePoint sites for Windows Phone 7.
Finally, we saw how to create a custom SharePoint site template and use it to create a new site based on that template.
In the next chapter, we will take a deeper dive into a site and customize the lists ...