Chapter 1. Microsoft SharePoint 2013: A quick tour
This chapter explores Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and what it offers to developers who are creating real-world business solutions. To begin, you will focus on the main features and architecture of SharePoint, as well as the rich set of capabilities the platform provides. Next, you will compare the various SharePoint editions. Finally, you will explore the available developer tools. If you already know SharePoint 2013 or have worked with it, you can probably skip this chapter; however, if you haven’t yet acquired SharePoint at all, or if you are working on previous versions of SharePoint, such as SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint 2010, you should continue on with the tour.
What is SharePoint?