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Pro SharePoint 2010 Administration by Robert Garrett

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What Is SharePoint?

What exactly is SharePoint? Ask anyone in the know and you will likely get a different flavor of answer to this question—it is kind of like asking “What do potatoes taste like?” It all depends on whom you ask and how you cook them. The following quote is from the Microsoft SharePoint web site (http://sharepoint.microsoft.com):

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint 2010, your people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions

That statement is somewhat vague, so I shall try to distill the answer to our question. The very core of SharePoint is a web-based collaborative ...

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