1. Introduction to SharePoint

What Is SharePoint Development?

In this chapter, we will introduce you to basic SharePoint concepts and give you an overview of the building blocks of SharePoint solutions. Development in SharePoint is an interesting hybrid of several Microsoft technologies and styles of development. For example, when you build a custom web part or custom application page in SharePoint, it will feel very similar to creating a web part or web page with ASP.NET. This may make you think that SharePoint development is just like ASP.NET development. But just when you are feeling confident, you hit the barrier of packaging and deployment. To deploy that web part or web page, you will have to use SharePoint’s packaging and deployment ...

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