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Q-1: What is SharePoint?
Microsoft often defines SharePoint as a business collaboration platform. In other way its is also a rich framework for developing business collaboration solutions. SharePoint is a platform for building websites, both intranet and internet web sites.
It is a collaboration platform for users, customers or whoever using the SharePoint web site.
Q-2: What is the minimum software and hardware requirements to install SharePoint 2010?
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, but for development purpose you can install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Vista SP1/SP2. All operating system should be 64 bit.
Database: SharePoint 2010 requires database of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or R2. Also all should be 64bit.
Application Server: SharePoint 2010 requires IIS7 +.
.Net Framework: SharePoint 2010 requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and SP1 is preferable.
Q-3: What are SharePoint 2010 main features?
Sites: Ribbon UI, SharePoint Workspace, SharePoint Mobile etc.
Communities: Tagging, Tag Cloud, Rating, Social Networking feature, My Sites, Blogs and Wikis, My Profile etc.
Content: Enterprise content type, Metadata and navigation, Document sets, Remote BLOG Storage, Audio and Video Content types, List Enhancements etc.
Search: FAST Search integration, Social Relevance.
Insights: Excel services, Visio services, web analytics, SQL server integration etc.
Composites: Business Connectivity Services, Info path form services, External lists, Workflows, SharePoint designers, Visual studio, REST etc.
Q-4: What is SharePoint Central Administration?
This is designed to administer and monitor a SharePoint server farm. Here you can configure servers and servers’ roles, define farm topology, and create new web applications and Site Collections. This basically a SharePoint site.
The main features included here are: Application Management, Monitoring, Security, General Application Settings, System Settings, Back Up and Restore, Upgrade and Migration and Configuration wizard.
Q-5: What is a Site collection and Web application?
A Site Collection is a logical container that holds a set of websites, hosted in a web application. If you want to publish internet or intranet web site then you need at least a web application and one site collection.
To create a new Site Collection we need a parent web application.
Q-6: What are the site templates available in SharePoint?
There are 5 different site templates available in SharePoint 2010, from which you can create sites. And They are:
Collaboration: It has templates for Team Site, Blank Site, Document Workspace, Blog, Group Work Site etc.
Meetings: It has templates for Basic Meeting Workspace, Blank Meeting Workspace, Decision Meeting Workspace, Social Meeting Workspace, and Multipage Meeting Workspace.
Enterprise: It has templates for Document Center, Records Center, PowerPoint Broadcast Site, Business Intelligence Center, Enterprise Search Center, My Site Host, Basic Search Center, and FAST Search Center.
Publishing: It has templates for Publishing Portal and Enterprise Wiki Custom: Here you can define your own custom templates.
Q-7: What is a SharePoint list?
Everything is stored in SharePoint in form of List. They are similar to database. List have item, fields and Views.
Items are like a row in a table. Fields are like columns in a database table. Views displays information from List.
Q-8: How to create a SharePoint List in browser in SharePoint 2010?
To create a SharePoint 2010 list go to Site Actions-> then click on More -> Then you can select the type of list you want to create including custom list also.