SharePoint 2010 Tutorial for beginners

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What is SharePoint 2010 ?

Unlike, SharePoint 2007,  SharePoint 2010 is powerful and has got new capabilities which makes it a self contained application framework. In addition to sharing documents, creating workflows, creating team websites etc..,  Microsoft has now added some advanced collaboration and Search features which makes the portal desirable for both intranet and internet websites for a company.  SharePoint 2010 has inherited a lot from Office 2007. It has a ribbon bar at the top like we have in Office 2007, to perform common tasks related to Site Pages and\or data. SharePoint 2010 is a lot user-friendly than SharePoint 2007 and can perform much more tasks in terms of intergration and using external data than SharePoint 2007.

Why Use SharePoint?

The capabilities of SharePoint 2010 work together to help your company quickly respond to changing business needs. Using SharePoint 2010, people can share documents, data records (items in sharepoint) and their expertise to implement business flow. Developers can also create custom solutions for specific needs, and can also access data stored on various other LOB’s. SharePoint 2010 also helps you cut training and maintenance costs, save time and effort, and focus on higher business priorities. It also includes FAST Search server 2010 which will give you a rich people and data search experience.

Key Features in SharePoint 2010 –

1. New User Interface including new Ribbon
2. Silverlight Web Parts
3. Rich Theming
4. Business Connectivity Services (the evolution of the Business Data Catalog)
5. Service architecture.
6. Multiple Browser Support
5. Visio Services
7. Access Services.
8. Creating Custom solutions with SharePoint Designer 2010
9. Rich Media Support (Media WebParts).
and lot more….

SharePoint 2010 Administration –

As you may know SharePoint is a Server and needs administration, especially when you have a big SharePoint implementation. Administration in SharePoint 2010 include Configuring SharePoint components or i should say Out-of-Box services using Central Administration Web site,manage and monitor your SharePoint farm and use Windows PowerShell. Windows PowerShell is recently introduced to give administrators a better scripting environment that can be used independently or in combination with SharePoint.

SharePoint 2010 for Developers –

SharePoint 2010 like SharePoint 2007 uses a Solution structure to build and deploy components into SharePoint. In addition to the feature and solution package structure it has included some key classes in the the 2010 API’s for building powerful client side solutions. You can also experience a good integration with silverlight and a new improved model for accessing external data. 12 hive is now called 14 hive and it includes four new directories to support the new development structure. In addition to this a new office like Ribbon has also been added for a great UI. See the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Tutorial for more Details. Also, Check Out the complete Object model tutorial @ Sharepoint 2010 Object model Tutorial and 14 Hive Directories.

The SharePoint 2010 Video Tutorial can also be found @ SharePoint 2010 Video Tutorial along with the advanced development tutorial @SharePoint 2010 Development Tutorial Videos.

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