Chapter 1. Leveraging the power of SharePoint

This chapter covers

  • What SharePoint is
  • Why you should be using SharePoint
  • What’s new in SharePoint 2010
  • Introduction to SharePoint by creating a Hello World site

Increasing collaboration capabilities has become one of the top priorities of businesses around the world. Imagine emailing a document to a customer with edits and then finding out that they had also been making changes to the document; now you have to merge pages of changes. What if you’re required to work from home because of a snowstorm, and the latest copy of the report you need is accessible only via your desktop at work? Problems with collaboration have caused many lost hours in companies and have therefore become a priority for businesses to resolve.

1.1. Say hi to SharePoint

1.2. SharePoint sample (Hello World)

1.3. Summary

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