Welcome to the world of SharePoint 2013. SharePoint 2013 Production version is released & Live implementations are going on. In this article I would like to re-iterate the features of SharePoint as a whole & advantages of going with it.
What is SharePoint?
In short, SharePoint is a browser-based collaboration, content management & extensible platform from Microsoft. The latest release of the product is SharePoint 2013.
What are the previous versions of SharePoint 2013?
The previous 2 versions are MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010.
What are the advantages of using SharePoint?
Depending on the business perspective the Advantages of SharePoint are many:
How to install SharePoint 2013?
As SharePoint is Server side software, it requires Windows Server operating system. You can start with a new installation or use a Virtual Machine.
Once having the operating system ready, you can download & install SharePoint 2013 from the following link:
Following are the core Hardware Requirements:
1. CPU 64-bit
2. RAM 8 GB
3. HDD 80 GB
Following are the Software Requirements:
1. Windows Server 2012
2. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 64-bit
3. Internet Information Services 7.5
4. Microsoft .Net 4.5
More detailed information can be found here:
In this article we have explored an Overview of SharePoint 2013. In the upcoming articles we can explore more on installation & explore the underlying aspects of SharePoint.