SharePoint Interview Questions

SharePoint Interview Questions

  • What is SharePoint?

SharePoint is an enterprise collaborative web platform developed by Microsoft. SharePoint provides the advantage of rapid solutions development through reusable components like:

Document management
Record management
Collaboration
Search
Business Intelligence
Workflows
Extensibility
Security

In the core SharePoint is built on ASP.NET/ISAPI with backend supported by SQL Server. The previous version of SharePoint 2010 was SharePoint 2007 and the successor is SharePoint 2013.

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  • What are the 3 editions of SharePoint 2010?

There are 3 editions for SharePoint 2010

Foundation
Server Standard
Server Enterprise
SharePoint foundation is a freed edition having document management and collaboration features.

SharePoint server standard is built on top of SharePoint foundation and involves business level functionalities.

SharePoint server enterprise is built on top of server standard and targets large enterprises.

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  • What are the advantages of using SharePoint?

SharePoint provides skill, cost & time advantages. For IT professionals, SharePoint provides development of web sites, lists & libraries. There is lot of flexibility in customization and security aspects. In forms management side SharePoint supports InfoPath. Thus the skill of IT Professional can be used instead of a developer.

For developers, SharePoint provides extensibility through programming. Creation of web parts for user interfaces, integration of Logic through workflows in some of the aspect where SharePoint infrastructure supports rapid application development.

In the time & cost advantage side, for example a CRUD (Create/Read/Update/Delete) form in ASP.NET takes 8 hours to produce & deploy, the same can be done in SharePoint within 5 minutes.

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  • What are the Document Management Features of SharePoint 2010?

Document Storage
Document Versioning
Document Check in / Check out
Client Side Intergration
Document Set support
Document ID Integration
Co- Authoring
Content Type Hub
MMS (Managed Metadata Service)

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  • What are the Record Management features of SharePoint 2010?

The records management features are

Records Center & In – Place Records
Content Type Organization
MMS (Managed Metadata Service)
Content Approval Policy
Record Hold Policy
Record Retention Policies
Notification Systems
Integrated Search
These features can be applied to Document Management too

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  • Can we install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7?

Yes. The SharePoint foundation version can be installed on client operating systems like windows 7, windows 8 etc.
There are some restrictions like window 7 professional editions are required to support the Authentication infrastructure of SharePoint 2010.
Installing on client operation system supports development of components against SharePoint 2010.

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  • What are Cumulative Updates and why it is needed?

They are periodic release of software updates for SharePoint. It contains hot fixes and support issues being fixed since the last cumulative update release.

We need to install the latest cumulative update based on the SharePoint edition to ensure the full functionality of SharePoint with hot fixes.

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  • Why I should go for SharePoint instead of other frameworks?

It purely depends on the problem you are trying to solve. For example if your project is having document management features then SharePoint can provide some ready solutions using its Document Management feature.

If you have requirements for lot of form creation & deployment in the solution life cycle, then SharePoint could address it using the Records Management feature.

If you have crate more sophisticated security aspects like windows authentication & role based authorization then the SharePoint security aspects could address it.

In these sense the cost of creating a new solution with or without SharePoint has to be evaluated and depending on the advantage side SharePoint could be chosen.

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  • What are the Enterprise content Management features of SharePoint 2010?

Following are some of the few ECM features in SharePoint 2010:

Document Management
Records Management
Document ID Service
Co – Authoring
Approval workflows
Document workspace
Managed Metadata Service
Content Type Hub

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  • What are 14 hive folders?

The base folder for SharePoint binaries and 14 represents the version of SharePoint 2010.
The location is on drive: for SharePoint 2007 the folder was 12 and named 12 HIVE folders.

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  • What are the Collaboration features of SharePoint 2010?

Following are some of the few collaboration features of SharePoint 2010:

Blogs
Wikis
Meeting Workspaces
Email & Messages
Document Tagging

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  • What is Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server?

MS SharePoint Portal Server is an integrated suite from server side, to help improve organizational effectiveness with the help of providing
comprehensive content management.
enterprise search.
accelerating shared business processes.
facilitating information sharing across boundaries.
Provides platform which includes server administration, application extensibility and interoperability for IT professionals.

  • What are zones?

Different logical paths (URLs meaning) of gaining access to the same SharePoint Web application.
Five Zones :
Internet Zone
Intranet
Default
Extranet
Custom
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  • What is Windows SharePoint Services?

Creation of websites for information sharing and document collaboration will be enabled by Windows SharePoint Services. It provides additional functionality for MS Office system and other desktop applications. It also supports like a platform for the development of applications.

  • How is SharePoint Portal Server different from the Site Server?

Web site creation for information sharing and document collaboration is treated as services by SharePoint Portal Server.
SharePoint server services are key information worker infrastructure that provides additional functionality to the MS Office system applications. Site Server:
Manages websites with multiple technologies
Content management, product management, order processing , advertisement serving are some of the functionality.
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  • Why should a Company Migrate to SharePoint 2013?

Microsoft has added some Incredible features to SharePoint 2013 that can be of huge benefit to all the Companies that use SharePoint on a large scale. Most of the new Features are Introduced for Improving SharePoint Performance (for both Browser and SQL) and to enhance the famous Web Content Management Capabilities.There is an Improvement for all – end users, developers and IT administrators.

  • What are Features of SharePoint?

Communities : The new version of SharePoint allows users to work together in different ways. Microsoft has enhanced the social feature of SharePoint 2007 in SharePoint 2010 and has made it look better. Communities allow people to collaborate in groups, share knowledge, and find information on various topics easily.
Content : SharePoint content shifts SharePoint 2010 from a departmental solution to an enterprise solution. There has been massive improvement in content wherein users can add a significant number of documents to SharePoint. They can even use external data storage options to store more data.
Search : Microsoft SharePoint 2010 has acquired FAST search server, which improves the search tremendously for users. Now, users not only can search for content, but also people. User can opt for better language options with thumbnails and previews. User can even sort out the search queries and study similar search to get relevant search results.
Insights : With the help of SharePoint insights, users can access information through different data sources like dashboards, scorecards, reports and more. To help users, Microsoft has introduced performance point server to the SharePoint platform. It is also known as Performance point services for SharePoint. It helps users discover right people and expertise to make better business decisions.
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  • What are the Hardware and Software requirements for SharePoint 2010.

Hardware requirements : Processor 64-bit, four-core, 2.5 GHz minimum per core.
RAM 4 GB for developer or evaluation use, 8 GB for single server and multiple server farm installation for production use.
Hard disk 80 GB for installation
For production use, the users need additional free disk space for day-to-day operations. Add twice as much free space as the users have RAM for production environments.
Software requirements : The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Standard with SP2. If the users are running Windows Server 2008 without SP2, the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies 2010 Preparation Tool installs Windows Server 2008 SP2 automatically.

  • Why is it required to use sandbox solution in sharepoint?

The sandbox solution allows easy deployable and reusable packages to be used that consist of features, site definitions and many more functionalities. The sandbox solution can be enabled and disabled manually by going and changing from the settings. The solution can be deployed on the server. The sandbox allows the restriction to be put where the execution of the environment allows certain resources to be enabled and kept into the sandbox without affecting the rest of the server. Sandbox solutions can’t affect the whole server as they are not used to deploy at the administrative level. It can be deployed on a site with the administrator permissions using the site collection. Only the administrator is allowed to configure the sandboxed solutions that are related to settings like load balancing, tiers, quotas and resource points, etc.

  • What are the Hardware and Software requirements for SharePoint 2010.

Hardware requirements : Processor 64-bit, four-core, 2.5 GHz minimum per core.
RAM 4 GB for developer or evaluation use, 8 GB for single server and multiple server farm installation for production use.
Hard disk 80 GB for installation
For production use, the users need additional free disk space for day-to-day operations. Add twice as much free space as the users have RAM for production environments.
Software requirements : The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Standard with SP2. If the users are running Windows Server 2008 without SP2, the Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies 2010 Preparation Tool installs Windows Server 2008 SP2 automatically.
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