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Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform - Second Edition by Gregor Noriskin, Dmitri Olechko, Andre Dovgal

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Core concepts and capabilities of SharePoint

As mentioned before, SharePoint should be viewed as a platform rather than a product, and as such, offers an architect an extensive toolbox of capabilities and services that can be used as or in a solution. Understanding those capabilities and services, and how they can be composed, is key to getting the most out of SharePoint. The following section describes many, though not all, of the core concepts and capabilities of the SharePoint platform. This section also indicates the specific SharePoint APIs that are available for programmatically accessing each entity or capability. The broader SharePoint APIs are described in a later section.

SharePoint web applications

A SharePoint web application is the ...

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