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Exploring Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013: New Features & Functions by Penelope Coventry

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Chapter 1. Architectural enhancements

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is built on similar architecture to that of SharePoint 2010; therefore, the architectural scenarios that you will use for SharePoint 2013 have not changed much. There are still web servers, application servers, and Microsoft SQL servers on which data is stored. Logically, a SharePoint farm consists of a number of web applications, and each web application can consist of one or more site collections. A site collection can have one or more sites and can be stored in one content database. A content database can contain more than one site collection. Sites are created from templates and contain lists and libraries.

As the following list indicates, the way you install and manage your SharePoint ...

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