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SharePoint 2013 For Dummies by Ken Withee

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Chapter 1

Getting to Know SharePoint 2013

In This Chapter

arrow Gaining a general understanding of SharePoint

arrow Exploring how the product is put together

arrow Getting familiar with SharePoint concepts

arrow Seeing how SharePoint works at a fundamental level

When I first heard about SharePoint, I just didn’t get it. What the heck was this new thing called SharePoint? I knew it was a Microsoft product that was supposed to do lots of things, but I just couldn’t figure out exactly what it was or how to get started working with it.

Well, after years of working with SharePoint, I have finally figured a few things out. SharePoint is indeed a Microsoft product and it is definitely capable of doing lots of things. In fact, SharePoint can do more things than you could ever imagine. And therein lies the problem. If you ask ten people what SharePoint does, you’re very likely to get ten different answers. SharePoint has such a depth to it that it’s hard to get your head around it.

In this chapter, I help you see the SharePoint big picture. You discover how SharePoint works and gain understanding on exactly what ...

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