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Getting started with SharePoint 15
SharePoint 15 (a.k.a) SharePoint 2013 is the next version of SharePoint 2010 with lot of new features/improvements. It's still in Beta stage and available for Evaluation. Like SharePoint 2010, the SharePoint 15 also has 3 versions/types.

  • SharePoint Foundation 2013 : The Foundation available at free of cost.
  • SharePoint Server 2013 : Foundation + Enterprise Features
  • SharePoint Online 2013 : SharePoint Server Internet/Online version.
In this list, SharePoint Foundation is the core platform with limited features and can be downloaded/installed for free. SharePoint Server is installed on top of Foundation and provide Enterprise features. SharePoint Online is online version of SharePoint with few limitations.

What is SharePoint 15?
SharePoint is a Collboration Platform and SharePoint 15 is the latest version by Microsoft. To know more about SharePoint, check this post.

What I need to install/work with SharePoint 15?
SharePoint 15 hardware and software requirements are given below.

Hardware

    ArchitectureRAMProcessorHard disk space
    SharePoint Foundation only on Single server with SQL Server installed8 GB 64-bit, Quad core80 GB
    SharePoint Server on Single server with SQL Server installed 8 GB for Dev/Evaluation
    24 GB for Production
    64-bit, Quad core80 GB
    SharePoint Server on Three-tier Farm 12 GB64-bit, Quad core80 GB

Software
  • Windows Server
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (64 bit) Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (64 bit) Standard, or Datacenter.
  • SQL Server
    • SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (64 bit)
    • SQL Server 2012 (64 bit)

What are new capabilities in SharePoint 15?
As mentioned above, SharePoint 15 is improved version of SharePoint 2010. Here the improvements and new capabilities.

  1. Cache Service
  2. Request Management
  3. Sharing
  4. Shredded Storage
  5. SQL Improvements
  6. Themes
For those who worked on SharePoint 2010, it's easy to work on SharePoint 15. If you are new to SharePoint, then please get to know SharePoint 2010.

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posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 11:24 AM

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# re: Getting Started with SharePoint 15 2/24/2014 10:44 AM shuurei
With the latest version, with new features, this tool has been a useful stuff in most of my projects. - James Cullem


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