What are the previous versions of SharePoint 2013?

The previous two versions are MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010.

How to Install SharePoint 2013?

As SharePoint is a server side software, it requires the Windows Server operating system. You can start with a new installation or use a Virtual Machine. Once you have the Operating System ready, you can download and install SharePoint 2013 from the following link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh973397.aspx.

Hardware Requirements

Following are the core hardware requirements:

  • CPU 64-bit

  • RAM 8 GB

  • HDD 80 GB

Software Requirements

Following are the software requirements:

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 64-bit

  • Internet Information Services 7.5

  • Microsoft .NET 4.5

More detailed information can be found here:http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc262485(office.15).aspx#reqOtherCap

SharePoint Roles

In this article I would like to discuss the various SharePoint Roles. SharePoint Roles and Assignment to people is an essential step towards SharePoint project analysis and implementation.

Following are the most important Roles, I could identify here:

  • SharePoint Architect

  • SharePoint Developer

  • SharePoint Designer

  • SharePoint Administrator

  • SharePoint Trainer

  • SharePoint Power User

  • SharePoint User