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Sharepoint Interview Questions Answers

Sharepoint Interview Questions Answers

Question - 1 : - Why do the workspace virtual directories show the error “stop sign” symbol in the IIS snap-in?

Answer - 1 : - If World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC) starts before Microsoft Exchange Information Store (MSExchangeIS), “stop sign” symbols appear under the Default Web Site folder of the Internet Information Services console in Microsoft Management Console (MMC). There is a dependency between the local paths of the SharePoint Portal Server virtual directories and the MSExchangeIS. You must start MSExchangeIS first, followed by W3SVC. Complete the following steps to prevent the stop signs from appearing each time you restart: # Change the Startup type for W3SVC to Manual. # Restart the server. The MSExchangeIS service starts automatically. # Start W3SVC.

Question - 2 : - Who is Office SharePoint Server 2007 designed for?

Answer - 2 : - Office SharePoint Server 2007 can be used by information workers, IT administrators, and application developers. is designed

Question - 3 : - Can each user have access to their own calendar?

Answer - 3 : - Yes there are two ways to do this, * by creating a calendar for each user, or * by creating a calendar with a view for each user  

Question - 4 : - What is Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services? How is it related to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007?

Answer - 4 : - Windows SharePoint Services is the solution that enables you to create Web sites for information sharing and document collaboration. Windows SharePoint Services — a key piece of the information worker infrastructure delivered in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 — provides additional functionality to the Microsoft Office system and other desktop applications, and it serves as a platform for application development. Office SharePoint Server 2007 builds on top of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to provide additional capabilities including collaboration, portal, search, enterprise content management, business process and forms, and business intelligence.

Question - 5 : - How do the sub sites work?

Answer - 5 : - You can create a sub site for various categories. For example: * Departments - finance, marketing, IT * Products - electrical, mechanical, hydraulics * Projects - Trey Research, Department of Transportation, FDA * Team - Retention team, BPR team * Clients - new clients, old clients * Suppliers - Supplier 1, Supplier 2, Supplier 3 * Customers - Customer A, Customer B, Customer C * Real estate - property A, property B The URLs for each will be, for example: * http://yoursitename.wss.bcentral.com/finance * http://yoursitename.wss.bcentral.com/marketing You can keep track of permissions for each team separately so that access is restricted while maintaining global access to the parent site.  

Question - 6 : - what is a document workspace?

Answer - 6 : - Document workspaces consist of information surrounding a single or multiple documents.

Question - 7 : - Differentiate between WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007.

Answer - 7 : - WSS 3.0 is freely available with Windows Server while MOSS 2007 is a paid product. - MOSS 2007 has some more features like Enterprise Search, Business Data Catalog(BDC), User Profile, Excel Services, Single-Sign on, additional Workflows, My site feature etc. in addition to those in WSS 3.0.

Question - 8 : - Explain a.) Custom action  b.) Event receiver.

Answer - 8 : - a.) Custom action. - It Represents a link, toolbar button, menu item, or any control that can be added to a toolbar or menu appearing in the UI. - Custom actions are defined through a custom action element within a feature definition file. Custom actions can be bound to a list type, content type, file type, or programmatic identifier (ProgID). b.) Event receiver. - Event receivers can be defined by using a receiver element within a feature definition file. - They evaluate an event and define the behavior of an application.

Question - 9 : - What are the main benefits of Office SharePoint Server 2007?

Answer - 9 : - Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides a single integrated platform to manage intranet, extranet, and Internet applications across the enterprise. * Business users gain greater control over the storage, security, distribution, and management of their electronic content, with tools that are easy to use and tightly integrated into familiar, everyday applications. * Organizations can accelerate shared business processes with customers and partners across organizational boundaries using InfoPath Forms Services–driven solutions. * Information workers can find information and people efficiently and easily through the facilitated information-sharing functionality and simplified content publishing. In addition, access to back-end data is achieved easily through a browser, and views into this data can be personalized. * Administrators have powerful tools at their fingertips that ease deployment, management, and system administration, so they can spend more time on strategic tasks. * Developers have a rich platform to build a new class of applications, called Office Business Applications, that combine powerful developer functionality with the flexibility and ease of deployment of Office SharePoint Server 2007. Through the use of out-of-the-box application services, developers can build richer applications with less code.

Question - 10 : - what is the GAC?

Answer - 10 : - Global Assembly Cache folder on the server hosting SharePoint. You place your assemblies there for web parts and services.


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