Sharepoint interview questions for fresher/Sharepoint Interview Questions and Answers for Freshers & Experienced

What is the difference between backup/restore and export/import?

Backup/restore is used for site-level, whereas import/export is used for a list and item level.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:23:53

What is Oauth?

Oauth is open-source authentication used to access third-party apps on the Sharepoint site. Third-party apps use the access tokens to fetch data from the SharePoint server for that user.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:22:57

Why is it required to use sandbox solution in SharePoint?

The sandbox solution allows the usage of easy, deployable, and reusable packages that consist of features, site definitions, and many more functionalities. The sandbox solution can be enabled and disabled manually by going and changing from the settings. The solution can be deployed on the server. Sandbox allows the restriction to be put where the execution of the environment allows certain resources to be enabled and kept into the sandbox without affecting the rest of the server. Sandbox solutions can’t affect the whole server as they are not used to deploy at the administrative level. It can be deployed on a site with the administrator permissions using the site collection. Only the administrator is allowed to configure the sandboxed solutions that are related to settings like load balancing, tiers, quotas, resource points, etc.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:21:24

What are SharePoint Apps or SharePoint Add-ins?

A SharePoint Add-in is a self-contained piece of functionality that extends the capabilities of SharePoint websites to solve a well-defined business problem.

Previously it was name as SharePoint apps and then later Microsoft renamed it to SharePoint add-ins.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:20:30

What are SharePoint Apps or SharePoint Add-ins?

A SharePoint Add-in is a self-contained piece of functionality that extends the capabilities of SharePoint websites to solve a well-defined business problem.

Previously it was name as SharePoint apps and then later Microsoft renamed it to SharePoint add-ins.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:20:29

Can we create web application in SharePoint Online?

No, we can not create web application in SharePoint Online. Microsoft does not allow us to create a web application in SharePoint Online, we just can be able to create site collections in SharePoint Online.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:19:10

Difference between SharePoint Online and SharePoint On-premise

* In the case of SharePoint Online, your organization has to install, update and maintain the SharePoint server. But in SharePoint Online, Microsoft will take care of everything.

* In SharePoint On-premise, you will have an additional cost for hardware, software, licensing, etc. You also need a SharePoint admin team to maintain the server which requires additional cost. But in SharePoint Online, you can choose a plan based on the services you required for your organization.

* In SharePoint Online, you will receive updates like various new features frequently, compared to SharePoint on-premise version.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:18:17

What is new SharePoint 2013?

SharePoint 2013 is the next version of Microsoft’s famous collaboration and document management software called SharePoint. This version follows SharePoint 2010 that was released back in May 2010. SharePoint 2013 was released (as preview and RTM versions) with some new and exciting features such as real-time social feed, shredded storage, SharePoint apps, cross-site publishing, out-of-box PDF support, minimal download strategy, and lot more.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:16:59

What are the advantages of service applications over SSP?

The key limitation of the SSP architecture was that it was configured by using a set of services, and all web applications associated with the SSP bore the overhead of all the services even if they weren’t being used. To change the service configuration for a particular web application, a new SSP would have to be created.

The service application architecture, on the other hand, allows a set of services to be associated with a given web application and a different set of services to be associated with another web application. Also, the same service application can be configured differently in different web applications; therefore, websites can be configured to use only the services that are needed, rather than the entire bank of services.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:15:36

What are various zone in SharePoint?

There are 5 types of zones in SharePoint:

* Internet

* Intranet

* Extranet

* Custom

* Default

All zones use the same web application, contents. But all these zones will have their own port numbers, protocols. We create zones to implement different authentication methods for different zones.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:14:40

What are content types in SharePoint?

According to Microsoft A content type is a reusable collection of metadata (columns), workflow, behavior, and other settings for a category of items or documents in a SharePoint Server list or document library.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:12:02

What are workflows in SharePoint?

In SharePoint, we can make automate the repetitive tasks that we usually do in our organizations. In SharePoint we can develop workflows using SharePoint designer 2013, visual studio or even we can use the SharePoint out of box workflows.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:11:29

What is a task list and how to use it in SharePoint?

As the name suggest, we can create task lists for task management. We can create a task list in SharePoint, then we can create new tasks and assign it to users, then we can also mark the task status as in progress, completed, etc.

Apart from that, you can also create subtasks for a task in a task list in SharePoint.

To create a task list, click on the gear icon and then click on Add an app and then choose the Task list template. Once you select the list template, it will ask to provide a name for the task list and then click on OK.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:10:10

What is a project site in SharePoint and how to manage projects?

We can use project sites to track and manage projects in SharePoint. We can use project sites to organize, store and manage project related documents, we can create tasks, assign with the people in the organization.

To create a SharePoint project site, go to the Site Contents and then click on the Subsites tab and then click on New Subsite.

Then provide a Title, Description, Web site address. And then from the list of templates, choose the Project site. This is important to choose a Project site template.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:09:05

What is a team site in SharePoint?

As the name suggest, the team site is to work within a team. By using a team site, team members can store, share content or information securly. For example, you can create a team site for your HR team.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:08:33

What are the New Features of SharePoint 2019

SharePoint server 2019 introduced a lots of new features compared to the previous version of SharePoint.

* SharePoint server 2019 provides the modern user experience, like modern team sites, communication sites, modern lists, libraries, site pages, etc. The modern experience looks great on any device like a tablet, smartphone, and laptop, etc.

* Modern SharePoint lists are faster, easy to use and lots of new out-of-box features with a very rich look and feel.

* In the same way, modern libraries also have a better user experience, faster and responsive.

* Microsoft also introduced a modern communication site, it allows to share news, information with a larger audience. These are beautiful, dynamic, and responsive.

* SharePoint 2019 supports large files like we can upload documents up to 15GB of size files.

* SharePoint 2019 allows special characters (# and %) in file and folder names in the document libraries.

* Previously the URL path length was 260 characters but in SharePoint 2019 it has been increased to 400 characters.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:07:38

What is the role of a end user in SharePoint?

The end users are the users who are using the SharePoint site. For example, let us see in an organization all the employees use a SharePoint site and apply for leaves. The end-user should know how to work with lists and libraries, pages and permissions, etc.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:05:55

Explain how to manage projects in SharePoint?

To manage projects SharePoint offers many facilities like

* Dashboards: The dashboards consist of customs KPIs; reports and graphs give you status updates at a glance
* Scheduling tools: Update and assign multi-level tasks from a Gantt view calendar
* Personalization: Filter out projects and tasks that don’t affect your project
* Resources: It is helpful in tracking cost, display availability and report of hours worked
* Alerting: Keep team alert about various activities related to project and to remind about various important meeting and seminars

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:04:03

What does RunWithElevatedPrivileges do?

To bypass the access-denied error, RunWithElevatedPrivileges is used by a non-privileged user. Users can call the RunWithElevatedPrivileges method provided by the SPSecurity class to make a call into the object model.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:03:06

What does SPWeb.EnsureUser method used for?

It is used to check whether the specified login name is associated with the valid user of the Web site or not. If not, it adds it to the Web site.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 07:02:33

While fetching List items using SharePoint Web Services, how to specify explicit credentials to access the list items?

To specify explicit credentials, instantiate the web service, and then using the credentials properties use the System.Net.NetworkCredential class and give the username, password, and domain as per your wish.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:52:19

What is impersonation in SharePoint?

It is basically a functionality where something is executed in the context of a different identity such as giving anonymous access to users for the account.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:51:47

What is CAML in SharePoint, and why is its use?

CAML (Collaborative Application Markup Language) is an XML-based language used in SharePoint to define the fields and views in sites and lists

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:51:08

Explain what is team site and public website in SharePoint?

Team Site: The team site enables you to invite users by giving them permission to the site or to the external users you explicitly share the site by using the external sharing feature.
Public Website: The public facing website is a site that caters as your organization’s web presence. It has everything you need for designing your site- libraries to store site content such as graphics, logos and design manager for customizing the content and style of your site.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:50:29

Explain what is a site in SharePoint?

A site collection is referred for a collection of SharePoint site which have the same owner and share administration settings, such as permissions. SharePoint online site collection has three sites collections the team site, public website and my sites.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:49:56

What is the use of Callout function in SharePoint 2013?

SharePoint Callout is one of the latest technology in SharePoint 2013 that is used to make a several types of commands on the SP list like adding new item, update and make a site navigation links, in simple words, it’s a list of commands in one capsule. SP callout is used to apply multiple action and navigation on SP list, without browsing inside the SP list itself. The user can append a new record to the SP list without the need to open the default add new SP list item dialog box. This will make the data updating method faster and flexible.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:49:22

What is a.ddf file and why it is used in SharePoint solution creation?

In SharePoint, a.ddf is a data directive file used while specifying the source files and their destination locations.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:48:52

How to make the site public in SharePoint?

By default, all sites are private. To make it public, a user has to enable anonymous access for the entire site. Under each website, a user can create ten sub-sites, each having unique permissions.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:48:25

What are the software and hardware requirements of SharePoint 2010?

Hardware requirements:
* Processor 64-bit, four-core, 2.5 GHz minimum per core
* 4 GB RAM for evaluation use, 8 GB for single and multiple server farm installation
* The hard disk of 80 GB for production use and additional space for daily operation

Software requirements:

* 64-bit edition of Windows server 2008 with SP2

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:47:28

What is the difference between the SharePoint portal server and the site server?

The basic differences between the SharePoint server and Site server are as follows:

SharePoint portal server
Web site creation for data sharing and document collaboration

SharePoint server services are the key information worker infrastructure to offer additional functionality to the MS office system.

Site server
Manages web sites with multiple technologies

Order processing, content management, production management, etc.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:46:39

What are cumulative updates and why they are needed?

These are the periodic release of software updates for SharePoint containing solutions for issues developed since the last cumulative update release. It is crucial to install the latest edition to ensure the full functionality of SharePoint.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:46:09

What are the three editions for SharePoint 2010?

Three editions for SharePoint 2010

1. Foundation
2. Server Standard
3. Server Enterprise

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:45:51

What is STSADM and what it is used for?

It is a command-line tool that was added to SharePoint in the year 2010. It exists in the 14HIVE>BIN folder and is used to create a new site collection.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:45:15

What is the site hierarchy model in SharePoint?

Web Application
Site Collection
Web Site

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:44:41

What are a site and MySites?

A site contains web pages and several assets such as lists related to it, whereas MySites are the personalized and targeted SharePoint for every user.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:43:15

Which Microsoft tool can be used for incremental backup?

System center data protection manager

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:42:21

What authentication is used by the SharePoint crawler, and what is a federated location in SharePoint search?

The SharePoint crawler used NTLM authentication. Federated locations offer information available outside of the internal network to the end-users.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:41:18

What are service application groups used for?

They provide a logical grouping of services scoped for a particular web application.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:40:57

What is SSS in SharePoint?

SSS stands for secure store service, which is a database to store credentials of the application IDs.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:40:29

What are the different input forms to create a workflow in SharePoint?

* Association form
* Initiation form
* Modification form
* Task edit form

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:40:06

What is a module in SharePoint?

A module is a file or group of file instances used to define the location of files during the site creation and also to implement a web part page.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:39:35

What are the common differences between SharePoint 2007 and 2010?

* Service Applications
* Sandboxed Solutions
* Developer Dashboard
* Throttling and List Controls
* Business Connectivity Services
* Claims-Based Authentication

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:39:18

What is SharePoint Sandbox, and why is it used?

Sandbox runs in an isolation area while the normal functions of SharePoint operate as usual. It brings stability to the SharePoint farm by restricting the actions that can cause performance, security, and other related issues.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:38:36

How is the Site template different from the Site definition?

Site templates are pre-built functions designed based on particular business needs. These templates are useful for creating and customizing the SharePoint site.

Whereas, Site definition is mainly a combination of XML or ASPX files that contain information about necessary components. It stores information about libraries, web files, navigation bars, and features to be included on the site.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:38:10

Explain Windows SharePoint Services?

Windows SharePoint Services is a portal-based platform used for information sharing, document collaboration, and customized web services. It is available for free with Windows server 2003. As a platform, it makes use of Windows Server, ASP.Net, and IIS.

Also, it supports webmasters with the development and deployment of applications; locates and shares the documents in a distributed environment.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:37:54

What is the difference between SharePoint Online and Office365?

SharePoint Online and Office 365 do share some capabilities-such as storing documents. Office 365 refers to subscription plans, while SharePoint Online is a collaborative platform that allows an enterprise to store, retrieve, manage, and report on digitized documents.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:37:27

What is LINQ and how it is useful in SharePoint?

LINQ (language integrated query) uses a SQL-like syntax to frame query expression in an object language way to fetch data from the databases in SharePoint.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:37:00

How can you create a Task Notifications Workflow in SharePoint?

In SharePoint, these are the steps you could implement to create a Task Notifications Workflow

* Open SharePoint designer and create a new task list
* Under TASK LIST Create, a list workflow associated to the Task List
* Set the term and condition, if the current item priority is high and sends e-mail
* Mention the mailing address of “Assigned To” and add the subject with a lookup to the recent item title and a link to the Task list’s edit form and the current task ID
* Activate the workflow to start each time a new item is created
Publish the workflow

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:36:34

What is Sharepoint used for and is it free?

It is comprised of a multipurpose set of technologies used for internal purposes to assist and simplify the workflow within an organization. It is not a free platform; a user has to take a subscription for it.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:34:59

What is Microsoft SharePoint?

Microsoft SharePoint is a browser-based collaboration and document management platform. It is used for creating websites that access workspaces, documents, as well as host defined applications such as blogs and wikis. We can use it as a secure place for storing, organizing, sharing, and accessing information from any device.

Posted Date:- 2021-09-25 06:33:56

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