SharePoint Interview Questions 7

  1. What is a document workspace?
    Document workspaces consist of information surrounding a single or multiple documents.
  2. What is a web part?
    Web parts consist of xml queries to full SharePoint lists or document libraries. You can also develop your own web parts and web part pages.
  3. What is the difference between a document library and a form library?
    Document libraries consist of your core documents. An example would be a word document, excel, powerpoint, visio, pdf, etc… Form libraries consist of XML forms.
  4. What are themes?
    Themes provide a quick a easy way to change the appearance of your SharePoint site .
  5. What is presence?
    Allows users to see if other users are online and can send them instant messages.
  6. Can web parts be connected? if so, how?
    Web Parts can be connected by Modifying the Shared Part and providing the connection with the correct fields to share.
  7. What is a personal view and what is a shared view?
    Personal views are specific to a user while Shared View is common across all users.
  8. What is an STP file?
    The file extension that applies to site templates.
  9. What is an FWP file?
    The file extension that applies to SharePoint sites that have been backed up.
  10. How does SharePoint support MS Outlook integration?
    Via Web Parts available at the Microsoft Web Component Directory. Oh yeah and Active X Controls.
  11. How can you extend lists in SharePoint?
    If you mean extend by adding columns of data and have specific data types for each column the answer is yes. You can also use Data Views in FrontPage 2003 to pull in XML data from other sites, lists or document libraries to make the information more presentable for users.
  12. Explain the document versioning in SharePoint document libraries When versioning is enabled everytime the document is edited from the SharePoint site it creates a new version.
    You can restore or delete old versions of documents. Version numbers are incremented by the system itself.
  13. Where are web part resources contained?
    The SharePoint file system, SQL, and the GAC folder. They are also referenced in the web.config folder.
  14. What are the different installation methods for deploying web parts? and what are the pros/cons?
    The best way is via a CAB file using the MSI Installer.
  15. What is a ghosted/unghosted page?
    Page that is created from a template oppsed to being created from scratch.
  16. How is site data stored?
    Site data is stored in your content database that either resides in SQL Server 2000 or MSDE.
  17. Where is metadata for a web stored?
    In the content databases stored in SQL.
  18. What is an audience and describe the use?
    Audiences are a pre-defined set of users that you can apply information to. You can apply information to their personal sites as well for dailey information or job tasks.
  19. What are the trust levels and what is the default trust associated with SharePoint?
    SSL and the basic IIS security. SharePoint comes with Integrated Windows Authentication turned on.
  20. What are the two logging mechanisms for usage statistics?
    By default creates log files in the \%windir%\system32\LogFiles\STS directory on the front-end Web server, although an alternate location can be specified. The STS directory contains a folder for each virtual server on the Web server, each named with a GUID that identifies the respective virtual server. Each virtual server folder contains subfolders for each day, which in turn contain the daily usage log for each virtual server. In addition to containing information per virtual server, the Windows SharePoint Services logs are also useful because they associate users with page hits and with time stamps.