Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the SharePoint products, part of SharePoint Designer 2013: Branding SharePoint Sites.
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- The term SharePoint refers to a family of products and based on the specific product or the SharePoint version you're using, you'll have different choices available for branding, different options that you can use. SharePoint Foundation is the free version of SharePoint, it ships with Microsoft Windows Server, and it allows people to build team sites, to do some collaboration, to manage their documents, it has a lot of nice functionality. Because it's free it has more limited capablity than the other versions of SharePoint that we'll look at.
SharePoint Server Standard and SharePoint Server Enterprise are licensed versions and you have to buy seats for your users as well as buying the servers themselves and installing them and there are differences between Standard and Enterprise in terms of what is available for features. We also have a version of SharePoint that's available with Office 365 and it's called SharePoint Online so it's the SharePoint part of Office 365 or Office Online and there are a number of different packages that include SharePoint Online.
You can purchase it with or without yammer, you can purchase a version that is very much like SharePoint Server Standard or versions that are very much like SharePoint Server Enterprise. Now, SharePoint Server Standard, SharePoint Server Enterprise and SharePoint Online all have a piece of functionality that SharePoint Foundation does not. And this is the functionality that's called Publishing. Publishing supports more robust branding. So we'll be able to do branding in SharePoint Foundation and many of the things that I'll show you in this course will work in Foundation, but some of them will work only in Standard, Enterprise or SharePoint Online.
In this course, I'll be using SharePoint Online but you can be using SharePoint Foundation or SharePoint Server Standard or Enterprise. Where there are differences between the products that effect branding, I'll point those out.
- Creating a new site
- Creating and editing pages
- Publishing a site
- Working with composed looks
- Modifying site navigation
- Adding images and video to your SharePoint site
- Customizing composed looks
- Creating master pages from HTML designs
- Using the Snippet Gallery