The Evolution of SharePoint

Microsoft’s SharePoint technology was first introduced in 2001, with the release of SharePoint Portal Server 2001. This product provided some basic tools designed to let users publish and find documents. It allowed creation and management of document taxonomies and represented the first step in providing a way to catalogue and search for documents across an enterprise.

Microsoft next released SharePoint Team Services, which extended the document and publishing capabilities of SharePoint Portal Server 2001 by offering information collaboration. It allowed groups of individuals to work together to manage documents and lists of information, including contact lists, event lists, and link lists.

In 2003, Microsoft completely re-architected SharePoint and released Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 as part of the introduction of the first Microsoft Office system. The focus of these technologies was to provide a foundation for the collection of applications, servers, and services that work together to improve user and team productivity. These products allowed organizations to introduce a variety of collaborative business solutions that were previously very difficult and costly to create and maintain.

In 2007, Microsoft released Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. With the release of these technologies. Microsoft extended its Office vision to include capabilities that supported the creation of business solutions. These capabilities include content management; collaboration; business information management; workflow; intranet, extranet, and internet support; and business integration services. With this release, SharePoint became a business productivity platform with which full-featured business applications could be created and information from other applications, data sources, and systems could be aggregated.

In 2010, the SharePoint platform was enhanced to make it easier to create full-featured business solutions and allow it to be leveraged as your organization’s main platform for document management, reporting, and web content management. This version also introduced new capabilities, including full-featured records management, new Microsoft Office integration services, global metadata, taxonomy management, and basic social networking services. With this release Windows SharePoint Services was renamed SharePoint Foundation. Microsoft also introduced the services architecture to permit more flexible scaling and sharing of services. The SharePoint 2010 platform provides a foundation for quickly creating productive business solutions in a cost-effective manner.

With the release of SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has again extended the SharePoint platform. To help you organize and share information and interact with others, it includes new capabilities, such as a new set of social features, content synchronization and sharing tools, application publishing and sharing, mobile integration, and layout management. SharePoint 2013 also enhances previously existing functionality in the areas of document and records management, business intelligence, search, web content management, and workflow.


SharePoint 2013

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SharePoint 2013 profile pictures not showing

Error message: “Update-SPProfilePhotoStore : UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException_Logging :: UserProfileApplicationProxy.ApplicationProperties ProfilePropertyCache does not have f276e0a9-6a20-40c6-a58a-153602f9b44d”


Make sure that you have signed into the Farm Admin account and then ran the same Powershell script as in 2010 (Update-SPProfilePhotoStore)

Do an incremental profile sync and a full search index for good measure and the pictures to come up!

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