OK, so technically it isn’t the official name, but we’re finally seeing some semblence of a name. As seasoned SharePoint developers know, you do a lot of work inside this nested location on the file system. In the two most current versions of SharePoint it was:
- SharePoint 2007 - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12
- SharePoint 2010 - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14
We all called it by various names. Some called them the ‘12 Hive’ or ‘14 Hive’ (which I never liked or understood since it had absolutely nothing to do with the registry). Now we’re seeing a real name for it in a few places: the SharePoint Root.
Personally I love this new tag… now we just say we’re referring to the SharePoint 2007 Root and most know exactly what we mean. Nice!