Andrew Connell

SharePoint 2010 Dev TidBit - It finally has an official name!

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! Technorati Tags: sharepoint,sharepoint2010...

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!

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
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Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.