SharePoint 2010 Dev TidBit - It finally has an official name

The official name for a SharePoint nested location is yet to be announced, but developers are seeing some indication of it

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
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web & cloud 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 helping you be the best Microsoft 365 web & cloud developer. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.

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