Running Sharepoint on a NAS
Posted on 2014-03-23
for our team, our corporate IT only grant a small qty of Sharepoint
disk quota & would not grant us more.
I'm contemplating to get a wireless NAS & store our docs in our
own team's Sharepoint
a) Is Sharepoint a licensed software or it's free?
b) Does Sharepoint need a server (say a Windows or Linux server)
to install or just a NAS & the Sharepoint software/licence is
enough to get it going?
c) Which Sharepoint version onwards allow versioning? We have
cases of colleagues who wrongly updated/corrupted files, so
was hoping can recover to previous versions
d) if we need to track changes (who is updating/deleting/creating
which files at what time), can Sharepoint with NAS be able to
provide such tracking?
e) in case the NAS is stolen, does Sharepoint provide encryption
or I'll have to install our own encryption software (say,
Truecrypt) to store sensitive docs
f) any other software/tools needed such as MS SQL? I think I heard
somewhere that Sharepoint needs an SQL DB to store files/data?