What’s Included in SharePoint 2010?
SharePoint 2010 is a set of Microsoft products that enables businesses to meet their diverse needs in collaboration, social networking, information portals and public websites, enterprise content management, business intelligence, and business applications. SharePoint 2010 consists of the following products:
- SharePoint Foundation 2010 (or Windows SharePoint Services 4.0): Basic collaboration using team sites, blogs, document libraries, and simple tracking lists
- SharePoint Server 2010, Standard license: Intranet, portals, extranets, search, and My Site social network
- SharePoint Server 2010, Enterprise license: Advanced scenarios for business intelligence, application integration, and Office 2010 services
- SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites: Anonymous access to SharePoint sites, such as for public websites
- SharePoint Online: The cloud-based Enterprise version of SharePoint Server 2010. Offered as a stand-alone service and bundled with Office 365.
Microsoft SharePoint Server is a collaboration platform that can be integrated with Microsoft office and Active Directory.
Users with the appropriate permissions can quickly develop and build websites with SharePoint Server 2010, whether they have prior programming knowledge or not. These websites can be used to manage collaboration tools such as document libraries, discussion boards, shared task lists, shared calendars, blogs, wikis and surveys.
SharePoint 2010 facilitates secure collaboration by enabling users to adjust the permissions on content so that it can be shared and secured according to user preference. SharePoint 2010 enables the monitoring, auditing and control of content that can be placed into a highly structured site with information policies that determine how and when to change or dispose of it based on content lifecycle rules. Alternately, content can be placed into a large unstructured area of collaboration or content storage, where search functions enable users to find documents.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 can store versions of each piece of content based on its configuration, enabling version-tracking and easy restoration of previous versions. It can also provide reporting capabilities as well as rules-based notifications and alerts.