Microsoft SharePoint

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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint 2010, your people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions.

Why Use SharePoint?

IT Professionals

SharePoint 2010 helps you cut training and maintenance costs, save time and effort, and focus on higher priorities.

Be More Productive

​SharePoint 2010 gives you deeper insight into operations. Features include an easy-to-use Central Administration Web site, new capabilities to manage and monitor your SharePoint farm, and Microsoft Windows PowerShell support.

Manage a Unified, Scalable Infrastructure

​SharePoint 2010 provides a single, scalable infrastructure that allows better control over server resources. For example, you can manage large lists more easily and improve data management and protection using high availability. A scalable services architecture also helps you centralize services like Search, My Sites, and Taxonomy. These services can be managed through Central Administration and scripted by Windows PowerShell. Plus, because the architecture is extensible, third-party companies can build and add services to the platform.

Maintain Control with Flexible Deployment Options

​SharePoint 2010 provides a simple installation and configuration process, including a smooth upgrade from SharePoint 2007. What’s more, new features can help you manage how your people use SharePoint 2010. For example, you can allow site administrators to upload custom code with Sandbox Solutions. You also have more control over how the system is set up: If you want to maintain a centralized SharePoint system, you can block decentralized deployments through Group Policy or track them with Active Directory marker support.

Developers

SharePoint 2010 helps you build custom applications and components to rapidly respond to business needs.

Be More Productive

​Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 gives you a complete set of project templates, designers, and packaging tools for SharePoint 2010 solutions. Plus, you can install SharePoint 2010 on Microsoft Windows 7, making it easier than ever to develop SharePoint applications.

Fully Use Platform Services

​SharePoint 2010 helps you build powerful business solutions using new features such as Language Integrated Query (LINQ) to SharePoint, OData Services, and the Client Object Model. You also can use Business Connectivity Services to pull external data, complete with read/write capability, into SharePoint 2010.

Deploy and Monitor Flexible Solutions

​SharePoint 2010 delivers on the promise of flexible deployment options: Use Sandbox Solutions to limit code CPU time, Microsoft SQL Server execution time, and exception handling. Take advantage of the Microsoft Silverlight Web Part and the Client Object Model to offload custom code from the server. Plus, use these same technologies to deploy custom code to SharePoint Online.

End Users

SharePoint 2010 helps you share ideas and expertise and find the right business information to make better decisions.

Work Better Together

​Connect with your colleagues in new and creative ways. Easily find and work with people who have the right skills, expertise, and shared interests.

Work Faster

​Quickly become more productive. SharePoint 2010 works seamlessly with technologies you currently use, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Microsoft Unified Communications.

Work Smarter

​Make better business decisions. Easily find the right business information—regardless of who created it, what format it’s in, or where it lives.

Microsoft Solutions for Internet Sites

​Discover how to expand your reach, increase customer retention, and drive revenue. Use solutions powered by Microsoft SharePoint Server for Internet Sites and Microsoft FAST Search Server for Internet Sites.

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