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An introduction to SharePoint 2010

Posted By: Chethan Prabhu     Category: Sharepoint 2010     Views: 8988

Microsoft cycle of innovation continues to deliver high as always. SharePoint 2010 is the new collaboration platform from Microsoft as a successor of SharePoint 2007.

Microsoft cycle of innovation continues to deliver high as always. SharePoint 2010 is the new collaboration platform from Microsoft as a successor of SharePoint 2007.

The question knocking your head must be:

How am I going to benefit with it?

How is it superior from SharePoint 2007?

How much will it cost?

Does it require additional Hardware support? ….. and many more

Let explore more about SharePoint 2010…

What is SharePoint 2010?

SharePoint 2010 is a collaboration tool which connects & empowers people through its integrated set of rich features.

But does this statement really reflect its real capabilities!!!

To be closer we can say SharePoint 2010 facilitates business collaboration in its broadest sense and helps colleagues, partners, and customers to work together in new and effective ways.

Some of the business benefits with SharePoint 2010 are:  

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SharePoint 2010 connects people through both formal and informal business communities, within the enterprise and beyond

It enables to manage content throughout the information lifecycle

It enhances search capabilities and enable users to quickly respond to the altering business requirements by making data-driven decisions & by deploying customized solutions

It lowers training & maintenance costs and increases IT productivity


New inclusions!!!  

Sharepoint 2010 comes packed with a host of technologies like:

SharePoint Foundation 2010 : It is  the new version of Microsoft Windows SharePoint service

SharePoint designer 2010:  Provides the designers with their tools of choice for rapid development of SharePoint application

SharePoint workspace 2010: It is the new name for Microsoft office  groove that allows faster access to Microsoft SharePoint Team sites

Duet Enterprise: It is the joint solution from Microsoft & SAP  enabling interoperability between SAP and SharePoint 2010


Let see the benefits for the different Stake holders in an organization:

IT professionals:

Improved administration with profound  operational insights

A scalable service architecture allows to manage services( MySite, taxonomy, search) through a centralized administration

Extensible architecture allows third party companies to build and add services to platform

Provides flexible deployment option with governance control


Provides a comprehensive collaboration platform with familiar tools, interoperable out of box features

Developers can improve productivity with tools like Visual Studio 2010 & SharePoint designer 2010

SharePoint 2010 provides  new features for business collaboration for ex:  Silver light hosting for user interfaces; Client object model; LINQ to SharePoint; data relationships; BCS; large list scalability

Developers enjoy a flexible deployment option


Collaboration, content management, enterprise search, business intelligence & web capabilities enable partners to deliver innovative and extensible solutions for customers

SharePoint 2010 provides new capabilities like cloud service, new client side object model, advanced support for .NET & Silver light development & business connectivity open opportunities for partner solution

Microsoft partner programs strengthen opportunities and capabilities to help serve the customer better


Why SharePoint 2010???

Comparison:: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 & Microsoft SharePoint 2007

SharePoint 2010 works on 64 bit Share Point Server

SharePoint 2010 makes updating content type easier

It let users define the workflow with reusability

SharePoint 2010 can associate SharePoint Designer workflows with content types

It simplifies record management usage by using in place record management

It provides hold & e discovery features to track external actions like litigation, investigation or audit

It provides out of box support for compliancy

It has improved quality of service making management of SharePoint much easier

 About OptimusBT,

OptimusBT Microsoft Gold Certified Partner is a global leader in providing Business solutions that are primarily Sharepoint based and utilize existing client infrastructure. For over 5 years, OptimusBT has paved the road when implementing complex, global sharepoint solutions in the areas of Sales, Finance, Procurement, Manufacturing, Human Resources, and others across industry segments around the world.


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Chethan Prabhu
Chethan Prabhu author of An introduction to SharePoint 2010 is from United States.
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Bharath Ch from India Comment on: Oct 24
Thanks Now SP2010 is working also with windows 7 Phone.
Microsoft SharePoint Online brings together the familiar SharePoint Server technology now delivered as an online service making the power of the cloud work for your business.

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