SharePoint 2010!

accfactOn 21 April, Microsoft released the final version for Volume licensing customers of the new Office 2010 products range. Retail release is planned for 12 May 2010. Our focus for this edition will be around the business Collaboration platform SharePoint. SharePoint 2010 is the business collaboration platform that enables you to connect and empower people through formal and informal business communities, within the enterprise and beyond, and to manage content throughout the information lifecycle.

Whether deployed on-premises or as hosted services, SharePoint’s integrated capabilities are enhanced by search technologies and enable you to rapidly respond to changing business needs by making data-driven decisions and by deploying customized solutions quickly and securely. The consolidation of collaboration solutions onto SharePoint 2010 makes it possible to cut costs by lowering training and maintenance expenses and increasing IT productivity, all within a governable and compliant platform.

SharePoint-2010-1Microsoft SharePoint 2010 enables organizations to connect and empower people through an integrated set of rich features. SharePoint 2010 facilitates business collaboration in its broadest sense and helps colleagues, partners, and customers to work together in new and effective ways. Please review the sections below to learn more about the enterprise capabilities of SharePoint.

SharePoint 2010 is a business platform that provides 6 key areas of focus:

SharePoint-2010-2Sites:

As part of the 2010 release, SharePoint Sites provides portal and collaboration capabilities across intranet, extranet, and Internet sites. SharePoint 2010 brings users together to share information, data, and expertise across organizations. It offers great usability, personalized experiences, and a single infrastructure that saves valuable time and money.

Search:

SharePoint Search can help the members of your organization find the content, information, and people they need by combining an integrated, easy-to-manage platform with best-of-breed enterprise search technology. Now more than ever, all your employees, from sales associates to developers, can do more with search to get their jobs done.

Communities:

SharePoint Communities provides a comprehensive, flexible platform that empowers people to work together in ways that are most effective for them. Allow your people to collaborate in groups, share knowledge and ideas, connect with colleagues, and find information and experts naturally.

Insights:

SharePoint Insights enables users to find the information they need across unstructured assets (blogs, wikis, presentations, documents) and structured assets (reports, spreadsheets, analytical systems and ERP). Empower users to discover the right people and expertise to make better informed and more agile business decisions.

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Content:

With Enterprise Content Management (ECM) from Microsoft, your people can participate in the content management lifecycle, helping to govern information and promote compliance. As part of the 2010 release, SharePoint Content expertly balances user experience with policy and process, ensuring that everyone participates and all content is managed.

Composites:

SharePoint Composites empowers business users to rapidly respond to a broad array of business needs with collaborative solutions of their own, without code, both on-premises or in the cloud, through a rich set of building blocks, tools, and self-service capabilities, while providing IT professionals with manageability and operational insights to ensure a stable platform and control over end-user solutions.