Capabilities & Benefits
What is SharePoint?
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.
Developers: SharePoint 2010 helps you build custom applications and components to rapidly respond to business needs.
End Users: SharePoint 2010 helps you share ideas and expertise and find the right business information to make better decisions.
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.
Why Use SharePoint 2010?
The capabilities of SharePoint 2010 work together to help your company quickly respond to changing business needs. Using SharePoint 2010, your people can share ideas and expertise, create custom solutions for specific needs, and find the right business information to make better decisions. For IT, SharePoint 2010 helps you cut training and maintenance costs, save time and effort, and focus on higher business priorities.
Deliver the Best Productivity Experience
Cut Costs with a Unified Infrastructure
Rapidly Respond to Business Needs
Composites | Access Services
Use SharePoint more effectively with improved accessibility, including built-in support for keyboard navigation and support for industry-wide accessibility standards.
Sites | Accessibility
Use the new SharePoint Ribbon to format blog text and easily upload images.
Communities | Blogs
Customize pages and Web Parts to create Web sites that meet your specific business needs.
Composites | Browser-based Customizations
Work with external data, whether online or offline, in SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 applications using Business Connectivity Services (BCS, formerly named the Business Data Catalog).
Insights | Business Intelligence Center
Use the examples in this dedicated SharePoint site template to help you get started with your Business Intelligence projects.
Communities | Colleague Suggestions
Keep your colleague network current with an automated service that suggests colleagues based on your reporting structure, communities membership, e-mail distribution lists, office Communicator contact lists, and analysis of most common Office Outlook e-mail recipients.
Content | Compliance Everywhere
Manage versions, apply retention schedules, declare records, and place legal holds, whether you're dealing with traditional content, Web content, or social content.
Search | Contextual Search
Tailor different results and refinement options based on the profile of the user or audience.
Sites | Cross-Browser Support
Access SharePoint through Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safar
Insights | Dashboards
Create rich dashboards that convey the right information the first time, aggregating content from multiple sources and displaying it in a Web browser in an understandable and collaborate environment. Rich interactivity lets you to analyze up-to-the-minute information and work with the data quickly and easily to identify key opportunities and trends.
Insights | Decomposition Tree
Perform root cause analyses using powerful analytics to examine core data. View only the most pertinent information using the new Decomposition Tree.
Content | Document Sets
Create a Document Set to manage related content as a single entity, speeding up common processes like RFP responses.
Search | Metadata-driven Refinement
Use the new refinement panel in SharePoint 2010 to narrow the results of your search and find the right content faster.
Sites | Multilingual User Interface
Centrally store and manage your documents, favorite links, personal blog, and wiki pages on the My Content section of your My Site. Customize your pages and set access and permission levels for any content in the section.
Communities | Organization Browser
Learn more about your colleagues with Profile pages. The My Profile page contains information about employees, including biographies, job titles, location, contact information, interests and skills, and previous projects.
Sites | Out-of-the-Box Web Parts
Navigate your organizational structure to see managers, peers, and direct reports.
Search | People and Expertise Search
Use more than 40 out-of-the-box Web Parts to add functionality anywhere in a site with point-and-click simplicity.
Communities | Photos and Presence
Help people recognize each other with photos. Use presence to email, IM, or call someone with the click of a button.
Communities | Ratings
Rate SharePoint pages, lists, libraries, and individual documents with a five-star rating system.
Communities | Recent Activities
Let people know what you're up to with the Recent Activities feed on your profile page.
Composites | Sandboxed Solutions
Maintain security and manage system performance with Sandbox Solutions. Sandbox Solutions separate code from other processes, improving the security and helping you control resources and prevent performance problems.
Composites | SharePoint Designer
Deliver no-code customizations with the new tools in SharePoint Designer, including List and Content Type editors, reusable workflows, XSLT templates, and external content types.
Sites | SharePoint Health Analyzer
Quickly find and fix potential problems across all of the servers in your farm. The SharePoint Health Analyzer monitors farm health and can automatically fix many common configuration and performance problems.
Sites | SharePoint Ribbon
Quickly and easily find and use relevant features with the new contextual SharePoint Ribbon.
Composites | Silverlight Web Part
Upload Silverlight XAP applications to a document library and use them immediately with the built-in Silverlight Web Part.
Sites | Streamlined Central Administration
Manage SharePoint 2010 more efficiently with a streamlined administration experience. Use the SharePoint Ribbon to configure and manage your server farm.
Communities | Tags
Classify and organize large amounts of information in your company by applying tags. Use standardized taxonomy tags defined by the organization and informal social tags defined by employees.
Sites | Unattached Content Database Recovery
Temporarily mount an unattached content database and browse content, back up a site collection, or export sites and lists without a recovery farm.
Insights | Visio Services
Publish Visio 2010 diagrams to SharePoint 2010 to let your people view and refresh diagrams in a browser without opening Visio. Integrate diagrams into other SharePoint applications and develop rich mash-ups.
Sites | Visual Upgrade
Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 but keep the SharePoint 2007 look-and-feel until you are ready to switch. View a site with the SharePoint 2010 user interface before committing to it.
Sites | Web Parts
Use Web Parts to add new functionality to SharePoint sites. Add a Web Part to any page, and a the new functionality will appear when the page is displayed.
Communities | Wikis
Create pages that combine the ease of wikis with the functionality of Web Parts.
Sites | Windows PowerShell Support
Achieve greater control and productivity with Windows PowerShell, a command line shell and scripting language. SharePoint 2010 offers a snap-in so you can take advantage of PowerShell for your SharePoint deployments and manage your server farm and automate tasks with out-of-the-box cmdlets.
Conservation International needed to better connect with a global audience. Using SharePoint Server as the foundation for a new site, Conservation International deployed its flagship website in two months. Now content owners can update sites easily, in multiple languages, in a fraction of the time it used to take—without IT assistance.View this video
Operating in over 180 countries, NetHope and its 33 member organizations deal with every aspect of humanitarian relief: disaster response, hunger, water sanitation, conservation, human rights and much more. NetHope uses SharePoint Online to help these organizations collaborate to share ideas and best practices.View this video
Design agencies get comfortable with SharePoint for website development.
BrightStarr, a web and portal design agency, built replicable processes around creating great websites for their clients. Learn how their web developers and designers worked to elevate their client’s brands, empower the content owners, and improve the overall experience a website can deliver.View this video
SharePoint Online and Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time, money and free up valued resources. Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of our next-generation communications and collaboration services: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.View this video
FAST Search Server 2010 for Internet Sites - Enrich and Transform Content
See how to make content fresh, useful, and discoverable with automated processes with FAST Search Server 2010 for Internet Sites.View this video
FAST Search Server 2010 for Internet Sites: Orchestrate Query and Results
Control how queries and results are directed and processed. Help people access information from multiple sources. Adapt results as people’s preferences change, and guide them toward a specific transaction.View this video
FAST Search Server 2010 for Internet Sites - Build Adaptive Visual Interactions
See how to build visual interfaces and shape how people interact with information with FAST Search Search 2010 for Internet Sites.View this video
What Can SharePoint Do For You?
Improve Productivity, Efficiency, Agility. Catch a glimpse of the exciting work customers are rolling out across their enterprise. See what SharePoint 2010 can do for youView this video
Internet Digital Marketing with SharePoint 2010
Digital Marketers today need to launch an increasing amount of websites quickly and easily. SharePoint 2010 shows marketers how to be competitive and build their business through digital marketing.View this video
SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites Drives Revenue.
See how Seek.com brings job seekers, employers, and advertisers together.View this video
See how Applied Discovery delivers unique information services to its clients.View this video
SharePoint 2010 Search: Advanced Content Processing
FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint uses deep linguistics and text analytics technology to add tags and structure to unstructured information, automatically creating metadata directly from the content. The terms and language unique to your business become part of the search experience.View this video
Increasing user productivity with SharePoint 2010 Search
General Mills created a state of the art research portal designed to simplify and expedite the researching process. Taking advantage of the conversational, visual and contextual capabilities of search, General Mills employees can make better informed and effective decisions, leading to new revenue opportunities.View this video
SharePoint 2010 Search Demo
Take a tour of the search capabilities in SharePoint Server 2010View this video
FAST Search for SharePoint demo
See how FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint delivers a customized intranet search experience.View this video
Search Driven Applications
Check out the types of search-driven applications you can build with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.View this video
SharePoint People Search Demo
See great people search in action!View this video
Drive Economic Impact with SharePoint 2010
SharePoint 2010 enables organizations to drive productivity and create cost efficiencies through a unified collaboration platform. A study by Forrester examines the economic impact of SharePoint 2010.View this video
SharePoint 2010 for Developers
Hear how professional developers at Microsoft customers and Partners take advantage of new features in SharePoint 2010. In this segment we hear from Raymond James, Nintex and Intergen. They talk about the new Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint developer tools, about business connectivity services for line of business data access and about Silverlight and the Client APIs for rich user interface.View this video
SharePoint 2010 for IT Professionals
SharePoint 2010's new features and flexible deployment help IT Professionals improve productivity. Hear how these improvements benefit Raymond James and HP.View this video
Improving Business Insight with SharePoint 2010
Agile companies need systems that enable collaboration and fast, relevant decision making. Go onsite with MDOT and GAFCON to learn how SharePoint 2010 increases insight into their organization.View this video
SharePoint 2010 Content: Increase Productivity and Reduce Risk
Driving adoption of ECM tools can be a daunting task. Learn how SharePoint 2010 helps you meet your compliance requirements by driving user participation through transparent process and ease of use.View this video
What Can SharePoint Do For You?
Hear from SharePoint 2010 customers - Global Crossing, Associated Press, and many more. From ECM and WCM, to Collaboration and Search, SharePoint 2010 is delivering real results to our customers.View this video
SharePoint 2010 Communities: Allow Users to Connect, Innovate and Share
Social computing promotes sharing and openness within communities. Learn from customers how their enhanced people-centric collaboration solutions empowered their users and improved performance within the organization.View this video