SharePoint 2010 Overview

Describing SharePoint 2010 in 1 Sentence, 8 Categories and 40 Feature Areas

Jeff Teper has described SharePoint 2010 in 1 sentence, 8 categories, and 40 feature areas (5 features for each of the 8 categories). Jeff is the Corporate VP of SharePoint Server for Microsoft and posted this description on the Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog October 19, 2009.

SharePoint is a broad solution so we often get asked how we would describe it in a sentence. For SharePoint 2010, we settled on “The Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise and the Web.”

SharePoint 2010 in 1 sentence: “The Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise and the Web”

For SharePoint 2007, we used a pie diagram chart to describe the major SharePoint categories such as “Enterprise Content Management”. This release, we picked words we thought were both simpler and gave us more freedom to innovate beyond traditional category boundaries. We settled on Sites, Communities, Content, Search, Insights and Composites as the new category names. Within each of these plus Administration and Development,

SharePoint 2010 in 8 categories: Sites, Communities, Content, Search, Insights, Composites, Administration, and Development

I will highlight 5 major feature areas for a total of 40. At the next level down are hundreds of exciting new features which will be covered on and subsequent posts from the team. Needless to say, this is the biggest release of SharePoint yet and we hope you find it as exciting as we do!

MS SharePoint 2010 the Business Collaboration Platform

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