“SharePoint” is shorthand to refer to one or more Microsoft SharePoint products or technologies. SharePoint 2010 products and technologies include the following:
- SharePoint Foundation 2010 – Formerly Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, WSS 3.0 – SharePoint Foundation is the underlying technology for all SharePoint sites. It is available for free and was called Windows SharePoint Services in previous versions. You can use SharePoint Foundation to quickly create many types of sites where you can collaborate on Web pages, documents, lists, calendars, and data.
- SharePoint Server 2010 – Formerly Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, MOSS 2007 – SharePoint Server is a server product that relies on SharePoint Foundation technology to provide a consistent, familiar framework for lists and libraries, site administration, and site customization. SharePoint Server includes all the features of SharePoint Foundation plus additional features and capabilities such as Enterprise Content Management, business intelligence, enterprise search, and personal profiles through My Sites.
- SharePoint Designer 2010 – Formerly SharePoint Designer 2007 – SharePoint Designer is a free program for designing, building, and customizing Web sites that run on SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server. With SharePoint Designer 2010, you can create data-rich Web pages, build powerful workflow-enabled solutions, and design the look and feel of your site. The sites you create can range from small project management team sites to dashboard-driven portal solutions for large enterprises.
- SharePoint Workspace 2010 – Formerly Microsoft Office Groove – SharePoint Workspace is a desktop program that you can use to take SharePoint site content offline and collaborate on the content with others while you are disconnected from the network. While you and other team members are offline, you can make changes to SharePoint content that will eventually synchronize back to the SharePoint site.
Read more: What is SharePoint? A general description of SharePoint across all editions.