SharePoint 2010 Foundation Server - How Much Do You Get For FreePresentation Transcript
SHAREPOINT 2010 FOUNDATION SERVER HOW MUCH DO YOU GET FOR FREE? Jason Hamlin Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
What is SharePoint Foundation 2010?• Microsoft’s ‘Free’ version of SharePoint 2010• For smaller organizations - entry-level solution for secure, Web-based collaboration• Still very feature rich!• Use SharePoint Foundation to: – Coordinate schedules – Organize documents – Participate in discussions through team workspaces – Blogs – Wikis – Plus about 50 other major features!
SharePoint Extensibility: What Can’t You Do?• SharePoint 2010 Foundation is also a development platform!• Extend functionality through the use of: – SharePoint Designer 2010 – Visual Studio 2010 – CodePlex projects – Anything you can dream up!
What does ‘Free’ Mean?• Ahhhh…and there’s the rub!• It’s not really ‘free’…because you have to…• Meet the minimum hardware and software requirements!• What are those?• Hardware, Server – Processor: 64-bit, four cores – RAM: 8 GB for production use in a single server or multiple server farm – Hard disk: 80 GB for system drive• Hardware, Database – Processor: 64-bit, four cores for small deployments, 64-bit, eight cores for medium deployments – RAM: 8 GB for small deployments, 16 GB for medium deployments – Hard disk: 80 GB for system drive• Software – Database server in a farm: 64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or 64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with SP3 – Single server with built-in database: 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 Express with SP1
What’s Involved to Start Using SP2010?• First: Plan – Plan for backup and recovery – Plan for security for sites and content – Plan for using themes – Plan authentication• Second: Deploy – Identify minimum hardware, software – Perform readiness checklist – Installation guides• Third: Operations – Backup/Restore of Farm configurations – Monitoring – Administration
What Don’t You Get in SP 2010Foundation?• Standard – Audience Targeting – Document Sets – Enterprise Scale Search – Ratings – Workflow Templates – Plus about 45 more features than Foundation• Enterprise – Access Services – Calculated KPIs – Dashboards – Excel Services and PowerPivot For SharePoint – InfoPath Form Services – Visio Services – Plus about 20 more features than Standard
Resources• Full Editions Comparison: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/pages/editions-comparison.aspx• SharePoint 2010 Microsoft Home Page: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx• SharePoint 2010 Installation Guides/References: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee263910#tab=4• SharePoint 2010 Download Page: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5970• Min. hardware and software requirements: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288751.aspx