I thought I’d build upon my last blog and give a guide overview of the different SharePoint products in 2010. This is an excerpt from the material we got at the SharePoint Conference regarding the product lineup for 2010, and although this is subject to change before the RTM they said it wasn’t likely too.
The product lineup for SharePoint 2010 builds upon Office SharePoint Server 2007 to offer a richer set of features and capabilities across intranet, internet, and extranet scenarios. Microsoft will also offer servers designed specifically for enterprise search.
SharePoint Server 2010: Intranet Scenarios
For organizations looking to expand their business collaboration platform to enable advanced scenarios. Use the Enterprise CAL capabilities of SharePoint to fully interoperate with external line-of-business applications, web services, and Microsoft Office client applications; make better decisions with rich data visualization, dashboards, and advanced analytics; and build robust forms and workflow-based solutions.
For organizations looking to deploy a business collaboration platform across all types of content. Use the core capabilities of SharePoint to manage content and business processes, find and share information and expertise, and simplify how people work together across organization boundaries.
SharePoint Foundation 2010
For organizations looking for an essential solution for secure, web-based collaboration. Use SharePoint Foundation to coordinate schedules, organize documents, and participate in discussions through team workspaces, blogs, wikis, and documents libraries on the customizable and extensible platform that is the underlying infrastructure for SharePoint Server.
SharePoint Server 2010: Internet/Extranet Scenarios
SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites, Enterprise
For organization looking to create customer-facing public internet sites or private extranets using the full capabilities of SharePoint Server 2010. This is our premier internet site edition, with full SharePoint Enterprise Functionality.
SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Site, Standard
For small and mid-size organizations looking to create customer-facing public internet sites or basic extranets using the Standard features of SharePoint Server 2010. Note that this edition has an object output cache limit.
Enterprise Search: FAST Search for SharePoint and Search Server
FAST Search for SharePoint 2010
For organizations looking to help users find information and expertise quickly and easily through a search capability able to address their most challenging needs. Includes all the search features and integration capabilities of SharePoint Server 2010, plus: a more engaging an conversational search experience; use of context to provide specific search experiences for different needs (such as departments or geographies); advanced content processing capabilities that create metadata and add structure to unstructured content; and deep platform flexibility, scalability, and extensibility.
FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 for Internet Sites
For customers looking to offer engaging and conversational search experiences on websites using SharePoint Server for Internet Sites. This product also adds powerful content processing that enhances the meaning and structure of your information, along with deep platform flexibility and search scalability. For use with SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites, Enterprise Edition.
Search Server 2010
A highly scalable enterprise search solution that is built using the search functionality present in SharePoint Server 2010 (Standard CAL) designed for customers that are solely interested in deploying search to their Enterprise.
Search Server Express 2010
A single Server search solution that is built using the search functionality present in SharePoint Server 2010 (Standard CAL) designed for customers that are interested in deploying a search solution limited to a medium to small document set.
SharePoint Designer 2010
SharePoint Designer 2010 is the tool of choice for the rapid development of SharePoint applications. Using SharePoint Designer, advanced users and developers alike can rapidly create SharePoint solutions in response to business needs. Advanced users can compose no-code solutions that encompass a variety of common scenarios, from collaborative sites and web publishing to Line-Of-Business data integration, business intelligence solution, and human workflows, leveraging the building blocks available in SharePoint in an easy to use environment. In addition, developers can use SharePoint Designer 2010 to get a quick start on SharePoint development projects.