In this article i am going to explain SharePoint 2010 Core Editions and Import facts about these editions. In next section i will explain features of Sharepoint 2010 by editon.
SharePoint 2010 Core Editions
|SharePoint 2010 Editions||Licensing||Important Facts|
|Foundation||Windows Server must be licensed; SQL Server Standard Edition is recommended (SQL Server Express Edition may be used for small-scale deployments); Foundation Edition license is free||Provides a collaboration and content-management platform. Web-based applications may be built and customized atop this platform. Is useful for small businesses and departmental deployments.|
|Standard||Windows Server must be licensed; SQL Server Standard or Enterprise Edition is recommended; SharePoint Server 2010 must be licensed.||Provides all of the capabilities of the Foundation Edition.|
Supports search capabilities.
Supports My Sites and user profiles.
Supports social tagging.
Is useful for medium to large businesses and smaller deployments demanding the features provided by this edition.
|Enterprise||Windows Server must be licensed; SQL Server Enterprise Edition is recommended; SharePoint Server 2010 must be licensed.||Provides all of the capabilities of the Foundation and Standard Editions.|
Supports Business Intelligence components such as Access Services and Excel Services.
Supports PerformancePoint services.
Is useful for large businesses and smaller deployments demanding the features provided by this edition.
SharePoint 2010 Features by Edition
When you are going to install SharePoint 2010, it is one of the most important decisions to chose right editon of SharePoint. To make this decision you should know which editon of SharePoint 2010 is offering what features.
In this table i tried to list all important features of SharePoint by Edition, if anything is missing you can notify me, i will update post.
|SharePoint 2010 Foundation||SharePoint 2010 Standard||Enterprise|
Includes Foundation Features
Includes Foundation and Standard
I hope this article will help you in planning and implementation phase of SharePoint 2010. If you need further information please visit at http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/Pages/Editions-Comparison.aspx
This article is referenced from book Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration by Tom Carpenter, JamesPyles
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