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SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Server - Comparison of Features


Apps4Rent offers SharePoint Foundation 2010 and WSS 3.0 on shared and dedicated servers, SharePoint Server 2010 and MOSS 2007 on dedicated servers, shared SharePoint Server 2010 Standard and shared SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise.  The SharePoint 2010 versions come with great features for collaboration, content management, and integration with other business applications.  The comparison table below itemizes and compares the features included in each version. 


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Accessibility

Use SharePoint more effectively with improved accessibility, including built-in support for keyboard navigation and support for industry-wide accessibility standards.
Yes Yes Yes

Audience Targeting

Target groups and individuals with specific pages, Web Parts, and content.
No Yes Yes

Claims-Based Authentication

Use claims-based authentication to connect to corporate identity systems--including Active Directory, LDAPv3-based directories, and application-specific databases--and user-centric identity models--like LiveID, OpenID, and InfoCard systems.
Yes Yes Yes

Configuration Wizards

Easily configure SharePoint 2010 using new wizards that guide you through each step.
Yes Yes Yes

Connections to Microsoft Office Clients

Save time and effort by using the "Connect to Office" function in SharePoint 2010. The "Connect to Office" function lets Microsoft Office applications know which SharePoint libraries you frequently use. When you connect a library to Office, the library is available in the Office Back Stage for opening and saving files. When you want to create a new Office document, you can view the list of templates in connected libraries as well as local and online templates.
Yes Yes Yes

Cross-Browser Support

Access SharePoint through Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
Yes Yes Yes

High-Availability Architecture

Simplify high-availability planning and solutions. From improved support for database mirroring to the new Service Application Architecture, new IT continuity management features help you meet your independent service-level agreements.
Yes Yes Yes

Improved Backup and Restore

Enhance IT continuity management with improved backup and restore capabilities. These new capabilities include configuration-only backups and improved scale, performance, and resiliency.
Yes Yes Yes

Improved Governance

Manage SharePoint deployments with new and improved governance features, including metadata creation and management, shared service applications, taxonomy management, multi-tenancy, Sandbox Solutions, content syndication, and policies.
No Yes Yes

Improved Setup and Configuration

Easily prepare servers and server farms for install with the new Products Preparation Tool. Simplify the deployment process with new wizards and use Windows PowerShell to deploy and configure SharePoint 2010.
Yes Yes Yes

Large List Scalability and Management

Control the impact of lists and libraries on server performance. Resource throttling helps users efficiently manage lists and libraries that can contain millions of items.
Yes Yes Yes

Managed Accounts

Reduce administrative expenses by allowing SharePoint 2010 to take control of your accounts. SharePoint 2010 can automatically reset passwords based on domain policies and notify administrators when passwords are expiring. By storing account information in SharePoint 2010, you can keep your information secure and reduce the overhead required to manage it yourself.
Yes Yes Yes

Mobile Connectivity

Access sites and content from mobile devices using a modern micro-browser and an access gateway.
Yes Yes Yes

Multilingual User Interface

Take advantage of out-of-the-box support for multilingual experiences in SharePoint 2010. Give your people language options in site navigation, menus, the SharePoint Ribbon, and customized list fields.
Yes Yes Yes

Multi-Tenancy

Delegate administration tasks and partition data across customers or business units by using new controls and capabilities.
Yes Yes Yes

Out-of-the-Box Web Parts

Use more than 40 out-of-the-box Web Parts to add functionality anywhere in a site with point-and-click simplicity.
Yes Yes Yes

Patch Management

Minimize downtime and predictably apply updates and service packs with patch management features, including backward compatibility, Central Administration reporting, and Windows PowerShell integration.
Yes Yes Yes

Permissions Management

custom permission Createlevels or use the six default permission levels, which are also customizable (except for the Limited Access and Full Control permission levels).
Yes Yes Yes

Quota Templates

Control the amount of storage used by site collections and the resources consumed by user code solutions with improved Quota Templates.
Yes Yes Yes

Read-Only Database Support

Minimize downtime during patching and upgrade operations and support a larger array of high-availability solutions with improved read-only database support. SharePoint 2010 adapts to a read-only state by limiting the write-based actions of the user in a clean and effective presentation.
Yes Yes Yes

Remote Blob Storage (SQL Feature)

Move storage of large binary data (BLOBs) from SQL Server to external storage solutions or commodity hardware.
Yes Yes Yes

Secure Store Service

Store account names and passwords in the secure database of the new Secure Store Service. The SharePoint 2010 Secure Store Service replaces the single sign-on (SSO) feature in SharePoint 2007.
No Yes Yes

SharePoint Health Analyzer

Quickly find and fix potential problems across all of the servers in your farm. The SharePoint Health Analyzer monitors farm health and can automatically fix many common configuration and performance problems automatically.
Yes Yes Yes

SharePoint Lists

Manage documents and data with SharePoint lists, a simple but powerful table made up of rows and columns. Edit list entries with customizable forms, and access list data with customizable views.
Yes Yes Yes

SharePoint Ribbon

Quickly and easily find and use relevant features with the new contextual SharePoint Ribbon.
Yes Yes Yes

SharePoint Workspace

Take lists, libraries, line-of-business data, and entire sites offline with SharePoint Workspace 2010. Work locally and SharePoint Workspace 2010 will synchronize any offline changes with the server when connected.
Yes Yes Yes

Streamlined Central Administration

Manage SharePoint 2010 more efficiently with a streamlined administration experience. Use the SharePoint Ribbon to configure and manage your server farm.
Yes Yes Yes

Support for Office Web Apps

View, share, edit, and create Microsoft Office documents in SharePoint using Microsoft Office Web Applications.
Yes Yes Yes

Unattached Content Database Recovery

Temporarily mount an unattached content database and browse content, back up a site collection, or export sites and lists without a recovery farm.
Yes Yes Yes

Usage Reporting and Logging

Improve your insight into server usage and performance with the new unified logging database in SharePoint 2010. Log the usage and health data for your SharePoint farm. Write your own reports or use the provided reports, and log events and tracing data through a new logging Object Model in the database.
Yes Yes Yes

Visual Upgrade

Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 but keep the SharePoint 2007 look-and-feel until you are ready to switch. View a site with the SharePoint 2010 user interface before committing to it.
Yes Yes Yes

Web Analytics

Better serve your audience by identifying the trends on your sites using Web Analytics. Improve the performance of server farms by planning server resources.
No Yes Yes

Web Parts

Use Web Parts to add new functionality to SharePoint sites. Add a Web Part to any page, and a the new functionality will appear when the page is displayed.
Yes Yes Yes

Windows PowerShell Support

Achieve greater control and productivity with Windows PowerShell, a command line shell and scripting language. SharePoint 2010 offers a snap-in so you can take advantage of PowerShell for your SharePoint deployments and manage your server farm and automate tasks with out-of-the-box cmdlets.
Yes Yes Yes


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