Why Hosted SharePoint 2010?

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together with tools for collaboration, project tracking and content management.

Using the three editions of SharePoint 2010; Foundation, Standard, and Enterprise, your IT people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions. PlexHosted can help you set up your SharePoint environment at any level, shared or dedicated, and insure your environment is secure with faster response times and superior throughput.

Want to find out more? The information below provide details about SharePoint 2010 capabilities.

A Single Infrastructure for all your Business Web Sites

Think of SharePoint 2010 Sites as a “one-stop shop” for all your internal business web site requirements. It provides a full set of tools that your people can use to create any kind of site, plus a single infrastructure that simplifies site management. From a team site for colleagues, to an extranet site for partners, to an Internet site for customers, people can share and publish information using one familiar system.


SharePoint sites are easy to make. In fact, the full set of features in SharePoint 2010 Sites can help anyone build a site from start to finish. Several out-of-the-box features provide instant value by helping a site owner build the first page right away. Still other features make it simple to modify pages - change content, add interaction, or apply a design theme. Novice or expert, anyone can quickly create, customize, and publish a site that looks great and meets a specific business need.

Ensure Broad Adoption

SharePoint sites are as easy to use as they are to make. That’s because SharePoint 2010 Sites works so well with other technologies that people use to do their jobs. Connections to Microsoft Office make it a snap to save documents directly to SharePoint sites. Even offline, people can access sites, documents, and lists with Microsoft SharePoint Workspace and synchronize changes just by reconnecting. Plus, cross-browser support and a great mobile experience mean that anyone can access and share content, in the office or on the go.

Deliver Personalized Experiences

SharePoint 2010 Sites gives your employees the content they need, the way they want it. Features such as audience targeting, multilingual interface support, and user tagging provide a highly customized Web experience.

An Integrated Collaboration Platform

SharePoint 2010 Communities lets people work together in ways that are most effective for them. How? By providing great collaboration tools that anyone can use to share ideas, find people and expertise, and locate business information. Even better, SharePoint 2010 lets you manage these tools from a single, powerful platform. With SharePoint 2010 Communities, your people can be more creative and productive - and you can rest easy knowing that they’re working in a secure, well-managed environment.


Work Together the Way You Want

With SharePoint 2010 Communities, people can work together the way they want using a full set of collaboration tools - from wikis to workflows and team sites to tagging. A single, flexible platform makes it easy to manage these tools and design the right collaborative experiences for different business needs.

Rely on a Secure Collaboration Platform

The SharePoint 2010 collaboration platform is secure, easy to manage, and scalable. People can work together more safely with the platform’s granular security and privacy controls, centralized policy setting, and detailed reporting and analysis.

Extend the Value of Your Community Solutions

SharePoint 2010 provides a single collaboration platform that lets people use the tools and applications they already know. SharePoint 2010:

  • Works seamlessly with the rest of the Microsoft Business Productivity infrastructure, including Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Adheres to open standards, so people can use third-party applications and systems.
  • Uses Business Connectivity Services to surface information from other business applications.

ECM for the Masses

SharePoint 2010 Content makes Enterprise Content Management (ECM) easy for everyone. Combining traditional content management, social capabilities, and powerful search, it is as natural to manage as it is to use. With its simple, “behind-the-scenes” administration, you can quickly set up compliance policies, while its familiar interface lets your people work just as they would in Microsoft Office. The result is well-managed information that is easy to find, share, and use.


Increase Productivity and Information Value

Closely connected to Microsoft Office, SharePoint 2010 Content provides a familiar user experience. People are comfortable with the system, so they use it. They find the information they need more easily, and their work is managed from start to finish.

Drive Compliance and Reduce Risk

SharePoint 2010 Content makes it easy to tag content, enforce retention schedules, declare records, and apply legal holds. With these measures, you can address the need for compliance and reduce the risk of mistakes when information is archived or disposed.

Fewer Systems and Easier Integration

SharePoint 2010 manages documents, records, Web content, and rich media on a single platform, helping you reduce IT costs. Using interoperability standards like CMIS, XML, and REST to connect to legacy ECM systems, SharePoint 2010 also helps your company get more value from its current investments.

Relevance, Refinement, and People

SharePoint 2010 Search helps your people find the information they need to get their jobs done. It provides intranet search, people search, and a platform to build search-driven applications - all on a single, cost-effective infrastructure. But what’s so unique about SharePoint 2010 Search is its combination of relevance, refinement, and people. This new approach to search provides an experience that is highly personalized, efficient, and effective.


Find Content Faster

If your company is like most others, it has a lot of information in a lot of different formats. To help cut through the clutter, SharePoint 2010 Search provides an interactive, visual search experience. Visual cues help people find information quickly, while refiners let them drill into the results and discover insights.

Help People Connect

People are your company’s key asset. The more quickly and easily they can find each other, the more they can share ideas and expertise to solve problems, improve processes, and foster innovation.

Customize the Search Experience

Your people use search in many different ways. With SharePoint 2010 Search, you can meet everyone’s search needs on a single platform. You can add your own vocabulary, tune relevance, and use each person’s specific information to deliver a great search experience.

Business Insights for Everyone

SharePoint 2010 Insights lets everyone access the business information they need to make informed decisions. With powerful features like interactive dashboards and scorecards, people can use the information in databases, reports, and business applications to address specific needs.

Even better, they can work naturally and confidently, thanks to a familiar user experience. Because SharePoint 2010 Insights uses well-known applications and interfaces, people are comfortable from the start, and they know how to get the data they need. For example, anyone can use Excel Services to publish Microsoft Excel workbooks in SharePoint 2010. From there, an entire team can access and analyze the same data and rest assured that everyone has the right information.


Help All Your People Be Decision Makers

With SharePoint 2010 Insights, people can access the information they need to do their best work. Its reporting and analysis features are both powerful and easy to use, and its familiar interfaces make anyone feel comfortable slicing and dicing data.

Improve Your Company’s Effectiveness

SharePoint 2010 Insights provides interactive dashboards and scorecards that help people define and measure success: key metrics can be matched to specific strategies and then shared, tracked, and discussed. By making Business Intelligence (BI) accessible to everyone, SharePoint 2010 Insights can help your people - and the entire company - be more effective and efficient.

Make IT More Efficient

SharePoint 2010 Insights provides a complete reporting and analysis solution: a full set of features, a familiar user experience, and a single console for administration and management. With centralized control of the system, you can save time and effort. Plus, you’ll be even more efficient as you use rich programming capabilities and development tools to deploy solutions that meet specific business needs.

Do-It-Yourself Business Solutions

SharePoint 2010 Composites provides the building blocks you can use to assemble, connect, and configure collaborative business solutions. From simple sites to complex applications, you can rapidly respond to specific business needs with custom solutions.


Rapidly Create SharePoint Solutions Without Code

You don’t need to be a programmer to use the building blocks in SharePoint 2010. Even without code, you can create highly customized sites and solutions: Share Microsoft Visio diagrams and Microsoft Access databases. Use Microsoft SharePoint Designer and Microsoft InfoPath to design solutions based on workflows and forms. You’ll be surprised by how many of your business challenges can be resolved with a code-free solution.

Unlock the Value of Your Company’s Data

With SharePoint 2010 Composites, you can work with data from other systems as if it lived in SharePoint. Create, read, update, delete, and search the data using external lists. Work with it online in a browser or in Microsoft Office. Can’t get connected? Use Microsoft SharePoint Workspace to work offline and synchronize your changes when you reconnect.

Maintain Control over End-User Solutions

SharePoint 2010 Composites helps you centralize and manage business solutions so that your people can get their jobs done and you can save time and effort. For example, you can:

  • Centralize Access databases and Excel workbooks and deploy them from SharePoint.
  • Provide controlled access to company data.
  • Deploy safe Sandbox Solutions to SharePoint without risking the health of the platform.
  • Use the time and effort you saved to focus on higher IT priorities.

SharePoint Ribbon

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

Out-of-the-Box Web Parts

SharePoint 2010 sites can be accessed from mobile devices using any modern micro-browser and an access gateway. Use more than 40 out-of-the-box Web Parts to add functionality anywhere in a site with point-and-click simplicity.

Access Services

SharePoint 2010 and Access work together seamlessly. Publish Access databases to SharePoint and share them with others. Reduce confusion with better database versioning. Simplify deployment of Access forms and reports while still maintaining control of them.

Business Connectivity Services

Company data is more versatile with SharePoint 2010. Use and search data from other systems as if it lived in SharePoint—in both read and write modes. Work with data online or offline in Outlook, Word, or SharePoint Workspace.

Decomposition Tree

Perform root cause analyses using powerful analytics to examine core data. View only the most pertinent information using the new Decomposition Tree.


Create rich dashboards that convey the right information the first time, aggregating content from multiple sources and displaying it in a Web browser in an understandable and collaborate environment. Rich interactivity lets you to analyze up-to-the-minute information and work with the data quickly and easily to identify key opportunities and trends.

My Profile

Learn more about your colleagues with Profile pages. The My Profile page contains information about employees, including biographies, job titles, location, contact information, interests and skills, and previous projects.


Manage and share your favorite internal and external Web sites with the Tags and Notes tool. Increase resource sharing across your company by tagging a page with an "I like it" social bookmark.

Compliance Everywhere

Manage versions, apply retention schedules, declare records, and place legal holds, whether you're dealing with traditional content, Web content, or social content.

Document Sets

Create a Document Set to manage related content as a single entity, speeding up common processes like RFP responses.

Metadata-Driven Navigation

With the new refinement panel in SharePoint 2010, you can narrow the results of your search and navigate to the right content faster.

People and Expertise Search

SharePoint 2010 Search helps you capture knowledge not found in documents by locating the right people and expertise for any business need.