11/11/2010

>The top three benefits of SharePoint 2010 for IT professionals
(http://www.microsoft.com/canada/smb/articles/the-top-three-benefits-of-sharepoint-2010-benefits-for-it-professionals.mspx)

SharePoint 2010 is the business collaboration platform that enables you to connect and empower people through formal and informal business communities, within the enterprise and beyond, and to manage content throughout the information lifecycle.

For IT professionals, SharePoint 2010 offers enhancements to drive productivity, a scalable unified infrastructure, and flexible deployment. Learn more about how to cut IT costs with SharePoint 2010:

1. Increased Productivity: SharePoint 2010 can help to increase IT professionals’ productivity by improving the administrative experience and giving administrators deeper operational insight. Features include a new streamlined Central Administration Web site, new capabilities to manage and monitor the SharePoint farm, and Windows PowerShell support.

2. Scalable Unified Infrastructure: SharePoint 2010 provides a scalable unified infrastructure. It offers better control over server resources, which can improve processes such as performance and management of large lists and data management and protection using high availability. A scalable services architecture allows you to effectively manage and centralize services like Search, My Sites, and Taxonomy. These service applications can be managed through Central Administration and also can be managed and scripted by Windows PowerShell. Because the architecture is extensible, third-party companies can build and add services to platform.

3. Flexible Deployment: With a quick and simple installation and configuration process, SharePoint 2010 provides a flexible deployment experience. The upgrade from SharePoint 2007 is smooth and predictable. New functionality allows you to manage how others use SharePoint. For example, you can safely allow site administrators to upload custom user code with Sandboxed Solutions. You also have more governance controls: If you want to maintain a centralized SharePoint deployment instead of taking a more decentralized approach, you can block those deployments through Group Policy or track them with AD marker support.

To learn more about SharePoint 2010, join us for one of the following classes:

Configuring and Managing Microsoft SharePoint 2010
Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
Designing and Deploying Microsoft SharePoint 2010
Designing and Developing SharePoint 2010 Applications