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Pro SharePoint 2010 Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint, and Office 2010 by Chad Wach, Ed Hild

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Chapter 2. SharePoint 2010: Overview and New Features

SharePoint is the name Microsoft has given to its collaboration platform. The name actually refers to a number of applications, though today most people use it to refer to the two prominent server applications: SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. But you'll also find it used for desktop applications such as SharePoint Designer and SharePoint Workspace (formerly Groove).

It is SharePoint Foundation that serves as the base for the platform, and it is actually a component of the Windows Server operating system. SharePoint Foundation provides core functionality, such as the ability to quickly provision collaboration sites, and a sophisticated document repository featuring collaboration ...

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