This hour was a starting point for understanding SharePoint 2010. You saw a brief description of what problems SharePoint can solve and took a high level look at SharePoint’s features. You also saw the step-by-step details for installing SharePoint on a standalone Windows 2008 Server machine and the additional steps necessary to install SharePoint on Windows 7. And you took a brief look at SharePoint 2010 support in Visual Studio 2010 and the SharePoint Designer 2010.
You probably have questions about SharePoint’s architecture and what installing SharePoint does to your machine. These questions and more are answered in the next hour.