As everybody already knows, SharePoint 2010 is a platform for effective
business and collaboration. Many
companies prefer using it as a tool that increases productivity, saves money
and time. It has an easy and familiar interface, so there is no need in additional
education of employees, and it is flexible for some specific needs.
When choosing this
platform customer has two options – purchasing dedicated SharePoint 2010 or hosted. This choice usually
depends on several factors, like size of the company, its specific business
needs, space requirements and other. If the company needs having a full
administration control of a site or a server, it is better to choose the dedicated environment for the site.
Dedicated SharePoint 2010 provides customers with
more fundamental control of their SharePoint farms. They have an ability to
access Central Administration and RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). Also the space storage is rather large – from
100 GB. This is the best solution for IT professionals and developers, as it
allows any ways of customization sites, like deploying custom web parts. Some
additional features of the dedicated solution are Web Analytics, Developer
Dashboard, Business Connectivity Services, Profile Pages, and Federated Search.
Users also can appreciate developing and adaptation of business solutions and
applications using familiar tools – Microsoft Visual Studio and SharePoint
Designer. It should me mentioned also that for dedicated SharePoint 2010 Windows Server Client
Access licenses, SQL, and Client Access licenses required.
Hosted SharePoint 2010 is a shared solution for
companies of smaller size. It allows users to subscribe a suitable plan without
installing and deploying Microsoft SharePoint Server on-premises, which saves
time and money and give the opportunity appreciate abilities of Microsoft SharePoint
2010. It is the hosting company that performs root control of the servers. And the data storage may be much smaller
–from 500 MB. Hosted SharePoint 2010 does not require
additional licensing and provide almost all the capabilities of dedicated
solution, except those ones described above.
So, depending of what you need, you can find the best way of
using SharePoint 2010. But firstly you should consider that not all of hosting company’s
offers both services and not all of subscription plans are available in the
hosting companies. It is the better way to find a reliable hosting company that
offers secure and flexible services, backups and high level of support. I can
which delivers high level of services in addition to dedicated SharePoint 2010
and Hosted SharePoint 2010.