Top 10 benefits of SharePoint Workspace 2010
1. On the go? Take SharePoint Workspace with you.
SharePoint 2010 synchronises SharePoint libraries and lists to your computer.
You can easily update documents and lists offline, and be confident that
everything will automatically synchronize to the server when you’re
2. Redefine the way you work together.
With co-authoring, you don’t have to work in the same room as your
peers to get team projects done. You can simultaneously work together
on Word and PowerPoint files posted in SharePoint Workspace from different
locations. Save time by editing documents, spreadsheets, presentations,
or brainstorming notes with other people, and be assured that your changes
are tracked and updated in SharePoint Workspace and on SharePoint Server.
3. Quickly and easily find what you need.
SharePoint Workspace 2010 includes powerful integration with Windows Search,
so you can easily search through your local copies for content. With support
for customized queries, you can pinpoint your results exactly the way
4. Review and manage documents with ease.
Support for features such as Check In and Check Out make it easy to control
your documents. You can also easily review versions stored on the server
— leaving you in control of your content. Features such as drag
and drop from anywhere are supported — even other Office applications
such as Outlook, right into a workspace!
5. Work more efficiently with easy-to-use SharePoint lists.
SharePoint workspaces can contain most standard SharePoint list types,
including Discussion, Announcements, Links, and custom lists. Form previewing
and editing is provided through Microsoft InfoPath 2010 technology. SharePoint
Lists created or customized by InfoPath will be fully intact.
6. Access and make changes to external data sources.
SharePoint’s Business Connectivity Services enables connections
to external data sources — including read and write access to line-of-business
applications. When combined with SharePoint Workspace’s offline
capability, you can review your external data inside SharePoint Workspace,
search/filter/group it, and even make changes to the data. SharePoint
Workspace synchronizes your changes directly to the external data source.
7. Get quick access to SharePoint content from Windows Explorer.
After synchronizing your SharePoint content to your computer, you can
enjoy quick access to the same files from Windows Explorer. This makes
it easier than ever to work with your files from a SharePoint site —
browse them in your local folders or even use save directly from applications
into those same folders.
8. Check for updates at a glance.
The Launchbar is a convenient place to view all of the workspaces in which
you’re a member. You can see which workspaces currently have people
working in them and which have new materials you haven’t seen. You
even get alerts for new SharePoint content that has synchronized to your
9. Do things faster.
SharePoint Workspace 2010 now adopts the Ribbon. With a new and an improved
Ribbon, you can access your favorite commands quickly and create custom
tabs to personalize the experience to your work style. In the new Microsoft
Office Backstage™ view, you can set alerts, share, print, and manage
accounts with just a few clicks.
10. Share your files with almost anyone.
You don’t need access to SharePoint Server to get your work done
in SharePoint Workspace. You can create local workspaces to share documents
with others and see at a glance what content is new, updated, or unread.