Quick table to show the features in each edition of SharePoint 2010

Feature Name / AreaDescriptionSharePoint 2010 FoundationSharePoint 2010 Server StandardSharePoint 2010 Server Enterprise
AccessibilityUse SharePoint more effectively with improved accessibility, including built-in support for keyboard navigation and support for industry-wide accessibility standards.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Claims-Based AuthenticationUse claims-based authentication to connect to corporate identity systems–including Active Directory, LDAPv3-based directories, and application-specific databases–and user-centric identity models–like LiveID, OpenID, and InfoCard systems.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Configuration WizardsEasily configure SharePoint 2010 using new wizards that guide you through each step.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Connections to Microsoft Office ClientsSave time and effort by using the Connect to Office function in SharePoint 2010. The Connect to Office function lets Microsoft Office applications know which SharePoint libraries you frequently use. When you connect a library to Office, the library is available in the Office Back Stage for opening and saving files. When you want to create a new Office document, you can view the list of templates in connected libraries as well as local and online templates.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Cross-Browser SupportAccess SharePoint through Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.IncludedIncludedIncluded
High-Availability ArchitectureSimplify high-availability planning and solutions. From improved support for database mirroring to the new Service Application Architecture, new IT continuity management features help you meet your independent service-level agreements.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Improved Backup and RestoreEnhance IT continuity management with improved backup and restore capabilities. These new capabilities include configuration-only backups and improved scale, performance, and resiliency.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Improved Setup and ConfigurationEasily prepare servers and server farms for install with the new Products Preparation Tool. Simplify the deployment process with new wizards and use Windows PowerShell to deploy and configure SharePoint 2010.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Large List Scalability and ManagementControl the impact of lists and libraries on server performance. Resource throttling helps users efficiently manage lists and libraries that can contain millions of items.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Managed AccountsReduce administrative expenses by allowing SharePoint 2010 to take control of your accounts. SharePoint 2010 can automatically reset passwords based on domain policies and notify administrators when passwords are expiring. By storing account information in SharePoint 2010, you can keep your information secure and reduce the overhead required to manage it yourself.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Mobile ConnectivityAccess sites and content from mobile devices using a modern micro-browser and an access gateway.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Multilingual User InterfaceTake advantage of out-of-the-box support for multilingual experiences in SharePoint 2010. Give your people language options in site navigation, menus, the SharePoint Ribbon, and customized list fields.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Multi-TenancyDelegate administration tasks and partition data across customers or business units by using new controls and capabilities.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Out-of-the-Box Web PartsUse more than 40 out-of-the-box Web Parts to add functionality anywhere in a site with point-and-click simplicity.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Patch ManagementMinimize downtime and predictably apply updates and service packs with patch management features, including backward compatibility, Central Administration reporting, and Windows PowerShell integration.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Permissions ManagementCreate custom permission levels or use the six default permission levels, which are also customizable (except for the Limited Access and Full Control permission levels).IncludedIncludedIncluded
Quota TemplatesControl the amount of storage used by site collections and the resources consumed by user code solutions with improved Quota Templates.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Read-Only Database SupportMinimize downtime during patching and upgrade operations and support a larger array of high-availability solutions with improved read-only database support. SharePoint 2010 adapts to a read-only state by limiting the write-based actions of the user in a clean and effective presentation.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Remote Blob Storage (SQL Feature)Move storage of large binary data (BLOBs) from SQL Server to external storage solutions or commodity hardware.IncludedIncludedIncluded
SharePoint Health AnalyzerQuickly find and fix potential problems across all of the servers in your farm. The SharePoint Health Analyzer monitors farm health and can automatically fix many common configuration and performance problems.IncludedIncludedIncluded
SharePoint ListsManage documents and data with SharePoint lists, a simple but powerful table made up of rows and columns. Edit list entries with customizable forms, and access list data with customizable views.IncludedIncludedIncluded
SharePoint RibbonQuickly and easily find and use relevant features with the new contextual SharePoint Ribbon.IncludedIncludedIncluded
SharePoint WorkspaceTake lists, libraries, line-of-business data, and entire sites offline with SharePoint Workspace 2010. Work locally and SharePoint Workspace 2010 will synchronize any offline changes with the server when connected.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Streamlined Central AdministrationManage SharePoint 2010 more efficiently with a streamlined administration experience. Use the SharePoint Ribbon to configure and manage your server farm.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Support for Office Web AppsView, share, edit, and create Microsoft Office documents in SharePoint using Microsoft Office Web Applications.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Unattached Content Database RecoveryTemporarily mount an unattached content database and browse content, back up a site collection, or export sites and lists without a recovery farm.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Usage Reporting and LoggingImprove your insight into server usage and performance with the new unified logging database in SharePoint 2010. Log the usage and health data for your SharePoint farm. Write your own reports or use the provided reports, and log events and tracing data through a new logging Object Model in the database.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Visual UpgradeUpgrade to SharePoint 2010 but keep the SharePoint 2007 look-and-feel until you are ready to switch. View a site with the SharePoint 2010 user interface before committing to it.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Web PartsUse Web Parts to add new functionality to SharePoint sites. Add a Web Part to any page, and a the new functionality will appear when the page is displayed.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Windows PowerShell SupportAchieve greater control and productivity with Windows PowerShell, a command line shell and scripting language. SharePoint 2010 offers a snap-in so you can take advantage of PowerShell for your SharePoint deployments and manage your server farm and automate tasks with out-of-the-box cmdlets.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Audience TargetingTarget groups and inspaniduals with specific pages, Web Parts, and content.N/AIncludedIncluded
Improved GovernanceManage SharePoint deployments with new and improved governance features, including metadata creation and management, shared service applications, taxonomy management, multi-tenancy, Sandbox Solutions, content syndication, and policies.N/AIncludedIncluded
Secure Store ServiceStore account names and passwords in the secure database of the new Secure Store Service. The SharePoint 2010 Secure Store Service replaces the single sign-on (SSO) feature in SharePoint 2007.N/AIncludedIncluded
Web AnalyticsBetter serve your audience by identifying the trends on your sites using Web Analytics. Improve the performance of server farms by planning server resources.N/AIncludedIncluded
BlogsUse the new SharePoint Ribbon to format blog text and easily upload images.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Connections to Office Communication Server and ExchangeEasily connect SharePoint to Office Communication Server and Exchange. Synchronize user profile information across Exchange, Office Communication Server, SharePoint, and Active Directory.IncludedIncludedIncluded
DiscussionsCreate and respond to discussion topics, easily following the structure of the discussion threads as if reading the transcript of a conversation. Discussion lists have an improved rich text editor and use the SharePoint Ribbon for easier editing and rich formatting options.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Photos and PresenceHelp people recognize each other with photos. Use presence to email, IM, or call someone with the click of a button.IncludedIncludedIncluded
WikisCreate pages that combine the ease of wikis with the functionality of Web Parts.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Ask Me AboutList your areas of expertise and invite colleagues to ask questions on the “Ask Me About” section of your profile.N/AIncludedIncluded
Colleague SuggestionsKeep your colleague network current with an automated service that suggests colleagues based on your reporting structure, communities membership, e-mail distribution lists, Office Communicator contact lists, and analysis of most common Office Outlook e-mail recipients.N/AIncludedIncluded
Colleagues NetworkCreate an extensive network of colleagues across your company and keep up-to-date on their activities. Easily add people to your company^s social network through the Add Colleagues feature.N/AIncludedIncluded
Enterprise WikisConsolidate company-wide information into a centralized, easy-to-manage repository with an Enterprise Wiki. Embed dynamic content—including rich media—and use the Managed Metadata service to categorize pages. Manage wiki pages as records to support company compliance and document retention policies.N/AIncludedIncluded
Keyword SuggestionsAdd keywords to the “Ask Me About” and “Interests” section of your User Profile by using keyword suggestions. SharePoint 2010 will periodically suggest keywords or repeated topics based on e-mail communication patterns from Microsoft Outlook 2010.N/AIncludedIncluded
MembershipsCentrally manage your community memberships and email distribution lists from your SharePoint profile.N/AIncludedIncluded
My ContentCentrally store and manage your documents, favorite links, personal blog, and wiki pages on the My Content section of your My Site. Customize your pages and set access and permission levels for any content in the section.N/AIncludedIncluded
My NewsfeedView real-time updates from people you follow and the interests you track. My Newsfeed is fully customizable – select what types of activities you want to display, and extend to display third-party activity feeds.N/AIncludedIncluded
My ProfileLearn more about your colleagues with Profile pages. The My Profile page contains information about employees, including biographies, job titles, location, contact information, interests and skills, and previous projects.N/AIncludedIncluded
Note BoardEasily connect with others, reduce e-mail overload, and start discussions with the Note Board. Post comments, ask questions, and engage the community.N/AIncludedIncluded
Organization BrowserNavigate your organizational structure to see managers, peers, and direct reports.N/AIncludedIncluded
RatingsRate SharePoint pages, lists, libraries, and inspanidual documents with a five-star rating system.N/AIncludedIncluded
Recent ActivitiesLet people know what you^re up to with the Recent Activities feed on your profile page.N/AIncludedIncluded
Status UpdatesLet your colleagues know what you^re up to by sharing Status Updates. People receive your Status Updates through their network news feeds.N/AIncludedIncluded
Tag CloudsNavigate the tag taxonomy with the visual Tag Cloud Web Part.N/AIncludedIncluded
Tag ProfilesFind information and discussions on specific keywords or topics using Tag Profile pages. View a list of items that have been tagged with a term as well as a list of the community members following the topic.N/AIncludedIncluded
TagsClassify and organize large amounts of information in your company by applying tags. Use standardized taxonomy tags defined by the organization and informal social tags defined by employees.N/AIncludedIncluded
Tags and Notes Tool Manage and share your favorite internal and external Web sites with the Tags and Notes tool. Increase resource sharing across your company by tagging a page with an “I like it” social bookmark.N/AIncludedIncluded
Compliance EverywhereManage versions, apply retention schedules, declare records, and place legal holds, whether you^re dealing with traditional content, Web content, or social content.N/AIncludedIncluded
Content OrganizerClassify content more accurately by using the Content Organizer to automatically route content to appropriate document libraries.N/AIncludedIncluded
Document SetsCreate a Document Set to manage related content as a single entity, speeding up common processes like RFP responses.N/AIncludedIncluded
Managed Metadata ServiceCentrally define and manage metadata, making it available for use across farms and site collections.N/AIncludedIncluded
Metadata-driven NavigationUse metadata-driven navigation to easily find information in large document libraries. Browse and discover content using tags and attributes.N/AIncludedIncluded
Multistage DispositionBuild sophisticated policies for managing the entire content life cycle with multistage disposition.N/AIncludedIncluded
Rich Media ManagementEasily store, manage, find, and use digital content.N/AIncludedIncluded
Shared Content TypesCentrally define and manage content types, making them available for use across farms and site collections.N/AIncludedIncluded
Unique Document IDsFind content, even if it has been moved from its original location, with a unique, human-readable Document ID assigned by SharePoint 2010.N/AIncludedIncluded
Word Automation ServicesSave, export, and print Word documents with Word Automation Services, which also helps you create, manipulate, and render documents.N/AIncludedIncluded
Site SearchFind information in your current site or list.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Basic SortingSort results based on modified date or the default view.N/AIncludedIncluded
Best BetsProvide the best results for a keyword using the Best Bets feature.N/AIncludedIncluded
Click Through RelevancyFind results that others liked. Each time people click on a search result, its ranking for related queries increases.N/AIncludedIncluded
Duplicate DetectionReduce clutter from multiple versions of the same document in search results with the Duplicate Detection feature.N/AIncludedIncluded
Enterprise Scale SearchSearch up to 100 million documents to meet the needs of your entire company or the specialized needs of inspanidual departments.N/AIncludedIncluded
Federated SearchUse federated sources in core results, in a small preview of results, or in an instant answer format. Federated Results incorporate information from other sources, Related Searches, and People Results in the search experience.N/AIncludedIncluded
Metadata-driven RefinementUse the new refinement panel in SharePoint 2010 to narrow the results of your search and find the right content faster.N/AIncludedIncluded
Mobile Search ExperienceSearch documents, people, and sites from almost anywhere.N/AIncludedIncluded
People and Expertise SearchSearch for people by name or by associated terms.N/AIncludedIncluded
Phonetic and Nickname SearchSearch for a person^s name as it sounds, without knowing the exact spelling.N/AIncludedIncluded
Query Suggestions, “Did You Mean?”, and Related QueriesQuickly find the right answer with type-as-you-go query suggestions. Use the “Did You Mean?” feature to get spelling corrections. View related queries as a part of your search results.N/AIncludedIncluded
Recently Authored ContentIdentify the right people and expertise faster with recently authored content.N/AIncludedIncluded
Relevancy TuningCreate customized relevance models to meet specific business needs.N/AIncludedIncluded
Search ScopesSearch against a specific subset of the index using criteria like URLs or property values.N/AIncludedIncluded
SharePoint 2010 Search Connector FrameworkCrawl content outside of SharePoint easily and securely. The Search Connector Framework is built on Business Connectivity Services and allows you to easily create your own connectors.N/AIncludedIncluded
Windows 7 SearchSearch SharePoint from the Windows 7 desktop.N/AIncludedIncluded
Advanced Content ProcessingExtract and create metadata from documents to improve search results, sorting capabilities, and refinement.N/AN/AIncluded
Advanced SortingSort results based on Managed Properties or Rank ProfilesN/AN/AIncluded
Contextual SearchTailor different results and refinement options based on the profile of the user or audience.N/AN/AIncluded
Deep RefinementSee the exact number of documents that match each refinement option in a result set.N/AN/AIncluded
Extensible Search PlatformMeet your company^s complex search needs with an extensible search platform. Build search-driven applications, including 360° Customer Insight applications, Research and Development portals, and Product Support dashboards.N/AN/AIncluded
Extreme Scale SearchSearch billions of documents while maintaining sub-second query times.N/AN/AIncluded
Rich Web IndexingIndex dynamic Web content and JavaScript with a highly customizable indexing connector.N/AN/AIncluded
Similar ResultsFind results that are similar to your search query.N/AN/AIncluded
Thumbnails and PreviewsRecognize the right content quickly with thumbnail and preview images in your search results.N/AN/AIncluded
Tunable Relevance with Multiple Rank ProfilesBuild rank profiles to define customized ranking algorithms. Blend multiple rank ingredients–including content freshness, authority, and quality–to return the right results.N/AN/AIncluded
Visual Best BetsReturn rich, editorialized results for specific search keywords using Visual Best Bets. Target content to specific groups of users by associating Visual Best Bets with User Context.N/AN/AIncluded
Business Intelligence CenterUse the examples in this dedicated SharePoint site template to help you get started with your Business Intelligence projects.N/AN/AIncluded
Calculated KPIsCreate powerful key performance indicators (KPIs) derived from multiple data sources. Sample templates enable the creation of KPIs quickly and easily using a powerful new expression editor.N/AN/AIncluded
Chart Web PartsChoose from a wide range of chart types to create advanced visualizations using the data in SharePoint, including SharePoint Lists, Business Connectivity Services, or Excel Services. A simple wizard guides you through the creation of charts empowering you to create your own dashboards quickly and easily.N/AN/AIncluded
DashboardsCreate rich dashboards that convey the right information the first time, aggregating content from multiple sources and displaying it in a Web browser in an understandable and collaborate environment. Rich interactivity lets you to analyze up-to-the-minute information and work with the data quickly and easily to identify key opportunities and trends.N/AN/AIncluded
Data Connection LibraryEasily share, manage, and discover data connections by centralizing Office Data Connections (ODCs) in Data Connection Libraries. Access data you need while IT centrally manages the connections and underlying data sources.N/AN/AIncluded
Decomposition TreePerform root cause analyses using powerful analytics to examine core data. View only the most pertinent information using the new Decomposition Tree.N/AN/AIncluded
Excel ServicesPublish Excel workbooks as interactive reports or dashboards. Create rich business experiences with the new JavaScript Object Model, and use the new REST API to easily embed workbooks in other applications. Reuse content in SharePoint dashboards with the new features of Excel 2010 (including Sparklines and Visual Slicers).N/AN/AIncluded
Excel Services and PowerPivot for SharePointPublish Excel workbooks with PowerPivot as interactive reports and dashboards within SharePoint. Schedule and refresh your PowerPivot-enabled Excel workbooks and use a rich management dashboard to monitor and manage the workbooks across your SharePoint farm.N/AN/AIncluded
PerformancePoint ServicesAccess the information you need when you need it with interactive dashboards and scorecards. Easily analyze root causes and make effective decisions by using new features like the Decomposition Tree, visualizations, and improved filtering.N/AN/AIncluded
Visio ServicesPublish Visio 2010 diagrams to SharePoint 2010 to let your people view and refresh diagrams in a browser without opening Visio. Integrate diagrams into other SharePoint applications and develop rich mash-ups.N/AN/AIncluded
Browser-based CustomizationsCustomize pages and Web Parts to create Web sites that meet your specific business needs.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Business Connectivity ServicesWork with external data, whether online or offline, in SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 applications using Business Connectivity Services (BCS, formerly named the Business Data Catalog).IncludedIncludedIncluded
Business Data Connectivity ServiceDeclaratively model external systems to expose external data in SharePoint 2010. The BDC provides connectivity to various types of external systems, and it has built-in support for connecting to databases, WCF and Web services, Microsoft .NET Framework assemblies, and custom data sources.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Client Object Model (OM)Use the Client Object Model (OM) to access SharePoint application programming interface (APIs) from remote machines, Silverlight, ECMAScript, and .NET applications.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Developer DashboardMonitor and debug SharePoint solutions with the Developer Dashboard. The Developer Dashboard provides diagnostic information, including page request details, memory used, authenticated user, and the number of SPRequest objects.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Event ReceiversAdd functionality to actions—including Web and list creation events and site-scoped events—using Events Project Templates in Visual Studio 2010.IncludedIncludedIncluded
External Data ColumnAccess data from external data sources in existing SharePoint Lists.IncludedIncludedIncluded
External ListsRead and write data from external systems just as you would SharePoint list data.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Language Integrated Query (LINQ) for SharePointUse Language Integrated Query directly in C# or VB.NET code. Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is a new, popular, and strongly-typed data query syntax that provides compile time validation to the SharePoint list schema and a simpler alternative to CAML queries.IncludedIncludedIncluded
REST and ATOM Data FeedsEasily work with list and Excel data in SharePoint 2010 using ADO.NET Data Services to access REST/ATOM data in a Visual Studio 2010 application.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Ribbon and Dialog FrameworkCustomize the SharePoint Ribbon with additional context-sensitive ribbons, groups, and items. Create custom dialogs to open on top of Web pages, keeping user context and giving the look of a pop-up window in a non-Web application.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Sandboxed SolutionsMaintain security and manage system performance with Sandbox Solutions. Sandbox Solutions separate code from other processes, improving the security and helping you control resources and prevent performance problems.IncludedIncludedIncluded
SharePoint DesignerDeliver no-code customizations with the new tools in SharePoint Designer, including List and Content Type editors, reusable workflows, XSLT templates, and external content types.IncludedIncludedIncluded
SharePoint Service ArchitectureProvision and manage SharePoint services with the new SharePoint Service Architecture, an upgrade from the Shared Service Provider Architecture in SharePoint 2007.IncludedIncludedIncluded
SharePoint Timer JobsRun SharePoint timer jobs on a farm and manage and monitor jobs through the farm administration interface.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Silverlight Web PartUpload Silverlight XAP applications to a document library and use them immediately with the built-in Silverlight Web Part.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Solution PackagesDeploy solutions and features on a SharePoint farm with a WSS Solution Package (WSP).IncludedIncludedIncluded
Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Developer ToolsCreate, package, and debug SharePoint solutions with new tools in Visual Studio 2010. Build Web parts, Business Connectivity Services Entities (formerly BDC Entities), and SharePoint solutions with new designers in Visual Studio 2010. Take advantage of integrated support for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, including source code control and team build capabilities.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Windows 7 SupportInstall SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008 and make SharePoint development more convenient.IncludedIncludedIncluded
WorkflowAutomate collaborative processes using tasks and forms. Take advantage of improved workflow runtime features in SharePoint 2010, including management, site workflows, custom local services, event receivers, and reliability.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Workflow Models Create workflow models in SharePoint Designer 2010 or Visual Studio 2010 and deploy them to SharePoint 2010. Associate workflow models with an item in a SharePoint list, a document in a document library, or directly on a SharePoint site. Workflow actions execute in response to user events, and workflow instances can run long.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Business Connectivity Services Profile PageView detailed information about an external data item on a Business Connectivity Services Profile Page. This page appears when users drill down into external data in search results, External Lists, and External Data Web Parts.N/AIncludedIncluded
Workflow TemplatesUse out-of-the-box workflow templates for common tasks like approvals and reviews.N/AIncludedIncluded
Access ServicesPublish Access databases in SharePoint.N/AN/AIncluded
Business Data Integration with the Office ClientInteract with external business data directly within the familiar user environment of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft SharePoint Workspace.N/AN/AIncluded
Business Data Web PartsCreate unique business applications and display information from line-of-business systems using Business Data Web Parts.N/AN/AIncluded
InfoPath Forms ServicesCreate rich electronic forms to quickly gather information. Use Microsoft InfoPath to build form-based SharePoint applications and advanced forms that connect to line-of-business systems.N/AN/AIncluded