There is currently a big SharePoint conference running in the USA and as a result of that a host of new SharePoint announcements. Here’s a few that I think may be relevant to those in the SMB market space.
External Collaboration Toolkit – this kit can be used to setup a SharePoint site on your network and have internal users access the site using their normal AD account, with external users accounts being in a separate database on the network. You still need to have a Windows Server CAL to be legitimately licensed, but this increases security and functionality at the same time. You can find out more about the SharePoint External Collaboration Toolkit from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc268155.aspx
GEAR UP for SharePoint – this will help you get ready to deploy SharePoint to your customer sites. http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/gearup/Pages/default.aspx
Ryan Gachet says
I’m one of the SharePoint engineers that developed the Gear Up site. If you have any questions regarding how the tool was built, please feel free to email me. [email protected]