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3. Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 (Enterprise Collaboration)

If you have Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 installed, your Office suite includes Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, formerly called Microsoft Office Groove. This application is the desktop client for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft's online collaboration platform. Whereas companies of any size can easily use SkyDrive for collaboration, SharePoint allows larger companies to maintain their document controls, communications, and team services on a system they control.

SharePoint Workspace 2010 enables you to

  • Work simultaneously in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint with colleagues in multiple locations using Office 2010's new co-authoring feature.
  • Check in and check out files, allowing you to securely access and review documents stored on the server.
  • Create local SharePoint workspaces to collaborate on documents without access to SharePoint Server.
  • Access Microsoft Office Web Apps such as the Microsoft Word Web App.
  • Save to SharePoint from within Microsoft Word.
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