2 SharePoint CompositesExecutive SummarySharePoint®Composites, the newest set of capabilities in Microsoft®SharePoint Server2010, enables do-it-yourself collaborative solutions that are manageable by IT.1)First, SharePoint Composites enables you to rapidly create collaborative solutions byassembling, connecting and configuring the building blocks of functionality availablein SharePoint, via browser-based tools, or advanced no-code tooling in MicrosoftSharePoint Designer 2010, or through Visio®Services and Access®Services whichhelp users share diagrams and desktop database applications using SharePoint.2)Second, it allows you to unlock the value of your enterprise data through BusinessConnectivity Services, which helps users connect with enterprise systems andinteract with them as easily as with traditional SharePoint data, or directly in therich experience of Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Outlook®2010, and MicrosoftSharePoint Workspace 2010. It provides search, read and write capabilities, whetheroffline or when connected.3)Finally, SharePoint Composites helps your teams of IT professionals maintain controlover the platform, allowing them to centralize desktop-based applications, managecustom code with sandboxed solutions and to maintain operational insight withhealth monitoring and controls.SharePoint Composites allows your organization to derive more value from existing andfuture IT investments, from those made on SharePoint to those made on your ownenterprise systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationshipmanagement (CRM), and on other proprietary applications. SharePoint Compositesenables business users to repurpose those building blocks of functionality andreassemble them into new and interesting solutions, allowing IT to focus on deliveringthe high-priority projects that only IT can build. And because these end-user solutionsare managed on a unified central platform, IT teams benefit from simplified operationsand improved service levels.Who Should Read This Paper?This paper is intended for four roles: First, for decision makers in IT groups at corporateor business unit levels evaluating SharePoint Server 2010. Second, for managers ofapplication development organizations in IT thinking about how SharePoint Server 2010can play a role in their application development strategy. Third, for those interested inlearning about how to improve the productivity of their organizations or how to enabletheir teams to become more agile. Finally, for those who want to learn more about howSharePoint Server 2010 can improve productivity in their organizations.
3 SharePoint CompositesThe information contained in this document represents the current view of MicrosoftCorporation on the issues discussed as of the date of publication. Because Microsoftmust respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a