Sharepoint is meant for sharing documents. It's nicely integrated with the Office 2010 suite (Word, Excel and Powerpoint especially).
Exchange is meant for sharing contacts and calenders and as an internal mail server. It's nicely integrated with MS Outlook.
If you are interested in running these programs on your own servers, I'd really advise you to have it set up by a company that's specialized in it. Once it's setup, and your IT staff has followed some basic courses, they will be able to do the day-to-day management. That's not a full-time job, of course, but you'll certainly need someone who can do it (although, of course, it can be outsourced to the same supplier who did the setup).
It's possible also to run these programs as a service in the cloud. That's probably much cheaper.
hey ladies and gents,
so im completely new to the small business world and would like some help.
in setting up the small business office infrastructure, someone told me about microsoft sharepoint 2010 and exchange 2010.
What is microsoft sharepoint 2010 and exchange 2010?
Can I get them together?
Why is it so expensive to get them together?
how can i cheapen the price for getting them together?
do i absolutely need an IT guy if im going to use these two services?
I require access for about 12 users, 20 gigs of space, a backup utility, and syncronization between exchange and sharepoint so that calenders, contacts, documents can be shared.
anon y. mous
p.s. any links, resources, phonenumbers you can provide will be immensely appreciated