Feature Comparison - SharePoint Foundation vs SharePoint Server


Our service is delivered using SharePoint Foundation 2010. This should be noted as a matter of importance, because a number of features are not included when compared to SharePoint Server Standard or Enterprise

For delivery of SharePoint Server Standard or SharePoint Server Enterprise, you will require a dedicated VPS incurring additional month-to-month licensing costs depending on the amount of users granted access to the service.


Feature Foundation Server Std. Server Ent.
Discussion Forums
Photos and Presence
Ask Me About  
Colleague Suggestions  
Colleagues and Membership  
Enterprise Wikis  
Keyword Suggestions  
My Network  
My Sites: People Profiles and Personal Sites  
Note Board  
Organization Browser  
Recent Activities  
Social Bookmarks  
Status Updates  
Tag Clouds  
Tag Profiles  
Feature Foundation Server Std. Server Ent.
Business Connectivity Services: BDC Service
Business Connectivity Services: External Data Column
Business Connectivity Services: External Lists
Business Connectivity Services: External Data Search  
Business Connectivity Services: Profile Pages  
Business Connectivity Services: Secure Store  
Business Connectivity Services: External Data Web Parts    
Business Connectivity Services: Office Client Integration    
Browser-Based Customizations
Sandboxed Solutions
SharePoint Designer 2010: Customization
SharePoint Designer 2010: Workflows  
Access Services    
InfoPath Forms Services    
Feature Foundation Server Std. Server Ent.
Microsoft Office Integration
Support for Accessibility Standards
Compliance Everywhere  
Document Sets  
Metadata Driven Navigation  
Multi-stage Disposition  
Rich Media Management  
Shared Content Types and the Managed Metadata Service  
The Content Organizer  
Unique Document IDs  
Word Automation Services  
Feature Foundation Server Std. Server Ent.
Business Data Web Parts    
Chart Web Parts    
Data Connection Library    
Excel Services    
Filter Framework    
PerformancePoint Services    
Status Indicators    
Visio Services    
Web Analytics Customization    
Feature Foundation Server Std. Server Ent.
Site Search
Best Bets  
Common Connector Framework for Indexing and Federation  
Duplicate Results Detection  
Federated Search  
Mobile Search Experience  
People & Expertise Search  
Performance: Sub-second query response time  
Phonetics & Nickname Expansion  
Query Suggestions & Related Queries  
Recently Authored Content  
Refinement Panel  
Relevancy Tuning by Document or Site Promotions  
Scale up to 100,000,000 documents via improved topology architecture  
Search Scopes  
SharePoint Desktop Search for Windows 7  
Social Behavior Improves Relevance  
Social Tags  
Sortable Search Results  
Taxonomy and Term Store Integration  
View in Browser  
Advanced Content Processing    
Build Multiple Relevance Profiles    
Build Search-Powered Applications    
Deep Refinement with Exact Counts    
Rich Web Indexing Support    
Scale to 500,000,000+ documents    
Search in Context    
Similar Results    
Sorting on Custom Properties    
Thumbnails and Previews    
Visual Best Bets    
Feature Foundation Server Std. Server Ent.
Audience Targeting
Cross-Browser Support
Fluent User Interface
Mobile Connectivity
Office Client Integration
OOB Web Parts
SharePoint Workspace Integration
Enterprise Management Operations  
Video Support, REST and Silverlight  
Feature Foundation Server Std. Server Ent.
Client Object Model
Developer Dashboard
Event Receivers
Installs on Windows 7
LINQ for SharePoint
Packaging Solutions
REST and ATOM Data Feeds
Ribbon and Dialog Framework
Sandboxed Solutions
SharePoint Lists
SharePoint Service Architecture
SharePoint Timer Jobs
Silverlight Web Part
Web Parts
Workflow Models
XSLT Views
Feature Foundation Server Std. Server Ent.
Claims-Based Authentication Support
Confiugration Wizards  
Cross-Browser Support
High-Availability Architecture
Improved Backup and Restore
Improved Governance
Improved Setup and Configuration
UC, OCS, Exchange Integration
Large List Scalability & Management
Managed Accounts
Multi-Lingual UI
Patch Management
Permissions Management
Quota Templates
Read-Only DB Support
Remote SQL Blob Storage
Resource Throttling
Secure Store
Service Application Platform
SharePoint Health Analyzer
SQL Server Integration
Streamlined Central Administration
Unattached Content Database Recovery
Upgrade Improvements
Usage Monitoring and Logging
Visual Upgrade
Windows PowerShell Support