Sharepoint Workspace 2010 (Includes Software Assurance) (English)

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SharePoint Workspace 2010, formerly known as Microsoft Groove 2007, is the preferred end-user interface to SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010. It allows coworkers and team members to collaborate by sharing files, participating in online meetings, and using collaboration tools in a shared workspace. For organizations without an installation of SharePoint Server or SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Workspace can also be used as a peer-to-peer collaboration application or as a managed application when connected to Groove Server 2010.

SharePoint Workspace specializes in facilitating collaboration among distributed, cross-functional teams with differing degrees of Internet connectivity and security clearance. The software's queuing and synchronizing capabilities allow team members to work remotely, offline, or for different organizations and still receive rapid updates to shared documents. When collaborators have different roles on a project, SharePoint Workspace can help enforce privileges and permissions so that someone in a consulting role can't delete or overwrite other team members' work.

SharePoint Workspace retains most of the features of Microsoft Groove 2007, while adding tighter SharePoint integration and other improvements like multiple types of workspaces. Users can choose from three workspace types:

  • SharePoint workspaces: Individuals can work with synchronized, locally stored copies of documents, lists, and other content hosted by the organization's SharePoint installation.
  • Groove workspaces: Users can collaborate with smaller, ad-hoc groups of invited peers and coworkers outside of a SharePoint infrastructure.
  • Shared Folders workspaces: End-users can share folders of locally stored content with groups of trusted peers.

SharePoint Workspace 2010 is also one of the applications included in the Office Professional Plus 2010 suite.

32-Bit and x64 Versions: The installation media for this product include two sets of DVDs and can be used for either 32-bit or x64 systems

Acquiring the Installation Media and License Key: Installing this product requires installation media and a license key. Installation media will be shipped to you free of charge.

The license allows you to use the installation media to install the product on as many computers as you have received donations for. This quantity is specified in the donation email sent to your organization email address after your eligibility has been verified and your administrative fee has been received. A separate email will give you information about obtaining your license key.

Software Assurance: Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.



  • 500-MHz (or higher) processor
  • 256 MB or more RAM
  • 1.5 GB available hard-disk space
  • 1024x576-pixel (or higher) display
  • DVD drive


  • Windows XP with SP3 (32-bit only), Windows Vista with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit) with MSXML 6.0, Windows Server 2008 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7 or later, 32-bit browser only

Additional requirements for some features or advanced functionality:

  • For graphics hardware acceleration — DirectX 9.0c–compatible graphics card
  • For integration with SharePoint Services — connectivity to SharePoint Server 2010