I'm considering purchasing Sharepoint 2010 for a home educational web site that will aggregate a lot of content and multi-media to a web front-end for search and browse. Sharepoint 2010 has all these features. A couple of basic questions I'm hoping
someone can answer:
1. If I use a hosting service to run Sharepoint Server and any associated search services, will I need anything else besides the Sharepoint Designer on my end? I won't be adding any custom forms, business objects or web parts - my assumption
is to try to use all the OOB features to design the whole thing. Unclear to me if Sharepoint Foundations or any other developer tools MUST be installed somewhere to run Sharepoint regardless.
2. Could I design and run my basic Sharepoint site from a mini such as an HP 210, which uses Windows 7 Home Starter? The Server component clearly requires SQL, search services and other horsepower, which I assume would be handled by the hosting service.
If Designer is all that's needed to design the front end of the website and any content forms, then the hosting service would be where files are posted and the laptop system requirements might be fairly minimal. But I don't know what Windows 7
Home Starter would be missing to run the 'client' part of the Sharepoint design stack.
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