If you work with external organizations such customers, vendors, or partners, SharePoint 2010 Extranet provides you with a secure area to send information back and forth between your organization and external organizations.
When some people hear about SharePoint 2010 Extranet they assume it is just about sharing documents, but it is about more than that. It allows you to share announcements, task lists, calendars, have a discussion board and much more. As a business, you even have the option to let these external factors interact with your internal systems, though only with selected information. One example of this would be to give customers the ability to review products or services that they have ordered in the past.
A SharePoint 2010 based extranet ensures that everything works smoothly and efficiently when you are dealing with external organizations. You are assured everyone is on the same page, and it means that your external users do not need to e-mail or call you for information, because they can have access to it already.
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