The information described below will cover a basic setup of SharePoint Foundation 2010 on your Exchange 2010 account.

The installation and configuration of SharePoint is a multi-step process consisting of:

Step 1. SharePoint Installation

To install SharePoint Foundation 2010, log into CONTROL PANEL and navigate to Services > SharePoint. Specify the amount of Disk Space you would like to use for the site; SharePoint owner (the administrative user who has full permissions to access the site by default), site name and site description. After clicking Install SharePoint, you can modify the following options from CONTROL PANEL:

  • Upgrade SharePoint package to increase included disk space;
  • Manage additional disk space purchased.

Note: the name of the SharePoint site is generated by default according to the following model: The name of the your SharePoint site cannot be changed.

Step 2. SharePoint Configuration

After SharePoint is installed you can log into the site using the SharePoint owner's email address and password. The site will prompt you to choose a template. You can preview the templates in MS Office Knowledge Base article.

Step 3. Adding users to SharePoint site

For users to access the site you need to add them both to CONTROL PANEL and to the site itself. Refer to the following articles for instructions:

How do I create users for the SharePoint 2010 site associated with my Exchange account?
How do I let people outside Smarsh Hosted Services account access my SharePoint 2010 site?

Step 4. Enabling Anonymous access

Anonymous access is not enabled by default for SharePoint 2010 sites. To enable anonymous access read the Knowledge Base article on How to set up access to a SharePoint 2010 sub-site for anonymous users.

Step 5. Advanced SharePoint configuration

There are a lot of ways you can use the SharePoint Foundation 2010 to quickly create many types of sites where you can collaborate on Web pages, documents, lists, calendars, and data. Refer to the following Knowledge Base articles for advanced configuration:

Common SharePoint 2010 issues