Use Web Parts to add new functionality to SharePoint sites. Add a Web Part to any page, and a the new functionality will appear when the page is displayed.
Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 but keep the SharePoint 2007 look-and-feel until you are ready to switch. View a site with the SharePoint 2010 user interface before committing to it.
Create pages that combine the ease of wikis with the functionality of Web Parts.
Upload Silverlight XAP applications to a document library and use them immediately with the built-in Silverlight Web Part.
Quickly and easily find and use relevant features with the new contextual SharePoint Ribbon.
Deliver no-code customizations with the new tools in SharePoint Designer, including List and Content Type editors, reusable workflows, XSLT templates, and external content types. You can download SharePoint 2010 Designer right from within your SharePoint Hoster Site!
Maintain security and manage system performance with Sandbox Solutions. Sandbox Solutions separate code from other processes, improving the security and helping you control resources and prevent performance problems.
Help people recognize each other with photos. Use presence to email, IM, or call someone with the click of a button.
Use more than 40 out-of-the-box Web Parts to add functionality anywhere in a site with point-and-click simplicity.
Take advantage of out-of-the-box support for multilingual experiences in SharePoint 2010. Give your people language options in site navigation, menus, the SharePoint Ribbon, and customized list fields.