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Technical diagrams (SharePoint Foundation 2010)


Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-08-05

Many of these resources are visual representations of recommended solutions. They include poster-sized documents available in formats including Microsoft Office Visio 2007 or Microsoft Visio 2010 files (.vsd), PDF files, and XPS files. You might need extra software to view these files. See the following table for information about opening these files.


File type Software


Office Visio 2007, Microsoft Visio 2010, or the free Visio viewer (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=118761)

If you use the Visio viewer, right-click the VSD link, click Save Target As, save the file to your computer, and then open the file from your computer.


Any PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=134751)


Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with .NET Framework 3.0, or XPS Essentials Pack (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=134750)

Models are 34-by-44-inch posters that detail a specific technical area. These models are intended to be used with corresponding articles on TechNet. These models are created by using Office Visio 2007. You can modify the Visio files to illustrate how you plan to incorporate Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products in your own environment.


Title Description

SharePoint 2010 Products Deployment

SharePoint 2010 Products Deployment

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=183024)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=183025)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=183026)

Presents such deployment-related information as the different deployment stages and environments, plus a flowchart that illustrates the steps for installing and configuring SharePoint 2010 Products.

Services in SharePoint 2010 Products

Services in SharePoint - 1 of 2

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167090)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167092)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167091)

Describes and illustrates the services architecture, including and common ways to deploy services in your overall solution design.

Extranet Topologies for SharePoint 2010 Products

Extranet topologies for SharePoint 2010 Products

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187987)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187988)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187986)

Illustrates the specific extranet topologies that have been tested with SharePoint 2010 Products. Provides a comparison of ISA Server, Forefront TMG, Forefront UAG when used as a firewall or gateway product with SharePoint 2010 Products.

Hosting Environments in SharePoint 2010 Products

Hosting Environments

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167084)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167086)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167085)

Summarizes the support for hosting environments and illustrates common hosting architectures.

Search Technologies for SharePoint 2010 Products

Search Technologies - 1 of 4

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167731)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167733)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=167732)

Compares and contrasts the search technologies that work with SharePoint Products 2010:

  • SharePoint Foundation 2010

  • Search Server 2010 Express

  • Search Server 2010

  • SharePoint Server 2010

  • FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

Databases That Support SharePoint 2010 Products

Databases that support SharePoint 2010 Products

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187970)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187969)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=187971)

Describes the Microsoft SQL Server databases on which SharePoint Foundation 2010 runs.

SharePoint 2010 Products: Virtualization Process

SharePoint 2010 Products: Virtualization Process

Visio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=195021)

PDF (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=195022)

XPS (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=195023)

Provides guidance related to virtualization and the various stages of deployment, as well as requirements and examples.

If you have a plotter, you can print these posters in their full size. If you don't have plotter, use the following steps to print on smaller paper.

Print posters on smaller paper
  1. Open the poster in Visio.

  2. On the File menu, click Page Setup.

  3. On the Print Setup tab, in the Printer paper section, select the size of paper you want to print on.

  4. On the Print Setup tab, in the Print zoom section, click Fit to, and then enter 1 sheet across by 1 sheet down.

  5. On the Page Size tab, click Size to fit drawing contents, and then click OK.

  6. On the File menu, click Print.

If you want to create posters that use the same symbols as these posters, you can download Visio stencils for posters (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=88e03d22-8f42-4c9d-94ef-d8e48322d677).

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