getting started with sharepoint 2010

Dear Experts:

I was ask to get and administer Sharepoint for our company. It will be for about 20 to 30 users. The site will be between 2 cities. We are 2 offices.

I am new to sharepoint as you can tell. Is there a prefer method of getting this install. Do sharepoint 2010 replicates well between 2 servers one in either city.

How big the server should be? We are not interested in virtualization by the way.

marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAsked:
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Getting started with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

This book provides basic information about the capabilities of and requirements for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. The audiences for this book include application specialists, line-of-business application specialists, information architects, IT generalists, program managers, and infrastructure specialists who are just starting to learn about SharePoint Server 2010 and want a quick introduction plus installation steps.

Planning guide for server farms and environments for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

This book provides information and guidelines for making decisions about system architecture for a deployment of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Subjects include system requirements, authentication, and business continuity management.

Capacity planning for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

This book provides information about planning for capacity and performance requirements for deploying Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Subjects include sizing, performance testing, software boundaries, and capacity case studies.

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martushaProduct managerCommented:
If you use SP Foundation 2010 - it is anouth to have 4 GB RAM for sharepoint server
If you plan for sharepoint server 2010 - 8 GB RAM for sharepoint server
Also you need separate SQL server.

If your offices uses one domain / internal network and AD, you dont need to install servers in every sity.
Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
Sharepoint 2010 is available as part of Office 365.   A trial period is available.   This would be your company's private sharepoint sites.
marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank you guys!
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