This is an archive related to a previous version of Esri Maps for SharePoint. If you need the current version go to http://doc.arcgis.com/en/maps-for-sharepoint/.
With Esri Maps for SharePoint, you can easily create maps that combine your SharePoint data with published geographic content from ArcGIS. You can also share the maps you create in Esri Maps for SharePoint with others within and outside of your organization using ArcGIS. ArcGIS provides an online infrastructure for making maps and geographic information available throughout an organization, across a community, and openly on the web.
Esri Maps for SharePoint works directly with your organization's ArcGIS subscription to allow you to access geographic content to enhance your business data. You must be signed in to ArcGIS to use Esri Maps for SharePoint; depending how your administrator has configured the application, you may be prompted to enter your ArcGIS credentials. Your subscription includes a number of service credits, which are the currency of ArcGIS and are used in exchange for most of the ArcGIS services your organization uses. The number of service credits required depends on the type of service you are using. To help you estimate how many service credits you will need, see Service Credits Overview.
With Esri Maps for SharePoint, you can easily Add data from ArcGIS to your map to help you visualize your data in new ways. Once you have created the desired maps and layers in Esri Maps for SharePoint, you can publish them to ArcGIS for sharing with others.