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Friday, November 6, 2009

What to expect with SharePoint 2010

The details regarding SharePoint 2010 have long been awaited and while many have listed or blogged about it, this a compilation of many of these changes and enhancements.

While it is not in depth, it can be expanded with your comments and suggestions; feel free to leave comments so that we can improve upon this list.

  • Exclusive for 64 Bit Operating Systems
  • If you thought that MOSS 2007 was big SharePoint Server 2010 is huge!
  • No backward compatibility
    • In case you wanted to use SharePoint Designer 2010 to modify SharePoint 2007 sites; it is not possible
  • User Interface is Ribbon based
    • It is all over the place and a major and welcome improvement
  • Composites
    • A nice word to describe applications that have been created by the use of InfoPath, Designer, BCS, Web Parts, etc.
  • Improved and Enhanced Lists and Document Libraries
    • These can go easily into the millions!
    • External Lists – residing outside of SharePoint
    • More Event Receivers!
  • Editions
    • MOSS no more - It is SharePoint Server 2010
    • WSS - Now SharePoint Foundation
  • Services
    • PerformancePoint – Improved Business Intelligence
    • Visio
    • Project Gemini – An attempt to simplify BI for everyone
    • Access
  • Business Connectivity Services – New naming for what Business Data Catalog
  • Enhancements to the API
  • Online Services
    • Standard
    • Dedicated
    • Multi-Tenancy
  • Search
    • Improved and faster responses
    • Ability to deploy with FAST Technology
  • Social Computing Integration
  • SilverLight Integration
    • Through out of the box Web Part
  • SharePoint Designer 2010
    • Reusable Workflows – Same workflow can be used on multiple Lists in different Sites
  • New Theming Model
  • Content Types
    • Can be shared to other Site Collections
    • Improved Management
  • No longer tied to Windows Server Operating Systems
    • You can install on Windows 7
  • Shared Services Providers are no longer used
  • Visual Studio 2010 Integration
    • Interface for Web Part Development – Finally!
    • SandBoxed Solutions
      • Method to restrict Object Model and Resources based on a point based system, when a Solution reaches it it can be shutdown
    • Support for REST, LINQ
  • Office 2010 Integration
  • Workspace
    • Ability to customize the Forms for entering Data into Lists or Document Libraries

1 comment:

  1. Good information and straight to the point!I still have no full impressions about new SP, but I had to make some features list today so your post really helped me. Thanks a lot!