Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SharePoint 2010 First Look

1.     Product Name Change
o    Windows SharePoint Services is now going to be known as SharePoint Foundation 2010.
o    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is losing the Microsoft Office preface and will be known simply as SharePoint Server 2010.

2.   New Product Requirements
o    All versions of SharePoint 2010, including SharePoint Foundation will be 64-bit ONLY!
o    Requires x64 version of Windows Server 2008 running on a 4-core 2.5GHz server w/8GB RAM!
o    Requires x64 version of SQL Server

3.    Overview of What’s New
o    New Look and Feel Interface – Hello Ribbon!
o    New Central Administration Console
o    New Access Services
o    New Visio Services
o    New Digital Asset Management
o    New PerformancePoint Services
o    New Health Monitoring
o    New Sandboxed Solutions
o    New PowerShell Support
o    New Office Web Apps

4.  Overview of What’s Improved
o    Improved Excel Services
o    Improved BDC – Now called Business Connectivity Services
o    Improved Enterprise Search – Includes FAST
o    Improved Records Management
o    Improved Social Computing Services
o    Improved Workflow Foundation – Portability!
o    Improved SharePoint Designer
o    Improved Developer Tools and APIs 

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