Microsoft SharePoint Development September 30, 2009 Last Updated: September 30, 2009

Microsoft branded some of its best-selling products to come with the “2010” stamp. Many of the forthcoming 2010 editions – including Microsoft Office, Exchange 2010 and SharePoint 2010 which are being positioned as unified communications solutions.

The most awaited among these products is a whole new SharePoint edition called, Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

SharePoint 2010 is the business collaboration platform for the Enterprise & the Web that enables you to connect & empower people through an integrated set of rich features. Whether deployed on-premises or as hosted services, SharePoint 2010 helps you cut costs with a unified infrastructure while allowing you to rapidly respond to your business needs. You can get a sneak peek here.

There’s been a lot of excitement building over SharePoint 2010 in the industry. Some SharePoint 2010 new features are:

New User Interface including new Ribbon
Office 2007 style ribbon interface

Web Edit
Allows users to easily customize a site

Silverlight Web Part
Easy Silverlight solutions into SharePoint

Rich Theming
Few office-style themes, just like in Word and PowerPoint.

Multiple Browser Support
IE 7-8, Firefox and Safari. No news about Chrome and Opera

Visio Services
Lets you share data linked diagrams in real time

SharePoint Designer
Comes with a new UI, improved workflow and improved collaboration between designers

Business Connectivity Services (the evolution of the Business Data Catalog)

SharePoint Workspace
Incorporate offline-online synchronizations

Rich Media Support
No matter what type of rich media you’re using, SharePoint 2010 will make your life easier

IT Professional

Streamlined Central Administration
Way better organized Central Administration site

SharePoint Best Practices Analyzer
Farm health monitoring at its best with “Problems and Solutions” page

Usage Reporting and Logging
Consolidated logging and usage reporting capabilities

Large List Resource Throttling
Performance management of big lists of thousands and millions of items

Unattached Content Database Recovery
Allows temporary use of content databases, useful for recovery and restore purposes

Visual Upgrade
Easy migration from 2007 to 2010 while retaining the 2007 themes and UI

– Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Tools
– Language Integrated (LINQ) for SharePoint
– Developer Dashboard
– Business Connectivity Services
– Client Object Model (OM)
– Silverlight Web Part

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