Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sharepoint 2010 New Features

New Features in Sharepoint 2010.

Sharepoint 2010 has following new features
  • Better support for Internet facing sites
  • More security features & flexibility in managing permissions
  • Email management for users
  • Faster search
  • More storage options such as SAN, NAS, RAID etc. (currently only SQL)
  • Improved taxonomy management
  • Better Dashboards and reports
  • Records and archiving policies
  • Easy to use templates
  • More commands
  • Microsoft Groove is renamed as ‘SharePoint Workspace Manager’
  • Integration with other CMS products
  • Improved infopath form capabilities
  • More workflow types
  • Native support for Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and Opera
  • Better support for Mobile devices
  • Easy migration from SPS2003 and MOSS 2007
  • Snapshot backup and recovery
  • Granular recovery at item level

Following Areas of Improvement in Sharepoint 2010
From End Users Prospective
  1. Office Client Ribbon interface for in-place editing of SharePoint content on web
  2. Silverlight web parts and finer control on site Themes.
  3. Multiple Browser support – Internet Explorer, Firefox & Safari
  4. Business Connectivity Services (BCS) as the evolution of BDC. These services can now be consumed from Office client apps also.
  5. SharePoint Workspace (formerly called Groove): a smart client for SharePoint. Supports online, offline and Synchronization of data.

From Developers Prospective
  1. Streamlined Central Administration with Ribbon interface
  2. SharePoint best practices analyzer: Rule based engine for monitoring and self-healing.
  3. Resource Throttling controls: For large lists, a finer control on how many records can be displayed. This can be controlled per type of users and during particular time span of a day.
  4. Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Tools: Designer for creating Web Parts visually and Business Connectivity Services Entities
  5. Client Object Model(OM): Client side libraries which can be used by custom clients to interact with SharePoint data. These can be called from JavaScript, .NET or Silverlight apps.

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