A brief overview of the new features available in SharePoint 2010

A brief overview of the new features available in SharePoint 2010…

• Better support for internet facing site
• More security features and 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
• Inproved 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
• Visio services lets you share data linked diagrams in real time
• SPD comes with a new UI, improved workflow and improved collaboration between designers
• Rich media support

Front End Users perspective

• Office Client Ribbon interface for in-place editing of SharePoint content on web
• Multiple Browser support – Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari
• Business Connectivity Services (BCS) as the evolution of BDC. These services can now be consumed from Office client apps also.
• SharePoint Workspace Manager (formerly called Groove): a smart client for SharePoint. Supports online, offline and Synchronization of data.

From ICT professional perspective

• Streamlined Central Administration with Ribbon interface
• SharePoint best practices analyzer: Rule based engine for monitoring and self-healing
• Consolidated logging and usage reporting capabilities
• Unattached content database recovery allows temporary use of content databases, useful for recovery and restore purposes
• Snapshot backup and recovery
• Granular recovery at item level
From a Developers perspective
• 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.
• Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Tools – Designed for creating Web Parts visually and Business Connectivity Services Entities
• 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. Silverlight web parts and finer control on site Themes.

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