Microsoft SharePoint 2010 – features, system requirements

Posted by Jeremy on 11 June 2009 Leave a comment (4) Go to comments

Microsoft will ship the new SharePoint 2010 along with Office 2010 in the first half of next year (Beta – late 2009). There has been a few questions about the name of SharePoint 2010. Basically, we presently have three SharePoint server versions: 1. Windows SharePoint Services 2. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard 3. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise From now onwards it will be just Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (without the “office”). There has been a few name changes to SharePoint in previous years, but I wont go into that now. Some of the main systems requirements are: 1. Requires 64bit Microsoft Windows 2008 or 64bit Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 2. This implies it requires 64 bit hardware on its environment 3. No support for Internet Explorer 6 anymore – only IE 7 and above (XHTML 1.0 compliant) 4. SQL 2005 and SQL 2008 on 64 bit Some of the features are: 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 In time, I will discuss migration strategies and planning your new SharePoint 2010 upgrade.

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