Monday, December 21, 2009

Sharepoint 2010 Top 10 : Integration

  1. SharePoint Designer
    • Customization
      • SharePoint Designer is a powerful tool for customizing SharePoint sites and adding functionality.
      • It's still free, but looks very much improved with new modeling capabilities and enhanced workflow.
      • users simply click a button in the browser and SPD is opened directly to the right spot.
      • XSLT list views are now the default view for lists which means developers only have to learn one list technology!
    • Administration - SharePoint Server 2010 gives administrators added control over how SharePoint Designer is used in each Web application. Administrators can control the following options:
      • Enable SharePoint Designer: Controls whether SharePoint Designer can be used at all.
      • Enable Detaching Pages from the Site Definition: Determines whether pages can be detached from the site definition. (SharePoint Designer only allows customization of a page when the page is put into advanced editing mode. This will greatly reduce the number of pages that will be detached from the site definition.)
      • Enable Customizing Master Pages and Layout Pages: Controls whether site administrators are allowed to customize master pages and layout pages.
      • Enable Managing of the Web Site URL Structure: Specifies whether site administrators can manage the URL structure of their site.
      • SPD can be disabled at Web Application level.
    • Workflow
      • Portable workflows
      • Now we can create Workflows that are reusable. The workflows can be easily moved around different lists/sites once they are defined in SPD. Also another thing to note is you can modify some of the out of the box workflows also.
      • Workflows have been dramatically improved with a new editor , reusable workflows, and even more powerful workflows that come out of the box.
  2. Silverlight
    • SharePoint Server 2010 provides a Web Part that allows users to quickly integrate their Silverlight applications into SharePoint Server 2010.
    • Closely related to the new Web Part is the Fluid Application Model (FAM) that enables secure, cross-domain, integration between external applications and SharePoint Foundation deployments.
  3. Visio Integration
    • Use Visio 2010 for documenting and describing business processes? Now you can publish those diagrams directly to SharePoint with the back end connection remaining intact. So the view of the diagram is real time. Not everyone needs to have a license for Visio to see the diagram.
    • Visio Services will allow the viewing of Visio files in a Web Browser.
    • Real-time visual rendering of Workflow States
  4. SharePoint Workspace (Groove)
    • Take your SharePoint content offline with the SharePoint Workspace (formerly Groove), a rich client to work with while you aren't connected.
    • now we get lists, and external lists offline as well as what we had before
  5. Business Connectivity Services - The evolution of the BDC, the BCS is very much improved enabling you to connect Line of Business applications, web services and databases to SharePoint
  6. Visual Studio 2010 - Visual Studio 2010 integration provides a much more complete and easy system to actually package up and deploy and debug and work directly with SharePoint.
  7. Office 2010 integration-
    • Office 2010 Backstage, which allows users to interact with SharePoint commands and features;e.g. there is now a Share button which allows end users to Share to SharePoint. no manual uploading necessary.
    • integration of Word and BCS, which allows users to interact with LOB information directly within a Word 2010 document
    • Sync to SharePoint Workspace 2010, with Workspace positioned as the rich client for SharePoint 2010
    • PowerPoint broadcasts, which allow users to broadcast PowerPoint presentations to the Internet via their browser, with no requirement to have either SharePoint or PowerPoint 2010 installed.
  8. FAST Search Server 2010 - more engaging and conversational search experience, use of context to provide specific search experiences for different needs (such as departments or geographies), advanced content processing capabilities that create metadata and add structure to unstructured content, and deep platform flexibility, scalability, and extensibility.
  9. InfoPath 2010
    • InfoPath form can be shared to SharePoint Library ; InfoPath Forms Web Part allows users to add forms to a SharePoint Web page
    • InfoPath now includes the Office Fluent UI and allows the creation of powerful, interactive forms, without having to write any code. With a few clicks, Office users can customize SharePoint list forms, add custom layouts and rules to validate the data, and take them offline in SharePoint Workspace.
  10. Fluid Application Model - It can be a great advantage to SharePoint users to be able to host applications that are in a different domain from the SharePoint Web application, because many such applications can be hosted on an application server and made available to all Web applications in the farm. SharePoint 2010 introduces the Fluid Application Model to make this scenario possible in a secure way. The FAM enables administrators to control the permissions of the external applications without unduly restricting the ability of users to add Web Parts hosting these applications to Web Part pages. The application logs on to the SharePoint Web application as a distinct type of user known as an application principal. The application’s permissions are the intersection of the permissions that the administrator has granted this special user and the permissions of the real user who opened the Web page containing the Web Part that hosts the application.

More - SharePoint 2010 Top 10 Features

Source - SharePoint 2010 Resources

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