Monday, December 7, 2009

Sharepoint 2010 Top 10

  1. Describing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 - “The Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise and the Web”.
    • Collaboration - publishing, sharing, finding, analyzing and managing information.
    • Platform - out-of-box usage and custom solutions/development platform.
    • Web - Internet/Intranet Access, cloud-based SharePoint Online.
  2. Feature Comparison - Mapping between the Feature Areas from Office SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010

  3. Sites : Access & control information from any source, across intranet /extranet/internet using single infrastructure.
    • Rich SharePoint UI - Integrate Office ribbon, in place web editing, richer navigation.
    • Improved accessibility - AJAX, Multi-lingual support, Cross-browser support -XHTML compliance.
    • Offline editing with asynchronous saves
    • Exposing SharePoint features through the new Office Backstage UI.
    • SharePoint Workspace (Previously known as Groove) Now includes the Office ribbon & Provides local and offline read-write access to SharePoint lists and libraries.we can now bring External business data offline and Synching changes only and not entire files.
    • Host the new Office Web Apps(Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) so you can view and update content from within a browser. Office Web Apps include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Added Visio and Access Services.
    • Improved mobile web browsers
    • Introducing a new SharePoint Workspace Mobile client. Now we can take Office content offline, view and edit Office content , navigate lists and libraries, search content and people within the Office Web App on a Windows Mobile device.
  4. Communities - Collaboration and social networking
    • Easier to create and find content in SharePoint sites.
    • Improved blogs, wikis, calendars, discussions, tasks, contacts, pictures, video, presence and much more.
    • Multiple people can simultaneously author content.
    • Includes bookmarks, tagging and ratings for information and people. Social tagging & taxonomy.
    • Enhanced user profiles either via explicit tagging or recommendations based on Outlook and Office Communicator. Users can manage what information is shared publically.
    • MySites – Updated SharePoint UI and user profile. Quick access to content, profile and social network .Customize, target and personalize pages to the needs of different roles and users. The enhanced newsfeed helps track interests and colleagues.
    • Universal person hyperlink and presence icon in conjunction with Outlook and Office Communicator. Organization chart browsing via the address book. Improved the colleague tracking and people search features.MySites also include a new browser built using Silverlight.
  5. Content - Document management, records management and web content
    • Much larger document libraries with metadata driven navigation
    • Enhanced the workflow capabilities and tools in SharePoint Designer.
    • Support content types and taxonomies across sites & server farms.
    • Top-down taxonomy and bottoms-up social tagging help to improve search, navigation and people connections.
    • Manage a collection of documents as a single object (Document Set) for workflow, metadata, etc. within SharePoint and Office.
    • Document ID support.
    • New browser ribbon .Fast editor experience to site customization, content authoring and publishing tasks. Improved content.
    • thumbnails, metadata and ratings for images & video.
    • Enhanced Records Managements with scalable storage and enterprise metadata. New features include location-based file plans, multi-stage dispositions, in-place records and e-discovery.
  6. Search - Enterprise search, FAST Search
    • Flexible navigation, refinement and related searches. Query completion, spell checking, wild cards.
    • Improved ranking and relevance factors, including social data such as tagging and usage (clicks). FAST Search adds more configurable set of relevance.
    • Improved people finding based on social networking and expertise.
    • New phonetic search algorithm for spell checking of names..
    • Improved connectors to index web sites, file servers, SharePoint, Exchange, Lotus Notes, Documentum and FileNet. Business Connectivity Services makes it easier to index an arbitrary source such as a custom database.
    • Search connection without code using the new SharePoint Designer.
    • Performance and scalability improvements,Partitioned indices and scale-out query servers
    • FAST supporting hundreds of millions of documents with great index freshness and query latency.
  7. Insights - Business intelligence,
    • Excel rendering and interactivity improved.
    • Excel Services – richer pivoting, slicing and visualizations like heatmaps and sparklines.
    • Excel Services –New REST support makes it easier to add server-based calculations and charts to web pages and mash-ups.
    • Enhanced scorecards, dashboard, key performance indicator
    • Decomposition trees for BI portals.
    • Analysis Services and Reporting Services are easier to access from within SharePoint and Excel.
    • Gemini (in memory database technology) lets Excel and Excel Services users navigate massive amounts of information without having to create or edit an OLAP cube.
    • Support for rendering Visio diagrams in a browser. Visio Services – SharePoint workflow design support in Visio.
  8. Composites - Custom solutions that automate processes and connect disparate information
    • SharePoint Designer – Including the Office Ribbon. New tools for building workflows and connecting to external data.
    • SharePoint Designer – Mashing-up SharePoint (exposes REST) and external data.
    • InfoPath Forms Service – Improved design environment
    • Access Services – Publish Access solutions to a SharePoint site
    • Access Services – Managed information centrally and accessed from a web browser.
    • Sandbox Solutions – Safely add and consume custom solutions like custom web parts and event receivers without impacting overall farm performance and stability.
    • Business Connectivity Services – Support creates, read, update, delete, search and offline access to line-of-business (LOB) data. This data can be mapped to an External Content Type so this data looks and behaves like native SharePoint lists.
    • We can take data offline from SharePoint Workspace and edit offline.
    • Business Connectivity Services – Support for BCS in SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio 2010
  9. Administration
    • Includes an upgrade checker tool. You can preview and switch to the new UI at your convenience.
    • Throttling – Introduced more resource governors to prevent bulk operations or asynchronous jobs
    • Health Monitoring – Proactive and extensible health reporting, monitoring and resolution.
    • Analytics – Introducing new usage analytics logging and reporting.
    • Web Admin – Improved the web based administration interface
    • PowerShell Admin – Introduced Script based administration using PowerShell
    • Scalability and Availability – Flexible Shared services and federation modelScalability and Availability – Improved patching and SQL Server configuration, log shipping support.Scalability and Availability – Improved backup-restore.
    • Identity Management and Security – flexibility in updates between SharePoint with identity sources like Active Directory, LDAP servers and HR applications.
  10. Development
    • New UI framework includes ribbon ,XSLT DataViews in lists
    • New APIs for AJAX and Silverlight applications
    • Improved programmability with REST, ATOM, JSON and LINQ.
    • Improved on WSP as the packaging and deployment format for SharePoint solutions.
    • You can save as WSP in SPD and bring that into Visual Studio 2010.
    • Sandbox solution & Client object model support.
    • Visual Studio 2010 includes deployment and debugging
    • Visual Studio 2010 Support Designers for various SharePoint project types, web parts, workflow, business connectivity services and integration with the VS Server Explorer.
    • Developer Dashboard View Show full trace and latency, on a page, through the SharePoint, .NET and SQL layers.
    • Support development on Windows 7 and Vista client machines.

More - SharePoint 2010 Top 10 Features

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2 comments:

sowmya123 said...

All basic concepts in sharepoint are very useful and informative.As a beginner i learnt many useful things. Thanks for a great SP guide.

sowmya123 said...

All basic concepts in sharepoint are very useful and informative.As a beginner i learnt many useful things. Thanks for a great SP guide.