Microsoft Announces SharePoint 2010 Launch

Written By: Rob Fisch -- 4/13/2010 -- join -- contribute -- (8) comments -- printer friendly version

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Categories: Features, SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 news:

Microsoft has announced that Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 will be released on May 12, 2010.

The description of product enhancements is both impressive and exciting. From the complete feature list, posted on the official Microsoft Team Blog, my top 5 feature enhancements are as follows.

  • Large Lists and Libraries We made architecture and user experience investments so you have much larger document libraries with metadata driven navigation to help users go quickly to the content that is most important to them. Libraries will scale to tens of millions and archives to hundreds of millions of documents. This is a key investment for high-end document and records management but also helps organizations with lots of smaller sites. We enhanced the workflow capabilities and tools in SharePoint Designer.
  • Document Sets We are introducing a way to manage a collection of documents as a single object for workflow, metadata, etc. within SharePoint and Office so experience more closely models your work product (e.g. a proposal that may contain a presentation, budget, contract, etc.).
  • Excel Services Excel rendering and interactivity in SharePoint gets better with richer pivoting, slicing and visualizations like heatmaps and sparklines. New REST support makes it easier to add server-based calculations and charts to web pages and mash-ups.
  • SQL Server The SharePoint and SQL Server teams have worked together so SQL Server capabilities like Analysis Services and Reporting Services are easier to access from within SharePoint and Excel. We are exposing these interfaces and working with other BI vendors so they can plug in their solutions as well.
  • Access Services - Users have long loved the ability to create database applications quickly with forms and views. Access Services lets you publish new Access solutions to a SharePoint site where they can be managed centrally and accessed (necessary pun) from a web browser.

Next Steps

  • Check the official Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog for current information about SharePoint.
  • Return to MSSharepointTips to read about other topics and ideas.
  • Check out for great information about Microsoft SQL Server.

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