Today Microsoft released some great videos highlighting the potential of the next release of SharePoint. There is some excellent material here include a full walk through showing live products in action.
- Tom Rizzo, speaker
- Robust cross browser support
- AJAX calls for faster page loads
- SharePoint Designer 2010 – Streamline interface, robust BDC features. No more Lightning Tool BDC Metaman?
- SharePoint Workspace 2010 – Take lists and documents offline with a better than ever Groove client
- BCS is the new BDC
- Rich integration with Office 2010 – Sample BCS populated memo to regional sales representative.
- Richard Riley, speaker
- Professional productivity, Scalable platform, Flexible deployment
- Release timeline
- Central Admin cleaned interface. Similar to Control Panel in XP from Windows 2000.
- Robust Logging. New dedicated database, runs BPA (Best Practice Analyzer) to give suggestions, granular detail never seen before. “Slowest Pages” insight.
- Visual Upgrade. Allows site owners and users to preview before decided to switch browser interfaces.
- Developer productivity, Platform services, Flexible deployment
- Developer dashboard. Site feature provides browser output with detail rendering stack.
- Visual Studio 2010 – MUCH improved developer experience. Detailed build options and project types.
- Visual web part designer.
- LINQ for SharePoint API
- Write quality solutions in less time.