More and more information starts to spread about SharePoint Server 2010 – here are some links to get you started. As with most information at this stage, it is not sure that it will be a 100% accurate – and a lot of speculation is going around - but still …
- Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 beta in two months - Microsoft will launch an invitation-only SharePoint Server 2010 beta test in July with a select group of customers and then follow the program up with a public testing phase ahead of the Office 2010 release in the first half of next year.
- Groove renamed to SharePoint Workspace - Microsoft claims that this is a natural progression since Groove is to SharePoint like Outlook is to Exchange. This definitely sounds interesting – can’t wait to get my hands on that one. I’m wondering how much overlap there will be with a tool such as Colligo Contributor for SharePoint. You should probably keep an eye out for more information on the Groove Development Team Blog or the newly created Working the spaces, sharing the point blog
- New Microsoft SharePoint 2010 details start to emerge - some interesting quotes - SharePoint Server 2010 will be 64-bit only and require 64-bit Windows Server 2008 or 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 to run. It also will require 64-bit SQL Server 2008 or 64-bit SQL Server 2005. - SharePoint 2010 will feature a “Web-enabled Ribbon control” and support greater use of Silverlight controls - A new version of FAST Search for SharePoint will be made available at a lower cost. Meanwhile, according to contractor and SharePoint blogger Lars Fastrup (whose blog entry is the source of a lot of this post), “the SharePoint team have scrapped their efforts to make the SharePoint search engine scale beyond 50 million documents in a single index. The argument will be to move to the FAST search engine instead.”
- New Gemini demo’s dissected - 0:40 The Sharepoint report centre. OK, so we can rate reports with stars, yeah that’s going to be useful… but other ‘social tools for collaboration’ might be interesting. 1:21 Seeing the report in a thin client. This is Excel Services, I think…? This will only make it harder to choose between Excel/Excel Services/Gemini on one hand and SSRS on the other. It would be nice if there was some kind of story linking the two.
- Microsoft Office 2010 IT Blog available
- Office2010 the movie …
- Microsoft Office 2010 Discussion Forum