We did the SharePoint 2010 Talk Radio interview this morning with Gary Vaughan.
Here’s the basic transcript:
Describe SP 2010 in a nutshell: Microsoft platform used for high-octane websites
…used for intranets, extranets, public websites, communities of practice.
Key features of SP 2010:
- Social features (Status, Activity tracking, Note Board, Folksonomy)
- Improved UI (+Ribbon)
- BCS HUGE!
- Office Web Apps
- Taxonomy Management (Term Stores, Term Sets, Terms)
- Content Organizer Feature
- Claims Based Auth Provider
Differences with MOSS
- Claims based auth
- 2010 upgrades MUCH smoother
- 2010 much more intuitive for end users (b/c ribbon and ajax lightbox – retain your location)
- Improved performance
- Way less custom dev – BCS
- Browser Support (Mac users appreciate this +Mac Office 2011 integration)
- 508 Compliant (Accessibility standards)
- Better mobile support
Why might an organization want to migrate to SP 2010….or why not?
- Relatively straight-forward upgrade (still plan)
- Tons of new features and enhancements
- Less custom dev
- better performance
- better browser compatibility +mobile compatibility
- 4-5 year run (next ver. 2015)
- You haven’t planned yet (Governance, phased approach for larger deployments)
- You JUST deployed MOSS (you will always be in this boat if you don’t start planning your upgrade now)
Tech, user or infrastructure issues with 2010:
- Consider HW Requirements (64 bit)
- SQL 2005 or newer
- Make sure SQL 2008 SP1 actually installed and took properly (can be deciving)…
Experiences of clients with 2010 to date:
- So much nicer than the MOSS upgrade
- Improved User Adoption
- Lots of BI
- Lots of private communities using social features
- LOVE the BCS
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