SharePoint 2010 Talk Radio – Interview

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!
  • Co-Authoring
  • 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?

Why ?

  • 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)

Why Not?

  • 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

Web resources:

The SharePoint User Group

http://www.TheSUG.org

TheSUG.org is an online SharePoint User Group, which also runs on the SharePoint platform.

By joining TheSUG.org, you can participate in online discussions about SharePoint, ask SharePoint related questions, and find SharePoint related information.

You can also lookup or add SharePoint terms in our SharePoint wiki, and host your SharePoint blog here.

LinkedIn SharePoint Users Group

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=58750

LinkedIn’s largest SharePoint community!  Created on February 25, 2008 for Professionals.

The group welcomes anyone interested in SharePoint, whether you are a beginner or an expert.

Tell a friend to join now and start connecting!  We only have two rules: NO RECRUITERS and NO JOB POSTINGS.

Nothing But SharePoint

https://www.nothingbutsharepoint.com

Dozens of authors are committed to providing content on a daily basis to each area of the site: End User, IT Pro, Developer, Business.

Content on the site is created by contributing authors as well as members of the SharePoint Community.

All members of the SharePoint Community are encouraged to submit articles, no matter what their level of expertise.

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About Sean Bordner

CEO, Solution Architect, Co-Author of SharePoint for Nonprofits, Contributing Author NothingButSharePoint.com MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCP, MCAD
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