Analyzing The SharePoint 2010 Announcement

17 באפריל 2009

Yesterday Microsoft has officially addressed the next wave of Office System products. As there isn’t much information yet, This post is just my opinions and takeaway from the announcements. The original announcements: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/04/14/microsoft-sharepoint-14-is-now-microsoft-sharepoint-2010.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/Apr09/04-15Office2010.mspx   The Name The fist thing that pops into sight is the name of the product. Looks like Microsoft isn’t quit decisive about how to position SharePoint Server among it’s product lines. We started with SharePoint Portal Server (SPS). Than, SharePoint...
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Microsoft Office Web Applications 2010

This post is a summery of what is currently known about Office Web Applications 2010. Announced at the last PDC, Microsoft Office Web Applications is basically a lightweight version of Office for the web. It has web versions for all the major Office client applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Even OneNote (Finally a web based one note). The applications will be provided for a regular consumers via Office Live, and for businesses as part of SharePoint 2010. For the regular consumer, it will probably be free (as-supported), or paid (subscription). Office Web...
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Service Pack 2 for 2007 Office System Was Announced

Service Pack 2 for the 2007 Office System Products was just announced (not released). So far the announcement contains a limited list of features that was compiled by asking “the individual teams in Office to come up with a list of changes that they were most proud of and felt would be most beneficial”. Apparently we will get more info on April 28th. Read the announcement: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/04/15/service-pack-2-for-microsoft-office-sharepoint-server-2007-and-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-due-to-ship-april-28th.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2009/04/16/service-pack-2-for-the-2007-microsoft-office-system-due-to-ship-april-28th.aspx After reading the list of changes, I can’t spot any new interesting feature or drastic change, but reliability, compatibility, and performance improvements mainly. Anyway, here is the partial list of SharePoint related changes: InfoPath Increased...
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Contains Operator disappeared from Advanced Search

16 באפריל 2009

The “Contains” operator was removed from Advanced Search UI, by KB950437, and all hotfixes and updates to follow.   You can restore the original behavior by setting <Option Name=”AllowOpContains” Value=”True”/> in the properties definition XML. More info and a step by step guide here: http://blogs.msdn.com/mmcintyr/archive/2008/09/29/hotfix-for-advanced-search-issue-in-moss-950437.aspx   -- My name is Itay Shakury and I’m a SharePoint Consultant --
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SharePoint Designer Becomes FREE

4 באפריל 2009

Microsoft has decided to make SharePoint Designer a free product. it can be downloaded for free from it’s product page at Microsoft.com: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163419.aspx The announcement states that future versions of SharePoint Designer will also be free. Customers that have already purchased SharePoint Designer 2007, and are in SA agreement will get Expression Web license in addition. This part is actually very interesting, because as of now, Expression Web have very little to do with SharePoint. This will probably change in later versions (as stated in the announcement FAQ, and in the interview with Tom...
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