Saturday, May 15, 2010

New SharePoint 2010 Features Part 1 - Introduction


It can be daunting to put your arms around all the new features and functionality of SharePoint 2010. SharePoint 2010 is much deeper and richer than the previous releases.

The goal of this blog series to provide insight to all the new features of SharePoint 2010 to people who are experienced on SharePoint 2007. I am not going to rehash existing functionality as I am going to be focusing on understanding the new features.

I unfortunately did not get to go to the SharePoint 2010 conference to get a SharePoint 2010 introduction. I really do not have the time to really listen to tons of recorded video to get an initial understanding of the breath of changes that have been made for SharePoint 2010. I really just needed something that summarized all the changes between SharePoint 2007 and 2010 in one sitting.

I actually found what I was looking for on SharePoint 2010 MSDN. There are two good articles called:

I was able to read through these articles to get an understanding of the breath of SharePoint 2010 and its new features. The following are my notes and thoughts while going through and reading each article.

I have organized my thoughts into the following feature sets:

I still plan to be doing a bunch more research and will have more releases like this over the coming months.


Larry said...

We are researching the migration from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and I would like to know if there are any issues with out of the box migration for:
1. Custom document library list templates
2. Custom site columns
3. Custom lookup lists
4. Custom choice fields

Thank you!

Andrew Moore said...

All of that should work fine, but the only way to know for sure is to test it out. There are plenty of places on the web that describe how to do an upgrade with the content database attach method - basically create a SharePoint 2010 environment (could just be a stand alone server for testing) and attach a copy of your SharePoint 2007 content database to new environment with a powershell command. SharePoint will upgrade your content database and give you the opportunity to test everything in 2010.

Jason Apergis said...

Thanks Andy - I agree SharePoint migrations are never the same and you need to use the tools and then test it and then verify it. On that note, to help you get started with your migration - review this