Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Highlights
Overview Microsoft SharePoint 2010 offers many improvements over Microsoft Office Server 2007. These new and enhanced features can be implemented to improve user adoption, collaboration, and increase administrative efficiency. The following highlights the enhancements and additions made to Microsoft SharePoint 2010 since Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This is not a complete listing, but it instead provides information on those new features and enhancements which will be beneficial to Manheim.
Document Management Document Sets Provides users the ability of managing a group of documents as a single item within a library. Enterprise Content Types Content types which are published from a central Site Content Type gallery (the Content Type Hub) to other content type galleries; allowing content types to remain consistent across the enterprise Document IDs A unique, Site Collection level ID which follows the document (or Document Set) and provides a single URL for referencing the document; regardless of location. Content Organizer Replacing the Records Center routing rules and now available to all document libraries, the Content Organizer enables basic management as well as the automatic routing of documents to different libraries and folders within those libraries. Maximum Item Count Folders within a Document Library can now hold up to 5000 items. The maximum number of items in any list (including a Document Library) is 50,000,000.
Document Management SummaryFeature Document Sets MOSS 2007 Functionality n/a SP 2010 Improvements Multiple documents can be grouped together and manipulated (workflows, versioning, reference URL) as single entity.IDs follow the document anywhere within the site collection. Available as a feature in any Site Collection. Enterprise Content Types can be shared across Site Collections and farms from a central Site Collection.
Document IDs are sequential integers within a list or library. Available only in Records Center. Available at Site Collection level only. Could not easily share content types across farms or Site Collections.
Document Routing Content Types
Digital Media Management SharePoint 2010 now provides a specialized document library called an Asset Library for management and storage of Digital Media (podcasts, vide, etc.). SharePoint can now access internal and external media in the following ways: Media Field Control Field can be added to a page layout via SharePoint Designer. Media Web Part Also known as the Media Web Part,
Content By Query Web Part Now provides support for rich media
Media Field Control Media Web Part
Calendar Calendars from Exchange and SharePoint 2010 can be blended. Events from multiple calendars can be opened into a single calendar view (works across site collections).
Feature Overlay calendars
MOSS 2007 Functionality n/a
SP 2010 Improvements Calendars from SharePoint and Exchange can be blended and laid on top of one another.A contextual Add button appears when the cursor hovers over a date.
Users had to create a new list item to create a new event.
Visio Services View Visio files within the browser via the Visio Web Access Web Part. Get live updates for data-connected Visio diagrams. Interactivity between the Visio Web Access Web Part and another web part on the page without code. Visio Services API enables the creation of mash-ups of diagrams and additional data.
Excel Services Unattended Service Account A low privilege unattended service account for customers to use as a single get data type of account. Trusted Locations Trusted locations are now provided by default. Multi-user Collaboration Multi-user collaborative environment provides multiple users with the ability to edit any workbook simultaneously. Delegate Services Permissions SharePoint Server contains a new shared service infrastructure that allows the central administrator to delegate permissions to manage other services to users. Slicer feature Filter which allows for the use of OLAP functions and Pivot Tables, and the creation of interactive reports within a SharePoint environment. New Excel Services custom applications Custom applications are created with user-defined functions (UDFs) and these functions remain available for Excel Services.
InfoPath Forms Services All item-related forms (New, Edit, Display) are InfoPath forms and are fully editable. InfoPath forms can be inserted directly into a SharePoint page using the InfoPath Form Web Part which can send and receive data to/from other web parts on the same page. Saving a site as a template includes all associated InfoPath forms. InfoPath forms with code-behind can be deployed using sandbox solutions without requiring an administrator.
InfoPath Forms Services Summary
Feature Editing SharePoint list forms
MOSS 2007 Functionality n/a
SP 2010 Improvements Can edit any out of the box SharePoint form (edit, new, display)InfoPath Form Web Part allows web part pages to load and run InfoPath forms . InfoPath forms can connect to other web parts on a page to retrieve data. They can also retrieve data from a query string.
Insert a form into a web part page Connect InfoPath forms to other web parts
Business Data Catalog
The BDC is renamed to Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and now includes the following features: SharePoint Designer Create external connections from within SharePoint Designer 2010. Write-Back to external Systems BCS provides full CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) and Query support to external systems. Familiar UI External content types provide SharePoint and MS Office type behaviors and capabilities to external data and services. Sort, Group, and Filter functions are available from within SharePoint. Offline Access Business Connectivity Services provides rich cache and offline work features, and supports cache-based operations. Connectivity Options and Extensible Provider Model Provides connectivity support to: Databases Web/WFC Services Microsoft .NET Framework connectivity assemblies Custom Data sources Pluggable Framework Developers can plug in connectors for new external system types allowing access to the new data source types.
Business Data Catalog, cont. Batch and Multiple Item Support Read multiple items in a single pass; reducing round trips to the backend system(s). Symmetrical Server and Client Runtime In addition to server connectivity, BCS now allows Microsoft Office client applications to connect directly to external data sources. Read Blobs BCS now supports reading binary large object (BLOB) data. This is useful for streaming BLOBs of data from the external system. Read and Write-Back of Complex Types BCS supports dot notation in field names enabling reading and writing complex types. Lifecycle Management BCS provides a set of tools to facilitate creation of models and Office 2010 application artifacts, declaratively and by writing code. Extensibility Developers can use the BDC Runtime object model to write generic applications by using the stereotyped APIs as building blocks
Business Data Catalog Summary
Feature Create connection from SharePoint DesignerWrite back to an external data source
MOSS 2007 Functionality n/an/a
SP 2010 Improvements Tightly integrated with SharePoint Designer.Allowed
Workflow New types of declarative workflows available in SharePoint Designer 2010: Reusable Workflow can be associated to any list and can be saved as a template. Site Workflows useable anywhere within a site and not associated with a specific List or Content Type
Workflows can be built in Visio (using SharePoint Workflow Template) and imported into SharePoint Designer. SharePoint Designer workflows can be exported to a Visio diagram. Out-of-the-box workflows can be edited. Many new workflow conditions and actions. Workflows can run under the permissions of a specific account instead of the logged on user.
Workflow SummaryFeature Reusable Workflows MOSS 2007 Functionality Some VisualStudio workflows could be used on multiple lists. Some SharePoint Designer workflows could be copied onto other lists by altering the SharePoint Designer page code for the workflow.n/a
SP 2010 Improvements Out of the box reusable workflow.
Edit out of the box SharePoint workflows Run a workflow as another user Visio Diagramming
n/a n/a Steps must be added to Visio by the user
Out of the box workflow which can be run against a site and is not associated with a specific list. Allowed. Allowed SharePoint can now import and export Visio diagrams for SharePoint Designer workflows.
Archival Storage Sites can be backed up from Central administration. Sub sites and individual list items can be backed up. List/Item security can be exported. Item versions can be exported.