Microsoft announced today (13th July 2009) about the SharePoint 2010 technical preview. This sneak peek displays only limited features for customers and partners. The detailed announcement would be released in the SharePoint Conference this October.
- New User Interface including new Ribbon
- Web Edit
- Silverlight Web Part
- Rich Theming
- Multiple Browser Support
- Visio Services
- SharePoint Designer
- Business Connectivity Services (the evolution of the Business Data Catalog)
- SharePoint Workspace
- Rich Media Support
- Central Administration
New User Interface including new Ribbon
Ribbon interface is contextual and customizable which means you will get an extra Library Tools Tab when you are in a SharePoint document library.
Document Library Tool bar
Edit mode tool bar
Image change and formatting tool bar
This will allow users to select multiple files and perform checkout / check in actions.
Edit your web page directly and get a live preview which is same as office client. This allows you to change common things such as images and text a lot easier than the current one.
Edit Page mode on 2010 and 2007
Live preview same as office client
Change Font Size which provides you with a live preview on font size.
Change images, allow you select images from your PC or from Internet Address and also allow you to select resize the image by drag and drop.
Silverlight Web Part
SharePoint 2010 out of the box comes with Silverlight webpart which allows users to view an interactive rich text content.
New interface to select Webparts:
Silverlight webpart which allow you to Zoom In/Out the content:
Change SharePoint site's look and feel using PowerPoint themes:
PowerPoint themes preview and color with different font sizes:
Upload the PowerPoint themes you are able to select as SharePoint site theme, then select colour palate display for your preview.
By clicking apply theme, SharePoint site changes to news theme.
Multiple Browser Support
SharePoint supports multiple browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.
Allows to publish Visio diagrams directly to SharePoint and using browser you can Open Visio diagrams. No Visio client Installation is required.
SharePoint Designer 2010
SharePoint Designer 2010 new UI, enhanced modelling capabilities and improved workflow capabilities makes designers and developers to collaborate seamlessly.
In SharePoint Designer 2010, you will see a new concept Entities handle the back-end integration. SharePoint provides seamless integration with back-end systems.
New improved Central Administration screens...
For more details, visit:
- Sneak preview about SharePoint 2010
- SharePoint 2010 - Overview Sneak Peek Video – by Thomas Rizzo
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