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SharePoint 2010 Key Features Sneak Peek

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14 Jul 2009CPOL2 min read
This article provides a sneak peek display of the key features of SharePoint 2010. The detailed announcement would be released in the SharePoint Conference this October


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.

Key Features

  • 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.


Web Edit

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:


Rich Theming

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.


Visio Services

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.


Central Administration

New improved Central Administration screens...



For more details, visit:

  1. Sneak preview about SharePoint 2010
  2. SharePoint 2010 - Overview Sneak Peek Video – by Thomas Rizzo

SharePoint Related Articles

  1. Microsoft Office Servers Overview with Logical Architecture
  2. Setup and Install SharePoint 2007 Server (MOSS) on Virtual PC
  3. Office SharePoint Server 2007 Features
  4. Migrating Lotus Notes (Domino) data to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  5. Different type of SharePoint Server 2007 server farm topologies (System Architecture)


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Comments and Discussions

QuestionSharepoint Pin
Soumya_mr21-Jul-11 20:40
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AnswerRe: Sharepoint Pin
Mohamed Faizal21-Jul-11 20:53
MemberMohamed Faizal21-Jul-11 20:53 
Microsoft SharePoint is a web application platform developed by Microsoft. It is designed as a centralized replacement for multiple web applications and supports various combinations of enterprise website requirements. It is typically associated with web content management and document management systems.

SharePoint's multi-purpose platform allows for managing and provisioning of intranet portals, extranets and websites, document management and file management, collaboration spaces, social networking tools, enterprise search, business intelligence tooling, process/information integration, and third-party developed solutions. SharePoint can also be used as a web application development platform.

SharePoint is designed to be highly scalable. It is capable of supporting multiple organizations on a single 'server farm'. Microsoft provides SharePoint as a free product, sells premium editions with additional integration and functionality, and also provides SharePoint as a cloud computing solution as part of BPOS and Office 365. The product is also sold as a cloud solution by local third-party vendors.
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
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GeneralNew features and enhancements in SharePoint 2010 Pin
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GeneralUseful Article Pin
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GeneralNice to see sharepoint 2010 with some screenshots Pin
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GeneralRe: Nice to see sharepoint 2010 with some screenshots Pin
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GeneralRe: Nice to see sharepoint 2010 with some screenshots Pin
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QuestionScreen shots ? Pin
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