1. Product Name Change
o Windows SharePoint Services is now going to be known as SharePoint Foundation 2010.
o Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is losing the Microsoft Office preface and will be known simply as SharePoint Server 2010.
2. New Product Requirements
o All versions of SharePoint 2010, including SharePoint Foundation will be 64-bit ONLY!
o Requires x64 version of Windows Server 2008 running on a 4-core 2.5GHz server w/8GB RAM!
o Requires x64 version of SQL Server
3. Overview of What’s New
o New Look and Feel Interface – Hello Ribbon!
o New Central Administration Console
o New Access Services
o New Visio Services
o New Digital Asset Management
o New PerformancePoint Services
o New Health Monitoring
o New Sandboxed Solutions
o New PowerShell Support
o New Office Web Apps
4. Overview of What’s Improved
o Improved Excel Services
o Improved BDC – Now called Business Connectivity Services
o Improved Enterprise Search – Includes FAST
o Improved Records Management
o Improved Social Computing Services
o Improved Workflow Foundation – Portability!
o Improved SharePoint Designer
o Improved Developer Tools and APIs