Earlier this year Microsoft announced the next wave of Office products that will "redefine how people work", which included Exchange 2010, Office 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010, and SharePoint 2010. All will enter public beta later this year and is targeted for general availability in the first half of 2010.
Over the last few weeks we've seen a ton of information leak regarding the Office 2010 suite, and this week Microsoft has released a sneak-peak of SharePoint 2010.
So what exactly is SharePoint again? SharePoint is an enterprise portal that can be configured to run Intranet, Extranet, and Internet sites. SharePoint A SharePoint enterprise portal is composed of both SharePoint Portal and Windows SharePoint Services, with SharePoint being built upon WSS. WSS is typically used by small teams, projects, and companies. SharePoint Server is designed for individuals, teams, and projects within a medium to large company wide enterprise portal.
- New UI including Ribbon
- Web Edit
- Silverlight Web Part
- Rich Theming
- Multiple Browser Support
- Visio Services
- SharePoint Designer
- Business Connectivity Services
The SharePoint 2010 team launched a sneak-peak website earlier this week, which you can find here. The site is loaded with videos, information on new features, and a complete overview of what is coming to SharePoint 2010.
There will be more announcements later this year in regards to new and improved features, which will be at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas on October 19th-22nd with CEO Steve Ballmer expected to be the keynote speaker.