As the year 2010 is fast approaching, we not only have another Christmas but we also have SHAREPOINT 2010 around the corner! For us techs, the latter is more exciting!!
I remember reading on one site that Microsoft will have a beta version ready after the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009. The conference dates are: October 19-22, 2009. Unfortunately, I would attend it if I lived in the USA.
Read more at: http://www.mssharepointconference.com/Pages/default.aspx
Some of the key features to look out in SharePoint 2010 are:
1. MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 upgrade experience is much better than previous upgrades. We would all get a chance to ‘preview’ the upgraded user ‘experience’.
With this option in SharePoint 2010, you can choose when to upgrade your user front end experience. If you choose not to, then you will be able to run SharePoint 2010 (administration, functionality etc) with the same look and feel as SharePoint 2007 (MOSS 2007).
2. WYSIWYG theme editor. SharePoint 2010 comes with a ‘What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG)’ editor. With this, you can customize your theme to your preference and integrate it to your own look and feel. No need of css stylesheet editing unlike previous versions of SharePoint.
3. New SharePoint Designer 2010.
A new SharePoint Designer 2010 is a much welcomed upgrade. Apparently, there are a lot of changes giving more control and granularity on SharePoint 2010 administration and reporting.