SharePoint 2010 is packed full of new features, feature enhancements, and general improvements that is really hard to know where to start. For those of you who have worked with SharePoint 2007 there have been a number of terminology and software products that have been integrated into SharePoint 2010. Below is a high level of some the changes you will see between SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010:

SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010
The 6 Pillars of SharePoint 2007:
Collaboration,
Portals,
Enterprise Search,
Enterprise Content Management,
Business Process and Forms,
and Business Intelligence.
= The 6 Pillars of SharePoint 2010:
Sites,
Communities,
Content,
Search,
Insight,
and Composites.
Windows SharePoint Services
(WSS)
= Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
()
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
(MOSS)
= Microsoft SharePoint Server
()
SharePoint 32-bit < SharePoint 64-bit
(Microsoft SharePoint Foundation & Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 only come in 64-bit edition and must run with Windows Server and SQL Server 64-bit editions.)
Shared Service Provider = Service Application Framework
Business Data Catalogue = Business Connectivity Services
Microsoft Office Groove < Microsoft SharePoint Workspace
(Microsoft Office Groove 2007 has been integrated into SharePoint 2010 as Microsoft SharePoint Workspace)
Web Services < ADO.NET Data Services Framework
(Although web services will be maintained for backward compatibility, all current and future development of services in SharePoint 2010 should use ADO.NET Data Services Framework.)
PerformancePoint Server <= PerformancePoint Services
(PerformancePoint Server 2007 is no longer being supported and has been integrated into SharePoint 2010 as PerformancePoint Services.)
Cmd.exe and Stsadm.exe <= Windows PowerShell for SharePoint
(Although both Cmd.exe and Stsadm.exe will be maintained for backward compatibility, all current and future development of scripts and administrative files in SharePoint 2010 should use this new scripting technology.)
SharePoint System Files are in the 12 Folder:
C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12
= SharePoint System Files are in :
C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions14
Search Database,
Shared Service Provider Database,
Shared Service Provider Administration Site Content Database
< =
Application Registry Database,
Business Connectivity Services Database,
Search Service Admin Database,
Search Service Crawl Database,
Search Metadata Database,
Session State Service Database,
State Service Database,
Taxonomy Database,
User Profile Database,
SharePoint Foundation Usage Database

(The Shared Service Provider in SharePoint 2007 will be broken into multiple databases in SharePoint 2010 for flexibility and maintenance.)
Content Query Webpart = The content query webpart now has the ability to filter query results based on the query string or current page content values.
Single sign-on (SSO) < =
Secure Store Service (SSS)
Maintains an encrypted database that maps the identities of SharePoint users, groups, or process accounts to the external credentials required to access external systems.

For more information about changes between SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 visit TechNet’s Changes from Office SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010.

Note: The SharePoint 2010 is still in beta and is subject to change. This content is also subject to change.

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Christine Weaver has been the technical lead on projects designing, developing, deploying, supporting, and delivering solutions for SharePoint since 2003. Christine’s knowledge and experience leans heavily on her 10+ years as a software consultant and from being a Microsoft certified professional. Christine has been a regular presenter at TechDays Canada and runs the Halifax SharePoint User Group.

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