Reading Time: 4 minutes

What’s New in SharePoint 2010 Compare with MOSS 2007 REF MSDN

  1. Access Services
  2. Business Connectivity Services
  3. Central Administration (Redesigned)
  4. Digital Asset Management
  5. Enterprise Search
  6. Excel Services
  7. Health Monitoring
  8. Managed Metadata
  9. PerformancePoint Services
  10. Records Management
  11. Sandboxed Solutions
  12. Social Computing
  13. Visio Services
  14. Upgrade
  15. Windows PowerShell (STSADM moved to PowerShell)
  16. Removed SSP and Added WCF Services using Rest Protocol for Services
  17. Web Services removed and Added WCF Services using Rest Protocol

Access Services

Use Access Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to edit, update, and create linked Microsoft Access 2010 databases that can be viewed and manipulated by using an Internet browser, the Access client, or a linked HTML page.

Business Connectivity Services

SharePoint Server 2010 and the Microsoft Office 2010 suites include Microsoft Business Connectivity Services, which is a set of services and features that provide a way to connect SharePoint-based solutions to sources of external data and to define external content types based on that external data.

Central Administration (Redesigned)

Central Administration has been redesigned in SharePoint Server 2010 to provide a more familiar experience and make it easier for users to find what they are looking for.

Digital Asset Management

SharePoint Server 2010 includes a new asset library specially designed for managing and sharing digital assets such as audio, video, and other rich media files.

Enterprise Search

With the new capabilities in SharePoint Server 2010, search administrators can configure an optimal search infrastructure that helps end users find information in the enterprise quickly and efficiently.

Excel Services

Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 can be used to publish Excel client workbooks on SharePoint Server 2010.

What’s new for Excel Services (SharePoint Server 2010)

Managed Metadata

Managed metadata is a hierarchical collection of centrally managed terms that you can define, and then use as attributes for items in SharePoint Server 2010. The Managed Metadata Service supports the use of managed metadata, as well as the sharing of content types across the enterprise.

PerformancePoint Services

PerformancePoint Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 provides flexible, easy-to-use tools for building dashboards, scorecards, and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Records Management

In SharePoint Server 2010, you can manage records in an archive, or you can manage records in the same document repository as active documents.

Sandboxed Solutions

You can deploy sandboxed solutions to quickly and more securely solve business problems. Sandboxed solutions are like farm solutions except in the following ways: they are rights-restricted and have a more permissive deployment policy than farm solutions; they are limited to the site collection to which they are deployed; and their server resource usage is monitored against an administrator-controlled quota for the site collection.

Social Computing

SharePoint Server 2010 includes social networking tools such as My Site Web sites and social content technologies such as blogs, wikis, and really simple syndication (RSS). These features are built upon a database of properties that integrates information about people from many kinds of business applications and directory services. You can adapt content to each user while enabling administrators to set policies to protect privacy.

Visio Services

The Visio Graphics Service is a service on the SharePoint Server 2010 platform that enables users to share and view Visio diagrams and enables data-connected Microsoft Visio 2010 diagrams to be refreshed and updated from a variety of data sources.


Review upgrade requirements and find out about new upgrade tools and options, including information about the pre-upgrade checker, Visual Upgrade, and the test-spcontentdatabase Windows PowerShell cmdlet.

What’s new in upgrade (SharePoint Server 2010)

Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell is the new command-line interface and scripting language specifically designed for system administrators.

Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Foundation 2010

Windows PowerShell a command-line scripting tool that provides an administrator full access to the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Application Programming Interface (API), along with the ability to unlock the capability to interact directly with SharePoint 2010 Products to manipulate Web applications, site collections, sites, lists and much more. In addition, the administrator has the ability to script cmdlets (pronounced, “command-lets”), which makes for an improved experience in administering SharePoint 2010 Products.

Also the old Stsadm command-line tool is included to support compatibility across product versions

By default, Windows PowerShell is located at the following path: <%SystemRoot%>System32WindowsPowerShellv1.0PowerShell.exe.

We recommend that you use Windows PowerShell to perform bulk administrative tasks. The use of SharePoint 2010 Products cmdlets is available in the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell. By using a management shell, this eliminates the step to register the snap-in that contains the cmdlets using the Add-PSSnapin cmdlet.

To access the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs.
  2. Click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.
  3. Click SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.

Once the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell is running, there are several cmdlets you can run to get you started. In order to use the cmdlets, verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: You are a member of the SharePoint_Shell_Access role on the configuration database and a member of the WSS_ADMIN_WPG local group on the computer where SharePoint 2010 Products is installed.

For Beta, use the Add-SPShellAdmin cmdlet to add a user to the SharePoint_Shell_Access role on the configuration database. You must run the Add-SPShellAdmin cmdlet for all databases to which you want to grant access. If no database is specified, the farm configuration database is used. If you do specify a database, the farm content database will be included in addition to the farm configuration database you specify.

REST Protocol

The REST protocol is a simple HTTP-based protocol that enables you to contact the message broker through a Web browser. You can contact the message broker by navigating to appropriately formatted URLs or by posting HTML forms.

The FUSE Message Broker’s REST protocol is based on a subset of the HTTP protocol. Hence, HTTP is the only supported transport.

REST supports the following client types:

  • Web forms—use conventional HTML forms to POST a message to a destination (queue or topic) or to GET a message from a destination—see Example of posting a message .
  • Ajax clients—an Asynchronous JavaScript And Xml (Ajax) library that enables you to communicate with a REST endpoint using JavaScript in a DHTML Web page. For details of how to program an Ajax client, see the Cross Language Client Development Guide.

Communities Tagged : Technology
Tagged: Sharepoint 2010 Beta , SharePoint 2010 , Sharepoint 14 , rest

One Response to “What’s New in SharePoint 2010 Compare with MOSS 2007”

  1. Panakkal, Hariskumar Says:Nice Post..
    There are enhanced security model such as claim based authentication, aggregate SharePoint Event/Items with exchange appointments into Calendar view using Calendar Overlay.

Published by NS, Jenkins on 24 Nov 2009 at 05:29 pm