MOSS 2007 vs MOSS 2010

In this article, we are going to see technical preview on SharePoint 2010, MOSS 2007 vs MOSS 2010. Architectural difference, Limitations.

Key Features

  • New User Interface including new Ribbon
  • Web Edit
  • Silverlight Web Part
  • Rich Theming
  • Multiple Browser Support
  • Visio Services
  • SharePoint Designer
  • Business Connectivity Services
  • SharePoint Workspace
  • Rich Media Support

Administration Improvements

  • Streamlined Central Administration
  • Best Practices Analyzer
  • Unified Logging Database
  • Resource throttling for large lists and libraries

Development Improvements

  • Visual Studio 2010 Tools including a Package Designer and Web Part Editor
  • LINQ for SharePoint
  • Developer Dashboard: Page-level debugging/trace output
  • Business Connectivity Services (BCS) replaces Business Data Catalog (BDC) with SharePoint Designer 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 will provide BCS-specific tooling.
  • Client Object Model (OM) is a new SharePoint API that runs on the client and can be called from JavaScript, .NET, or Silverlight

Architectural Difference

MOSS 2007 Architecture:

MOSS 2010 Architecture:



SharePoint 2010 has hardware and other limitations:

  1. SharePoint 2010 will only be available in a 64-bit version. This change is not limited to servers. Developers running on 32-bit hardware will need new machines.
  2. SharePoint 2010 will require a 64-bit version of SQL Server 2005 or 2008 (2000 is no longer supported).
  3. Not all applications written for SharePoint 2007 will work in 2010. Certain APIs will be no longer be available. Others will be deprecated.
  4. The basic flow for many tasks as changed. That, coupled with the laundry list of productivity-enhancing features means that any 2010 deployment should be accompanied by training for users, administrators, and developers.


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