More than a year ago, I wrote a summary post about the rumours and buzz around the next version of SharePoint (SP2010). My post has seen a lot of translations and links to it from different blogs. Now I’d like to revisit it and check what has been correctly predicted and what has not.
Let’s see how do I stand as a crystal-ball reader.
|The SharePoint v14 / 2009 will be shipped only as x64 installation||Included in SP2010|
Silverlight 2.0 webparts or UI will be present.
|Included in SP2010|
|SQL tables-like behaviour for SharePoint lists||Included in SP2010 as External Content Types|
|If the user has Groove client installed, more options will be displayed for data synchronization, in more seamless way.||Included in SP2010 as SharePoint Workspace|
|Master data source for keeping only one version of the truth.||Included in SP2010 as centralized metadata management|
|SharePoint UI will produce clean XHTML-compliant output.||Not included in SP2010. The output is WCAG-compliant (no tables) but not strict XHTML.|
|FAST-based enterprise search as a Search replacement. Webparts that show FAST search results.||Included in Enterprise license of SP2010|
|Custom filters won’t be necessary to index and extract metadata from ODF and PDF files.||Not included in SP2010. Third-party IFilters are still necessary|
|Content Management Interoperability Services will allow SharePoint to communicate with other ECMs via web services.||Included in SP2010|
|Claims-based Authentication mechanism||Included in SP2010|
8 out of 10 predictions turned true. Maybe I’ve been in the wrong industry all this time 🙂