SharePoint 2010 Beta announced at PDC09
Today at the second day of the Microsoft PDC in Los Angeles Microsft announced the public Beta for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010. While the Technical preview was only available for some of the MVP's / MCM's and early adapters. The public BETA is now available for the SharePoint Community. So what is in the box:
- SharePoint Foundation 2010 (formerly known as WSS)
- SharePoint Server 2010
- FAST Search Server 2010
- Project Server 2010
- SharePoint Designer 2010 (free)
- Office 2010
- Office 2010 for mobile
- Office Web Applications
One of the many new features in SharePoint 2010 is the support for social networks. New in this Beta which was not previously announced is the Outlook Social Connector. The Outlook Social Connector brings social networks to your inbox. While browsing through your email, you can now see information from social networks. First social network who will make a plugin available is Linked In. Later this year, a connector for Windows Live will become available as well. The Social Connector also ships with a SDK for integrating your own connector for enabling your backoffice HRM system.
For more information see the blog post at the Microsoft Outlook Team Blog.
The public Beta of SharePoint 2010 can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/ZF2010