Some SharePoint NDA Information

Posted on 3/26/2010 @ 12:50 PM in #Non Techie by | Feedback | 251 views

Many years ago, at the last to last to last MVP summit, Microsoft was kind enough to share with us what they were thinking wayyyyyyyyyyyy ahead! I specially remember John Durant talking about the specific enhancements planned for SharePoint 2010 development experience. If you haven’t seen John Durant talking on stage, the guy has more enthusiasm than tiger woods in Amsterdam! The energy of his presentations is simply amazing. So, I pulled out my phone, and I snapped a picture! And, I emailed that picture to everyone in the MVP land, and Microsoft land, saying “We have evidence”, i.e. here are the promises that were made, and dammit we’ll see by the time you release SP2010 how many of these do you actually release.

Here is the picture ladies and gentlemen -



It’s a good karate chop action shot isn’t it? Of course, we were all immediately warned not to share any of this seriously strictly NDA information at the time. Well, now that the information is out in the world, I can finally share now, this small tidbit of how far ahead Microsoft is thinking in their plans. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised, if today that they have a very clear idea what SharePoint vNext will be all about, or should I say vNextvNext?

Have fun!

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On 3/27/2010 6:51:59 AM Fred Morrison said ..
I sure hope SharePoint vNext will be using Windows Workflow Foundation 4.x (or 5.x) because the impending RTM of SharePoint 2010 totally sucks in the area of workflow development because it is still stuck with WF 3.x when you open up VS 2010 and tell it you want to create a SharePoint workflow project.

On 3/27/2010 5:18:51 PM Sahil Malik said ..
Fred, I hope SP2010 switches to WF4.0 in a service pack :)

On 3/27/2010 5:20:12 PM Sahil Malik said ..
To add, I think .NET 4.0 has some specific improvements that apply very well to SP, so I really hope SP2010 in a service pack will switch to .NET 4.0.

Anyway, you can't deny that SP2010 is a huge improvement over SP2007 though.

On 4/8/2010 1:30:46 AM Jason Smith said ..
Interesting article but this also points to one of the biggest challenges with SharePoint and as a matter of fact any Microsoft product, Long development cycles. So basically any new product that comes out was probably designed 5-10 years before the actual product is released using the best technology at that point in time.

What this means is that all the products are well out of date by the time they are released and can have a significantly negative impact on an organization and the way it works. For example there are quiet a few public facing corporate websites built on SharePoint that follow no standards or still only render properly in Internet Explorer.