I finally took the time to make “Sharepoint 2010” work on my PC. I previously did the installation as recommended by the Microsoft. I had to do one additionnal thing to make it work : “Desactivate the .Net 4 ISAPI filter”.
In the event logs, I had this error :
ISAPI Filter 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.21006\aspnet_filter.dll' could not be loaded due to a configuration problem. The current configuration only supports loading images built for a AMD64 processor architecture. The data field contains the error number. To learn more about this issue, including how to troubleshooting this kind of processor architecture mismatch error, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=29349.
And then :
Could not load all ISAPI filters for site 'SHAREPOINT - 80'. Therefore site startup aborted.
And the same of the “Central Administration” :
Could not load all ISAPI filters for site 'SHAREPOINT CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION V4'. Therefore site startup aborted.
It seems to work fine, I’ll get back on it later. What I could see so far is that it’s more pretty, easier to use but it doesn’t seem more efficient or lighter than Sharepoint 2007, you can see the RAM consumption grow high speed with the page loading.
Totally unrelated note : I discovered I was one of the two guys to use the SVN version of WordPress and display it.
I’m in holiday right now. I received invitation from Microsoft to test their Office 2010. I’ve downloaded it (with my HSPDA card which is very slow (5 to 40 KB/s) here). It looks like they took the time to improve everything in order to reach the level of Word/Excel/Powerpoint 2007. These 3 products haven’t changed much, they just have some new colors, a new special menu and some new little features.
I know that they have made some other great improvements everywhere, but what I can see is :
– Each office app loads in a very short time.
– Each office app has a new Office button from which one you can do lot of advanced things, on your current document or your current application. It’s called the backstage view and it’s very pretty.
– Outlook has been significantly improved, it doesn’t seem to get every pixel of each mail from your hardrive anymore.
… well, in fact I spend much more time on Visual Studio than I do on the Office suite applications …
You should just take care about something : If you have Office 2007 (which is only available in 32 bits) and you download Office 2010 64 bits version like I did, you will have to uninstall Office 2007.
I’m really glad I had the chance to download this software legally. Now, dear Microsoft, if you could send me a tech preview of Sharepoint 2010 I would be super happy. This is quite disturbing because you gave me access to Sharepoint Designer 2010, but that’s the software I hate in the (rare) Microsoft SharePoint 2007 tools.
Here is the email invitation I received :
Finally, Microsoft decided to communicate on Sharepoint 2010 on their website.
Wow, they really seem to have understood all of the sharepoint developers problems. Look at the full developer video. Everything is incredible : Sharepoint Extensions seem complete and cutomizable, there is the new developper dashboard which displays for instance the number of opened SPRequest the time spent on each loading stage of the page, the Business Data Catalog model allows to use any data inside sharepoint within “external lists”, the official LinQ for Sharepoint, the new WSP package which allow to specify which deployment actions to use. This runs on top of Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2010.
The bad news is : CAML hasn’t be thrown away, non-generic types like ListItemCollection are still used. But I guess, they can’t change everything instantly.