Jeff Teper (Corporate Vice President, SharePoint Server) and Steve Ballmer (CEO) shared SharePoint Server 2010 feature details and announced the November beta during the SharePoint Conference today in Las Vegas.

Jeff also posted a long and revealing blog, outlining 8 categories and 40 feature areas:

  • Sites
    • SharePoint Web Experience
    • Office Client
    • SharePoint Workspace
    • Office Web Apps
    • SharePoint Mobile Access
  • Communities
    • Collaborative Content
    • Social Feedback and Organization
    • User Profiles
    • MySites
    • People Connections
  • Content
    • Large Lists and Libraries
    • Enterprise Metadata
    • Document Sets
    • Web Publishing including Digital Asset Management
    • Governance and Records Management
  • Search
    • Interactive Search Experience
    • Relevance
    • People Search
    • Connectivity
    • Scale and Platform Flexibility 
  • Insights
    • Excel Services
    • Performance Point Services
    • SQL Server
    • “Gemini”
    • Visio Services
  • Composites
    • SharePoint Designer
    • InfoPath Forms Service
    • Access Services
    • Sandbox Solutions
    • Business Connectivity Services
  • Administration
    • Improved Upgrade
    • Throttling, Health Monitoring, Analytics
    • Web and PowerShell Admin
    • Scalability and Availability
    • Identity Management and Security
  • Development
    • New SharePoint APIs
    • Application Lifecycle
    • Visual Studio 2010 Support
    • Developer Dashboard View
    • Development on Windows 7

Jeff did an amazing job summarizing the upcoming SharePoint Server 2010 in a single blog post that includes additional information on each of the 48 bullets above, plus 8 screenshots (one per category). Absolute must read!!!  

Check the blog post at

Recorded keynote from the SharePoint Conference available from

Also, documentation and learning resources on SharePoint 2010 are available starting today for both Developers and IT Professionals:

SharePoint 2010