Today, I noticed some other blogs and posts announcing some news around Windows SharePoint Services 4.0 (which is now SharePoint Foundation 2010) and SharePoint Server 2010.

My colleague, Stefan Goßner, Escalation Engineer for SharePoint (WSS, SPS, MOSS) and MCMS, has announced in his blog post “First set of KB articles for a new Tool which will is planned to ship with WSS 3.0 SP2” some knowledge base articles about a new tool which will ship with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (WSS 3.0 SP2). The tool is called Pre-Upgrade Checker.

Pre-Upgrade Checker

This tools checks your SharePoint 2007 environment for potential upgrade issues if you want to upgrade to the next version of SharePoint but only if you have the upcoming Service Pack 2 installed. It is rule based and an stsadm.exe operation: You can find more information at the article List of all Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Server Pre-Upgrade Checker knowledge base articles.

The most important thing about these articles is the message: “The new XSLT-based list view is the default view that will be used in the next version release of Windows SharePoint Services. It will replace the existing list view in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.” (KB956450)

 

Some more info about this I've found on the Blog of Andreas Glaser, where you can read more.

keep watching ;-)  More will follow soon!

Greets,
Steve Chen, SharePoint Support Engineer, GTSC EMEA - Germany