SharePoint 2007 vs SharePoint 2010 Comparison

This was such a great piece of complied work I wanted to post it here for informational purposes. All credit goes to Richard Harbridge at Richard Harbridge: Insights. The original link is: SharePoint 2007 vs SharePoint 2010.

Everything on this page is contained in Microsoft documentation, on the Microsoft website, on MSDN, on Technet, or in the Microsoft webcasts and presentations. As you can imagine it is placed in multiple pages, across multiple documents, and some of it is contained within specific Microsoft presentations. My goal with this page is to just have all of the comparison information in one place.

Note: I have used symbols here instead of images so it’s easier to copy and paste into a document or another location. So they may not look as nice, but you can use things like find and replace, as well as filter the values if you merge the tables.

Quick Links: Sites | Communities | Content | Search | Insights | Composites | Office 2010 | Architecture | Web Services/OM | Editions | Administration

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○= Feature Included

●= Improved In Office Sharepoint Server 2010

☻= New In Office Sharepoint Server 2010

Sites

Feature Name / Area Sharepoint Server 2007 Sharepoint Server 2010
Office Integration
Line-Of-Business Integration
  • Read/Write Capabilities
Enterprise Management Operations
  • Management Tools And Reporting
  • Web Analytics
Mobile Connectivity
  • Full-Fidelity Viewing
  • Editing To Mobile
Office Interaction
  • Read/Write Capabilities
Robust User Experience
  • Contextual Ribbon
  • Microsoft Silverlight
Office Web Applications
Tagging
Audience Targeting

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Communities

Feature Name / Area Sharepoint
Server 2007
Sharepoint
Server 2010
My Site: People Profile & Personal Site
Photos And Presence
Status Updates
Ask Me About
Note Board
Recent Activities
Organization Browser
Add Colleagues
Social Bookmarks
Tags
Tag Clouds
Tag Profiles
My Network
Blogs
Wikis
Enterprise Wikis
Ratings
Colleague Suggestions
Keyword Suggestions

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Content

Feature Name / Area Sharepoint
Server 2007
Sharepoint
Server 2010
Compliance Everywhere
Flexible Records Management
Shared Content Types And Managed Metadata Service
Content Organizer
Rich Media Management
Document Sets
Word Automation Services
Support For Accessibility
Standards

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Search

Feature Name / Area Sharepoint
Server 2007
Sharepoint
Server 2010
People And Expertise Search
Search From Windows 7 And Windows Mobile
Common Connector Framework For Indexing And Federation
Scale And Performance Via Improved Topology Architecture
Ability To Build Search-Powered Applications
Refinement Panel And Sorting
Search In Context
Social Behavior Improves Relevance
Thumbnails, Previews, And View In Browser

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Insights

Feature Name / Area Sharepoint
Server 2007
Sharepoint
Server 2010
KPI Details
Dashboard Designer
Enhanced Navigation, Including Filtering And Sorting (Top/Bottom 10, Switchable Measures)
Publish More Workbooks
Javascript Object Model
Powershell Scripting
Richer Fidelity With Excel Workbooks
Support For Analytical Services Formatting
Additional Data Sources, Including External Lists And “PowerPivot” Workbooks
Improved Strategy Map Connection And Formatting
Seamless Management Of Dashboard Content
Integrated Filter Framework
Calculated KPIs
Improved Visualizations
Chart Web Parts
Business Intelligence Center (Report Center)

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Composites

Feature Name / Area Sharepoint
Server 2007
Sharepoint
Server 2010
Browser-Based Customizations
Business Connectivity Services
Sharepoint Designer
Human Workflows
Forms Services
Visio Services
Access Services
Sandboxed Solutions

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Microsoft Office 2010 with Different Versions of SharePoint

Feature Name/Area Description SharePoint 2010 SharePoint 2007
Coauthor
Documents and Presentations
Share
ideas with other people simultaneously and see what areas of a document have
changed.
With
coauthoring, work together in Microsoft Office Word 2010 and Microsoft Office
PowerPoint 2010, and see others’ changes tracked in documents hosted in
SharePoint 2010.
Simultaneously
Edit Spreadsheets and Notebooks
Work
together on content using a Web browser
Work
together in Microsoft Office Excel 2010 and Microsoft Office OneNote 2010 Web
applications simultaneously and see others’ changes in real time.
Highlight
Changes in Shared Notebooks
Enable
multiple people to add to and change the same shared notebook. Author names
appear in near real time as changes are made.
Shared
OneNote 2010 notebooks provide a clear trail of what other authors have
changed since the last user opened the notebook.

Broadcast
Slide Shows in PowerPoint
Share
a PowerPoint presentation over the Web for remote or networked viewers.
Audiences
do not need to have PowerPoint 2010 installed; they can see the presentation
in high fidelity in a Web browser.
Save
Documents and Presentations Directly to SharePoint

Automatically
discover SharePoint document libraries to make saving content easier and more
intuitive.
People
can save Office 2010 documents directly to the SharePoint 2010 document
library from Office Backstage view.
PowerPivot

PowerPivot
for Excel 2010 provides streamlined integration and Web-based analysis in
SharePoint. Use data from multiple sources and manipulate large data sets
that have up to hundreds of millions of rows.
Publish
and share analysis with less effort and enable others to enjoy the same Data
Slicers and fast-query capabilities, even when working in Excel Services
reports.
Publish
and Share Information Through Excel Services

Share
analysis and results across the organization by publishing Excel 2010 spreadsheets
to the Web or other SharePoint sites (intranet, extranet).
Use
Backstage view in Excel 2010 to selectively publish selective parts of a
worksheet, hide formulas, and stage data to SharePoint 2010.
Use
Backstage view in Excel 2010 to selectively publish parts of a worksheet to
SharePoint 2007.

Microsoft
Office Access Design for the Web

Microsoft
Office Access 2010 applications developed in Design for Web mode can be designed
and edited for publishing to SharePoint, so people can share, collect, and
report on data.
Use
Access 2010 to publish data, forms, logic/macros, and reports with nearly the
same look and feel in the browser as in Access 2010 on a PC.
Automate
Metadata Capture

Provide
better, automated metadata capture in SharePoint to make information more
findable, perceptible, discoverable, navigable, manageable, and re-usable.
Use
Word 2010 to provide better and more automated metadata capture from
Backstage view, including document information either added automatically or
typed quickly in AutoComplete fields.
Word
2010 provides automated metadata capture from Backstage view, including
document information added automatically.

Use
Office Backstage View

Seamlessly
connect Office 2010 applications with SharePoint to provide workflow
integration, the ability to enter metadata, and social context.
By
using Office Backstage view in Office 2010 applications, people can enter
metadata, interact with workflows, access authors’ profiles, view recent
content the author has created in SharePoint 2010, and more.
By
using Office Backstage view in Office 2010 applications, people can enter
metadata and interact with workflows

Access
SharePoint Templates
Access
Office 2010 document templates stored in SharePoint more quickly and easily.
People
can access document templates stored in SharePoint 2010 via the New Document wizard in Office 2010
applications.
Apply
PowerPoint Themes to SharePoint

Make
customization of SharePoint sites more flexible by using themes used in
PowerPoint 2010 presentations.
People
can apply themes to SharePoint 2010 sites by using the same themes as in
PowerPoint 2010.
Use
Reusable Workflows

Support
workflows to be used multiple times and provide workflow templates for later
use in SharePoint.
SharePoint
Designer 2010 supports reusable workflows and workflows attached to content
types.
Visualize
Workflow

Allow
a workflow designer to see the steps in a SharePoint workflow in a visual
format.
Workflows
developed as drawings and exported from Office Visio 2010 can be imported
into SharePoint Designer 2010 for modification and deployment.
Use
Forms-Based Applications

Forms-based
applications connect with back-end data and include workflow, reporting,
custom Web pages, and other components.
Integrate
InfoPath 2010 forms with back-end data by using external lists in SharePoint
2010, and include custom sandboxed solution code.
Provide
the Office Ribbon for InfoPath Forms Web Services

Provide
the Fluent Office Ribbon interface for Web-enabled forms so people can easily
find, access, and use the features they want when designing Web-enabled
forms.
When
used with SharePoint 2010, InfoPath Forms Services provides Web-enabled forms
with their commands in a Ribbon interface.
View
and Edit Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Notebooks in the Browser

Allow
editing, even if applications are not loaded on a PC.
View
and make light edits to documents through Office Web applications in a
browser. Document formatting and content are maintained when changes are made
in the browser and Web applications can be hosted on the premises running in
SharePoint.
Mobile
Access Enhancements

View
and edit documents from a mobile device even when on the go.
View
Office 2010 documents from virtually anywhere by using Web applications,
without losing fidelity, and make changes with limited editing capabilities.
Work
Offline with an Improved Experience in Microsoft Office Access

Edit
Office Access 2010 forms, reports, queries, and macros offline and
synchronize changes in SharePoint when reconnected to the network.
Data
in SharePoint 2010 list is cached in the Access 2010 by default.
Collaborate
Offline and Online

Work
offline with SharePoint contents and when reconnected to the network, changes
are synchronized.
Work
offline in SharePoint 2010 document libraries and lists through SharePoint
Workspace 2010.
Fill
In Forms Offline

SharePoint
list forms are synchronized so people can work offline.
SharePoint
2010 list items open in an InfoPath 2010 form that is hosted in SharePoint
for edit in display mode.
Extend
the Reach of Forms

Fill
in InfoPath 2010 forms in a Web browser, while online or offline, and from a
mobile device.
The
InfoPath 2010 forms solution offers embedded solutions that use InfoPath
controls that can be hosted.
Publish
Access Databases to the Web

Securely
publish database applications to the Web so IT managers can meet data
compliance, backup, and audit requirements.
While
publishing data, Access 2010 checks for incompatible objects and builds a
report of any runtime differences between the client and server.
Use
Business Data Applications

Design
forms for SharePoint that create, read, update, and delete business data from
a back-end system.
Business
data applications start with an external list in SharePoint 2010 and use
InfoPath Designer 2010 to create custom forms on top of the list.
Offline
and Online LOB Integration

Take
LOB data offline and synchronize changes automatically when back online.
Synchronize
LOB data in both directions between SharePoint Workspace 2010 and enterprise
line-of-business systems by bringing LOB data into SharePoint 2010 Sites and
then taking it offline via SharePoint Workspace 2010.
Enhance
Information Security and Integrity with Digital Signatures

Help
ensure the integrity of information contained in forms with the controls
necessary to enable single, co-sign, and counter-sign scenarios for the full
form or portions of the form.
InfoPath
2010 and SharePoint 2010 support CNG digitally signed content.
Manage
Forms More Easily

More
easily manage form versions, updates, and upgrades in SharePoint to ensure
that team members are working in the correct version of a form.
Automate
template version management with SharePoint 2010 and InfoPath 2010 to provide
an improved process for checking for template updates.
Use
Line of Business data in applications

Provide
a SharePoint-based framework for creating Office Business Applications.
Business
Connectivity Services (BCS) provides the read/write capability to connect
SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office client applications to external data
sources (such as SQL, Oracle, SAP, CRM, Siebel, Web services, and custom
applications).
Use
Business Data Catalog within SharePoint to provide read access and surface
line of business information in Office client applications

Business
Connectivity Services: Use Data as Document Properties

Insert
LOB data as document properties to make critical information more findable,
perceptible, and re-usable in SharePoint.
Expose
BCS data as Word 2010 document properties and insert it into documents.
Package
and More Easily Move SharePoint Applications
Move
InfoPath applications more easily from site to site and server to server.
Package
InfoPath 2010 applications more quickly and easily packaged by using Windows
SharePoint Services solutions (.wsp) and SharePoint site template (.stp) file
formats.

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Architecture Comparison


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Web Services/Object Model

Available with SharePoint 2007:

  • Administration
  • Alerts
  • Authentication
  • Data Retrieval
  • Permissions
  • Sites
  • Search
  • People and Profiles
  • Workflow

New with SharePoint 2010:

  • List REST access with ADO.NET Data Services
  • Excel Services REST access
  • Client Object Model
  • WSRP (v1.1) Consumer Web Part

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