|Courtesy of Joel Olsen, SharePoint legend!
10 Reasons SharePoint 2010 SP1 Will Rock Your World!
Posted: 18 May 2011 08:47 AM PDT
Have you heard the news? SharePoint
2010 SP1 for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 is on track to be delivered by end of June 2011. Bill Baer gives us the good SharePoint 2010 SP1 details on the SharePoint team blog. Even more details across the Office family on the Office Sustained Engineering blog.
Here are 10 Reasons I believe SharePoint 2010 SP1 will rock your world, or at least improve it…
- Site Recycle bin – new capture the site as it’s deleted. Wohoo! This will save tons of unnecessary
large database restores. Hmm maybe 200GB databases should be considered. Security enhancements
- Reliability enhancements – I think alone this one for what it will do to make User profile sync will be worth making time to upgrade worth it. Storage Reporting for end users – StorMan the interface users had in 2007 to view storage is back and better!
- Chrome Support for SharePoint & Office Web Apps – Nice! More details on SharePoint
2010 SP1 browser support on TechNet (articles will be updated after release of SP1). You’ll also see better consistency with Project Server browser support.
- RBS (Remote Blob Storage) – Remote storage support for shadow copies ensuring better reliability and recoverability.
- New Powershell cmdlet (Move-spsite) for moving Site Collections between databases without moving
content back in the db (when using RBS)
- Project Professional now synchronizes scheduled tasks with SharePoint task lists
- Improved backup / restore functionality for SharePoint Server
- Includes all previous monthly cumulative updates
In addition remember that this service pack is tested by Microsoft and select customers way more than
anything prior to ensure reliability!
Don’t take Microsoft’s word for it. They haven’t tested it on your environment. I HIGHLY encourage you to
make sure you test it thoroughly before you deploy it. The fixes around user profile sync and around claims may surprise you. You don’t want to be surprised in production. Don’t let SP1 be your first experience troubleshooting SharePoint. Enjoy!