For all who are using SharePoint in their schools and organisations today was a big one. SharePoint 2010 has officially reached the Technical Preview stage and is on the road map to arrive with us in full release in the first half of 2010. We have been fortunate to have an insight and input into the new version of SharePoint during the first half of this year and look forward to supporting the development of what will be an exceptional product. As someone who loves the current version of SharePoint but is not blind to its limitations I can honestly say that the shift from 2007 to 2010 is genuinely huge. For me the next version of SharePoint will comfortably beat any other Learning Platform in the market.
So where to get further information after the announcements at the Worldwide Partner Conference today? Microsoft have put up an excellent site called Sneak Peek which is a great starting place to find out about the new features in SharePoint.
As well as this you could take a look at the whole Office 2010 family over on the Technical Preview site.
The 3 products above (including SharePoint in Office) are perhaps the most important for a Network Manager who predominantly uses Microsoft products. Want to know about the big changes taking place with these products in the next 12 months? Well there is a fair chance that the best way to do this is check out the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009.
Today the blogosphere came alive with news that Microsoft released extensive details of Office 2010 before removing any further details. It is highly likely that major announcements will be made this week so you can stay in touch by following the live webcast. If my knowledge of time zones is correct this webcast will start at 2.30 pm UK time.