No this blog is not dead… i must admit I was involved with wide variety of things and honestly speaking didn't had any spare time to Blog…. its a lame excuse .. I know :-). However, I did explore a lot of stuff and learnt a lot as well.. i will be posting those shortly (nothing to do with 2010 though).
Anyway, its time to play around with SharePoint 2010 at last!!
First, its not WSS any more.. its now called SharePoint Foundation 2010.
If you have TechNet or MSDN subscription, you can download the Beta builds that was posted yesterday at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx?pv=42:393
For this post will be talking about the first look at SharePoint Foundation 2010, the simple installation on Windows Server 2008 R2 and I am using Hyper-V to test this. Also note, all SharePoint builds are now 64 bit only. Read the system, requirement at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288751(office.14).aspx .
Note: this beta requires Windows Server 2008 SP2 as the OS. You can install it on R2 but few features will not work and it is not recommended to install Windows SharePoint Foundation on R2 at the time of this blog post.
Remember, this is Beta. What you see below may or may not make it to RTM. Things will break, there will be a lot of unanswered questions, that what Beta is for.
Enough for today and I am running out of time. I will come back soon and we will explore the new features together. Till then download the bits and start playing around with it.
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