SharePoint Server 2007 vs. 2010 Feature Comparison Matrix

SharePoint Server 2007 vs. 2010 Feature Comparison Matrix

This post talks about the feature differences in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) versus SharePoint Server 2010.

If you would like to know the feature differences between the various versions of SharePoint 2010, go to my post entitled SharePoint 2010 Standard vs Enterprise vs Foundation Edition Feature Comparison Matrix

Not to be more confusing but for the SharePoint 2010 platform, Microsoft has gone and changed their “Pillars” or “Capabilities” that the platform is built on from [1]:

  1. Collaboration
  2. Portal
  3. Search
  4. Content Management
  5. Business Processes
  6. Business Intelligence

 

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To [2]:

  1. Sites
  2. Communities
  3. Content
  4. Search
  5. Insights
  6. Composites

 

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Clients are starting to ask me why they should upgrade to SharePoint 2010. Microsoft has published comparison matrixes online grouped by these capabilities but if you’re anything like me, you like seeing everything on one page instead of various sections. Here it is:

 

Feature Name / Area

SharePoint Server 2007

SharePoint Server 2010

Sites

 

 

Office Integration

Included

Improved

Line-of-Business Integration

Included

Improved

Read/Write capabilities

 

New

Enterprise Management Operations

Included

Improved

Management tools and reporting

Included

Improved

Web Analytics

 

New

Mobile Connectivity

Included

Improved

Full-fidelity viewing

 

New

Editing to mobile

 

New

Office Interaction

Included

Improved

Read/Write capabilities

Included

Improved

Robust User Experience

Included

Improved

Contextual Ribbon

 

New

Microsoft Silverlight

 

New

Office Web Applications

 

New

Tagging

 

New

Audience Targeting

 

New

Communities

 

 

People profiles

Included

Improved

Photos and presence

 

New

Microblogging

 

New

Ask Me About

 

New

Note Board

 

New

Recent activities

 

New

Organization Browser

 

New

Add colleagues

Included

Improved

Social bookmarks

 

New

Tags

 

New

Tag clouds

 

New

Tag profiles

 

New

Blogs

Included

Improved

Wikis

Included

Improved

Enterprise wikis

 

New

Ratings

 

New

Colleague suggestions

Included

Improved

Keyword suggestions

 

New

Content

 

 

Compliance Everywhere

 

New

Flexible Records Management

 

New

Shared Content Types and Managed Metadata Service

 

New

Content Organizer

 

New

Rich Media Management

 

New

Document Sets

 

New

Word Automation Services

 

New

Support for Accessibility Standards

 

New

Search

 

 

People and expertise search

Included

Improved

Search from Windows 7 and Windows Mobile

Included

Improved

Common connector framework for indexing and federation

Included

Improved

Scale and performance via improved topology architecture

Included

Improved

Ability to build search-powered applications

Included

Improved

Refinement panel and sorting

 

New

Search in context

 

New

Social behavior improves relevance

 

New

Thumbnails, previews, and view in browser

 

New

Advanced content processing with strong linguistics

 

New

Insights

 

 

KPI details

 

New

Dashboard Designer

Included

Improved

Enhanced navigation, including filtering and sorting (top/bottom 10, switchable measures)

 

New

Publish more workbooks

 

New

JavaScript Object Model

 

New

PowerShell scripting

 

New

Richer fidelity with Excel workbooks

 

New

Support for Analytical Services formatting

 

New

Additional data sources, including external lists and “PowerPivot” workbooks (naming to come)

 

New

Improved strategy map connection and formatting

 

New

Seamless management of dashboard content

Included

Improved

Integrated filter framework

 

New

Calculated KPIs

 

New

Improved visualizations

 

New

Chart Web Parts

 

New

Business Intelligence Center

 

New

Composites

 

 

Browser-based customizations

Included

Improved

Business Connectivity Services

 

New

SharePoint Designer

Included

Improved

Human workflows

Included

Improved

Forms Services

Included

Improved

Visio Services

 

New

Access Services

 

New

Sandboxed Solutions

 

New

 

[1] http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/product/capabilities

[2] http://sharepoint2010.microsoft.com/product/capabilities

 

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