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What to expect in Sharepoint 2010?


What to expect from Sharepoint 2010– when the expactations are sky high? This can be fairly attributed to the immense success of its predecessor sharepoint 2007 . Well there hasn’t been any official communication yet from Redmond but following list has been compiled partially based on my wishes and whims and rest to rumors floating around which are keeping the sharepoint buzz alive.

Enterprise Content Management features

  • Document imaging and reports management
  • Records Management and better Archiving Policies – Sharepoint desperately needs them to maintain leadership in the ECM marketplace.
  • Better taxonomy management – We desperately need this !!!
  • Email management – User/ Project can create a repository for managing important emails.
  • Better offline support – I guess MS Groove or Workspace will be more effectively used for all its worth.
  • Better support for Internet facing sites – WCM capabilities has a good scope of improvement
  • Should support more content storage options – storage architecture can be composed of SAN, NAS, RAID, tape, etc. Currently it supports only SQL server.

Web 2.0 Features

  • Enhanced collaboration tools – Wikis, Blogs, Discussion forums, Surveys etc. Community Toolkit on Codeplex can be handy here. 

Security features

  • More OOTB permissions type and better flexibility to create custom roles and permissions to implement Role based access control
  • Support for other LDAP and Identity management solutions
  • Wizards for configuring SSO and Kerberos
  • Claims based Authentication to use any other Authentication mechanism

Integration features

  •  Integration with other CMS product – Documentum, Imaging solution
  • Webparts to integrate CRM products other than MS Dynamics
  • Seamless integration with Silverlight. I am expecting a collection of silverlight web parts.

Business Intelligence and Reporting features

 There are reports and some official communication that few features (read analystics and scorecarding) of Performance Point server will be part of next version of Sharepoint.

You should also expect a Dashboard designer and more webparts dedicated for reporting and analytics. There should also be easy interfaces to effectively utilize SSAS and SSRS.

Development ease

  • Easy support of Silverlight and other RIA technologies
  • More ready to use templates and OOTB web parts
  • Easier Content deployment


  • FAST Search Integration – This is more or less confirmed news.
  • Faceted Search
  • iFilters for ODF and PDF files and native support for other non MS doc formats.

Business Process Management

  • Powerful Infopath form capabilities
  • More OOTB workflow types
  • A workflow modeller for State machine workflows

Admin Capabilities

  • Snapshot backup and recovery
  • Recovery at finer item level
  • Painless Migration from SPS 2003, Sharepoint 2007, Lotus Notes

 Usability Features

  • Native support of browsers other than IE
  • Better Rich text control
  • Better support for Mobile devices – That holds an important key for future mobile apps that will run across major smartphone browsers. Check the link out Mobile Entrée
  • Auto save features
  • XHTML compliant
  • Compliance to Accessibilty standards 
  • Ribbon Interface

Few items that have been confirmed or heard on grapevine

  • The SharePoint 2010 will be shipped only as x64 installation
  • Sharepoint lists will be more powerful and will allow operations like SQL tables.
  • Fast Search Integration
  • CMIS support to facilitate integration with EMC documentum


  • Master Data Management for maintaining master data at one place to reduce redundancy of data. This data store will also support views, business rules, hierarchichal relationships

What not to expect?

  • Sharepoint to be OS agnostic. Forget it :(. Atleast its not going to happen in next release
  • Much action happening on Digital Asset Management and Rights Management.
  • MOSS  – Sharepoint is no more associated to Office Family. “Office” moniker is out.
  • Support for IE 6.0, SQL Server 2000, 32 bit SQL Server 2005

Scheduling automatic backup in Sharepoint 2007

Scheduling Daily Site level backup


Step by step


1) First you need to crate .bat file. In which you have to write Stsadm command for taking backup. Open Notepad file





:echo Site level Backup



cd “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN\”

stsadm -o backup -url http://litwaredemo:1234 -filename C:\DailyBackup\NewBackUp_%date:~4,2%_%date:~7,2%_%date:~10,4%.dat -overwrite


Now save the notepad file with .bat extension (eg: Dailybackup.bat).


2) Now create Scheduling for you daily backup. For this go to

Start ->Programs -> Accessories-> System Tools -> Scheduled Tasks


3) Doubled Click on Add Scheduled Task


4) Click Next


5) Click on Browse button and browse your .bat file and click Open.


6) Type the Name and Select Scheduled according to your requirement, but for now select “Daily” and Click Next.


7) Provide the time to start taking backup for your site daily (eg: 8:00pm) and Select radio button Every Day & Click Next.


8) Enter Username, Password & Confirm Password and click on Next.


9) Click on Finish.


********* You have successfully Created Scheduled for taking backup for site daily************



:echo Restoring Site



For restoring site backup. Open command prompt and type the following


cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>

stsadm.exe -o restore -url http://litwaredemo:100 -filename C:\DailyBackup\NewBackUp_05_14_2009.dat -overwrite


Operation completed successfully.


Now Reset the IIS

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>iisreset


Once you reset IIS. It’ll display messages like

Attempting stop…

Internet services successfully stopped

Attempting start…

Internet services successfully restarted


********* You have successfully restored site ************




:echo SubSite level Backup



Subsite level backup and restore done by using Stsadm Export and Import commands.


Syntax:-stsadm -o export -url <fullurl which u want to export> -filename <location:filename.dat> -includeusersecurity


Ex:-cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>

stsadm.exe -o export -url http://litwaredemo:100/mysubsite -filename D:\SubsiteBackup\subsiteBackUp_%date:~4,2%_%date:~7,2%_%date:~10,4%.dat





:echo SubSite level Restore


Syntax:-stsadm -o import -url <destination url> -filename <location where u stored.dat file>



Ex:-C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>stsadm -o import -url http://eccms41s0488:100/mysubsite2 -filename D:\SubsiteBackup\

subsiteBackUp_05_19_2009.dat -includeusersecurity



Scheduling Daily Farm level backup


Step by step


Note: Please follow the same steps but the .bat file code is different and that code is…


: echo*******************************

:echo Farm level Backup



cd “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN\”

stsadm -o backup -directory \DailyBackup -backupmethod full -overwrite


Note: If you want to take backup as differential the instead of “Full “ please use Differential…