SharePoint Server 2010 needs 64-bit SQL Server

by Shijaz Abdulla on 14.05.2009 at 15:51

64 bitSharePoint Server 2010 will require a 64-bit edition of SQL Server – more specifically either SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 running on Windows Server 2008.

SharePoint Server 2010 will not support Internet Explorer 6. Users will have to use Internet Explorer 7 or above. However, non-Microsoft  browsers such as FireFox 3.x (on Windows & non-Windows platform) and Safari 3.x (on non-Windows platform) will be supported.

The Office 2010 beta will be available in July, but SharePoint Server 2010 beta will not be made available at that time.

Enterprise Search in Office 2010 has been improved, with Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Fast Search & Transfer.

This information was revealed during the TechEd conference.

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  2. Mostafa Arafa says:

    I have read a lot of good news about sharepoint 2010, the issue which came to my mind is the compatability with older versions of the browser, specially IE6, a lot of end users and customers still using IE 6 and not IE 7, i would suggest to MS to find an bundle of addins which make sharepoint sites works on IE 6.

    Thanks Shijaz for this post.

  3. Shijaz says:

    Hi Mostafa,

    Being a Valuable MVP, your feedback will always be heard, so you should be sending this feedback.

    The way I see it, IE6 is two generations old, and Microsoft encourages organizations to deploy newer versions of IE in order to iron out compatibility issues with future products. The main idea is to get customers to move to newer technology, to make use of added features, reliability, security and agility.

    Organizations that are still reluctant to move to newer technology should ideally find out what’s stopping them, and address these issues. Microsoft would be most happy to support them.

    Speaking of support, supportability of older technology is another issue.

    The same applies to customers who are still with Windows XP, and older versions of Microsoft
    Office.

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