SharePoint 2010 Enhancements

Posted by Kasi Krishnamoorthy at 12/03/2009 05:57:00 PM


My first look at noticeable enhancements in SharePoint 2010.

1. Developer Dashboard.

  • Determining what part of the system is causing a delay or consuming resources was difficult in previous versions. With dashboard, it records and displays performance statistics related to the code that executed to produce the page (with elapsed time as well as the load placed on the system by queries and tracking of exceptions )
  • It can be turned on by the following command.
    • stsadm -o setproperty -pn developer-dashboard -pv OnDemand
  • It is like ASP.Net tracing, so it should be turned on only in test servers , no on production server ( for performance reason).

2. Silverlight Web Part

  • To provide rich interactive experience, sharepoint now provides native support to Silverlight files (XAP)

3. Chart Web Part (Only with sever edition, not on foundation)

  • Different chart creation webparts are available, like ASP.NET Charts.

4. SharePoint List

  • Lookup Field to display fields from another list with the site.
  • Lookup field relational enforcement.
  • automatic creation of indexes on lists when necessary

5. LINQ support

  • LINQ is a new data access paradigm and can improve performance by allowing the back
    end data source to decide the best way to solve the query.

More in the next.