Now that the veil has been lifted on the next version of SharePoint aka SharePoint 2010 at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas, NDA is not applicable and we can start sharing our discoveries of what you all have come to know as SharePoint 2010.

I have been privy to the Beta1 bits of SharePoint 2010 under NDA till date. I can only say one thing at this stage – AWESOME!

SharePoint 2010 Beta1 bits have blown me away. You will be too! If you have seen the sneak peak videos, you know what to expect.

Sneak peak videos were just that, introducing you to the new and fresh look, throwing some new terms and quite teasing!

Finally the wait is over now and it’s time to share with you, what I have learned so far of SharePoint 2010 Beta1. In the weeks to come, I will be blogging quite heavily on SharePoint 2010 – Server and Windows SharePoint Services4.

There is a lot to know and learn for both the products. First off the rank is  knowing what’s new in these products and to do that let’s start with some new SharePoint terminology.

  • Service Application Models
  • Business Connectivity Services (formerly BDC, not an option with your WSS v3)
  • SharePoint Maintenance Manager
  • SharePoint Maintenance Engine
  • Managed Metadata Service
  • Claims Based Authentication
  • MUI
  • Remote Blob Storage
  • Performance Controls and Throttling
  • Managed Accounts
  • Multi Tenancy and Hosting
  • Branding
  • Office Web Apps
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Social Tags and Note Boards
  • Farm Passphrase
  • Service Level Administrators
  • Site Subscriptions
  • Web Editing
  • SharePoint Workspace
  • Share and Track
  • Team Blogs

This is not it! I have come across these in Beta1 in last couple of weeks. As I come across more content, I will be blogging about it.

Point to note – I will be blogging here and also on SharePoint Buzz and also to make it easier for you, I have created SharePoint Resource Center here on Just SharePoint.

Also, we will be launching email newsletter specifically for SharePoint 2010, that will deliver content into your inbox from both my blog and SharePoint Buzz.

If you have not subscribed to my newsletter, now is the time to do! This is the first post on SharePoint 2010, with many more to come in coming days and subsequently in weeks.