It’s been a while since I last posted here, but still alive and kicking. I have been doing some software that runs on SharePoint 2007, but I had some time to dig things around the next SharePoint. SharePoint 2010 Foundation Beta was "publicly" released on past week at MSDN (thanks to Student Partner program, I have access to that awesome place when you are doing something with Microsoft stuff).
So I installed the SharePoint 2010 foundation (which btw. is the next WSS 4.0, MOSS will be simply SharePoint 2010 Server) on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 virtual machine. Aferwards I heard that this is at the moment best option for SharePoint 2010 beta (there was some extra stuff with Windows Server 2008 that needs to be taken care of).
It looks good and tastes good too. There are lots of changes, but in a way surprisingly you can at least install the past .WSP packages directly to SharePoint 2010 without any errors. I haven’t been able to test those yet, but I have a though that normal webparts should work well. Of course I have done some webparts that are not so “normal” and those have problems as well as my installer does not work with this next SharePoint (well to be honest I never though that old stuff would work). And I’ll be rewriting my past codings when the platform is ready since I believe in doing stuff that natively runs on target platform. At least this is what I wish to do.
Also there are some Silverlight “twists” in Beta 1, but I’ll be writing that stuff later.