The third Keynote of the day was given by Kurt DelBrane, Senior Vice President in Microsoft, and was focused on Office and SharePoint 2010.
Announcing Office and Sharepoint 2010 Public Beta
It was announced that as of today, the entire office 2010 suite is available as a public beta:
- Microsoft Office 2010
- Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2010
- Microsoft Project 2010
- Microsoft Visio 2010
Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP
It was also announced that Microsoft is going to ship a tool for consuming and extending SAP from Microsoft Sharepoint 2010. This tool is to be shipped during the second half of 2010.
Outlook Social Connector
Another announcement is on the “Outlook Social Connector” which provides an out-of-the-box experience for using connectors to show activity from various social networks directly in Outlook and bring the social network world into the enterprise.
The Bottom Line
Personally, I’m not into Office and SharePoint development so this session was not exciting for me, but if you’re an office development guy go ahead and watch the session video and slides and get updated on some of the new features in Office and SharePoint 2010.