[SP2010] Functional Changes

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  1. No SSP – the new model of Serviced Applications replace the deprecate SSP in SharePoint 2010. The Service application architecture allows a set of services to be associated with a given Web application and a different set of services to be associated with another Web application (By publishing a service application, it can be shared across server farms)
  2. The BCS is actually a platform that provides a SharePoint-based framework for creating Office Business Applications, or OBAs. BDC Entites became “external content type (ECT) “. Business data can be exposed as Office Word document properties and can be inserted into documents. Users can interact with business data using the familiar Outlook interface, and take the data offline using the new SharePoint Workspace
  3. Claims based Identity, a system to describe, trust, and act on the identity of users accessing SharePoint. It is a capability that exists in addition to Windows based Authentication (NTLM/Kerberos). SharePoint Server 2010  Technical Preview implementation of Claims based Identity is standards based. Customers deploying SharePoint Server 2010 Technical Preview, can use any protocol or service that implements these standards to provide Identity to SharePoint. In addition, when applications running on SharePoint need to make external Web service calls, SharePoint will issue a SAML token that identifies the user and application pool identity. For more information on Claims based Identity standards, see [WSTrust], [WS-Security], [WSFederation] and [SAMLToken1.1]
  4. Сomposition Application that allows to connect to external data using SharePoint Designer 2010 to create an external content type. This external data can now be leveraged within the Office clients such as Word or Excel. Custom task panes in Outlook can use this data from external line-of-business applications to augment a person's contact card when selected such as their company's recent orders, etc.
  5. User profile service export data back to Active Directory and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). In Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, a user profile service administrator can define properties that will be exported back to the Active Directory. A popular scenario for the export functionality is to send a user’s picture back to be stored in Active Directory
  6. Visio 2010 supports - you can create workflows in Visio 2010 and export them into SharePoint Designer 2010 to add business logic and additional rules
  7. Internal SharePoint Designer 

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