Discontinued features and modified functionality in SharePoint Foundation 2010

The following features and functionality that have been discontinued or changed in SharePoint Foundation 2010.

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Datasheet view

Themes

32-bit operating systems

Gradual upgrade

Site Directory template

Web discussions

Sub-site permission levels

Add All Authenticated Users

Storage Management page

Web bot functionality

E-mail enabled groups and Directory Management service (DMS)

SQL Server 2000 data sources

Shared Services Provider (SSP)

PerformancePoint Services

Datasheet view

Access Web Datasheet requires that your browser be configured to support ActiveX controls, and that you have the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010 installed on your computer. By default, Edit in Datasheet View is not supported on 64-bit installations of Microsoft Office. For information on how to work with Datasheet View on 64-bit Office, see Use Datasheet view in 64-bit Office 2010.

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Themes

Themes in SharePoint Foundation 2010 have been redesigned to simplify the process of generating themes. Themes created in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 are not compatible with SharePoint Foundation 2010. If you are upgrading from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to SharePoint Foundation 2010, you can use Visual Upgrade to continue to use sites in the old user interface. However, we recommend that you use the new user interface in SharePoint Foundation 2010 to create themes and apply them to your sites.

32-bit operating systems

SharePoint Server 2010 requires a 64-bit operating system. Because SharePoint Server 2010 has many features that benefit from the performance provided by 64-bit operating systems, running SharePoint Server 2010 on 32-bit operating systems is no longer supported.

Note:  You can run Microsoft Office 2010 in 32-bit mode with SharePoint Server 2010 in 64-bit mode.

You can run Microsoft Office 2010 in 32-bit mode with SharePoint Server 2010 in 64-bit mode.

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Gradual upgrade

The gradual upgrade feature is no longer supported in SharePoint Foundation 2010. There are no options in the user interface that offer a gradual upgrade.

The gradual update feature allowed an organization to create a side-by-side installation of the new version of SharePoint while continuing to use the older version that is being replaced. The organization then could gradually migrate sites and site collections to the new installation of SharePoint. Because side-by-side installations can mask compatibility issues that may be caught and resolved earlier by performing an in-place upgrade, gradual upgrade is no longer supported in SharePoint Server 2010.

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Site Directory template

The Site Directory template is not available in SharePoint Server 2010, although its functionality has been preserved for upgraded sites. A custom solution that reproduces much of the same functionality is available at Site Directory on CodePlex.

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Web discussions

SharePoint Foundation 2010 does not support Web discussions. Users cannot create, edit, or view Web discussions.

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Sub-site permission levels

You cannot customize sub-site permission levels through the user interface in SharePoint Foundation 2010. Site permission levels are defined and controlled through the top-level site in the site collection.

Note:  Site administrators can customize sub-site permission levels through Central Administration

Sites that have already unique permission levels will keep their permissions. Developers can still assign different permissions levels for new sub-sites programmatically.

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Add All Authenticated Users

The link to Add All Authenticated Users that appeared on the Edit Group page in previous versions has been removed in SharePoint Foundation 2010.

You can grant permissions to all authenticated users in Windows-authenticated environments by typing NT Authority\authenticated users into the Select Users field in the Grant Permissions dialog box, but keep in mind that doing so gives access to all members of your domain, which could include vendors, partners, and other people from other companies.

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Storage Management page

The Storage Management page has been removed, and the link to the Storage Management page from the Site Administrator page has been removed, to reduce performance slowdowns.

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Web bot functionality

Developers cannot use Web bot entry points and users cannot add Web bots to SharePoint Foundation 2010 sites. Information from existing Web bots will display as HTML code.

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E-mail enabled groups and Directory Management service (DMS)

If a SharePoint farm is using Directory Management service (DMS) v2, users cannot enable SharePoint groups to use e-mail. The type of authorization used in DMS is being replaced with claims authentication.

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SQL Server 2000 data sources

SQL Server 2000 data sources are no longer supported in SharePoint Server 2010. Use data sources that are on SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008.

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Shared Services Provider (SSP)

Shared Services Providers (SSPs) do not exist in SharePoint Foundation 2010. This functionality is replaced with service applications. Use service applications for many of the features that were supported and configured in SSPs.

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PerformancePoint Services

PerformancePoint Services is only available in SharePoint Server, not SharePoint Foundation. This means you cannot deploy a PerformancePoint dashboard to SharePoint Foundation.

(In the previous version, PerformancePoint Server 2007 worked with either Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (called SharePoint Foundation in 2010) or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (called SharePoint Server in 2010.)

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