Office 2010 Integration with SharePoint 2010 compared with Office 2007
March 5, 2010 12 Comments
Based on my recent work with SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010, here is a list of my observations of the differences between the two versions of Office when integrating with SharePoint 2010.
Some enterprises may decide to rollout SharePoint 2010 without upgrading Office. In this case, here are the features that you will miss out on!. This is not a comprehensive nor the official list and is based on my initial experiences. Please post in the comments if you have additional features or if some of these work in 2010
SharePoint Designer 2010 is required to edit SharePoint 2010 sites. It is not backward compatible with MOSS 2007 either.
|Feature||Outlook 2007||Outlook 2010|
|Social connector to LinkedIn|
|Take SharePoint lists offline|
|Plug-ins to connect to SharePoint social features|
InfoPath 2010 is needed for customizing the display forms in SharePoint. Forms can be filled in but will not support the features like BCS metadata controls and people selected controls.