Monday, February 20, 2012

Features missing in SharePoint 2010

Based on my experience working with SharePoint 2010, here are some of the features missing in SharePoint 2010:

  1. Generic Full Trust Proxy to call external Web Services (both SOAP and RESTful Services) from Sandboxed Solutions
  2. Drag and drop support for Workflow activities in SharePoint Designer
  3. Ability to bind to WCF RESTFul/WCF Data Services via BCS (Business Connectivity Services) in SharePoint Designer
  4. Ability to bind to Oracle databases via BCS (Business Connectivity Services) in SharePoint Designer (You can do this using Lightning Tools BCS Meta Man though:
  5. Ability to develop using .Net Framework v. 4.0
  6. Ability to support native SAML 2.0 Tokens (However, it looks like WIF will soon support SAML 2.0:
  7. Ability to support AND-based Claims for Security "Lives in USA AND lives in Michigan"
  8. Ability to support OpenSSO and similar solutions for STS Integration
  9. Ability to use Visual Studio 2010 to develop code behind for InfoPath Forms
  10. Ability to develop InfoPath Forms with .Net 3.5 or .Net 4.0 (currently restricted to .Net 2.0)
  11. Ability to easily Unit Test InfoPath Forms that contain code-behind
  12. Ability to use AJAX Server Controls in Sandboxed Solutions
  13. Ability to natively configure SMTP (such as for GMail SMTP) without relying on an external SMTP engine such as IIS
  14. Run security auditing reports out-of-the-box (without 3rd party tools)
  15. Support Excel Spreadsheet view without use of an ActiveX Control (thereby forcing usage of Internet Explorer for this feature)
Well, that's all the ones I have encountered thus far, but I am sure there will be more I will find along the way!

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