Today Microsoft announced the system requirements for upcoming SharePoint Server 2010. Here are some key points:
- SharePoint Server 2010 will be 64-bit only.
- SharePoint Server 2010 will require 64-bit Windows Server 2008 or 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2.
SharePoint Server 2010 will require 64-bit SQL Server 2008 or 64-bit SQL Server 2005.
SharePoint Team also shared more information about the SharePoint Server 2010 browser compatibility
- Internet Explorer 6 will not be a supported browser for SharePoint Server 2010
- Optimized for XHTML 1.0 compliant browsers like IE 7, IE 8 and Firefox 3.x. running on Windows Operating Systems
Increased level of compatibility with Firefox 3.x and Safari 3.x on non-Windows Operating Systems
Here are list of things to consider today to ensure a smooth transition from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010
- Use 64-bit hardware for any new deployment. Deploying 64-bit is a current best practice recommendation for SharePoint 2007.
- Upgrade to MOSS Service Pack 2 and run SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Checker that’s shipped as part of the update. The Upgrade Checker will scans SharePoint Server 2007 deployment for many issues that could affect a future upgrade to SharePoint 2010.
- Get to know Windows Server 2008 with SharePoint 2007.
- Consider your desktop browser strategy if you have large population of Internet Explorer 6 users.
- Continue to follow the Best Practices guidance for SharePoint Server 2007.