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System requirements for SharePoint Server 2010

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.

Praveen Modi

Praveen works at Razorfish which is one of the largest digital advertising agency in the world. His mantra for life is "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream". He lives in sunny Austin, TX with his beautiful wife Nidhi and son Aariv.

1 Comment

  1. Tim

    Cool! Sharepoint server sounds awesome

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