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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.
System requirements for SharePoint Server 2010

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One comment for “System requirements for SharePoint Server 2010”

  1. Cool! Sharepoint server sounds awesome

    Posted by Tim | November 17, 2010, 12:31 pm

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