Support for SharePoint 2007 in Visual Studio 2010

On SharePoint conference Steve Ballmer announced that SharePoint 2010 Beta2 is going to be released in November.

 

In one of the previous posts I mentioned all project and project item templates that are supported if you are developing against SharePoint 2010. To develop and use new project templates you will need a 64-bit client or server OS and 64-bit installation of SharePoint 2010.

 

Experience for developing for previous release of SharePoint (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3) with Visual Studio 2010 has not changed compared to Visual Studio 2008.

 

See the below table for comparison between Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010.

 

Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio 2010

SharePoint 2007

SharePoint 2007

SharePoint 2010

Sequential workflow and State Machine workflow

Sequential workflow and State Machine workflow (same project templates as in Visual Studio 2008)

All new features, project and project item templates (see previous post)

32-bit server OS and 32-bit MOSS only

32-bit server OS and 32-bit MOSS and WSS*

64-bit server or 64-bit client OS and 64-bit SharePoint 2010*

*64-bit OS and SharePoint are not supported

*64-bit OS and SharePoint are not supported

*Only 64-bit OS and SharePoint are supported

 

 

 

Check this link for hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2010.

 

Peter Jausovec