UPDATE: SharePoint 2010 to Launch Ahead of Schedule in May & SharePoint 2010 Training Portal Now Available
The official published word from Microsoft regarding the release date of SharePoint 2010 remains (as it's been since at least the SharePoint Conference) no more specific than, "first half of the year." Having said that, however, unnamed though reportedly reputable sources began saying recently to expect the official release to occur in June, and Ars Technica has followed up on the mounting anecdotal information with a Microsoft spokesperson, who responded on the record that, "We expect Office 2010 and related products to be generally available in June 2010."
So there you have it. June is certainly in the first half of the year, and SharePoint is most assuredly a related product, so it seems that it's now official: SharePoint 2010 will be released on an as yet to be named day in June, 2010
In related news, Microsoft Director of Technical Product Management for SharePoint Products and Technologies Arpan Shah has begun compiling a list of recommended resources for use in preparing for the release of 2010, and will be updating his blog as new resources surface. Check out Arpan's current list of recommended resources and sign up for updates at Arpan Shah's Blog.
Dec 03 2009, 11:08 AM
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John Anderson joined Bamboo Solutions as Manager of Content & Syndication in May of 2008 after a 12-year career at AOL. New to SharePoint at the time of his hiring, John was tasked with creating a new blog for the just-launched Bamboo Nation community in which he would document his daily SharePoint learning process. Thus was born the end user-centric SharePoint Blank, for which John authored 200 posts within a year, and which he continues to write today (albeit much more sporadically). Currently serving as Managing Editor, John sets the tone for Bamboo Nation as its lead blogger, and oversees content across Bamboo properties.