2010 The Year We Make Contact (or the next name of SharePoint)

It's official now, the next version of SharePoint that we've been babbling about (well, not that much babbling since we're not allowed to babble, but you get the idea) is now officially called "SharePoint Server 2010". Sounds like the title of the next Arthur C. Clarke novel.

The official press pass can be found here. It's April 15 and I was hoping it was the first but no dice. 

There has been a long history of "confusion" of products. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) vs Windows SharePoint Services (WSS). Many people would mix and match names when posting messages to forums so every variation you could think of came up including:

  • Microsoft SharePoint Services
  • SharePoint Office
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Services
  • Office SharePoint Server Services
  • and the list goes on...

Add to that the various "version" numbers like 2.0, 3.0, 2007, 2003. Well, frankly I see Mike Walsh having a coronary over this. Oh well. Let the name calling begin...

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