Application Development: Microsoft SharePoint 2010: 20 Reasons Developers Are Excited

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-08-17 Print this article Print
Microsoft SharePoint 2010: 20 Reasons Developers Are Excited

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: 20 Reasons Developers Are Excited

by Darryl K. Taft
Microsoft's SharePoint 2010 may be one of the industry's most under-rated products, largely because it means so many different things to different people so no one group or demographic claims it over another. However, Microsoft has been adding more and more features to enable developers to better leverage SharePoint 2010. And as such, developers have responded, prompting SharePoint's popularity to rise among developers, according to Microsoft. SharePoint Server is one of the fastest-growing products in Microsoft's history, with over $1.3 billion in revenue, representing more than a 20 percent growth over the past year. Microsoft attained a significant share of the collaborative content workspace market in 2008 and had the highest growth rate among top vendors with its Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, according to IDC. Here are 20 reasons why Microsoft SharePoint 2010 appeals to developers.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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