Jeffrey Langdon asked me on Twitter the other day about how good the backwards compatibility was in SharePoint 2010. Actually, my boss also asked about 5 minutes after Jeffrey. In any case, I thought I’d comment on it.
Despite the new version of SharePoint containing tons of new functionality, most projects will upgrade as easily as replacing the reference to the Microsoft.SharePoint.dll. This will make upgrading extremely easy, but even more important, it makes it feasible to start developing for your upcoming SharePoint 2010 projects now and simply upgrade the solution once the RTM hits the shelves.
In fact, to demonstrate this and also show off the K-man’s genius (that’s Carsten Keutmann, if you don’t know), let me show you a screenshot that took about 10 minutes to create.
As you can see, this is, sort of, SharePoint Manager 2010. All I did was replace the DLL reference and then update one property in the code.
I am so happy. Thank you Carsten. Thank you a whole lot…
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