SharePoint and Office 2010 RTM’d

This is a very exciting time. SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 (and Visual Studio, etc.) have all been released to manufacturing. RTM for Office and SharePoint was April 16th, 2010. What this means going forward:


Important Dates

  • April 16, 2010 – SharePoint/Office 2010 RTM (Release to Manufacturing/Media).
  • April 27, 2010 – RTW (Release to Web) Expected arrival on MSDN, TechNet and other download sites (though some, whose sources seem sketchy, suggest we might see it on the 22nd –;post-5932)
  • May 12, 2010 – Official Launch


Stuff to Remember/Note

  • SharePoint 2010 is 64bit Only
  • If you install Office 2010 as 64bit (now an option), note that you will NOT be able to install alongside other 32bit Office Applications. This is Important. If you planned on using SharePoint Designer 2007 on the same machine (or say an older version of Project, Publisher, Visio, etc.), you will be in trouble (SPD 2007 was only ever available in 32bit) as they won’t install.
    • Basically, unless you only plan on using 64bit Office Apps, go 32bit for the foreseeable future to maintain the most compatibility (and frankly, 32bit Office should be AOK unless you need to produce gigantic Excel spreadsheets, etc.)