Courtesy of Joel Olsen, SharePoint legend!

10 Reasons SharePoint  2010 SP1 Will Rock Your World!

Posted: 18 May 2011 08:47 AM PDT

Have you heard the news? SharePoint
2010 SP1 for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 is on   track to be delivered by end of June 2011. Bill Baer gives us the good   SharePoint 2010 SP1 details on the SharePoint team blog. Even   more details across the Office family on the Office   Sustained Engineering blog.

Here are 10 Reasons I believe   SharePoint 2010 SP1 will rock your world, or at least improve it…

  1. Site Recycle bin – new  capture the site as it’s deleted. Wohoo! This will save tons of unnecessary
    large database restores. Hmm maybe 200GB databases should be considered. Security enhancements
  2. Reliability   enhancements – I think alone this one for what it will do to make User   profile sync will be worth making time to upgrade worth it. Storage Reporting for   end users – StorMan the interface users had in 2007 to view storage is back   and better!
  3. Chrome Support for  SharePoint & Office Web Apps – Nice! More details on SharePoint
    2010 SP1 browser support on TechNet
    (articles will be updated   after release of SP1). You’ll also see better consistency with Project Server   browser support.
  4. RBS (Remote Blob  Storage) – Remote storage support for shadow copies ensuring better   reliability and recoverability.
  5. New Powershell cmdlet   (Move-spsite) for moving Site Collections between databases without moving
    content back in the db (when using RBS)
  6. Project Professional now synchronizes scheduled tasks with SharePoint task lists
  7. Improved backup / restore functionality for SharePoint Server
  8. Includes all previous monthly cumulative updates

In addition remember that this  service pack is tested by Microsoft and select customers way more than
anything prior to ensure reliability!

Don’t take Microsoft’s word for it. They haven’t tested it on your environment. I HIGHLY encourage you to
make sure you test it thoroughly before you deploy it. The fixes around user  profile sync and around claims may surprise you. You don’t want to be surprised in production. Don’t let SP1 be your first experience  troubleshooting SharePoint. Enjoy!