Comparison Between sharePoint Designer 2007 and 2010

SharePoint Designer 2010 RTM version has released today. It came as way powerful compare to the earlier version (2007) with lot more features and also allowing users a lot more to do with sharepoint features, contents, workflows etc.

Below the comparison between both version on SharePoint designer. Got this article from SharePoint 2010 site

  • Greatly improved UI, which is very helpful
  • You can now use the Ribbon, Quick Launch Navigator and Site Content Structure for Site information
  • Using Site Content Structure, you can create a: Web Part page, MasterPage, list, and workflow
  • Permissions can be set for individual users
  • Saving and deleting site templates is now possible
  • The ability to use XSLT List View Web Parts to show dynamic views of your data
  • Support for attaching workflows to content types
  • Support for workflow templates
  • Create Content Types and attach to lists
Issues SP Designer 2007 SP Designer 2010
UI in Sharepoint Designer - See structure site information such as: Pages, list, Master page
– Use Ribbon
– Use Quick Launch Navigator
– Show structure site information
- Yes
– No
– No
– No
- Yes
– Yes
– Yes
– Yes
Lists - Can Add New/Rename/Delete list
– See all structure of list – Add/Edit/Delete columns
– New/Modify/Delete views
– New/Modify/Delete workflows on current list
– New/Modify/Delete Content Type
– Modify Setting list
– Add/Edit/Delete Custom Action (very useful!)
- Yes- No
– No
– No

- No
– No
– No

- Yes- Yes
– Yes
– Yes

- Yes
– Yes
– Yes

Site Content Struture - Can Create/Delete subsite
– Create pages, master page, lists for site
– Add/modify Group
– Edit Title/Description of the site and content of site
– Manage site settings, save and delete site template
– View all/manage content type
– All pages stored in SitePages document=> easy to control.
- Yes
– No- No
– No
– No

- No
– No

- Yes
– Yes- Yes
– Yes
– Yes

 

- Yes
– Yes

Use XSLT List View Web Parts - Show dynamic views of your data via XSLT List View Web Parts - No - Yes
Workflows - Workflows: more actions than SP Designer 2007  (Workflow Actions In SP Designer 2007)
– Import workflows from Visio
– Export workflows to Visio
– List Workflow, Reusable and site Workflow
- Yes- No
– No
– No
- Yes- Yes
– Yes
– Yes
Content Types - Create/Edit/Delete Content type
– Setting for Content Type
– Apply Content Type to list
- No
– No
– No
- Yes
- Yes
- Yes
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3 Responses to Comparison Between sharePoint Designer 2007 and 2010

  1. Very helpful info… it really shows the progress Microsoft guys has accomplished …

    • mrin17 says:

      Certainly…I had few issues with SP 2010 Beta version..Cant wait to work with the RTM version..I am sure SP 2010 will make life easy for many of us.

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