SharePoint 2010 comes with lots of interesting feature to make life easy for all. SharePoint 2010 is huge package compare to its early version of MOSS 2007 mostly due to the 64 bit system and lot more added services.
Proper planning is most needed .before implementing SharePoint 2010. Without a proper structural plan the installation might fall apart or it won’t be able to provide much feature that it comes with.
Organisations need to map their solution design according to a farm size and set of hardware that supports their business goals. Also need to keep in mind about software boundaries and limits to get the most out of this beautiful product.
The biggest key changes of SharePoint 2010 compare to 2007 are-
|Items per view||2000||5000|
|Documents per library||5 million||10 million|
|Database size||100GB||200GB (up to 1TB for workloads)|
|Simultaneous Doc Editors||1 (no Multi user editing of Word, Excel, PPT)||10 (max at 99)|
|Column||2000 per doc lib, 4096 per list with (rowOrdinal)||New Row Wrapping (8,000 bytes)|
|Content Databases per Web App||100||300|
|App Pools per web server||8||10|
|Indexed (Crawl Count)||50 Million items per SSP||100 Million per search Application|
|Site Collections per Web App||50,000||500,000|
Following information from Microsoft will help farm architecture designing a farm and how best to scale-