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Even though SharePoint 2010 introduces so many great features, I am sure that at some point people will feel that things are missing, or aren't not working the way they hoped it would work - which in turn creates opportunities for 3rd party product developers to fill in the gaps.

What do you think is missing?

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As there is no single correct answer that could be written for this, I've set it to community wiki. See more info about c-wiki here: sharepointoverflow.com/questions/432/… –  Alex Angas Nov 19 '09 at 11:15
    
There is a massive wish list in the comments of this blog post by Jeff Cate: sharepointsolutions.blogspot.com/2009/07/… It would be interesting to go through these and see how the pain points have been addressed! –  Alex Angas Nov 19 '09 at 14:30
    
30 views - 0 answers. People must be very content with SharePoint 2010 :) –  Jaap Vossers Nov 20 '09 at 10:23
    
Still hoping to receive answers on this question at some point :) –  Jaap Vossers Jan 12 '10 at 13:43

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I guess I'll make the first answer ;)

Visual Studio is now a glorified XML Editor that makes solution deployment during testing easier. I was half-expecting List and Column creation to be done with a visual designer, generating relevant XMLs in the background. Seems the only visual provisioning tools we have are for Features and solution packages.

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Error messages and guidance to the user on how to fix problems, instead of Correlation Ids.

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Some things that have come up where I am working with this:

  • Easier Search implementation (with either Search Server or FAST), crawls don't always seem to catch what they should and its not easy to determine where the issue is
  • Better logging for errors, some things get lost between ULS and the Event Viewer, sometimes I have to look in multiple places
  • Better SSL support with Claims, I don't even want to go into what we needed to do to get this work!
  • Either put support in PowerShell or STSADM, seems that we need to use one item or the other to get configurations in place
  • Some configuration settings can only be done ONCE when you set up sites

That should be a start...

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A descent documentation, that would make Reflector not a requirement anymore.

And self explanatory errors, instead of some obscure HRESULT (I guess it's a legacy of the first team services... but come on. We are 2013!)

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a tiny contribution: Cascading Dropdowns :)

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