Improved BDC – Now called Business Connectivity Services
Improved Enterprise Search – Includes FAST
Improved Records Management
Improved Social Computing Services
Improved Workflow Foundation – Portability!
Improved SharePoint Designer
Improved Developer Tools and APIs
Overview of Upgrade Options
In-place Upgrade is Available
Database Attach Upgrade
Hybrid Upgrade Options
Visual Upgrade - allows the server administrator or site owner to determine when and if the new look for SharePoint Server 2010 is used for a particular site collection. Server administrators can choose to adopt the new look and feel for all sites during upgrade, let site owners make the choice after upgrade, or keep the old look and feel for all sites.