Datasheet View Does Not Work in SharePoint 2010

This is a known and personally experienced issue (Tech Preview and Beta Builds as well) with Datasheet View not working in SharePoint if you have Office 2010×64 clients installed on your workstation.

Again this is one of the FAQ on the MSDN Forums and today I saw the solution posted on the thread, so comes this post for my reference and in case you experience this, then you know what is the solution to the issue.

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Links to get you familiar with Office 2010

Office 2010 Technical Preview was officially released this week at WPC and tweeps (people on twitter) have been sharing their news, experience, new features, etc already. You can keep up with the latest buzz using BingTweets.

I have compiled a small list to get started with Office 2010! I would recommend adding all Microsoft related blogs to your RSS reader and if you are on twitter, follow

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Windows 7 RTM Date July 13!

Windows 7 will be made available off shelf from October 22, 2009. That’s for sale to the public. This date does not apply to MSDN subscribers or TechNet subscribers!


For us folks (MSDN / TechNet subscribers) Windows 7 RTM is expected to be made available in the week of July 13, 2009.

Bink reports that Microsoft has set July 13, 2009 as the “sign-off” date.

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Welcome Ribbon to SharePoint Designer 2010

2010 is the year of the Ribbon 🙂 Ribbon has been introduced in

  • InfoPath Designer,
  • InfoPath Editor,
  • Outlook,
  • SharePoint Designer
  • One Note
  • SharePoint Workspace

Yes, the ribbon has made it’s way into SharePoint Designer 2010 (technical preview at the time of writing).

In this post you will see basic SPD2010 walk through.

This is the initial start up screen when you launch SPD 2010. This is your launch pad to



First two options are kind of obvious at the moment. I am unable to use them though :).

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