Channel 9 Interview: Implementing a Silverlight SharePoint WebPart with Visual Studio 2010

Mike Morton is back at it again, this time showing how easy it is to develop, package and deploy a Silverlight WebPart to SharePoint 2010. He also walks us through the solution, package and file properties available to you in Visual Studio 2010. You’ll see me giggling in this one because I can’t believe how… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: Using the SharePoint Business Data Connectivity Designer in VS 2010

This time I interview a good friend of mine, Boris Scholl, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Team building tools for SharePoint development. Boris shows off the new Business Data Connectivity designer in Visual Studio 2010 and how it allows you to describe data coming from multiple data sources and how to work with… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: SharePoint Feature and Package Designers in Visual Studio 2010

In this interview I sit down with Lily Ma, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Team building tools for SharePoint development. Lily shows off the new SharePoint feature and package designers in Visual Studio 2010 and how they make packaging up and deploying your SharePoint customizations easy. As she dives deeper into the tools,… Read more

SF Bay.NET UG Tonight: Create a Custom Outlook Add-In using VSTO

If you’re in the Bay Area, come on out to downtown SF where Robin will be talking about Outlook Add-ins tonight. Create a custom Outlook Add-In using VSTO When:  Wednesday, 11/18/2009 at 6:30 PM Where: Microsoft San Francisco Office, 835 Market Street, Suite 700, San Francisco Visual Studio 2008 and Office 2007 made it easier… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: Importing SharePoint Solution Packages (WSP) into Visual Studio 2010

In this interview I sit down with Saaid Khan, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio team developing tools for SharePoint development. Saaid shows us the WSP Import Wizard in Visual Studio 2010 that allows developers to take SharePoint Solution packages developed with SharePoint Designer and bring them into Visual Studio 2010 to further customize… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: Overview of SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2010

In this interview I catch up with Mike Morton, a Senior Program Manager on the Visual Studio team developing tools for SharePoint development. Mike gives us a great introduction and overview of these tools from the Visual Studio Developer perspective. Mike shows us how easy it is to build, package, deploy and debug SharePoint 2010… Read more

Check out New Features in the MSDN Library Documentation

There’s some changes coming to the MSDN library and documentation. Kathleen posted about the new views available on the MSDN library which include a Lightweight view, ScriptFree view and a Classic view. She’s also got a short Channel 9 interview with the senior development lead on the library team who demonstrates them so check it… Read more

Interop Between VBA and Visual Studio Office Solutions (VSTO)

Couple weeks ago when I was in Holland speaking at SDC an attendee asked me how he could call methods in an Office solution (VSTO) from VBA functions defined in a document and vice versa. I thought I’d follow up with a post on how to do this, but first a little background on why… Read more

Building Occasionally Connected Smart Clients with WPF

This month Dev Pro Connections has an article by Milind Lele on using Sync Services in a WPF application: Building Occasionally Connected Smart Clients with WPF With Sync Services and Visual Studio 2008 you can visually design your local data cache and have it automatically synchronize your data with the backend remote database. So instead… Read more

Halloween Pictures

On Friday I posted some pictures of my past Halloween costumes. This year I have to say was one of the better years in terms of how easy the costumes were to put together and the great “scary factor”. This year we were werewolves and the only hard part of the costume was taking off… Read more