Localized Online Samples Available for Visual Studio 2010

Product teams have been releasing samples online on Code Gallery since Visual Studio has been released. This allows us to get samples out the door outside of the normal VS ship-cycle. So what you see “in-box” (a.k.a on the install disk) is only a subset of samples that we release. If you have an internet… Read more

Integrate Outlook Appointments with SharePoint 2010 Calendar Lists using Data Services

The other day a good friend of mine asked me if it was possible to send appointments created in Outlook into a SharePoint calendar list. It’s easy enough to grab this data from Outlook by building an add-in with Visual Studio, but what also turned out to be really easy was sending this information to… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: Office Add-in (VSTO) Performance Tips & Tricks

In this interview, I sit down with Stephen Peters, a developer on the Office client tools team in Visual Studio. Steve shows us a couple of tricks for how you can squeeze the best performance out of Office solutions built with Visual Studio (VSTO). He also shows how to finely control the way your custom… Read more

Visual Studio BizApps Launch Content Rollup

Here on the Visual Studio BizApps team we’re always busy creating community content for our Dev Centers, Channel9, blogs and MSDN but since Visual Studio 2010 has launched we’ve gone into overdrive! I wanted to call out some of the content we’ve published since launch that you may find helpful as you dive into Visual… Read more

Bay Area Education Day on Saturday – OData, Cloud, SharePoint, Office, VB, C#, DLR

Come over to Foothill college on Saturday May 15th for a full day, two track education day with an all-star Microsoft cast. I’ll be there speaking on OData, Office and SharePoint development in Visual Studio 2010. We’ve also got some folks from the languages team coming to show off what’s new in VB, C# and… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: Tips & Tricks with Business Data Connectivity Model Deployment in Visual Studio 2010

I’m back with Boris Scholl, the Program Manager who designed the BDC Model designer in Visual Studio 2010. Boris is a SharePoint expert, and in this interview he shares some tips and tricks having to do with BDC model deployment to SharePoint 2010. He provides insight into what the designer is doing behind the scenes,… Read more

Add Spark to Your OData: Consuming Data Services in Excel 2010 Part 2

Last post I talked about how you can create your own WCF data services (OData) and use PowerPivot to do some powerful analysis inside Excel 2010 as well as how to use the new sparklines feature. If you missed it: Add Spark to Your OData: Consuming Data Services in Excel 2010 Part 1 In this… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: Best Practices on Building SharePoint 2010 Web Parts with Visual Studio 2010

In this interview I caught up with a good friend, Boris Scholl, a Program Manager on my team building tools for SharePoint development. Boris shows off the new SharePoint 2010 tools in Visual Studio 2010 for web parts. He discusses the differences between “Visual Web Part” and “Web Part” item templates in Visual Studio, as… Read more

Add Spark to Your OData: Consuming Data Services in Excel 2010 Part 1

OData is an open REST-ful protocol for exposing and consuming data on the web. Also known as Astoria, ADO.NET Data Services, now called WCF Data Services in .NET. I’ve written about it in the context of .NET many times on this blog. However there are SDKs available for other platforms like JavaScript and PHP. With… Read more

I’m Speaking Tonight @ East Bay.NET on SharePoint Dev Tools in VS2010

Tonight I’m going to give a preview of my Visual Studio 2010 launch demo on the new SharePoint development tools in Visual Studio 2010 including some Office client tools. This is basically the talk I did at TechDays in Belgium but much more focused on the Visual Studio developer who is just starting to learn… Read more