New Guidance from Microsoft for Packaging and Deploying SharePoint Solutions

This blog has moved to http://bob1german.com. Please see the equivalent posting here for responses and to continue the conversation. Thank you for reading!   Microsoft is cleaning house. Now that it has to maintain SharePoint for thousands of enterprises and millions of users in Office 365, Microsoft is working to clean up all the odd…

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The Maturing of SharePoint Development - A Perspective on the New App Model

This article provides an architectural perspective on the new SharePoint App model and thoughts on how enterprises using SharePoint should prepare for it. A Brief History of Personal Applications In its youth, Microsoft was true to its name as a supplier of microcomputer software. In those days, microcomputer operating systems (such as MS-DOS) were intended…

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Tricking Out Your SharePoint 2010 Development Rig

If you’re a typical SharePoint developer these days, you might be sporting a turbo-charged 16GB laptop and running your SharePoint development environment in one or more virtual machines. SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2 (or the Denali RC!) and Visual Studio 2010 run like a well-oiled machine if you have fast enough hardware under the hood. But you…

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