New Guidance from Microsoft for Packaging and Deploying SharePoint Solutions

This blog has moved to 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…


Future Proof Solutions Part 2 – Developing SharePoint 2010 Solutions that become Provider Hosted Apps

This article has accompanying code samples posted at on MSDN Code Gallery. The SharePoint 2010 solution is here, and its corresponding SharePoint 2013 app is here. The sample demonstrates how to develop code that works in SharePoint 2010 and also as a SharePoint 2013 App. The goal is to show you how to develop SharePoint…


Packaging Master Pages and Page Layouts with Visual Studio 2010

I’ve been doing a lot of SharePoint development work lately, and figured that it was time to start blogging about some of the areas where I’ve had challenges (and found solutions!) Among other things, right now I’m working on a Web Content Management project, so this posting is about packaging of customizations for WCM sites….