Developer Webcast this week!

If you remember my blog about the Developer Community from a few weeks ago - and joined up, then you should have seen an invite to a Webcast this week.  I have been invited to talk about extending development from Project Server to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.  The topics I am going to cover are:

  • The programmatic creation of list items in the WSS lists project uses, and the use of the Object Link Provider to expose these item in PWA
  • Finding your way around the parts of a SharePoint farm - such as identifying the Shared Service Providers in the farm
  • Using the Business Data Catalog as a way to get Project Server data exposed in other parts of SharePoint.

This final topic has been the most interesting to work on and is related to the work Christophe blogged about on searching Project data - but this time using Project data in SharePoint lists.  I will be showing how you could add a column to your SharePoint lists that shows Project names - and other related information.  Other uses of this might be to show Resource names, or the RBS as a Business Data column.  While I am on the topic of Christophe - he has been very busy lately and has some great postings on TechEd 2008, SQL Server 2008 and general performance improvement tips. And finally a very useful link to the Project Server 2007 hot fixes RSS feed

Comments (4)

  1. Martin Winzig says:

    4 months ago on Ms project conference all Microsoft guys told me that there isn’t way how to get URL of SSP. And now you can 🙂

    May I guess that you find it on my blog how to do it??

    can you also show us how to use object PJCONTEXT in project server event hander using System.Reflection, and can you tell us  why we have to use reflection to get  URL of SSP ?

  2. Timo Lenz says:

    Can’t find links to join/sign in to the Developer Community. Can you help?

  3. Hi Martin,

    I didn’t get it from your blog – but it may well have come from the same SharePoint resource.  I picked it up from an internal question sent to an internal alias.  I won’t be covering your specific questions on the PJCONTEXT object in the webcast – but I will try and look in to this and post something soon.

    Best regards,


  4. Hi Timo,

    Details were in my posting on 2/7/09 – To identify yourself as someone that would like to join the Development Community, please contact Joyce Bileau, v-joyceb@microsoft for more information. Joyce will just need your name, organization, email, country, and business phone.

    Best regards,

    Brian SMith

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