Build 2013 Developer Conference

I can’t believe almost 6 months has passed since the last Build conference. This year the event will be held between June 26–28 in San Francisco where Microsoft will share what’s next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio, and more. Visit the Build site to get yourself registered on April 2 for three days of…


SharePoint 2010 and Windows Phone 7 Training Course

The Windows Phone 7 platform contains great out of the box integration with SharePoint under the Office Hub. But what if you want to create your own custom applications on the phone that leverage SharePoint 2010 data and services? This training course will take you through the process of creating your custom Windows Phone 7…


Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 SP1

A quick post to mention that the Office Sustained Engineering and Release team has released the first service pack (SP) for Office and SharePoint 2010. Note: For SharePoint customers planning to deploy Service Pack 1, it is also recommended to install the June 2011 Cumulative Update for SharePoint when it becomes available in the coming weeks. Check…


SharePoint 2010 Deployment Using Automated Processes

Ever wonder how Microsoft configures and deploys SharePoint? Well, Microsoft IT recently completed its migration to SharePoint 2010. When sensible, the team automated its process to improve efficiency. Scripting is shared, including remote installs using Power Shell. Check out the following video by Nate Bruneau and Sam Crewdson which outlines this process. You can download…


SharePoint 2010 SP1

A quick post to mention that the SharePoint team has been hard at work putting together the first service pack (SP) for SharePoint 2010. Highlights Site Recycle Bin Shallow Copy Storage Space Allocation Check out the team’s blog entry for more details.


TFS and SharePoint Integration

There’s no doubt that enabling the integration between Team Foundation Server (TFS) and SharePoint has numerous benefits (source control, workflows, document storage, collaboration, report dashboards, etc.) but of course there are always situations that arise when the integration between these products that something just isn’t right. I recently came across one such issue. After creating a new virtual…


Technology to Support Agile: VS & TFS

If an Agile methodology is to be implemented there needs to be some tools for the participants to use. For developers that will most likely be Visual Studio (VS) utilizing Team Foundation Server (TFS) for source control and more. The business analyst(s) and project manager will also be using TFS albeit from the web client…