SharePoint 2010 SDK – Now with more SharePoint Online!

Our fantastic documentation team released an update to the SharePoint SDK today that includes a raft of important things for prospective SharePoint Online developers. In particular is the SharePoint Online General Reference topic. Additionally the SDK is now marked up with “Available in SharePoint Online” tags so you can see if a particular feature is…

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Real World Branding with SharePoint 2010 Publishing Sites

Want to learn how to build an internet facing web site on SharePoint 2010? A newly released Whitepaper from Andrew Connell and Randy Drisgill provides and end to end, step by step walk through of how to go about planning, designing and implementing your project. This is a fantastic resource for everyone going SP WCM…

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Announcing SharePoint Easy Setup for Developers

Starting today developers can download a new set of pre-packaged tools that help developers easily get started with SharePoint 2010 development by automating the provisioning of a developer workstation using Windows 7, SharePoint & associated tools. Written in Windows PowerShell these scripts will install and configure all the pre-requisites & products to get you up…

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SharePoint Connections, Las Vegas & SharePint Community Event

If you have ever been to a SharePoint event in the past, then you will know that one of the highlights is usually the SharePint.  It’s a great way to mix and mingle with fellow like minded folk & glitterati of the SharePoint world.  It’s a guaranteed good time 🙂 For the SharePoint Connections conference…

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SharePoint Sideshow

The new SharePoint Sideshow is up live on Channel 9.  The first show is up and live with Paul and Donavan talking you through what they are planning for the show and some of the first things to get you started. The SharePoint Sideshow is about all things around SharePoint and Office development. Here, those…

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SharePoint Connections, Las Vegas Nov 1-4

I will be presenting 2 sessions at the up coming SharePoint Connections in Las Vegas, Nov 1-4. HMS01: Crash Course in SharePoint 2010 Development HMS10: Overview of Enterprise Content Management in SharePoint 2010 The Microsoft SharePoint team will also have a booth in the exhibitor space where we will be giving stuff away, including free…

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SharePoint development environments, my guidance

At most conferences or events I get cornered by at least two or three people wanting my opinion on how to best set up their development environments.  Questions like: Should I have all my developers on one shared SharePoint server? Should I virtualize? What spec PCs should I buy our developers? Here is my guidance…

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SharePoint, ADO.Net Data Services and Silverlight 4 data binding example

I presented recently at an internal Microsoft conference here in Seattle & showed a simple OData/ADO.Net data services & Silverlight 4 data binding example.   It is very rudimentary, but shows how simple it is to get up and running binding Silverlight controls to data coming from SharePoint. For this you will need: A SharePoint development…

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SharePoint 2010 Demo and Eval VM (RTM edition)

Happy to announce we have published our new RTM Hyper-V Virtual Machine.  It contains all the goodies you have come to love & a few new ones, including SQL 2008 R2 & Windows Server 2008 R2. Because we have moved to Windows server 2008 R2 … there are some gotchas with evaluation periods etc… so…

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SharePoint 2010, Office 2010 and Profile Pictures

As many of you will know SharePoint & Office make heavy use of your profile pictures to personalize the experience.  For example, here is my profile photo in my My Site. I get to set up this stuff up quite often in demo environments & so i thought i would post about the process for…

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