New job

No I haven’t been laid off from Microsoft … and hope I don’t any time soon 🙂 I changed roles this past week.  I have joined the world famous (in SharePoint circles anyway) Technical Product Management team run by Arpan Shah.  This is the team that notable folks such as Joel Olsen, Mike Fitzmaurice &…


New SharePoint Ramp Up Training available

If you are a new to SharePoint development then this series of training might be helpful.  Part 2 just went live.


Community Technology Preview of Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint v1.3

As you might have seen on the SharePoint Team Blog we released the Community Technology Preview of Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint v1.3. This is really designed to address a number of pressing needs our users have with v1.2.  Namely: – x64 support- Command line build support There is a bunch of other great…


BB13: SharePoint 2007 Creating SharePoint Applications with Visual Studio — Sample Code

Here are the code samples I demonstrated in my PDC Session last week as promised. You can watch the recorded session here:  (Silverlight streaming Video & slides + demo side by side) Please read the “Contoso Sample Setup.rtf” file for setup instructions.  There are a few things you need to do! The best place…


UPDATED: Building a simple ASP.Net page based SharePoint application in Visual Studio with the Visual Studio Extensions for WSS 1.2 with Visual Studio 2008

I have had a lot of feedback from people via email and comments that they really like the blog post I did about ASP.Net applications in SharePoint. However,  there were a few “bugs” with that post, so I have decided to redo it with those fixed.  This post builds the same example but with: Visual…


VSeWSS v1.2 is available! – VS 2008 support!

Hi Everyone, I just posted the announcement on the SharePoint team blog here: This will address the number one ask from our developers … Visual Studio 2008 support! Happy SharePoint development. -Chris.


Become a SharePoint Developer

SharePoint is taking off in ways we only could have imagined a few years ago.  Along with that comes a demand for developers to help implement and customize it for customers.  We are seeing a huge need for people with these skills in the market. If you were ever thinking about becoming a SharePoint developer,…


Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions User Guide, Version 1.1

Big title for a big user guide! :)  This is a great step forward for people starting out with SharePoint development, or for people looking at starting with the VS extensions for SharePoint. Anyone looking to build things like Webparts, Site templates, List temlates, Event handlers etc… should be looking at the extensions.  You can…


SharePoint protocol documentation released…

We have just spent a great deal of time head down writing documentation on all sorts of SharePoint protocols.  They are split into two groups Front End and Back End.  Front end protocols are all the ones that typically talk to a front end web server and the back end ones are mostly how the…


Office Developers Conference 2008: SER325 SiteFeed.Demo session files

Today Alex and I delivered a session about using the VSeWSS toolkit for developing applications on SharePoint.  I am going to do a separate post fully detailing the step by step process for building this demo from the ground up … so stay tuned. If you cant wait and want to take a look at…