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…


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 Developers … what are your tools and environments like?

Something I take great interest in and spend a bunch of time thinking about are SharePoint Developers.  I was one before I moved up here to Redmond and joined the SharePoint product team.  Of course that means I hold a dear place in my heart for all you pro developers out there who are stuggling with the…


Scanning directly to WSS/SPS

Microsoft Partners never fail to amaze me with some of the coolest product add-ons out there. Today I came across this one from Dark Blue Duck … Scanning Enabler. Allows you to scan directly into a WSS/SPS document library. Very nice, simple but effective.


Great WSS site definitions ‘how to’

This is a great new site definitions white paper by Patrick Tisseghem.  This is the first thing people should read if they are looking at building a custom site definition. Creating Site Definitions for Windows SharePoint Services


List ‘Save as template’ functionality & WSS Site Definitions…

I recently had to make some changes/additions to a customers custom site definitions.  As everyone should know, the way to go about this is to “hide” your V1 site definitions by using the Hidden=”TRUE” attribute in the WebTemp.xml file,  take a copy of your V1 definitions and modify those.  As part of this you will…


SharePoint TODAY field and calculated fields…

A customer sent me a link to a page they found about using the Today field in calculated sharepoint fields.  I don’t know how you would fear with our support people … but here is the note from Pete Blair on the workaround: It is possible to use “Today” in a function as a reference…


New improved SharePoint Recycle Bin released!!! (must have)

One of the most frequent questions I get from customers is around a recycle bin for SharePoint.  This is not functionality that you get Out of the Box (OOB).  OOB you need to go back to a backup to retrieve a deleted document (this is being sorted out in the next version by the way). There…


Right click email on Documents in SPS/WSS

WinApp Technlogy has a nice little free addon called the “Outlook Power Tool for SharePoint” that allows you to right click and email doucment(s) to people.  I have implemented this a number of times for customers … but it is nice to see this little addon for anyone to use: