Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 SP2 and .NET 2.0!

Dave G was installing TFS and discovered that TFS B3 Refresh requires Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Service Pack 2. I wasn’t sure what this SP had, so I did some digging, and as it turns out, it allows SharePoint to run under the .NET 2.0 framework (RTM) and supports SQL Server 2005. This rocks!

Also via Korby’s blog I found a link to Jan Tielens’ blog about his Son of SmartPart v1.0 release. This is a seriously cool WSS extension that allows you to run ASP.NET 2.0 Web User Controls and ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts in your v2 SharePoint sites!

My next step is to crack open the new SDK  for WSS 2.0 SP2 (for those who came along to my TechEd prezzo, you’ll remember we had to do our DocLib extension in VS2003 and our InfoPath form in VS2005, this goes away now, thank goodness) and start writing some document library extensions and even get around to finishing my Wss Site Security handler.

Comments (5)
  1. Daren Coles says:

    Hey Dave

    SharePoint Portal Server SP2 has also been released hot on the heels of WSS SP2 – this offers similar functionality for the portal. We’ve been using this to build SharePoint portals utilising SQL Server 2005: with the revamped Reporting Services, there’s a whole bunch of cool SharePoint stuff to explore even before v3 gets here.

    P.S. I think I spotted Clarry hiding in your mo…

  2. davidlem says:

    Daz!!! You legend! When are you going to start blogging too!?

  3. Daren Coles says:

    As you know I’m a bit shy…

    Besides it’s much easier to criticise from the sidelines 😉

  4. Ray says:

    Hi, I am trying to learn how to use web part in Visual Studio.NET, I didnot install SharePoint portal server 2003 yet, Coz it needs Windows Server 2003, but my System is Window XP, :(. Should I install Windows Server 2003 on my computer to develop web parts? Is there any way that I can develop webpart under windows XP?

    Thanks in advance!

  5. Daren Coles says:


    You’ll either need to develop your web part on the server running SharePoint (which will be Win Server 2003) or on client running XP with remote access to the server. Have a look through the articles on Web Part development at MSDN.

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