Why use SharePoint as a Development Platform?

This is a common question I get asked all the time when I visit a customer. Why should we look at developing on MOSS and use MOSS as platform. What about ASP.NET development if my organization has MOSS? Jeremy Thake has written a fantastic article (a series of articles)  why use SharePoint as a developer…


SharePoint Developer introduction for .NET Developers

It is a common question how to start SharePoint development if you are a .NET developer. Have a look at following site to answer your questions http://www.microsoft.com/click/SharePointDeveloper/   It contains ·         Interviews with SharePoint Technical Program Mangers ·         Whitepapers ·         Downloadable VPC to conduct development ·         Web cast ·         Screen cast ·         Quick Start ·        …


Best practices for the local, stand-alone SharePoint development environment

1.       Plan ahead. Do not let the ease of use of SharePoint Products and Technologies guide your development. 2.       Until your code is running as expected, avoid using production components (such as Active Directory) in development environments. 3.       Document your code with good comments for future problem solving. 4.       Avoid logging events in the operating…


Just Published: MOSS and WSS SDK 1.3 Downloads (includes SP1 updates)

Hello SharePoint Developers!   We are excited to announce the availability of the latest updates to the downloadable SDKs for SharePoint Products and Technologies. The February update is version 1.3 and captures changes made as part of Service Pack 1 (SP1).  For more info on SharePoint Server 2007 SP1, you can start here on MSDN:…


Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Novell eDirectory LDAP Authentication

I was looking at some information on how to generate user profiles and authentication in MOSS 2007 for one of my Novell e-Directory customers.  I came across this interesting article; explain step by step how to achieve this. http://www.setfocus.com/technicalarticles/nickkellett/MOSS2007-and-Novell-LDAP-Authentication_pg1.aspx


Where is Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint?

The Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint are planned for release in June 2008. Until then we are recommending that people continue to have Visual Studio 2005 installed on their SharePoint development machines. You can also use STSDEV tool for SharePoint development in VS 2008 with .NET 3.0 and 3.5 I’m pleased to announce that…


STSDEV: Simple Tools for SharePoint 2007 Development

Description The zip archive named stsdev__v1.1.zip just contains a single binary for the stsdev.exe utitilty which can be run on a SharePoint 2007 development workstation running WSS 3.0 or MOSS with either Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008.The source code for stsdev.exe is included in the zip archive named stsdev_v1.1_SourceCode.zip. This zip archive also…


Enhanced version of the CQWP from Ishai Sagi (Aus SharePoint MVP)

Ishai is mentioned at SharePoint Product team blog around all the  interesting work he is doing with CQWP. The source code and project is listed on CodePlex at http://www.codeplex.com/ECQWP. The enhanced version includes features such as context menus for the items, toolbar for lists, and much more that you can read about from the release…