SharePoint 2010: Top New Features for ISV

With the release of SharePoint 2010 came a truck load of new features.  It can be a lot to digest.  In this post I am going to highlight the top features that I see for ISVs.  A lot of ISVs look to SharePoint to help with visualization of information from their data store or providing…


MSPA Newsletter, May 2009

In the May 2009 issue of the MSPA Newsletter, read about: Deliver Solutions Faster with Windows HPC Server 2008. SIMULIA delivers simulation solutions faster with Windows HPC Server 2008, and sees the advanced programming tool set as a critical asset. The “Velocity” Project.  “Velocity” is the code-name for a distributed in-memory application cache platform for…

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MSPA Newsletter, March 2009

In the March 2009 issue of the MSPA Newsletter, read about: Move to the Front of the Line. The Frontline program is a wonderful and unique opportunity to work face-to-face with Microsoft product groups.   Read more about one such experience an MSPA customer had with the Frontline program to understand how this program might benefit…


Two exciting SharePoint tools released

ISVs should be excited with the release of two tools to the SharePoint community.  SPDisposeCheck provides a static source code analysis tool to check for leaks that may be caused by not disposing of SPSite and SPWeb objects properly.  While most people that have worked with SharePoint know of these perils, this tool can provide…


Recent SharePoint ISV News

There are a couple of items that have recently been released that are important to the SharePoint ISV community and to those that may become part of that community.  An article referencing the 10 Best Intranets of 2009 show the growing trend around SharePoint adoption.  Of the 10 best, five of those are SharePoint based…


MSPA Newsletter, January 2009 Issue

In the January 2009 issue of the MSPA Newsletter, read about: Performance Challenges for a Social Networking Application.  A partner who is developing a social networking application on MOSS 2007 to serve hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe came to us for guidance and assistance to improve their application performance.  Learn about the…

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SharePoint Announces SPDisposeCheck

For those developers in the ISV community out there working with SharePoint the SharePoint team has recently made a significant announcement.  A static source code analysis tool, SPDisposeCheck, will be made available to the public in order to help check for memory leaks caused by not disposing of objects properly in SharePoint.  While the tool…


US Proactive Services

The table below contains a description of the services available to our MSPA customers. To request assistance or additional information on any of theses services, contact your technical account manager. Proactive Service Technology Service Type Description .NET Application Compatibility Briefing Development Consulting and Support The .NET Application Compatibility briefing is designed to assist in the…

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MSPA Newsletter, October 2008 Issue

In the October 2008 issue of the MSPA Newsletter, read about: Helping Partners with Architecture and Design Challenges.  Whether our partners are building a new solution or updating an existing one, they usually face critical architectural decisions that could impact their product as it gets built, delay the product or present adverse effects over time….


Several SharePoint Announcements

Last week was a busy one regarding announcements and updates to SharePoint.  Below is a quick summary of each of the announcements. Using SharePoint in a Hyper-V environment August Cumulative Updates for WSS and SharePoint.  Language specific releases are here.  The accompanying KB articles will be released soon. WSS and MOSS SDK 1.4 released.  You…