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A Day of SharePoint Developer Training

A Full Day SharePoint WebCast Wed June 11thThe recent SharePoint developer webcasts have been such a huge success that we are running an entire day of SharePoint developer-focused webcasts on June 11th.  This will be on-site in Redmond as well as broadcast on the web.  Register Here.  Also, take a peek at the schedule (times listed are PST):


8:30 am – 9:00 am

Introduction to day & Keynote

Mithun Dhar & Ben Hickman

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Whirlwind SharePoint on Visual Studio – VSeWSS

Paul Andrew

10:00 am – 10:15 am



10:15 am – 11:15 am

Silverlight on SharePoint

Steve Fox

11:15 am  – 12:15 pm

Web Parts on SharePoint

John Durant

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm  – 2:00 pm

Web Services on SharePoint

Paul Stubbs

2:00 pm  – 3:00 pm

Workflow on SharePoint

Eilene Hao

3:00 pm  – 3:15 pm


3:15 pm  – 4:15 pm

Event Handlers on SharePoint

Chris Johnson

4:15 pm  – 5:00 pm

Page Branding on SharePoint

Jeff Lin & Westley Hall


While I am at it, there are a bunch of other resources that you should check out as well.  If, like me, you are still a n00b for SharePoint developer stuff, you’ll find this invaluable.

SharePoint Development for .NET Developers

A new landing page for SharePoint developers with lots of new content. Everything from videos and online MSDN Virtual Labs to sample PPTs and Demos for presentations.

Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint

Provides project templates for SharePoint artifacts and F5 solution debugging on Visual Studio 2008.

Download Here

Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint User Guide

150 Pages if User Guide for the Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint including tool descriptions and step by step how to guide’s for each project template including workflow.

Download Here

A Microsoft 2.2 Gb VPC for SharePoint Development

Available from  This is a fantastic way to get started quickly.

A getting started with SharePoint flyer

As a programmer, I’ve always found charts and posters like this invaluable and lined my cube with technical posters for quick reference.  One side is for IT Professionals and the other side is for developers.

Download here

And don’t forget the SharePoint Developer and Programming Forum has members of the SharePoint product team monitoring and actively participating, helping you to get answers.

Please let me know what additional material you would find useful as part of the Microsoft Application Development Platform. We’re planning FY09 now!