Visual Studio Extensions for WSS 3.0 1.3 CTP contains 64-Bit Support

Previously I had posted the SharePoint product group’s explanation as to why VSeWSS 1.2 did not provide 64-bit support. I am happy to report that the product group announced this morning that VSeWSS 1.3 CTP includes 64-bit support. This incremental release is positioned as a bridge to assist SharePoint developers until the release of Visual…

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Unit Testing in SharePoint

Typemock is offering their new product for unit testing SharePoint called Isolator For SharePoint, for a special introduction price. it is the only tool that allows you to unit test SharePoint without a SharePoint server. To learn more click here. The first 50 bloggers who blog this text in their blog and tell us about it,…

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SharePoint Development Guidance

The Patterns & Practices group has released a Codeplex project on SharePoint development best practices and guidance.  This is a very comprehensive guide and will eventually be released to MSDN.  The team is asking for feedback and has released it on Codeplex to faciliate collaboration within the community.  I encourage you to review the information…

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Why do Visual Studio Extensions for WSS 3.0 not support 64-Bit Platforms?

With the recent release of VSeWSS 1.2 I have had a number of customers inquire as to why Microsoft does not provide support for 64-bit platforms. I wondered this myself as our prescribed guidance to users is to run MOSS and WSS 3.0 on 64-bit platforms. We even announced that 32-bit support will not be…

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MOSS/WSS 3.0 Dispose Pattern Reference

Anyone doing MOSS/WSS development has most likely at one time or another encountered the gotchas with knowing when to explicitly dispose of an object.  While I will try to limit posting links to other blogs, this resource was so good I wanted to share it in as many ways possible.  Roger Lamb covers dispose patterns…

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