SharePoint Developer Explorer – Visual Studio Add-in

SharePoint Designer is the only tool available to edit SharePoint content. For those of us who prefer a life in Visual Studio, this add-in from the.kid seems promising. It offers an explorer pane for browsing SharePoint content, and even allows checkout/checkin/publish from within Visual Studio. Check it out here.


New to SharePoint? where to start?

From time to time I get asked from partners and customers, that are new to SharePoint, about where to start learning SharePoint. I will try asking this question by offering some good links to check out. These will mainly be targeted to somewhat technical persons (both developers and IT Pro). OK – there are two…


SharePoint – Dev environment trick: Be impatient for all those alert emails

SharePoint by default will send out all alert emails once every 5 minutes. That’s great, except in development you don’t wanna wait 5 minutes to see your email changes apply. Thankfully, there is a way to fix that using the following command – stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname job-immediate-alerts -url http://yourmosssite -propertyvalue “every 1 minutes between 0…


Plan browser support

  About browser support Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 supports several Web browsers that are commonly used. However, there are certain browsers that might cause some Office SharePoint Server 2007 functionality to be downgraded, limited, or available only through alternative steps. In some cases, functionality might be unavailable for noncritical administrative tasks. As part of…


Tip – piping all stsadm messages to a text file

I just got this great tip from Mark Arend: Everyone knows that using the  >  operator in DOS will redirect a program’s output to a file so it can be examined later, such as: stsadm -o addsolution -filename MySoln.wsp >output.txt But if stsadm displays error messages from attempting this operation, they still go to the…


Office SharePoint Server Deployment Plan sample

Joel Oleson has published a sample paln for MOSS deployment.   Read his post at


Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

We’ll begin by offering the source code (with source file comments included) for the .NET Base Class Libraries (System, System.IO, System.Collections, System.Configuration, System.Threading, System.Net, System.Security, System.Runtime, System.Text, etc), ASP.NET (System.Web), Windows Forms (System.Windows.Forms), ADO.NET (System.Data), XML (System.Xml), and WPF (System.Windows).  We’ll then be adding more libraries in the months ahead (including WCF, Workflow, and LINQ).  The source…


SharePoint Application Services for Reporting and Dashboards

Microsoft’s SharePoint technology architecture delivers a foundation of APIs and functionality that makes it easier for developers to build and deploy applications for a variety of scenarios. Workflow-enabled forms solutions, business intelligence and reporting aggregation tools, Excel-based publishing tools for Web reports, and records management tools are a few of the many functions that SharePoint…