Creating List definitions with content types

When creating a couple of List Definitions which should be tied up to specific content types I came across a few issues on how to do this. My scenario: I needed to create a External References Links list definition (not the same as the wss links list, but similar). I created a content type with…


Unit testing SharePoint code

In some projects lately I’ve been faced with the question about how to unit-test SharePoint code. I’ve been experimenting with unit testing in Visual Studio 2008 and particularly testing SharePoint code. What do I mean by “SharePoint code” ? I mean server-side .NET code written against the SharePoint API (WSS 3.0 or MOSS assemblies, most…


Using FAST ESP with MOSS 2007

  In January 2008 Microsoft announced the acquisition of the company Fast Search & Transfer (FAST). FAST is a leading provider of enterprise search solutions. Since FAST is a Norwegian based company (and continues to be a subsidiary of Microsoft based in Norway), it was of course very exiting. Many of our customers already use…


How to compact a Virtual PC image

Most Sharepoint developers use Virtual PC for their development tasks. The VPC images has a tendency to grow very large, and the size of the VHD file is not reduced when you delete files. Here are a few tips on how to reduce the image size by compacting the VHD file. To save space and reduce the…


Silverlight 2 Beta 1 is available!

Download the Silverlight tools beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 here:   More info at:  

SharePoint Conference 2008

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Autonomy to deliver search technology for SharePoint

Microsoft is partnering with Autonomy to deliver advanced search technology for large SharePoint and mixed environments. This will enable users to search more than 300 types of content, including relational data, unstructured data, video, voice, xml. Autonomy has exposed its Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) through SharePoint’s Web Parts and says it has 300 out-of-the-box connectors…