SharePoint Pod Show

SharePoint Pod Show has been around for a little more than half a year. They podcasts on various SharePoint development tools and techniques, and a bit on architecture. Great to have something meaningful to listen to while one commute. Check them out at http://www.sharepointpodshow.com/

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New Version of SharePoint SiteConfigurator Feature Released!

We have just released a new version of the SharePoint SiteConfigurator feature on codeplex.com.  In this release we have focused on some new features and making sure the build is stable. This involved some refactoring as well as splitting the project in three parts, one for the code and logic, one part for the feature…

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Unit testing MOSS part 2 (of 2)

In the 1. article on Unit testing MOSS I described some of the findings and experience on unit testing SharePoint applications using the TypeMock Isolator framework. In this 2. article I will provide some examples of unit tests. Code under testYou should of course use TDD principles, but we are in a state where we have…

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OneNote and SharePoint – the basics

OneNote is a hidden gem in the Office suite. I use OneNote for all my notes during meetings, workshops etc. As described on Office Online “Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 is a digital notebook that provides a flexible way to gather notes and information, powerful search capabilities so users can find what they are looking for quickly,…

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Unit testing MOSS part 1 (of 2)

Some of our team members, including me and Frank Jusnes, were recently responsible for providing recommendations on how to unit test in SharePoint projects, and this is an overview of our findings and experiences. This is the first of two posts on the subject giving an overview. In the second post we are aiming for more examples…

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Announcing SharePoint Site Configurator Feature on CodePlex

It is an pleasure to announce the second of our two new SharePoint projects on Codeplex.com: Project Description SharePoint Site Configurator Feature is a small framework for taking care of all configurations, settings and featurestapling you need for transforming a standard blank site definition into your own full blown site, without the hassle of creating…

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Announcing SharePoint PowerShell Deploy on CodePlex

It is an pleasure to announce the first of our two new SharePoint projects on Codeplex.com: Project Description SharePoint PowerShell Deploy is a set of PowerShell files to help you build, deploy, upgrade and destroy a SharePoint farm. It can be used on development machines as well as test and production scenarios. Background information and…

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TypeMock for SharePoint!

My colleague Tommy wrote a post about unit testing SharePoint applications a few weeks ago. I must admit that this is something that I have considered hard to apply to my SharePoint projects, and have therefore avoided it (with a very bad conscience). Luckily others have had been more proactive, like the guys at TypeMock. Their product…

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Estimate performance and capacity requirements for InfoPath Forms Services environments

New document on performance published on Technet; gives good guidance and recommendations for use of Forms Server and dataconnections. In this article: Key characteristics Test environment Test results Recommendations This performance and capacity planning scenario incorporates a single Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 farm that is running InfoPath Forms Services. The farm is used to…

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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…

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