Silverlight 2 Web Parts for SharePoint

Silverlight and SharePoint provide a simple, yet powerful, infrastructure for building intranet and extranet applications with sophisticated user interface designs and interactions. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Steve Fox and Paul Stubbs demonstrate how to build a SharePoint Web Part as a wrapper for a Silverlight application. See our MSDN Magazine archives…

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Office Space: Custom Auditing In SharePoint

Many people using SharePoint technologies don’t realize that there is auditing support built directly into the Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 platform. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Ted Pattison walks you through a SharePoint solution that enables auditing support through the WSS object model. The AuditingDemo project was created using the STSDEV…

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Office Space: Automated SharePoint Site Branding

Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 provides branding through themes. A user can apply a WSS theme to a site to change its appearance. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Ted Pattison walks you through a custom branding solution for SharePoint sites that leverages the capabilities of WSS to integrate custom Master Pages and…

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MSDN Magazine Virtual Labs for June!

With the June 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine we are launching an exciting new feature for our readers: Virtual Labs! In the Virtual Labs, you can get immediate hands-on experience with our sample code while reading along in the associated article. The labs are preconfigured environments with Windows Vista, Visual Studio 2008, and any other…

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Automate Web App Deployment with the SharePoint API

Because SharePoint provides a complex and sophisticated application platform, deployment can present some puzzles to the uninitiated. In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, we will show you how to automate custom SharePoint application deployments by taking advantage of the SharePoint API. Following this approach allows you to avoid having to create and maintain…

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Integrate VSTO with SharePoint Content Types

Building a document-level Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) customization and integrating it with custom SharePoint content types allows you to leverage the rich user functionality of the Office platform on the client while seamlessly extending data captured on the client to enterprise line-of-business apps. In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Steve Fox…

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Managing Metadata with Office Document Information Panels

The Microsoft Office platform allows you to maintain both standard and custom properties for documents. Document Information Panels, however, let you implement additional functionality such as metadata-based search and automation of information-driven business processes is Office documents and SharePoint apps. In the April 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Ashish Ghoda demonstrates how you can build…

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OBA Solution Patterns In The Real World

Office Business Applications (OBAs) bridge the divide between business data in line-of-business (LOB) systems and the information worker. You can think of it as a simple model that includes three major parts: the LOB system, the customized Office client that integrates with the LOB system, and the server component (essentially SharePoint) that also integrates with…

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Office Space: Simplify SharePoint Development with STSDEV

To simplify the task of setting up SharePoint projects and deploying components, Ted Pattison and some other SharePoint MVPs created a simple code generator for SharePoint development that could automatically produce all the source files needed for a new project. In the March 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Ted discusses how to use the STSDEV…

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Office Space: Security Programming in SharePoint 2007

You may already know the fundamentals of security programming with Windows and ASP.NET security, but how well do you know the security layer that Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) adds on top? In the February issue of MSDN Magazine, Ted Pattison highlights some new security terms and concepts that are introduced with WSS and gives…

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