Best practices with LINQ to SharePoint

LINQ to SharePoint is powerful and provides an easy way to manage data in SharePoint’s lists without writing CAML code. With this new coding facility, we could forget that in fact we still use CAML queries, and so that they are some good practices. Without respect these practices, you wan write some dangerous code for…

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LINQ to SharePoint DSL Extension for Visual Studio 2010 version 1.1 available

I’m pleased to announce the release 1.1 of the LINQ to SharePoint 2010 DSL Extension for Visual Studio 2010 on MSDN Code Gallery. Downloads Installation binaries and documentation are available to download here : http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/linq2spdsl Released features This new version contains : A new feature to update a schema from an existing web site (add…

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Sample PowerShell script to copy the SharePoint ULS logs of a server to a file share

I didn’t find a simple script to do that on the web, so I’m sharing the following very sample script. This script collects and copies the SharePoint logs file (ULS files) in another location (for example a share). This script is very very simple, but could be useful in some cases. This script is done…

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Power tools for SharePoint and Visual Studio 2010

The SharePoint power tools for SharePoint 2010 are available to download. The power tools are distributed as a VSIX (Visual Studio 2010 Extensions) on the Visual Studio Gallery web site: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/8e602a8c-6714-4549-9e95-f3700344b0d9 These tools provides some new interesting features in Visual Studio 2010, as the well known Sandboxed-compatible Visual Web Part. An important tool for the…

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PowerPoint presentation of the LINQ to SharePoint DSL Extension

Simple PPT presentation overview of the LINQ to SharePoint DSL Extension to download. Download: http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/Project/Download/FileDownload.aspx?ProjectName=linq2spdsl&DownloadId=15297 SP14 LINQ to SharePoint DSL Overview.pptx

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Screen casts available for LINQ to SharePoint DSL Extension

I just recorded two new screen casts to show how to use the LINQ to SharePoint DSL Extension to load a web site content and design LINQ to SharePoint entities like a model. The demonstration is a 10 minutes WMV video, available to download on MSDN code gallery, in english or french: English version http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/Project/Download/FileDownload.aspx?ProjectName=linq2spdsl&DownloadId=10681…

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LINQ to SharePoint resources

If you’re looking some important links to use LINQ to SharePoint technology for SharePoint 2010: Microsoft SharePoint LINQ API http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee541836(v=office.14).aspx Developer overview video http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee514561.aspx SPMETAL SPMETAL Home http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee538255(v=office.14).aspx How to: Use SPMetal http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee538587(v=office.14).aspx Type Mapping: From LINQ to SharePoint Provider to .NET http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee536245(v=office.14).aspx#BKMK_LookupFields SPMetal Default Code Generation Rules http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee537010(v=office.14).aspx Overriding SPMetal Defaults with a Parameters…

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First post in my new MSDN blog

Hi, My name is Olivier Carpentier and I’m working for MCS (Microsoft Consulting Services) for MICROSOFT FRANCE in the SharePoint consulting team. My main objective is to help customers to implement and develop custom applications based on SharePoint. The goals of this blog is to post content about SharePoint, Visual Studio extensibilty developments and general…

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