Position Open – Six Month Contract SharePoint Technical Product Manager

We have an open position on the SharePoint Technical Product Management team at Microsoft for a contract product manager. This is an awesome opportunity that involves working with the latest in SharePoint technologies, working with some of the smartest people in the industry, and impacting major initiatives at Microsoft. This position will be a contract position…


VSeWSS Error Message: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

If you are using the Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services for the first time you may see this error when you attempt to deploy. Object reference not set to an instance of an object. This will be listed as on line 1 when you try to deploy your solution to your local…


Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint : Project Templates or Item Templates

Probably the first thing you play with in the Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint is to create a web part. The default project naming can take a little to get used to however. Here’s the common path that leads to confusion: Create your first WebPart project in Visual Studio – default project name WebPart1…


SharePoint October 2008 Update

Joe Rodgers keeps a blog identifying the latest updates available for SharePoint. The October 2008 hotfix package is the latest set of updates now. The KB articles have good descriptions of the included patches.


My talk at TechEd Developers EMEA Today

My talk today in Barcelona was a walkthrough building a SharePoint solution with the Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint. The bits for the solution are available here.


Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint Announced at TechEd EMEA Developers 2008

I’m here at TechEd EMEA in Barcelona, Spain and Jason Zander (General Manager for Visual Studio) has just finished presenting the keynote. In the keynote he announced and did a demo of the Visual Studio 2010 tools for SharePoint. Here’s a quick summary of the new tooling for SharePoint that he showed: Server Explorer for SharePoint…


Two Great New SharePoint Developer Resources

Lots of work has gone into the new Patterns and Practices SharePoint Guidance. I’m very excited to see this content released and recommend it as required reading for all SharePoint Developers. Read Blaines announcement here. And read the guidance documents on MSDN here. Also yesterday Chris Johnson published his PDC session demo. The talk was…