Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services (VSEWSS) v1.3 Released

The VSeWSS v1.3 is now released and is available for download here. You should uninstall the VSeWSS 1.3 CTP and install this version. There is no difference to the project file format so Visual Studio 2008 projects using the VSeWSS format should not require any upgrading from the CTP. The tools are available in 9…

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New SPDisposeCheck release available

I’ve been working on the SPDisposeCheck tool with a few other guys and we’ve just finished a new release. You will find lots more information about the new release at Roger Lamb’s blog.

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Live Chats to Learn more about SharePoint with the MVP Experts

The ever popular MVP chats are back. Cross posting from here. Do you have questions about SharePoint? Want to learn more about the recently launched SharePoint 2010?  By popular request, SharePoint MVPs from around the world are participating in a live chat event about SharePoint. These Q&A events are a great opportunity to tap into…

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VSeWSS Import Tool Released

We completed and published the SharePoint VSeWSS Import tool. This tool is an add-in to Visual Studio 2010 and it adds a new SharePoint project template for importing a VSeWSS project. VSeWSS or the Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services are the Microsoft tools for creating SharePoint 2007 projects on Visual Studio 2008….

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Love my new Microsoft arc mouse

I just got a new Microsoft arc mouse and I really like it. I’m down in New Orleans this week for TechEd USA so using it on random surfaces at the event and in my hotel and it’s been working great. I also like how the wireless works when presenting, unlike my previous mouse which…

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Benign OWSTimer unhandled exception popup – System.Security.Cryptographic.CryptographicException

Have you seen this popup exception message from the Visual Studio Just-In-Time (JIT) Debugger? Here’s the resulting event log error:   An unhandled exception occurred and the process was terminated. Application ID: DefaultDomain Process ID: 6148 Exception: System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException Message: Keyset does not exist StackTrace:    at System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException.ThrowCryptogaphicException(Int32 hr)    at System.Security.Cryptography.SafeProvHandle._FreeCSP(IntPtr pProvCtx)    at System.Security.Cryptography.SafeProvHandle.ReleaseHandle()   …

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VSeWSS cannot be used on a SharePoint farm installation

I saw a call stack today from an attempt to use VSeWSS 1.3 on a SharePoint 2007 farm installation. VSeWSS is the Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. It requires WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 and also Visual Studio 2008. The SharePoint installation needs to be standalone and not part of a…

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Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 Development

We just published an online course for developers to learn about SharePoint 2010. This is updated for RTM. If you have some experience developing with .NET then you can learn SharePoint. The course includes: 10 modules introducing developers to SharePoint 2010 55 short instructional and demonstration demos Hands on labs that you can download or…

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SharePoint 2010 Developer Virtual Labs Online

Three new MSDN Virtual Labs are live running SharePoint Server 2010 and Visual Studio 2010. You can work on these labs and learn SharePoint 2010 development without having to install SharePoint 2010 or Visual Studio 2010 on your machine. All you need is a web browser that can support our remote desktop ActiveX control and…

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Installing Scanner Drivers for my Networked Canon MP980

I really like my Canon MP980 scanner. It scans 35mm negatives nicely and I can go to it anytime and scan a document which I can direct to any PC at home. But it’s really hard to install the drivers. And I tend to reinstall OS’s a lot. I’m using Windows 7 32 bit.   …

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