Guidance for Developing SharePoint Applications v2.0 Released

Microsoft’s Pattern & Practices group has released a new, updated version of guidance for building collaborative applications that extend your LOB systems.  This guidance helps architects and developers design and build applications that are both flexible and scaleable and it focuses on four key areas – 1) using SharePoint capabilities to build more powerful applications; 2)…

Launch of Austrian SharePoint Community

If you speak German 🙂 please visit our new Austrian SharePoint Community! The Community will be operated as a blog – In this blog we want to offer useful information and tipps to different people dealing with SharePoint – administrators, developers, users, …    

SharePoint Guidance

I recently heard about Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices SharePoint Guidance that can be read and downloaded here. The SharePoint guidance supports architects and developers in designing, building, testing, deploying and upgrading SharePoint intranet applications using a reference implementation called Contoso Training Management. This guidance demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development and application lifecycle management challenges like patterns,…

A great web site for SharePoint development

This web site offers some great introductionary stuff for getting started with SharePoint development – including labs, web and screen casts, whitepapers and even VPC downloads! – get some training!

Check out this web site offers loads of training on different Microsoft Products including .NET, Silverlight, SaaS, WPF, … and of course SharePoint and SQL Server! Offered trainings are instructor-led web seminars and virtual labs! For example “Implementing Change Data Capture (CDC) in SQL Server 2008” virtual lab!


MSDN Code Gallery

MSDN Code Gallery is a developer community where you can download and share sample applications, code snippets and other stuff like videos and templates etc… You can also upload your own code and share and discuss it with other community members. There are lots of cool resources for SQL Server and SharePoint development!   In…


New Version of SharePoint Server 2007 SDK

Check out the new version 1.5-Apr09 of SharePoint Server 2007 Software Development Kit released few days ago!   The new release includes among other things better support for offline documentation, new tools and samples – e.g. Federated Search SQL Server Connector.   Download here.  


What is Ramp Up?

Ramp Up is a community-based, free, online learning program. Ramp Up online learning offerings can be accessed using you Live ID or Passport account. The courses can be exited and relaunched without losing learning status information.   Here is a list of some current tracks:   SharePoint for Developers Part 1 SharePoint for Developers Part…