Just released from Patterns & Practices: Developing SharePoint Applications

The Patterns & Practices team has recently released new guidance around building collaborative applications on the SharePoint platform. The goal of this release is to help customers understand how to develop large scale, content-driven SharePoint applications that extend the value of existing line of business systems.  It essentially focuses on three primary objectives: Large Scale…


Visual Studio Extensions for WSS (VSeWSS) v1.2 Released

Version 1.2 of the Visual Studio extensions for WSS has been released and available for download.  Version 1.2 provides support for Visual Studio 2008 in building SharePoint-based solutions.  The following tools are included: Visual Studio 2008 Project Templates Web Part Team Site Definition Blank Site Definition List Definition Empty SharePoint Project Visual Studio 2008 Item…


Webcast Schedule for June 2008

Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTERS OWNER TARGET AUDIENCE June 20, 2008 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast Overview of Office Open XML   Joel Reyes Joel Reyes Developers June 27, 2008 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast VSTO Security  and Deployment Joel Reyes Joel Reyes Developers -Nandita  


SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) Released

[Cross-posted from Lamont’s Blog] Announced on the SharePoint Team Blog, the SharePoint Deployment Planning Services program has been launched and is geared at helping our Software Assurance (SA) customers sucessfully plan and deploy SharePoint Products & Technologies.  I think this program provides a great resource for those customers who are struggling to make sense of…


FOLLOW UP: Public Sector Developer Conference (Downers Grove, IL)

Thanks to everyone who attended!  Here are the links to the decks and code for the sessions.  I don’t have the content from the LINQ & VSTO sessions yet, but will update this post when I get them.  However, I did promise to have a post up this morning. How Visual Studio Team System 2008…


OBA Composition Reference Toolkit version 2.0 Released

[Cross-Posted from Lamont’s Blog]  Version 2.0 of the OBA Composition Reference Toolkit was released to the web today, on schedule and with all the great new features promised for the release. Version 1.0 of the toolkit was released at the Office Developer’s Conference in February 2008. Watch the OBA Composition Reference Toolkit Overview Video to…


Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference - May 15, 2008 - Downers Grove, IL

Conference Title   Microsoft Public Sector Developer Conference   Venue Microsoft Downers Grove Office 3025 Highland Parkway, Suite 300 Downers Grove IL 60515   Date & Time May 15, 2008 9:00AM – 4:00 PM CST   Registration Information: Click here   About the Conference We invite you to join us for a day of developer-oriented technical…


Webcast Schedule for April 2008

Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTERS OWNER TARGET AUDIENCE April 9, 2008 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast Geospatially Enabling SharePoint with IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion Suite Marc Schweigert Marc Schweigert Developers April 11, 2008 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast Overview of Microsoft Office Open XML Format   Joel Reyes…


Binary Documentation (.doc, .xls, .ppt) and Translator Project Site are now live

Brian Jones, Senior Program Manager just broke the news in his post today. Quoting from him: "As promised last month, the binary documentation (.doc, .xls, .ppt) is now live. In addition to this, the project to create an open source translator (binary -> Open XML) has now been formed on sourceforge, and the development roadmap…


FREE TRAINING: SharePoint, Office Dev, and Silverlight - Only a few days left to apply for the SLEEPLESS ROADSHOW

My team is sponsoring a pretty interesting free training opportunity in the DC area January 19th-20th.  I’ll be there for the whole event.  Hope to see you there!  Here are the details:   Infusion Development and Microsoft are calling all Insomniacs Sleepless – is back and this time bringing the best of SharePoint, Office Development…