Thank You, SharePoint MVPs!


The MVP Summit is in full force this week, and the SharePoint Developer Documentation Team would like to take a moment to recognize all the outstanding contributions our SharePoint MVPs have made to MSDN since Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 & Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 shipped.


Here is a list of Visual How-to screencasts, book excerpts, and technical articles we have published with our Most Valuable Publishing partners! The list totals more than 50 pieces of content, with more lined up to publish in the coming months!


I look back over the past year, and I am saddened by the loss of a colleague and friend, Patrick Tisseghem. We all miss him.


MSDN Technical Articles


Technical Articles are one of our most popular content types on MSDN. They are usually scenario-based and walk people end-to-end through a typical developer task, sometimes in a 2- or 3-part article series.
























































MVP Name


Title and Link


Date Published


Andrew Connell


Approaches to Creating Master Pages and Page Layouts in SharePoint Server 2007


February 2009


Finding Developer Help for SharePoint Products and Technologies


December 2008


Implementing a Brand in a SharePoint Server 2007 Publishing Site


November 2008


Prescriptive Guidance for SharePoint Server 2007 Web Content Management Sites


October 2008


Creating Custom Timer Jobs in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


April 2008


Understanding and Creating Customized and Uncustomized Files in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


April 2008


David Mann


Workflow Scalability and Performance in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


February 2009


Delivering Modular SharePoint Workflow Functionality (Part 1 of 2)


June 2008


Patrick Tisseghem


Development Tools and Techniques for Working with Code in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Part 1 of 2)


June 2007


Customizing and Branding Web Content Management-Enabled SharePoint Sites (Part 1 of 3)


October 2006


Scot Hillier


Integrating External Document Repositories with SharePoint Server 2007


February 2009


Wouter van Vugt


Creating a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Custom Field by Using the EntityPicker


August 2008


Visual How-to Screencasts


A Visual How-to is a short (about 5 – 10 minute) screencast centered on a How-to task.  There is a code sample, a video, an article explaining the code, and links to more information.  We look forward to creating more of these in the future and getting more folks involved!








































































































































MVP Name


Title and Link


Date Published


Andrew Connell


Automating Solution Package Creation for Windows SharePoint Services by Using MSBuild


April 2008


Configuring Multiple Authentication Mechanisms with Alternate Access Mappings in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


April 2008


Adding Code-Behind Files to Master Pages and Content Pages in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


March 2008


Creating, Deploying, and Debugging Custom Timer Jobs in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


March 2008


Adding Code-Behind Files to Master Pages and Page Layouts in SharePoint Server 2007


January 2008


Adding Custom Quick Access Buttons to the Page Editing Toolbar in SharePoint Server 2007


January 2008


Patrick Tisseghem


Creating Workflow Association Pages for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


February 2008


Using Smart Clients to Communicate with Workflows in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


February 2008


Customizing Search Results with Custom XSLTs in SharePoint Server 2007


December 2007


Building Custom Activities for Use in SharePoint Designer 2007


July 2007


Building Simple Custom Approval Workflows with InfoPath 2007 Forms


July 2007


Creating Search Queries Programmatically by Using the Search Object Model in SharePoint Server 2007


July 2007


Creating Search Queries Programmatically by Using the Search Web Service in SharePoint Server 2007


July 2007


Exposing Enterprise Search in SharePoint Server 2007 by Using Internet Explorer 7 and the Office Research Pane


July 2007


Creating a Custom Search Page and Tabs in the Search Center of SharePoint Server


April 2007


Creating and Exposing Managed Properties in the Advanced Search Page of SharePoint Server Enterprise Search


April 2007


Creating and Exposing Search Scopes in SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise Search


April 2007


Creating Content Sources to Crawl Business Data in SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise Search


April 2007


Ted Pattison


Activating Auditing Programmatically for a Single Document Library in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Activating Auditing Programmatically for a Site Collection in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Configuring IntelliSense with CAML Files When Developing for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Creating an Application Page in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Creating a Custom HttpHandler in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Creating a Feature for an Entry Control Block Item in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Creating a Feature for the Site Actions Menu in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Creating a Solution Package in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Creating a Visual Studio Project for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Displaying Data by Using the SPGridView Control in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Reading Entries from the Audit Log in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Reading ListId and ItemId from an Application Page in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Running Commands with Elevated Privileges in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Writing Custom Entries to the Audit Log in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


May 2007


Book Excerpts


We have a way of publishing one or two chapters from several book publishers, including Microsoft Press and Wrox, among others.




























MVP Name(s)


Title and Link


Date Published


John Holliday, John Alexander, Eli Robillard, Brendon Schwartz, Matt Ranlett, J. Dan Attis, Adam Buenz


Chapter 8: Building Personalized Solutions
from the book Professional SharePoint 2007 Development


February 2009


Andrew Connell


Chapter 14: Authoring Experience Extensibility
from the book Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building Publishing Sites with Office SharePoint Server 2007


August 2008


Andrew Connell


Chapter 20: Incorporating ASP.NET 2.0 Applications


from the book Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building Publishing Sites with Office SharePoint Server 2007


August 2008


Ted Pattison and Daniel Larson


Chapter 2: SharePoint Architecture (Part 1 of 2)
from the book Inside Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


November 2007


Ted Pattison and Daniel Larson


Chapter 3: Pages and Design (Part 1 of 2)
from the book Inside Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


November 2007


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Thanks again for all your contributions!
Randall

Comments (2)

  1. dlgross says:

    Could you PLEASE implement context sensitive help. It was very helpful in older MS Office products, but it seems to have disappeared in WSS, MOSS, Sharepoint Designer and Office 2007

    We should not have to Search for the info in the help file every time it opens.

    Dean