Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2010

Check out this must read MSDN article for all SharePoint developers Published: February 2011 Learn how to plan and manage Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 projects by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010. Also learn what to consider when setting up team development environments, establishing upgrade management…


Announcing SPDisposeCheck v14.0.4762.1000 Update for SharePoint Development

  Download location: Update Summary: I’m happy to announce SPDisposeCheck v14.0.4762.1000 was updated and released today 12/13/2010.  SPDisposeCheck is a tool that helps developers and administrators check custom SharePoint solutions that use the SharePoint Object Model helping measure against known Microsoft dispose best practices. This tool may not show all memory leaks in your code…


Critical Path Training Rocks! – The Great SharePoint Adventure 2010

I recently attended the The Great SharePoint Adventure 2010 workshop from Critical Path Training in Tampa , Florida and would strongly recommend this 5 day workshop for all developers looking to sharpen their skills in SharePoint 2010 software development.  Students are provided with a hard copy of the presentation manual (with notes) and a hands-on-lab…


SharePoint Developer Building Blocks by Eric White

  Check out Eric White’s excellent blog post SharePoint Developer Building Blocks: Technologies for Creating SharePoint Applications which will soon become a MSDN Whitepaper.  It’s a great resource if you are jumping into SharePoint 2010 development and want to understand at a high level more about the underlying technologies needed with respect to the developers…


HttpApplication Leak in SharePoint 2007 – Workaround with Init() virtual method

Todd Carter has recently discovered a significant memory leak with MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 which can quickly lead to Out Of Memory conditions under load even if you are following all of the Dispose() guidance rules within your code.  Note this leak does not apply to SharePoint Server 2010 / SharePoint Foundation 2010 and…


SharePoint 2007/2010 “Do Not Dispose Guidance” + SPDisposeCheck

Below I put together a quick reference of the known SharePoint properties and methods that you do not want to call Dispose against when developing SharePoint applications (AKA “Do Not Dispose Guidance”).  Please check back on this blog post as I will be keeping it updated as we move closer to the SharePoint Server 2010…


SharePoint Conference 2009 Developer Hands On Labs (HOLs)

Whether or not you were one of the lucky ones to attend the sold out SPC ‘09 conference in Las Vegas last week you should download and review the 10 developer Hands On Labs (HOL’s) in anticipation to the public beta of SharePoint Server 2010 due out in November 2009. You can download the 10…


Updated Patterns & Practices Developing SharePoint Applications Guidance

Congrats to Chris Keyser and all the authors/contributors for shipping the updated Version 2 of the SharePoint Developers Guidance.. must have free resource if you are doing development with SharePoint. Guidance for building collaborative applications that extend your LOB systems The guidance provides value for experienced developers just starting in SharePoint development as well as…


SharePoint STSADM Silverlight application on TechNet

Go check out the cool new TechNet interactive online Silverlight application which allows you to quickly browse and filter STSADM commands with links to the documentation. Stsadm Technical Reference for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Stsadm Technical Reference for SharePoint Server 2007


Announcing Developer Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007

Find up-to-date guidance about how to write Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 applications and customizations that perform well, avoid common pitfalls, and best use the features of the SharePoint object model.