SharePoint Automated Setup, Product Software Updates, and “Single-Click” Deployment

MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 December 2008 Cumulative Update (CU) Blog Updated 12/17/08 The Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog Announced the December Cumulative Update (CU) for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.  From this point (December 2008) forward each Cumulative Update will consist of a package that contains every hotfix patch that we…

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SPDisposeCheck SPSite and SPWeb Dispose() Best Practice Utility Announced

Paul Andrew (Microsoft SharePoint Product Group) announced the SPDisposeCheck utility at the Tech·Ed EMEA Developers Conference today.  The SPDisposeCheck command line utility will be released soon (North American Winter) and will recursively scan any destination folder that you specify containing custom WSS 3.0 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 .NET assemblies (scanning MSIL and not the…

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Updated SPSite.RootWeb Dispose Guidance

I have recently been working directly with the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) Product Group as well as several Subject Matter Experts in the Microsoft Services field to help clarify some Dispose edge cases which have been causing confusion which have surfaced in the MOSS Developer community.  Taking a closer look at the…

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SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 Dispose Patterns by Example

Blog Post Revised 12/13/2010 Overview SharePoint Server development has some gotchas with serious implications that every application developer needs to be intimately familiar with before deploying into production farms.  In particular, Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite , Microsoft.SharePoint.SPWeb , and the often overlooked Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing objects need to be carefully examined and disposed of properly in order to avoid potential…

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