New Visual Upgrade Article (Jim Crowley)

Those of you who are interested in learning more about how to use Visual Upgrade in SharePoint 2010 should take a look at our recently published technical article, “Understanding Visual Upgrade,” by Ted Pattison. This and other upgrade resources are available at the SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Resource Center.5


Application Lifecycle Management in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (Jim Crowley)

Update, February 10, 2011: See the MSDN version of this article: Application Lifecycle Management in Microsoft SharePoint 2010. November 2010 Applies to: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Developer Tools, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server and Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Summary: Learn how to plan and…


Activity Event Sample on Code Gallery: How to Publish Events with a Timer Job (Jim Crowley)

The SharePoint Server 2010 social data object model enables you to create your own activity types and publish activity events in custom applications. One important limitation, however, is that only users who have User Profile Service Application administrative privileges can publish activity events. You cannot, therefore, create a custom application that publishes activity events directly…


SharePoint Client Object Model Redistributable Released (Ricky Kirkham)

Microsoft has released the SharePoint Foundation 2010 Client Object Model Redistributable. The assemblies for the .NET and Silverlight versions  of the SharePoint client object model are included. Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Silverlight.dll Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Silverlight.Runtime.dll The installer deploys these to the C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedSharePoint Client folder of the development computer. (They are 64-bit.) In addition, resource assemblies are…


Quick Tip: Find the Four-Part Name for an Assembly (Dallas Tester)

When developing for SharePoint, you sometimes need to find the four-part name for an assembly. You can do this inside of Visual Studio 2010 using PowerShell. It’s pretty straight-forward. In the Tools menu of Visual Studio, click External Tools. In the dialog, click Add to get a new tool. Now, configure the tool with the…


Introducing the Published Intranet Solution Center (Jim Crowley)

The SharePoint 2010 Published Intranet Solution Center has just launched on TechNet. A TechNet solution center is a blueprint that outlines the tasks and people who need to be involved, and the steps that need to be taken when you implement a certain kind of custom solution in your enterprise. It covers the entire lifecycle…