Providing Feedback about the SharePoint Developer Documentation (Uma Subramanian)

I’m a Content Publishing Manager at Microsoft responsible for the SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Business Connectivity Services developer documentation on MSDN. Our deliverables include the SharePoint 2010 SDK (published online and as an offline download), the SharePoint Developer Center, Technical Articles, and Visual How-To’s. We would like to know what you think about the SharePoint…


Creating Connectable Web Parts (Mary Lee)

You can easily create connections between web parts in SharePoint Foundation, and the Walkthrough: Creating Connectable Web Parts in SharePoint Foundation topic has been recently updated to demonstrate how to do this in SharePoint Foundation 2010 with a few steps.  Create an interface for that data that is to be shared between web parts. Create…


Importing a SharePoint Designer (SPD) Workflow with InfoPath Task Forms to Visual Studio 2010 (Huma Qureshi)

SharePoint Designer (SPD) workflows are declarative i-e they have no code and the entire workflow is defined using xml files. When working against SharePoint Server 2010 SPD auto-generates InfoPath task edit forms for the workflow with fields defined by the user in the workflow for each task action. When you import this workflow to Visual…


Importing a SharePoint Designer (SPD) workflow with Initiation/Association InfoPath forms to Visual Studio 2010 (Huma Qureshi)

SharePoint Designer (SPD) workflows are declarative, i-e they have no code and the entire workflow is defined using xml files. When working against SharePoint Server 2010 SharePoint Designer auto-generates InfoPath forms for the workflow with fields defined by the user in the workflow. When you import this workflow to Visual Studio, using ‘Import Reusable Workflow’…


Tokenization in the SharePoint 2010 Server Ribbon (Dallas Tester)

There has been a lot of talk about tokenization behavior with regards to the Server ribbon in SharePoint 2010. I hope that this blog post can help some of you that are running into problems using tokens. In general, here are the tokens that are resolved and where they are resolved: Location ListUrlDir ItemId ItemUrl…


Welcome to the SharePoint Development Team Blog

I’m Andrew May, a programmer-writer on the SharePoint developer documentation team. If you’re like me, you’ve noticed that over the past few years, a number of MSDN blogs have been created that deal, at least in part, with SharePoint development, to the point where it’s sometimes challenging keeping up with them all. So, to make…


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…