Announcement: SharePoint Dev blog has moved

This is the final SharePoint Dev blog post. We’ve moved to the Office Developer blog, in this new location: http://blogs.office.com/dev Here is the RSS feed for the new Office Developer blog: http://blogs.office.com/feed/?filter-audience=dev Please join us in this new location to keep reading all the latest news about SharePoint development. Don’t worry, we won’t delete any…


Create SharePoint 2013 development environments quickly on Azure

In this blog post we will walk you through creating a SharePoint 2013 development environment on Windows Azure using the Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 RC image. Have you ever been in a situation where you need to create a SharePoint 2013 development environment quickly? Are you still working on SharePoint Solutions or are you building…


Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Preview released!

This morning at the Microsoft Build Developer conference in San Francisco, S. Somasegar, Corporate VP for Developer Division, announced Visual Studio 2013 Preview. Visual Studio 2013 Preview contains the most recent update of the Office Developer Tools to support the development of apps for Office and SharePoint as well as SharePoint farm and sandboxed solutions….

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SharePoint Developer Tools in Visual Studio 11 Beta – Part III: Tips and Tricks in SharePoint List Designer

In the Part I of this series, we were pleased to announce the SharePoint List Designer as one of the new features introduced in Visual Studio 11 Beta. Using the List Designer, you can quickly and visually build a SharePoint list within Visual Studio without having to create a list first in SharePoint Designer and…


SharePoint Developer Tools in Visual Studio 11 Beta – Part 2: Feature Enhancements to Support SharePoint Online Development

Part 1 of this series on SharePoint developer tools in Visual Studio 11 Beta summarized all of the new features. This article focuses more on the features that support building remote SharePoint Online solutions and provides an overview of the new tool enhancements in this area. As you may already know, Office 365 provides secure,…


SharePoint Developer Tools in Visual Studio 11 Beta – Part I: What’s New in SharePoint Developer Tools for Visual Studio 11 Beta

Visual Studio 11 Beta introduces a new set of features and enhances existing features in the SharePoint Developer Tools for SharePoint 2010, helping you increase your SharePoint development productivity. You may have tried some of these new features in the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview release. To make sure you get the most benefits from…


Creating your first TFS Build Process for SharePoint projects (Chris O’Brien)

Once you have a Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 build configured, you’re ready to create a build definition to automatically build your SharePoint codebase. This area is well-documented on MSDN (see the Define Your Build Process section within the Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management area), but the aim of this post is to provide guidance…


Configuring a TFS Environment with Test Controller, Test Agent, and Build Server (Kirk Evans)

Welcome to Part 2 of our series on Continuous Integration for SharePoint 2010.  This article will cover configuring your TFS environment. This series of posts introduces many new techniques for automating builds, deploying builds, and incorporating tests as part of the build process. To build a project, the dependent assemblies must be on that machine….