(Cross-posted from Randall's blog.)
Hello SharePoint Developers!
I am thrilled to announce the launch of the SharePoint 2010 Developer Center! Here is the only URL you need to remember for official SharePoint developer documentation and resources: http://msdn.microsoft.com/sharepoint
As you may already be aware, SharePoint 2010 is a huge release for developers. Start ramping up today on the new features and explore the possibilities!
Here is what we have available for you right now to get started on your SharePoint 2010 development projects:
· Getting Started videos and downloads
Learn about Silverlight, the client-side object model, custom workflow, sandboxed solutions, accessing external data, and more!
· Advanced Developer Training videos and downloads
Self-paced, black-belt learning for working with SharePoint developer features such as Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Search, Application Lifecycle Management, and more!
· Upgrade Resources for Developers moving from 2007 to 2010. Find out what’s new and changed, even down to a granular list of deprecated APIs
· Developer Downloads, including SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, tools, code samples, and much more!
· Software Development Kit (SDK) and API reference documentation, which is also available as context-sensitive Help in Visual Studio 2010!
· Developer Best Practices, including disposing object, handling large lists, and writing efficient code
· 8 Developer-focused Resource Centers
Resource centers aggregate useful links to SDK documentation, code samples, blogs, and other related content on a central theme. Resource centers typically highlight a SharePoint developer feature or a common customization task. Check out our Business Connectivity Services and Excel Services Resource Centers today... we will have more going live in the coming weeks!
There are so many resources on each of these pages, that it’s better to visit the Developer Center than to explain every last detail in this blog post.
Also, you can check out this great post from Erika Ehrli Cabral, whose team worked so hard on many of these new Developer Center pages: http://blogs.msdn.com/erikaehrli/archive/2010/05/12/office-2010-and-sharepoint-2010-launch-a-summary-of-technical-content-that-matters-to-developers.aspx
Follow the SharePoint MSDN team on twitter for the latest updates: https://twitter.com/sharepointdev