How to Add a Tab to the Ribbon in SharePoint Foundation

(Before he left for a week of laying on various tropical beaches with drinks in his hand, Dallas asked me to post this for him. Since I’m stuck in the rainy Northwest and had nothing better to do, I was happy to oblige him.)  The ribbon has unified the command surface inside of SharePoint. It is…


SharePoint 2010 Beta Release Known Issues

This post lists and addresses known issues that developers have been frequently encountering while working with the Beta release of Microsoft SharePoint 2010. These issues relate only to the Beta versions of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, and are limited to areas that concern developers specifically. See Microsoft Office Servers Beta 2 Known Issues/ReadMe for a…

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SharePoint 2010 SDK Code Samples Posted to Code Gallery

For the SharePoint 2010 release, we’re trying something a little different with our sample code solutions. During the Beta timeframe, we’re going to be posting them to Code Gallery, rather than waiting to release them in the SharePoint 2010 SDK for the first time at RTM. This will let developers benefit from having the code…


Got Code?

Contribute a Code Sample and Get Your Name in the SharePoint 2010 SDK We’re looking for experienced SharePoint developers to share their skill and technical expertise with the SharePoint community. You’ll help your fellow SharePoint developers, and receive full attribution in the SharePoint SDK for doing so! What we’re looking for are short code samples,…


First Look: SharePoint 2010 Developer Documentation Now Live on MSDN!

By now you’ve probably been hearing some of the big news coming out of the SharePoint Developer Conference being held this week in Las Vegas. Doubtlessly, there’ll be tons more great information coming out of the Conference over the next four days concerning what’s new and notable in SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010….


How Should C# Property Syntax Signatures Appear in Office SDKs?

This post is to solicit your opinion about whether and how Microsoft should change the presentation of C# property declarations in SDK topics to take into account certain changes in the 3.0 version of C#. Every property of a managed class has a reference topic in the product’s offline SDK and a corresponding MSDN page. Near…

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Download: Workflow Development Resources Interactive Map

(Cross-posted from my individual work blog.) For the last several weeks, I’ve been experimenting with using mind maps, both as a way of brainstorming about developer content, and as a possible way of presenting content in a less-structured way than a typical (linear) table of contents. In regards to that last goal, I really liked…