VSeWSS 1.3 Post-Install Configuration

If you’re trying to install VSeWSS 1.3, the latest version of the Visual Studio Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services, you may find that you need to tweak a couple of things post-install to make sure the VSeWSS 1.3 web service is configured correctly. To give you a little context, when I first installed the default…


Retrieve SharePoint List Data with XLINQ using VS 2010 Beta 1

One of the key things you’ll likely want to do with SharePoint is interact a lot with lists. In earlier posts on this blog, I’ve discussed adding data to a SharePoint list using both custom and native SharePoint services (i.e. services that ship with either WSS or MOSS—when I say SharePoint I include both of…


Building your first Provider-Hosted App for SharePoint using Windows Azure – Part 1

If you’ve been tracking on this blog, you’ve seen me write a few posts about SharePoint and Windows Azure. For those of you that have explored SharePoint 2013, you’ll also know that Windows Azure is natively supported with this new release. There are two primary ways in which Windows Azure is natively supported within the…


The OBA Sample Application Kits

Just a quick post to check out the OBA Sample Application for Kits MSDN page. The kits provide comprehensive guidance on how to integrate Office with SAP and PeopleSoft (and we’ll have others in the future). The kits include whitepaper, install guide, technical walkthrough doc, and source code. We announced the latest of the kits…


BUILD: Day 1 Keynote Summary

Coffee in hand, cool air and a zeal in my step, I made my way to BUILD this morning, and now here we are. In San Francisco, at the Moscone Center, at BUILD. It’s Day 1, and the energy is palpable. I’m even a bit nostalgic seeing old friends and colleagues in the Convention Center…


Create Your First OBA: Part 2

Hey gang, I just got back in the office from Collaborate 08 and DevConnections. Each conference I attend, I see more people interested in Office development which is really exciting to see. With SharePoint on the increase, a very pervasive Office client out there, and more companies wanting to realize gains by pulling data into…


Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development: Fix for Chapter 2 Web Services Soap Exception

A couple of you have experienced a Web service call error (Unauthorized Exception) in Chapter 2. The exception looks like the following: System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException was caught Actor="" Lang="" Message=Exception of type ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.SoapServerExcepti on’ was thrown. Node="" Role="" Source=System.Web.Services StackTrace: at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtoc ol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall) at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtoc ol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters) at…


Silverlight, SharePoint, Services…Oh Yeah!!!

The last blog post I wrote was on interacting with SharePoint using services. One of the things that I’ve been quite involved in over the past year or so has been Silverlight and SharePoint integration. You will definitely see more of this type of development, so building off of my last post I decided to…


Silverlight RTM and SharePoint Blueprints Ship on Codeplex

Today, additional SharePoint and Silverlight Blueprints on CodePlex were uploaded to include two more Silverlight RTM samples: custom navigation in SharePoint and the colleague viewer. These blueprints provide samples for you to build and explore using Silverlight as an alternate way to develop and integrate powerful user experiences within SharePoint and add rich Internet application functionality to…


Create Your First OBA: Part 1

Last week I attended VSLive and promised to post some of the sample code (I emphasize demo code J) I discussed at the conference. Specifically, in the couple of sessions that I did I discussed SharePoint integration with Word (showing a lightweight OBA) and the creation of Outlook add-ins using Visual Studio 2008 (VSTO 3.0)….