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…


OBA Sample Application Kit for SAP & Siebel Released to Web

Over the past few months, we’ve received some very positive feedback on the OBA Sample Application Kits that we’ve released. Well, today we release to web the latest in the family of kits, the OBA Sample Application Kit for SAP & Siebel. Included in this kit are: Overview whitepaper Source code Installation guide Developer guide…


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…


Web Services and SharePoint: How do I do it?

When building an OBA, you’re often going to want to either integrate with the native Web services for SharePoint (when I say SharePoint, in this instance I’m referring to both the WSS and the MOSS services) or you’ll want to create your own custom services. The question often comes up is how? In this post,…


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…


SharePoint Connections Deck

I’m just wrapping up my week here in Las Vegas for SharePoint Connections, and one of the requests I had was to post my decks for those who attended my sessions. I’ve posted my decks to a public skydrive folder here: If you have any issues connecting and retrieving the decks, let me know….


End-to-End Sales Forecast OBA Released To Web!

It’s been a while, but I wanted to let all you OBA developers out there know of something cool that we recently released, which is the End-to-End (E2E) Sales Forecast OBA. As you know from reading this blog, you know that OBA is an Office Business Application and involves mutltiple technologies within the Office platform. The E2E…


Use Silverlight to Enhance your SharePoint-Based OBAs with the Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint

Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint Released to CodePlex!   Today we released the source code for the Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint—based on the Silverlight Beta 2 release. The Silverlight Blueprints for SharePoint provide a way for developers to better understand how to integrate Silverlight applications with SharePoint. Silverlight is an incredibly popular technology and with the…


Create Your First OBA: Part 5

Hey gang, It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’ve been on the road. I attended TechEd 2008 (USA), our internal field conference TechReady 7, and then travelled to South Africa to TechEd 2008 (S. Africa). Now, I’m back in Seattle–albeit a little jet-lagged. Over the past few weeks, I’ve continued to give talks…


Create Your First OBA: Part 4

Wow, it’s been a while since I blogged on this…time flies. If you’ve been following along with my previous posts, you’ll have seen some of the other Create Your First OBA posts. Here they are if you haven’t seen them: 1.       Creating the VSTO document-level solution (i.e. the custom document); 2.       Deploying the VSTO document-level…