SharePoint 2010 Developer Resources

Developers have been asking about resources available for SharePoint 2010 training. Here’s some resources that will help.

Developer Resources

For developers, SharePoint 2010 provides the business collaboration platform you can use to rapidly build solutions and respond to business needs.

See Getting Started with SharePoint 2010  The series includes:

· Module 1: Getting Started: Building Web Parts in SharePoint 2010

· Module 2: What Developers Need to Know About SharePoint 2010

· Module 3: Building Blocks for Web Part Development in SharePoint 2010

· Module 4: Accessing SharePoint 2010 Data and Objects with Server-Side APIs

· Module 5: Accessing SharePoint 2010 Data and Objects with Client-Side APIs

· Module 6: Accessing External Data with Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010

· Module 7: Developing Business Processes with SharePoint 2010 Workflows

· Module 8: Creating Silverlight User Interfaces for SharePoint 2010 Solutions

· Module 9: Sandboxed Solutions for Web Parts in SharePoint 2010

· Module 10: Creating Dialog Boxes and Ribbon Controls for SharePoint 2010

First Look from MSDEV

Coming November 16, MSDEV brings you a series of videos on SharePoint 2010.

A First Look at Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

The series includes:

· Microsoft SharePoint 2010 TDM Overview. This course gives a detailed overview of SharePoint 2010 and how it can help organizations to solve business challenges such as storage, collaboration and content publication.

· What's New in Microsoft SharePoint 2010? This one hour Webinar will take a look at what’s new in SharePoint 2010. We will start by taking a quick look at new features, and then continue with installation, deployment and administration.

The following Webinars look at each of the SharePoint 2010 Services. They cover the basics of installation and administration. We will also take a quick look at how you can integrate each service into your custom solutions.

· Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Excel Services.

· Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Forms Services.

· Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Visio Services.

Evaluation Guide

This evaluation guide is designed to give you an overview of the feature set and extensibility points for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and an understanding of how the professional developer can use these features and extensibility points to create comprehensive solutions. This guide begins with an overview of the types of solutions that you can build by developing on SharePoint. It then addresses the developer tools for SharePoint 2010, the new platform features, and the solution deployment enhancements. The guide concludes with six walkthroughs that show example developer customizations in SharePoint 2010. The goal of this guide is to provide a framework for an effective evaluation of SharePoint 2010 as a solution creation platform. This guide is intended for the professional developer, development lead, and software architect. An evaluation guide focused on the SharePoint 2010 product and an evaluation guide for the IT Professional are also available.

SharePoint 2010: Professional Developer Evaluation Guide and Walkthroughs

Tools for Developers

Visual Studio 2010 Beta  includes 14 project templates for SharePoint development. It includes a Visual Web Part designer, packaging designers, and integration with Team Foundation Server for Application Lifecycle Management.

SharePoint Designer 2010 Beta is ideal for configuring SharePoint sites, creating list schema, adding design elements, and creating workflow models. It can use workflow activities created and maintained in Visual Studio 2010 and you can export sites created in SharePoint Designer 2010 beta to Visual Studio.

Future Training

Coming in June 2010 will be a certification path for developers.

70-573 TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development

Microsoft Official Curriculum: Five-day instructor-led course designed for developers with six months or more of .NET development experience. Course covers what you need to know to be an effective member of a SharePoint development team using Visual Studio 2010.

70-576 PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications 

Microsoft Official Curriculum: Five-day instructor-led training course designed for development team leads who have already passed the Developing on SharePoint 2010 technical specialist exam. The course covers choosing technologies for and scoping a SharePoint project, best practices for SharePoint development, configuring a SharePoint development environment, advanced use of SharePoint developer features, and debugging of code in a SharePoint project.

Additional Resources

· SharePoint 2010 (Beta) Home Page

· SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Resource Center

· SharePoint 2010 Community

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