How to deploy a style sheet into content library using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

If you do not want to inherit the look and feel of the out of the box SharePoint application and content pages, you can change it using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Style sheets can either be deployed to the Layouts folder or Styles library using Visual Studio 2010.  Files deployed to the Layouts folder reside…


Channel9 Interviews and Demos

The Visual Studio Team has been releasing a series of Channel 9 interviews and demos on the new SharePoint tools in Visual Studio 2010. Please check them out and give us your feedback!   Overview of SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2010 Importing SharePoint Solution Packages (WSP) into Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Feature and Package…


SharePoint Server 2010 Beta is available

Public beta release of SharePoint Server 2010 was announced today at PDC. This is great news for SharePoint developers because you can start using Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 to develop against SharePoint Server 2010. You can download SharePoint Server 2010 here.


Getting Started with the SharePoint Packaging Designers

Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Tooling supports packaging of WSP files with visual designers, tool-windows and MSBuild. Here we start by introducing the designers. The feature and package designers expose deployment concepts which are familiar to SharePoint developers. These include features, packages and SharePoint items as well as their attributes and contents. Some of them include…


Support for SharePoint 2007 in Visual Studio 2010

On SharePoint conference Steve Ballmer announced that SharePoint 2010 Beta2 is going to be released in November.   In one of the previous posts I mentioned all project and project item templates that are supported if you are developing against SharePoint 2010. To develop and use new project templates you will need a 64-bit client…


Windows 7 and SharePoint 2010

Windows 7 was released today and it was announced on SharePoint blog that Office and SharePoint Server 2010 will be available for broad Beta in November. There is a good news for SharePoint developers – you can install SharePoint 2010 on both Windows 7 and Vista client machines. This means that you no longer need…


Short Overview of SharePoint Features in Visual Studio 2010

As you probably know, Visual Studio 2010 was announced earlier this week and it contains a lot of cool features and project templates for SharePoint developers. Below is a short overview for some of the SharePoint development related features and project templates. Configurable deployment With all new SharePoint project templates you can leverage new configurable…


Learning SharePoint development

I found an interesting Wiki on SharePoint development. Wiki contains info for admins, about the web UI, on SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio. Check it out at SharePoint Dev Wiki.