Resources for Visual Studio Tools for SharePoint Developers

Nearly all of the tools for SharePoint development included in Visual Studio 2010 are new, so learning about them and finding help and information can be a challenge. To help you in this quest, I’ve compiled a list of links to helpful resources, including product documentation, web sites, forums, and blogs. As new resources become available,…

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Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4 RTM is Available

We are very excited to announce the availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 on April 12th.  This represents the biggest tools release from Microsoft in many years. As mentioned in Somasegar’s recent blog post, the new release of Visual Studio 2010 has plenty of compelling new features and updates that will make…


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…


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…

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How we test – a high level overview

Hello, my name is Erik Cutts and I’m a tester (SDET) on the Business Applications team in Visual Studio. As a tester working on developer tools for several years I have had the unique opportunity to build tools for the best (and most demanding) customers in the world: Developers! As such I’d like to give…

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Welcome to the Visual Studio SharePoint Tools Blog!

Before we get into any technical details, I just wanted to give you the background on how we came up with the idea of having this team blog, what this blog is about, as well as who will be contributing to the blog. Some of you may have read Peter Jausovec’s VSTO blog. One day,…

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