For Developers

SharePoint 2010 Lab Environment Part 2 – Bootable vhd Files

The problem:  Having to install SharePoint on a server OS has been a consistent cause of complaint for years within the SharePoint community, especially for developers.  The proliferation of virtualization technologies (such as the free Virtual PC and VMWare Server for client OS’s, and Virtual Server and Hyper-V for server OS’s) have helped to soothe the pain – but didn’t make it... »

SharePoint 2010 Lab Environment Part 1 – Installing SharePoint on Windows 7

The problem:  Having to install SharePoint on a server OS has been a consistent cause of complaint for years within the SharePoint community, especially for developers.  The proliferation of virtualization technologies (such as the free Virtual PC and VMWare Server for client OS’s, and Virtual Server and Hyper-V for server OS’s) have helped to soothe the pain – but didn’t make it... »

Changes in SharePoint DesignerTypes for workflow activity parameters

Creating a workflow in SharePoint Designer consists of selecting Conditions and Activities to build the logic and determine what actions the workflow performs. When you select an activity or condition a sentence appears in the WorkFlow Designer screen with underlined phrases that allow you click on them to set the workflow’s parameters. These parameters can be selecting a column on a list it... »

Externalizing BLOB Storage in SharePoint 2010

These are some notes from a helpful session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Srini and Burzhin (I typed too slowly to get their last names), product engineers from Microsoft.  The notes are as organized as I can make them while I’m sitting here in the room, but they will of course not be as polished as I’d like them to be.  I’ve decided to err on th... »

Deploying SharePoint 2010 Extranet

These are some notes from a session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Ryan McMinn, an Access Services guy at Microsoft.  It was nice to get more specific information about getting FBA to work, but it was also a little frustrating to not get much information about setting up SharePoint to trust external claims providers.  It’s touted as the best answer fo... »

Develop Advanced Access Web Databases and Publish to SharePoint

These are some notes from a REALLY great session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Ryan McMinn, an Access Services guy at Microsoft.  Lots of good, detailed information here.  The notes are as organized as I can make them while I’m sitting here in the room, but they will of course not be as polished as I’d like them to be.  I’ve decided to err o... »

Using Enterprise Content Types and Managed Taxonomies in SharePoint 2010

These are some notes from a REALLY great session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Daniel Kogan, the Metadata Service Program Manager at Microsoft.  Lots of good, detailed information here.  The notes are as organized as I can make them while I’m sitting here in the room, but they will of course not be as polished as I’d like them to be.  I’ve d... »

Claims Based Identity in SharePoint 2010

These are some notes from a conceptual session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Venke Veeraraghavan from Microsoft.  The notes are as organized as I can make them while I’m sitting here in the room, but they will of course not be as polished as I’d like them to be.  I’ve decided to err on the side of more information – less polish.  There is ... »

Building a SharePoint Service Application to Provide Auto-completion Services for AJAX-enabled Rich User Controls – Part 2

Part One – The Service Application Part Two – The Service Application’s Admin Interface Part Three – The WCF Service Endpoint Part Four – The User Application Page Browse Complete Source Code Download Visual Studio 2010 Solution Update 10/29/09: Added Powershell cmdlets to create, retrieve and update properties of the demo service application.  Refer to the accompanying sample proje... »

Building a SharePoint Service Application to Provide Auto-completion Services for AJAX-enabled Rich User Controls – Part 1

Part One – The Service Application Part Two – The Service Application’s Admin Interface Part Three – The WCF Service Endpoint Part Four – The User Application Page Browse Complete Source Code Download Visual Studio 2010 Solution Update 10/29/09: Added Powershell cmdlets to create, retrieve and update properties of the demo service application.  Refer to the accompanying sample proje... »

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