SharePoint 2010 Technical Preview

SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Part 2: Advanced Scenarios

These are some notes from a great session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Sean Livingston, the Upgrade 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 decided to err... »

SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Part 1: Fundamentals

These are some notes from a great session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Sean Livingston, the Upgrade Program Manager at 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 polis... »

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 Great Extranet: Proven Principles and Best Practices

Spencer Harbar, MS Advisory Board Member   These are some notes from a really great session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Spence Harbar from an MVP from the UK.  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... »

What’s New in Business Connectivity Services (BCS)

These are some notes from a really great session today at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas delivered by Michal Gideoni and Brad Stevenson from the BCS product team at 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 info... »

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... »

Creating SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Visio 2010

Microsoft is taking a bit of the chore of designing workflows off of designers and letting business users define their own workflow layouts in Visio 2010 before exporting to SharePoint Designer to associate it with a List or Site. This allows business users to use a familiar graphical tool to define the steps in the workflow themselves instead of having to communicate their needs to designers or d... »

The New Approval Actions in SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows

SharePoint 2007 came with 23 out-of-the-box actions to fit many of the most common tasks needed in workflows. SharePoint 2010 comes with 44 out-of-the-box actions. All the original actions are still there, but you now have 21 more! Note: This post and all screenshots are from the Technical Preview and things may change before SharePoint 2010 is released to the public.   In SharePoint 2007, if you... »

Creating a Custom Ribbon Tab in SharePoint 2010

Introduction   As a SharePoint developer, mirroring the style of the SharePoint user interface in a custom application is important to create a homogeneous experience for your end users. One of the best opportunities to accomplish this is by creating a custom ribbon tab containing contextualized buttons to suite your application. In this article I’ll show you have to define a new SharePoint... »

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