Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 & OBAs: Actions Pane, Word Content Controls & SharePoint List Integration

Last week, the Visual Studio (VS) 2010 Beta 1 was released to the public. I’m personally very excited about the VS 2010 release because of the additional support for Office and SharePoint development. While you won’t see the SharePoint 2010 project templates in the Beta 1 release, you’ll find the legacy templates (remember VS Tools for Office 3.0?) that have persisted forward to this release which are present in the Beta 1 drop.

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 & OBAs: Actions Pane, Word Content Controls & SharePoint List Integration

The My Links Web Part – It’s Not Just for My Sites #sharepoint

I’ve talked to a number of folks in recent months that have wanted to add the links stored in a user’s My Links list in their My Site to other SharePoint pages that weren’t in the My Site site collection. Up until yesterday, I had always thought this would require some custom programming. If you aren’t familiar with My Links, it’s a great place to store those things you might normally store in your Internet Explorer Favorites or Firefox Bookmarks

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The My Links Web Part – It’s Not Just for My Sites #sharepoint

Check out Gladstone’s Report Writer for Microsoft Access

Mike Hnatt at Gladstone Solutions has a nifty Report Writer utility, available at http://gladstonesolutions.com/default.aspx .

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Check out Gladstone’s Report Writer for Microsoft Access

Synchronize with SharePoint under the hood

Recently I was asked the following question: I am looking to get an understanding of the internal operations during an Access 2007 synchronize execution. I have just been exposed to a SharePoint MOSS and Access 2007 environment where at times the normal sync time goes from 7-minutes to around an hour. I am taking the side of “network bandwidth” as the reason and not the side of “data quantity” as the root cause for the increased time.

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Synchronize with SharePoint under the hood

Quality Reading — Using Analysis Services Data in Excel Services

One of the cool things about having Excel Services in your toolbox is that you are able to deliver some very powerful ad hoc reporting against Analysis Services data.  Do this in a single server virtual environment and all is pretty simple and straightforward.  Try it in actual (production) distributed environment and you are bound to run into configuration issues.  Because of this, I have passed along Tom Stegemans' multi-post instruction reference to several frustrated SharePoint implementers.  I thought I would share the link here to spread the good word.  Read the details here .  There is even an image of his overall architecture as a reference (see screenshot below).  Getting things up and running is only half the battle…

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Microsoft's CodePlex Releases "MapLook" Outlook 2007 Add-In for …

Microsoft's CodePlex Releases "MapLook" Outlook 2007 Add-In for Google Maps & Microsoft Virtual Earth – Windows Live. Blake's space – http://bhandler.spaces.live.com/

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Books Online (May 2009)

Download the documentation and tutorials for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Books Online (May 2009)

Learning about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 (Mary Lee)

To learn more about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4, Kathleen McGrath is highlighting new documentation about these products with a weekly blog post and a daily tweet.  If you want to learn more about the new features and scenarios, check out her blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/kathleen and her twitter feed at http://twitter.com/kathleenmcgrath .   Mary Lee, Programming Writer.

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Learning about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 (Mary Lee)

Copying a Document to the End User Computer after a ClickOnce Installation (Mary Lee)

Starting in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, you can perform additional tasks after an Office solution is installed known as a post-deployment action. For example, you can copy a customized Office document and create registry keys on the end user computer

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Copying a Document to the End User Computer after a ClickOnce Installation (Mary Lee)