SharePoint 2010 List View Blog Series: Part 1 – Introduction to the new List View

Hello. This is Greg Chan, a Program Manager on the SharePoint team.

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SharePoint 2010 List View Blog Series: Part 1 – Introduction to the new List View

VS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 2

I’m happy to announce that today we shipped the Beta 2 release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0.  MSDN subscribers can download Beta 2 immediately.  We will be opening up Beta 2 for everyone to download starting this Wednesday.   VS 2010 and .NET Improvements VS 2010 and .NET 4 bring a huge number of improvements and additions. They include big advances for ASP.NET web development, WPF and WinForms client development, SharePoint development, Silverlight development, data development, parallel computing development, and cloud computing development.  VS 2010 also delivers a ton of improvements in the core IDE, code editors, programming languages, and enterprise design, architect, and testing tools.  TFS 2010 is now easy to install (only 20 minutes to setup source control, bug and work item tracking, build automation, and continuous integration), can be installed on both servers as well as client OS and domain controller machines, and is now included with all MSDN subscriptions of Visual Studio.

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VS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Beta 2

SharePoint 2010: A First-Class Developer Platform

By Steve Fox When I think developer platform, my baseline requirements are solid tool support, a good cadre of out-of-the-box (OOTB) features that I can leverage, and a robust set of APIs. Although Microsoft   SharePoint has historically fulfilled these baseline requirements, I think there were places that caused a bit of a stutter when issuing the words developer platform —especially if we reach as far back as SharePoint 2003 technologies

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SharePoint 2010: A First-Class Developer Platform

SharePoint 2010: A First-Class Developer Platform

By Steve Fox When I think developer platform, my baseline requirements are solid tool support, a good cadre of out-of-the-box (OOTB) features that I can leverage, and a robust set of APIs.

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SharePoint 2010: A First-Class Developer Platform

SharePoint 2010

This is my third and final post as part of our disclosure of SharePoint 2010 today. The previous posts covered the SharePoint History and how we Engineer SharePoint

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SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010

This is my third and final post as part of our disclosure of SharePoint 2010 today. The previous posts covered the SharePoint History and how we Engineer SharePoint

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SharePoint 2010

SharePoint FUD… Spreading Far, Wide and Fast

The last month or so I’ve been a casual observer to a bit of a train wreck. It’s the train wreck that we collectively know as the SharePoint bashing exercise. I’ll admit fully and upfront.

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Announcing the Release of the August 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

I’m really happy to announce the release of the 3 rd CTP for the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office ! So what did we do in this CTP? Well, there were three main improvements we made to the SDK: Add semantic level validation support Add markup compatibility/extensibility support General improvements based on your feedback Semantic Level Validation Support Let’s go back to the Open XML SDK architecture diagram I showed you when we first announced the Open XML SDK : As mentioned in a previous post , the April 2009 CTP of the Open XML SDK added schema level validation support for Office 2007 Open XML files

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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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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)