SharePoint 2010 Advanced Developer Training now Live on MSDN!

Hello SharePoint Developers! If you’re looking for advanced developer training for SharePoint 2010, check out these modules that just went live on MSDN yesterday!   Here is the home page, which features a Silverlight navigation control for browsing the lessons before you get started:   http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff420377.aspx .

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SharePoint 2010 Advanced Developer Training now Live on MSDN!

SharePoint 2010 Developer RTM training Kit

Paul in the team has just published the RTM versions of the SharePoint 2010 Developer training Kit(offline version) and the SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course on Channel9. The course and kit include Presentations, Hands-On Labs, Demos and Instructor Videos of the Metro SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course. The topics covered are outlined in the table below

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SharePoint 2010 Developer RTM training Kit

Excellent Learning Tool for Open XML SDK 2.0

For some weeks ago Microsoft announced that they had launched the final version of Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office . With this SDK we can create and manipulate Excel workbooks in code without involving Excel and also without having Excel installed. What comes as a bonus with SDK 2.0 is the Open XML SDK 2.0 Productivity Tool for Microsoft Office . I was very pleased and surprised to discover that this is a multipurpose tool that allows us to a) generate reflected code, i.e to see the correct code to interact with the Open XML Documents file format, b) comparing source and target files code and b) validate code

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Excellent Learning Tool for Open XML SDK 2.0

SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Database Size Limit Increased to 10GB

Great news for SQL Server Express users today! We increased the maximum database size in SQL Server 2008 R2 Express from 4GB to 10GB . You can try it out today – just go to SQL Server 2008 R2 Download Page and select “SQL Server 2008 R2 Express” from the menu on the left side of the page: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2Downloads.aspx   FAQ Is the database size limit increased in all editions of SQL Server 2008 R2 Express? Yes, SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Tools and SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Advanced Services will allow 10GB databases as well.

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Power Tip: Become an early Business Intelligence adopter or fall behind

Today’s guest blogger is Access MVP Garry Robinson, who offers the Smart Access collection of articles at http://www.vb123.com/kb . Excel 2010 is coming and your boss and peers might soon start asking questions about Business Intelligence and Data Mining. This leaves the Access professional looking a little behind the times unless you adapt to this new area.

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Power Tip: Become an early Business Intelligence adopter or fall behind

Walkthrough of enabling CRUD for SharePoint 2010 external lists using Visual Studio 2010

In our last blog of this series Walkthrough of creating a SharePoint 2010 external list using Visual Studio 2010 Beta , we introduced how to create a simple “Hello world” external list in SharePoint 2010 Beta using Business Data Connectivity Designer in Visual Studio 2010 Beta. In this blog, we will show you how to pull data from an external database into an external list and enable Create, Read, Update and Delete (CRUD) functions to the external list.

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Walkthrough of enabling CRUD for SharePoint 2010 external lists using Visual Studio 2010

Sharepoint 2010 development using bcs

One of the big features for SharePoint 2010 (and for building OBAs) is the Business Connectivity Services (BCS). I’ve written a few posts on this, but wanted to follow up on these early posts with some additional detail on how to create a solution leveraging web services

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Setting up Windows 7 for Office & SharePoint 2010 Beta Development

So I decided to get my Windows 7 laptop installed with all the latest public Betas this week which includes Visual Studio Beta 2, SharePoint 2010 Beta and Office 2010 Beta. I had been using internal builds and thought it would be better to get in sync with everyone else in the community. I have to say there were a couple bumps that I experienced along the way that had me scratching my head and searching the web so I thought I’d consolidate all the resources I found and document the steps I did which resulted in a successful install.

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Setting up Windows 7 for Office & SharePoint 2010 Beta Development

SharePoint 2010 Beta Installation Roundup

Many bloggers are posting their SharePoint 2010 Beta installation experiences, and I have collected all the posts that I could find for my reference as I setup my SharePoint 2010 development rig :  Jie Li’s SharePoint 2010 Pre-Requisites Download Links and  Installation Notice for SharePoint 2010 Public Beta Eric Kraus’ Automated SharePoint 2010 Install with PowerShell Tom Resing’s A SharePoint 2010 Install Experience George Khalil’s Installing SharePoint 2010 Beta on a Windows 2008 R2 Server Alpesh Nakar’s SharePoint 2010 Installation UK SharePoint Team blog’s Installing SharePoint 2010 beta 2 on a single machine Sahil Malik’s SharePoint 2010 Development Environment – Practical Tips Dave McMahon’s SharePoint 2010 – A First Install using Local Accounts SharePoint Team Blog’s Path to User Profile Synchronization success in SharePoint 2010 Beta Geoff Varosky’s SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 Installation and Configuration Visual Tour Travis Nielson’s SP2010: Fixing User Profile Application Service Connection Error René Hézser’s Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 Anthony Grace’s Install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 2008 Kylie Richardson’s Installing Office Web Apps in a Standalone SharePoint 2010 environment Àlex Peláez’s Installing SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 If you are still deciding between Windows Server or Windows 7, then make sure you read OS Environment Comparison for SharePoint Server 2010 Beta Evaluation . Also don’t forget to read the Installation notice for the SharePoint Server Public Beta on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows 7 from the MS SharePoint Team Blog and SharePoint 2010 Beta Release Known Issues . I’ll also point out all the Microsoft links as well: TechNet’s Installation and Deployment Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010 (Beta) MSDN’s Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint Server TechNet Links Deploy a single server with a built-in database Deploy a single server with SQL server Quick start: Deploy single server in an isolated Hyper-V environment Please comment below if you have know of another Installation walkthrough that I might have missed

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Access Services overview and install information

Recently on The Access Show Ryan and I introduced Access Services and created a donations application that ran in the browser. I thought it would be helpful to provide some background to the vision and direction.

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Access Services overview and install information