Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Planning

Information and guidelines for planning the deployment of a solution based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

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Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Planning

How do I programmatically find the deployed files for a VSTO Add-In?

You can use ClickOnce deployment to install Office Add-ins for Office 2007 and Office 2010. It is very similar to deploying a desktop application, but not identical

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Xobni Sets Its Sights on the Enterprise

I’ve been waiting for this one for awhile. I’m a fan of Xobni and have found it to be a useful addition to my Outlook inbox. I have enjoyed Xobni’s integration with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I find it interesting, if not useful, to quickly see what the person who sent me an email has had to say in the social realm. It helps me understood who they are, etc.

Despite Xobni integration with these tools they lack integration with other key technologies that I use on a daily basis…like Microsoft SharePoint. Also, Xobni has not been an open platform for developers. SDK and other tools to allow developers to extend Xobni have not been available…until now.

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Xobni Enterprise

Xobni enterprise provides organizations with the ability to deploy the Xobni Outlook client and centrally manage the features available to employees. The server component is accessible through an admin web site. Via the admin portal, you can control deployment to groups of Active Directory users. You can also activate/deactivate Xobni Enterprise features.

Xobni Enterprise includes features for end-users as well. For example:

  • AutoSuggest
  • Advanced Filtering
  • Unlimited PSTs
  • Appointments and Tasks

Xobni Developer SDK

With Xobni Enterprise arrives a Xobni SDK for anyone that wants to extend Xobni. From reading their press release, it looks like integration with just about any type of application will be possible.

Deploying Multiple Office Solutions In a Single Installer (Mary Lee)

Starting in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, you can deploy multiple Office solutions in a single ClickOnce installer. For example, you can develop two Office solutions (one for Outlook and another for Excel) and combine these into a single installer with a single entry in the Add/Remove Programs list in Windows XP and the Programs and Features list in Windows Vista.

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Issues with installing VSTO projects that were published from Visual Studio 2008 on Windows 7 RC (Saurabh Bhatia)

Many customers have reported issues with installing a VSTO project that has been published with Visual Studio 2008 running on the recently released Windows 7 Release Candidate. If you published your solution using VS2008 on a machine running the Windows 7 RC and then you try to install the solution on any machine you will see the following error: “The required version of the .NET Framework is not installed on this computer”   You will see this error even if you have the right version of .Net Framework installed. The issue occurs due to some differences in the publishing mechanism on the Windows 7 RC caused by a missing file in the .Net Framework 3.5.1 which was included in the RC

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Issues with installing VSTO projects that were published from Visual Studio 2008 on Windows 7 RC (Saurabh Bhatia)

Developing for Office and SharePoint Server 2010 (Christin Boyd)

I get a lot of questions about the future.  When will Visual Studio release?   First half of 2010

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Developing for Office and SharePoint Server 2010 (Christin Boyd)

Here is a Way to Get the ID of a Built-in Outlook Command Bar Menu (Norm Estabrook)

Recently, a forum poster asked us how he could add a submenu item to a built-in menu item in Outlook.  Note that these are not controls that appear on the Ribbon of an Outlook item, but rather the menus that drop down from the top of the Outlook Explorer such as the View menu and the Tools menu. So one way to do this (In fact the only way that I know of) is to use the example shown in the following MSDN topic – How to: Add Custom Menus and Menu Items to Outlook . You can’t just use the example as is

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Here is a Way to Get the ID of a Built-in Outlook Command Bar Menu (Norm Estabrook)

Signing and re-signing manifests in ClickOnce (Saurabh Bhatia)

ClickOnce manifest signing can be a little confusing for someone going through the process the very first time.

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Visual Basic QuickStarts and How-to Topics for the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight

I just popped a headline onto the Visual Basic Developer Center (which also appears on the VS start page for all of us that have selected the VB development settings :-)) about the release of Visual Basic QuickStarts and How-to Topics for the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight (formerly known as ” Prism “). Cool, more things to play with! Here’s an excerpt from the download page : The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications.

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Deploying Office Solutions with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Windows Installer (Mary Lee)

In Deploying Office Solutions with a Setup Project (Mary Lee) , you read about how to deploy Visual Studio Tools for Office solutions with Windows Installer (.msi) in Visual Studio 2008.  With Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, the steps are the same: add the project output to the Setup project, add registry keys, sign the application and deployment manifests, and so on.

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