Video: Importing SharePoint 2010 Site Definitions in Visual Studio 2010

Watch this visual how-to video as you learn to import a SharePoint 2010 site definition using Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010.

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Creating an Add-in for Office 2007 and Office 2010 that “Lights Up” on Office 2010 (McLean Schofield)

Managed Office add-ins traditionally have been able to run in the targeted application (the version of the application whose PIAs the add-in references) and in later versions of the application. Therefore, if you need to create a single VSTO add-in that can be run in multiple versions of an application, the typical guidance is to develop the add-in by using a project template for the oldest version of Office that you want to support. For example, if your add-in needs to work with Office 2003 and Office 2007, you should create an Excel 2003 add-in (by using VSTO 2005 SE with Visual Studio 2005, or by using Visual Studio 2008). However, this strategy has several inconveniences: If you want to test/debug/run the add-in on your development computer, you must have the earliest version of Office you are targeting installed

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SharePoint 2010 – Top 10 Resources to get you started…

With the official launch of SharePoint 2010 last week, we thought now would be a perfect time for us to share some resources to help you to get started evaluating and learning about the new release.  This post contains links to download evaluation software, guides, demo virtual machines and lots more, for both Developers and IT Professionals.   1

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Creating a SharePoint Visual Web Part using Visual Studio 2010

Last year we built a business application for order management for Northwind Traders on the Office and SharePoint platform using Visual Studio 2008 and Office & SharePoint 2007. Lately I’ve been writing articles that show how to upgrade it to Office & SharePoint 2010 using Visual Studio 2010. If you missed them: Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010 Build WPF Data Controls for Outlook Addins Easily with VS2010 Migrating a 2007 Workflow to Visual Studio & SharePoint 2010 I also released the migrated sample application here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/OBANorthwind If you look at the VS2010 solution in that sample you’ll see a few extra projects in there that add more functionality to our application

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Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010

Early this year we built a business application for order management for Northwind Traders on the Office and SharePoint platform using Visual Studio 2008 and Office & SharePoint 2007. If you missed them: Architecture of the Northwind Office Business Application OBA Part 1 – Exposing Line-of-Business Data OBA Part 2 – Building an Outlook Client against LOB Data OBA Part 3 – Storing and Reading Data in Word Documents OBA Part 4 – Building an Excel Client against LOB Data OBA Part 5 – Building the SharePoint 2007 Workflow The solution consists of an Outlook client that pulls up order history when a customer email arrives in the sales associate’s inbox. This way they don’t have to leave Outlook (the application that they live in all day) to see corresponding line-of-business (LOB) data, in this case order history, right in the email message.

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SharePoint 2010 Platform Differentiation

There are many vendors that claim to have an enterprise collaboration platform. So what differentiates SharePoint? Each vendor can defend their features, their interoperability investments and developer stack.

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SharePoint Designer 2010 New Shell Tour

Welcome to SharePoint Designer 2010! As Todd Haugen mentioned in his latest blog, we’ve got a number of wonderful features this release and we’re really excited to get them into your hands. This is a follow-up blog to dive into the new shell, or user interface, of SPD 2010

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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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Check Out These SharePoint Designer Workflow Essentials Videos!

I recently recorded a bunch of videos that demonstrate how each of the activities in our Workflow Essentials product work. If you aren’t already familiar with Workflow Essentials, it adds more than two dozen activities and conditions to your SharePoint Designer workflows so you can can do so much more with them. Most of these videos are only 2-3 minutes long.

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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)