Calling BCS External Lists from Workflow and Sandboxed Solutions in SharePoint 2010

Many developers experience security issues when trying to access External Lists through workflows and Sandboxed Solutions. Read the P&P guidance here to avaoid these issues:   http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff798353.aspx

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Download the SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK)!

Hello SharePoint Developers! We just went live with an updated download for the SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK) !  The MAY2010 version of the SDK aligns with the “RTM” versions of SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010, so you will get the latest information about extending, customizing, and writing code for SharePoint 2010. Get the FREE download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f0c9daf3-4c54-45ed-9bde-7b4d83a8f26f&displayLang=en The SDK contains object model reference documentation (including JavaScript OM, Client OM, and Server OM), Web Service references, schema references, “how-to” topics, conceptual overviews, and code samples and snippets for working with application programming interfaces (APIs) in SharePoint 2010.

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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 Conference 2009 Developer Videos and Slide Decks on MSDN

Some developers asked if we could publish some SPC videos and slide decks after the conference on MSDN. While we can’t publish all the conference content, we were able to cherry pick most popular sessions and publish a selection of most popular Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 develop SPC videos and slide decks.

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Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 PDC Keynote in Depth

Kurt starts today’s discussion with a quick conversation on the Business Productivity Infrastructure. If you know the Office and SharePoint environment well, this is probably something you’ve seen us discuss before. It was at PDC08 when we announced that we will be releasing Office Web Applications that provide a high-fidelity & consistent experience for users who want to access and modify Office content in a browser, mobile device or the rich client

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Short Overview of SharePoint Features in Visual Studio 2010

As you probably know, Visual Studio 2010 was announced last week and it contains a lot of great features and project templates for SharePoint developers. Below is a short overview for some of the SharePoint development related features and project templates

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Office and SharePoint 2010 Highlights from SharePoint Conference

SharePoint Conference was a very busy time for us. We were finally able to pull back the curtain on many of the capability areas of 2010, and for a lot of folks, this was the first opportunity to see what all the excitement is about

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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. 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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32bit Visual Studio and 64bit Office (Christin Boyd)

Visual Studio 2010 will ship with a 32bit version, and no 64bit version.  My team built a very smart layer into Visual Studio 2010 to enable designers and debuggers that work with 64bit Office 2010 and 64bit SharePoint Server 2010.  For a good explanation of why the Visual Studio team chose to only build a 32bit version for the next release, you can find a blog post by Rico Mariani titled “ Visual Studio: Why is there no 64 bit version? (yet) ” SharePoint Server 2010 will be 64-bit only.  You can learn more about the requirements of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 on the SharePoint Team Blog entry “ Announcing SharePoint Server 2010 Preliminary System Requirements ”  If you plan to build solutions for the next generation of SharePoint Server, then I recommend budgeting to purchase 64bit hardware.

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Another Office Customization with Beta 1 – Excel Add-in with Custom Task Pane

I recently downloaded the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and have been playing around with the different features for Office Business Application development. For the public Beta 1, you’ll be limited to the 2007-centric templates (e.g. Excel 2007 Add-in, Word 2007 Document, etc.), but the nice thing is that if you’re familiar with these templates when future Betas are released you’ll already have had a chance to get experience with the Beta 1

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