Sharepoint 2010 Adoption Best Practices White Paper

In this white paper, you will learn how to plan, organize, and create a SharePoint adoption plan. We’ll also provide some examples of how to integrate your governance plan into the training and communications plans for your solution.

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Easily Adding SafeControls in SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2010

Many SharePoint developers know that deploying your SharePoint customization to a SharePoint server often requires you to tinker the web.config of the sites where you’d like to see the customization in action. You can do these web.config modifications manually (not advisable), or automate them with the help of the SPWebConfigModification class from the Object Model. But quite often it’s not even necessary to use that class; when you deploy your customizations with the help of a Solution (.WSP file), like you should, the Solution deployment mechanism can modify the Web.Config to apply the most commonly used changes

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Easily Adding SafeControls in SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2010

Some nice code editor features provided by the VS 2010 Power Tool Extensions

I’ve blogged in the past about the VS 2010 Productivity Power Tool Extensions – a free set of Visual Studio 2010 extensions that provide some nice additional functionality. You can read my previous blog posts about it here and here .  In today’s post I’m going to briefly highlight a few small, but nice, code editor capabilities that are enabled when you install the free extensions (and which I didn’t highlight in my previous blog posts).

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Some nice code editor features provided by the VS 2010 Power Tool Extensions

Setting up a Local Mail Server for a SharePoint Virtual Machine on Server 2008

The only way to do software development for SharePoint is really a Virtual Machine.

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Setting up a Local Mail Server for a SharePoint Virtual Machine on Server 2008

Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010

Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the release of: Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 SharePoint 2010 introduces new ways of developing applications for the SharePoint platform.

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Get Started Developing on SharePoint 2010

Are you an ASP.NET developer who is ready to learn more about SharePoint 2010? Visit the Getting Started page to view screencasts and hands-on labs about working with SharePoint 2010 developer features that are familiar to ASP.NET developers, such as Web Parts and workflow.

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Get Started Developing on SharePoint 2010

BCS Artifact Generator

Chances are you’ve already read Brad Stevenson’s post Types of Solutions and you’re interested in building a BCS solution.

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BCS Artifact Generator

BCS Solutions in Outlook

If you’ve read Brad Stevenson’s post Types of Solutions then you’re already familiar with the three types of BCS solutions: Simple Out-Of-Box Solutions Intermediate Declarative Solutions Advanced Code-Based Solutions This post will discuss the different types of BCS solutions possible in Outlook 2010. Simple solutions can be created using out-of-box capabilities, by simply clicking the “Connect to Outlook” button in the ribbon of a SharePoint External List

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BCS Solutions in Outlook

VSTO Performance: Ribbon Reflection (Stephen Peters)

It is very easy to customize the Ribbon in your VSTO extension.  All you need to do is to add a Ribbon (Visual Designer) to your solution, and it will appear when your solution is run without needing to do any more work.  Behind the scenes, the VSTO runtime reflects through your entire addin assembly looking for Ribbon extensions to instantiate.  This reflection can cause a significant performance hit, especially on larger solutions.

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VSTO Performance: Ribbon Reflection (Stephen Peters)

What is “Custom XML?” … and the impact of the i4i judgment on Word

I recall saying recently that ” this is my last post for 2009 ." Whoops… I don't think I was anticipating this. I watched with interest yesterday the coverage and reaction to the i4i judgment.

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