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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Visual Studio LightSwitch Training Kit

August 2010 Release of the Visual Studio LightSwitch Training Kit

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Visual Basic Code Samples Added to Office 2010 Training Course

Check out these presentations, samples and hands-on labs designed to help you get started developing Office 2010 solutions with Visual Studio 2010.

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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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A Virtual Machine (VM) for the Office 2010 Developer Training Kit – (Includes SharePoint 2010)

  The Office 2010 Developer Training Kit requires a development environment to give you the full impact of the development experience which includes SharePoint 2010. There are many ways to go about setting up a Virtual Machine (VM) x-64 environment from using Windows Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 (x64) to running a VM under Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008/R2 or on Windows 7.

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Office 2010 Application Compatibility Tools Beta Now Available

Update: URL’s in the post were not functioning properly, and have now been fixed.   Today we are please to announce that a public beta of Office Environment Assessment Tool, a beta of Office Code Compatibility Inspector and a draft of the Assessment and Remediation Guide are now available for download at the new Office 2010 Application Compatibility resource page on MSDN

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Training Kit

Jason just announced the Beta 2 version of DPE’s Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit is now live (you can find it at http://tinyurl.com/Beta2Training ). A training kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize a variety of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 technologies

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Announcing the release of patterns and practices Developing SharePoint Applications guidance

Patterns and practices has released a new version of guidance for building collaborative applications that extend your LOB systems.  The guidance helps customers accelerate constructing advanced applications through examples and documentation. The guidance delivers a guide, a reusable library, and a reference implementation for a partner portal extranet.  It compliments product documentation and helps architects and developers in the following areas: · Use SharePoint capabilities to make more powerful applications o Integrate information from Line of Business Systems o Take advantage of publishing and content oriented capabilities o Create collaborative interactions around business processes o Design multi-site topologies with complex security and isolation needs, such as  a partner extranet · Build applications that are easier to scale, maintain, and grow o Improve maintainability, testability, and layering through patterns o Use techniques to improve flexibility, diagnostics, operations and performance o Show how to use SharePoint’s feature and solution framework · Improve application quality through testing o Demonstrates unit testing and integration testing SharePoint applications o Describe experiences with acceptance testing SharePoint applications including stress and scale testing · Improve and accelerate team productivity o Accelerate adoption of recommended practices with library components o Show how to build an effective team development environment o Understand fundamental design and implementation decisions Developing SharePoint Applications guidance integrates new guidance with the original release, SharePoint Guidance – November 2008 , into a single download. The guidance contains the following components: Component Description SharePoint Guidance Library A set of reusable components that helps developers manage configuration, build repositories for SharePoint lists, log traces and events, and use service location.

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Developing SharePoint Applications–August 2009

This guidance helps architects and developers design, build, and test intranet and enterprise-scale SharePoint applications. Two reference implementations demonstrate solutions to common issues, and a library provides reusable components that can help you with your own development projects.

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Updated Patterns & Practices Developing SharePoint Applications Guidance

Congrats to Chris Keyser and all the authors/contributors for shipping the updated Version 2 of the SharePoint Developers Guidance..

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