Now that Visual Studio 2010 is released, some of you might be itching to upgrade your existing VSTO projects so that you can take advantage of the new features in the .NET Framework 4 that improve the Office development experience . Or, you might have already started using Visual Studio 2010 to develop a VSTO project targets the .NET Framework 3.5, and now you want to switch over to the .NET Framework 4
Fixing Compile and Run Time Errors after Retargeting VSTO Projects to the .NET Framework 4 (McLean Schofield)
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.
Download the SharePoint 2010 SDK (Software Development Kit)!
Paul in the team has just published the RTM versions of the SharePoint 2010 Developer training Kit(offline version) and the SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course on Channel9. The course and kit include Presentations, Hands-On Labs, Demos and Instructor Videos of the Metro SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course. The topics covered are outlined in the table below
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SharePoint 2010 Developer RTM training Kit
Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 mark the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft.
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Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4 Beta
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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32bit Visual Studio and 64bit Office (Christin Boyd)
If you’re going to TechEd in Los Angeles next week, then don’t miss these four sessions: DTL03-INT Meet the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Christin Boyd, Eric Carter , Paul Yuknewicz, Jay Schmelzer, Dustin Campbell , Jonathan Aneja, Luke Hoban , Igor Zinkovsky, Faisal Nasir, Harry Pierson , Lisa Feigenbaum Mon 5/11 2:45 PM-4:00 PM | Blue Theater 1 OFC325 Building Custom Applications in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Ty Anderson , Damon Armstrong Tue 5/12 2:45 PM-4:00 PM | Room 408A DTL324 – Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Overview for the Business Application Developer Jay Schmelzer Tue 5/12 4:30 PM-5:45 PM | Room 515B OFC324 Advanced Microsoft Office Word and Excel 2007 Development in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 with Visual Studio Tools for Office Eric Carter Thursday 5/14 1:00PM-2:15PM | Room 515A Of course, there are a dozen other sessions that appeal to Office developers and SharePoint developers. These are the four that I highly recommend. Originally I was going to list the 3 not-to-be-missed sessions, but then I couldn’t drop any of these from my list, so we have 4 Must See Sessions! If you’re not going to TechEd, then please click the links on these speakers’ names to read their blogs where the will eventually post some of their demo code. Expect the posts to happen the Monday after their sessions. In the case of Eric Carter, he would probably love it if you’d buy his book, Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007: VSTO for Excel, Word and Outlook . Or you could just download a zip file with all of the of code from the book here . That should keep you busy for a while. The explanations in the book really do add to the overall value. I should credit the co-author, Eric Lippert. Both men are brilliant and funny, and very modest. At the Holiday Party this year, Eric Carter got up to sing karaoke and astounded us all with a bouncy rendition of “Sesame Street.” -Christin Boyd, Program Manager, Visual Studio
TechEd Sessions on Office Development
I hope I didn’t say “I am a doughnut.” For native German speakers, you may already know about Lars Keller, a recent recipient of the Visual Studio MVP Award . When the localized Help files and documentation aren’t enough, it helps to read technical content in your own language. Lars writes a developer blog with quite a few Office development entries: Lars Keller …inspired by .NET All about .NET, VSTS, VSTO and more Lars also co-founded an aggregation of many German language blogs and event announcements about Visual Studio Tools for Office: VSTO Taskforce Alles zum Thema Visual Studio Tools for Office You can find more non-English content written and aggregated by two other VSTO MVPs, Ryosuke Uemoto and Pablo Pelaez Aller. You can find a Japanese blog on VSTO , a Japanese blog on VSTO and other Developer topics , and a Spanish blog on VSTO . If you know of other non-English web sites with great Office development content, then please leave a comment. -Christin Boyd, Program Manager, Visual Studio
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