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SharePoint 2010 Developer Documentation Now Live on MSDN!

(Cross-posted from the SharePoint Developer Documentation Team blog.) By now you’ve probably been...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 10/19/2009

Download: Workflow Development Resources Interactive Map

For the last several weeks, I’ve been experimenting with using mind maps, both as a way of...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 02/04/2009

SharePoint SDKs (and Other Documentation Resources) Now Updated for SP1

(Cross-posted from the SharePoint Developer Documentation Team Blog.) By now you’ve no doubt heard...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 12/11/2007

SharePoint Developer Documentation Team Blog Now Live

Now that I’m managing a documentation team, I just don’t get to blog about SharePoint developer...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 12/04/2007

April update to WSS 3.0 SDK online now live!

I’m happy to announce that the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SDK has been updated online on MSDN!...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 04/26/2007

Bulk Editing Workflow Tasks in Office SharePoint Services 2007

OK, we're back. Since it's now officially 2007, it seemed appropriate to focus my first entry of the...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 01/12/2007

WSS 3.0 and MOSS SDKs: Now with MSDN Wiki!

Ever find something wrong/incomplete with an SDK topic on MSDN, and wish you could slap a Post-It...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 12/15/2006

Information Rights Management in Windows SharePoint Services Poster Available for Download

Now that we’ve managed to get the Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server SDKs out...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 11/21/2006

How To Rate Articles on MSDN

Something you might have noticed as you perused the updated Windows SharePoint Services or Office...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 11/21/2006

New Tools for SharePoint Development: Visual Studio Extensions for WSS 3.0

So now that you've downloaded Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, you're ready to get serious about...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 11/21/2006

Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server SDKs Updated

So by now you no doubt know that Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is available for download. But...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 11/20/2006

Document Parsers in SharePoint (4 of 4): Parser Schema and Interface

For these four entries, I’m going to go over in detail how to construct and register a custom parser...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 07/21/2006

Document Parsers in SharePoint (3 of 4): Parsers and Content Types

For these four entries, I’m going to go over in detail how to construct and register a custom parser...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 07/19/2006

Document Parsers in SharePoint (2 of 4): How Parsers Process Documents

Read part one here. In my last entry, I gave you a brief overview of what document parsers are in...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 07/18/2006

Document Parsers in SharePoint (1 of 4): Overview

Now that I’ve talked about the built-in XML parser, and how you can use it to promote and demote...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 07/14/2006

InfoPath Forms Management in Windows SharePoint Services V3

Today I'd like to talk about how to store and manage XML forms (InfoPath and otherwise) in WSS V3....

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 07/10/2006

XML Document Property Parsing in SharePoint (5 of 5): Specifying XPath Namespace Prefixes in Content Types

This is the final post in a five-part series on how to use the built-in XML parser in WSS V3 to...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 07/07/2006

XML Document Property Parsing in SharePoint (4 of 5): Specifying Document Content Type for XML Parsing

This is the fourth in a five-part series on how to use the built-in XML parser in WSS V3 to promote...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 07/06/2006

XML Document Property Parsing in SharePoint (3 of 5): Determining Document Content Type for XML Parsing

This is the third in a five-part series on how to use the built-in XML parser in WSS V3 to promote...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 07/05/2006

XML Document Property Parsing in SharePoint (2 of 5): Using Content Types to Specify XML Document Properties

This is the second in a five-part series on how to use the built-in XML parser in WSS V3 to promote...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 06/30/2006

XML Document Property Parsing in SharePoint (1 of 5): XML Parser Overview

I've just finished putting together a lot of information around how document parsers work within...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 06/29/2006

Document Parsers in SharePoint Poster Now Available for Download

I've got another conceptual poster for download. This one deals with document parsers, and how...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 06/27/2006

What are Content Type IDs?

So, a reader emailed me the other day, asking for more information on content type IDs: what they...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 06/24/2006

3 Things I Got Wrong About Content Types

Gotta love Beta documentation. Turn out that some of the material I wrote in the WSS Beta 2 SDK...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 06/21/2006

SharePoint Terminology: Column vs. Field vs. Property

Today I want to address a piece of SharePoint terminology that confused me no end when I first...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 06/14/2006

InfoPath Forms in Office SharePoint Server 2007

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that Office InfoPath 2007 is the forms designer of choice for...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 06/08/2006

Records Repository Technical Poster for Download

Today I'm making another SharePoint technical poster available for download. This one details the...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 06/06/2006

SharePoint Beta 2: Enterprise Content Management Samples Now Online

If you're interested in extending the enterprise content management features in Office SharePoint...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 06/06/2006

SharePoint Object Model Maps for Download

The guys at OfficeZealot.com have generously agreed to host a few more of the large-size diagrams...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 05/31/2006

Content Type Technical Posters for Download

The title pretty much says it all. For some of our earlier, internal technical events, I created a...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 05/26/2006

What Are Content Types, Anyway?

One of the major new concepts in Windows SharePoint Services V3 is content types. They're a core...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 05/25/2006

SharePoint Beta 2 SDKs Online and Available for Download

Well, as you've probably already heard, yesterday was a big day for us here, what with the Beta...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 05/24/2006

...Annnnnd we're back.

Okay, so it’s been months since I last blogged. But that’s not because I haven’t been busy, or...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 05/17/2006

Publisher Object Model Overview Article Now Live on MSDN

Yesterday saw the publication of my penultimate article on Publisher 2003, 7 Things Developers...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 09/01/2005

Publisher 2003: Creating and Managing Linked Text Boxes

(Note: This is the third in a series of entries that aim to introduce experienced programmers to the...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 05/13/2005

Working with Publisher Wizards and Templates

Note: This is the second in a series of entries that aim to introduce experienced programmers to the...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 05/09/2005

Publisher 2003: Using the NewDocument and DocumentOpen Events

I got an email the other day from a user who asked if the NewDocument event in Publisher actually...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 05/04/2005

Creating Web Pages with the Publisher Object Model

You know, sometimes it's the obvious things you miss. I was meeting a few days ago with the...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 04/25/2005

Windows Server 2003: Screen Resolution Weirdness

Here's the second of two tips my manager shared with me concerning installing Windows Server 2003....

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 04/14/2005

Windows Server 2003: Unable to Connect to the Internet

A few months back, when I first moved over to working on Windows SharePoint Services, I decided to...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 04/14/2005

John Durant Moves On

If you've read his blog lately, or visited the Office Developer Center front page, then you know...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 04/12/2005

Rock Thought for the Day: Garbage

At the risk of further poaching on John Durant's turf, it turns out I have another Rock Thought of...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 04/12/2005

OneNote: Importing Pages that Vanish

Here's an interesting little "gotcha" that was found by Saul Candib, the programmer-writer who is...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 04/01/2005

Rock Thought for the Day

So here it is, the next to last day of March, and I haven't blogged all month. Truth is, I've been...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 03/30/2005

OneNote XML Schema Map Notation, Take Two

So, I was so annoyed when I realized I had broken one of the basic rules of information design with...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 02/24/2005

Know Any Good Object Model and XML Schema Map Notations?

Now that I've told you how I create the technical illustrations I use in my blog entries and MSDN...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 02/24/2005

Creating Object Model and XML Schema Maps

Several people have asked what program(s) I use to create the object model maps and other technical...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 02/22/2005

OneNote: An In-Depth Look at the OneNoteImporter Managed Assembly (Part 5 of 5)

In this series of entries, we're taking an in-depth at the OneNoteImporter manage class, which...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 02/17/2005

OneNote: An In-Depth Look at the OneNoteImporter Managed Assembly (Part 4 of 5)

In this series of entries, we're taking an in-depth at the OneNoteImporter manage class, which...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 02/17/2005

OneNote: An In-Depth Look at the OneNoteImporter Managed Assembly (Part 3 of 5)

In this series of entries, we're taking an in-depth at the OneNoteImporter manage class, which...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 02/16/2005

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