Are You Doing SharePoint Development? You’re Using TFS/Visual Studio for SCM and Deployment Too Right?

I know, I know. You have SharePoint Designer, and it’s a great tool, no doubt. But what happens when you need to version it? Roll back changes? Do automated test and deploy? ::head scratching::  Yeah, I thought so.  Come join the Chicago Visual Studio ALM User Group to talk about what happens when you add a superb ALM tool to your SharePoint development stack. We’ll only cover a fraction of the capabilities you can leverage against your SharePoint assets, namely source management and automated build and deploy.  So imagine what else is in store for a future discussion Smile


Join Us Wednesday, August 10, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Microsoft-Chicago 200 E Randolph,2nd Floor, Chicago  <—Security is STRICT, you must pre-register BEFORE the day of the event. Not my rules.

Continuous integration with SharePoint 2010 is more challenging compared to typical .NET development. In this session, we will demonstrate how to configure team build automatically create .wsp solution packages on each check-in. Next, we will demonstrate how to modify the build definition to create a well-known drop location of the most recent build. Lastly, we will demonstrate how to leverage configurable PowerShell scripts to automatically recreate your development environment, including the web application, site collection, solution deployment and feature activation.

Peter Walke is Engagement Manager at Clarity Consulting. He has been responsible for managing and developing software projects for firms such as JP Morgan Chase, Dell, and Microsoft. George Durzi is a Principal Consultant at Clarity Consulting, where he works with clients to implement solutions based on various Microsoft tools and technologies. George is also the co-author of Professional Unified Communications Development with Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

Agenda: Dinner @ 6:30, Presentation at 7:00 PM


Some more great resources to check out:

Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 for Developers:

SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Kit:

Application Lifecycle Management Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007 -

Application Lifecycle Management Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2010 -