SharePoint 2010 Beta SDK now available for public download

The SharePoint 2010 (Beta) SDK is now available for public download:  Get it here!

The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK) includes documentation and code samples for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, which builds upon the SharePoint Foundation 2010 infrastructure. The SDK includes:

  • Detailed descriptions of the technologies that SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010 provide for developers,
  • Reference documentation for the server and client object models,
  • Step-by-step procedures for using and programming with these technologies and object models, and
  • Code samples and solution starters for building projects with SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta releases

This SDK also includes best practices and setup guidance that will help you get started with your own custom applications that build and extend upon the SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 platforms.

For additional information, you can visit the SharePoint Developer Center on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN): Visit frequently to learn about recently published content; to view essential getting started content; to view rich media content such as videos and screencasts; to get connected to instructor-led training and other learning resources; to learn more about product features and scenarios in our MSDN Resource Centers; and to find community resources such as MSDN forums, newsgroups, MVP blogs, and much more.

The SDK also includes many code samples that address common customization scenarios and solution building blocks. Future (quarterly) releases will contain additional samples, and you can also check MSDN Code Gallery for SharePoint solutions and code samples.

Installation Instructions

The Downloadable Setup Program will guide you through the installation. By default, you can install the complete SDK with both SharePoint Foundation 2010 as well as SharePoint Server 2010 documentation and samples. If you are working only with SharePoint Foundation 2010 APIs, you can install only the SharePoint Foundation 2010 SDK documentation: select SharePoint Server 2010 Help and Samples, and then click Entire feature will be unavailable in the setup program.

Once installed, you can access the SDK documentation and samples from the Start Menu. Look in All Programs > Microsoft SDKs.

Community Forums and Feedback
Also live today is the SharePoint Development Forum on MSDN:

Send us your feedback directly from any SDK topic. Use the Send Feedback e-mail links in all SDK topics to identify issues, request code samples, or request additional content about a supported customization scenario.

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Related Downloads 

Finally, for Enterprise Project Management development, be sure to download the Project 2010 (Beta) SDK and check out the Project 2010 Developer Center on MSDN!