Microsoft SharePoint Developer Documentation Team Blog

Official Blog of the SharePoint Developer Documentation Team

We’ve Moved to the SharePoint Development Team Blog

Over the past few years, a number of MSDN blogs have been created that deal, at least in part, with...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 12/03/2010

New Visual Upgrade Article

Those of you who are interested in learning more about how to use Visual Upgrade in SharePoint 2010...

Author: crowleyj Date: 11/30/2010

SharePoint Client Object Model Redistributable Released

Microsoft has released the SharePoint Foundation 2010 Client Object Model Redistributable. The...

Author: Rickee Date: 11/18/2010

Application Lifecycle Management in Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Update, February 10, 2011: See the MSDN version of this article: Application Lifecycle Management in...

Author: crowleyj Date: 11/16/2010

The SharePoint Server 2010 social data object model enables you to create your own activity types...

Author: crowleyj Date: 11/12/2010

Introducing the Published Intranet Solution Center

The SharePoint 2010 Published Intranet Solution Center has just launched on Technet. A Technet...

Author: crowleyj Date: 11/08/2010

Quick Tip: Find the Four-Part Name for an Assembly

When developing for SharePoint, you sometimes need to find the four-part name for an assembly. You...

Author: Dallas Tester [MSFT] Date: 11/05/2010

New Visual "How to" about Creating Custom Field Types

Ted Pattison has produced a new video showing how to create a custom field type in SharePoint. For a...

Author: Rickee Date: 10/28/2010

New Visual "How to" about Creating Multicolumn Field Types

Ted Pattison has produced a new visual showing how to create a multicolumn field type in SharePoint....

Author: Rickee Date: 10/28/2010

New Visual "How to" about Extending the SharePoint Tools in Visual Studio

Ted Pattison has produced a visual "How to" about how to extend the SharePoint tools in Visual...

Author: Rickee Date: 10/28/2010

How to install Sandboxed Solution with Powershell (SharePoint Management Shell)

Farm solutions can be installed with SharePoint Management Shell (PowerShell), but did you know that...

Author: Rickee Date: 10/28/2010

Overview of SharePoint Online Development Now Live

So, last week we published the SharePoint Online Developer Resource Center, to serve as a one-stop...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 10/27/2010

SharePoint Online Developer Resource Center Now Live

As you’ve not doubt heard by now, today Microsoft announced Microsoft Office 365, our next...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 10/19/2010

Where are Assemblies in Sandboxed Solutions Deployed?

Because sandboxed solutions cannot deploy files to a server's file system, there is some puzzlement...

Author: Rickee Date: 10/06/2010

Getting Started with the SharePoint Developers Tools in Visual Studio 2010

You can use many resources to get started developing SharePoint solutions. In addition to the MSDN...

Author: Mary Lee - MSFT Date: 10/06/2010

Check out SharePoint in Pictures

We’ve launched a new blog called SharePoint in Pictures. It is a blog that will feature diagrams of...

Author: Dallas Tester [MSFT] Date: 10/05/2010

Updated SharePoint 2010 SDK Now Available for Download

(Cross-posted from Randall's blog.) The SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK) has been...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 09/09/2010

SharePoint 2010 MSDN Developer Center Launch!

(Cross-posted from Randall's blog.) Hello SharePoint Developers! I am thrilled to announce the...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 05/12/2010

How to Create a Web Part with a Contextual Tab

This post will cover how to create a Web Part that opens a contextual tab on the Server ribbon in...

Author: Dallas Tester [MSFT] Date: 01/28/2010

How to Add a Tab to the Ribbon in SharePoint Foundation

(Before he left for a week of laying on various tropical beaches with drinks in his hand, Dallas...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 12/07/2009

SharePoint 2010 Beta Release Known Issues

This post lists and addresses known issues that developers have been frequently encountering while...

Author: crowleyj Date: 11/20/2009

For the SharePoint 2010 release, we’re trying something a little different with our sample code...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 10/23/2009

Got Code?

Contribute a Code Sample and Get Your Name in the SharePoint 2010 SDK We’re looking for experienced...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 10/20/2009

First Look: SharePoint 2010 Developer Documentation Now Live on MSDN!

By now you’ve probably been hearing some of the big news coming out of the SharePoint Developer...

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

How Should C# Property Syntax Signatures Appear in Office SDKs?

This post is to solicit your opinion about whether and how Microsoft should change the presentation...

Author: Rickee Date: 04/23/2009

Download: Workflow Development Resources Interactive Map

(Cross-posted from my individual work blog.) For the last several weeks, I’ve been experimenting...

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

How We Address Developer Documentation Comments

One of the things I've wanted to do on this blog is give people a clearer view into how we actually...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 06/09/2008

Add Virtual Earth Interactive Maps to your Search Server Site

(cross-posted from Enterprise Search Blog) Are you trying to think of ways to make your Search...

Author: crowleyj Date: 04/01/2008

How to: Create a Content Class That Can Be Backed Up and Restored

Introduction If you have a custom content component that you want to be included in Windows...

Author: Rickee Date: 02/07/2008

How to: Programmatically Back Up and Restore a Single Site Collection

Introduction This post describes how to back up and restore individual site collections...

Author: Rickee Date: 02/07/2008

How to: Programmatically Restore Content

Introduction This post explains how to create an application that restores from a backup a content...

Author: Rickee Date: 02/07/2008

How to: Programmatically Back Up Content

Introduction This post explains how to program a backup of a content component, including custom...

Author: Rickee Date: 02/07/2008

Programming with the Windows SharePoint Services Backup/Restore Object Model

Introduction This post describes the architecture of the backup and restore object model in Windows...

Author: Rickee Date: 02/07/2008

Extending the Connect To menu item

Introduction In my last two posts I discussed how third party clients can most efficiently...

Author: Albert Meerscheidt Date: 02/01/2008

Overview of Backing Up and Restoring Data in Windows SharePoint Services

Introduction This post provides some basic facts about backing up and restoring data in Windows...

Author: Rickee Date: 01/23/2008

Synchronizing with Windows SharePoint Services, Part 2

Introduction In my last blog post I introduced GetListItemChangesSinceToken and discussed how using...

Author: Albert Meerscheidt Date: 01/22/2008

Synchronizing with Windows SharePoint Services, Part 1

Introduction There may be occasions where you will need to synchronize third party programs with...

Author: Albert Meerscheidt Date: 01/21/2008

How To: Customizing alert emails using IAlertNotifyHandler

In my post last week I talked about customizing alert notifications and alert templates. Sometimes...

Author: Albert Meerscheidt Date: 12/14/2007

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

By now you’ve no doubt heard that SP1 for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Office SharePoint Server...

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

Customizing Alert Notifications and Alert Templates in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Hello. My name is Albert Meerscheidt and I’m one of the Programming Writers on the Windows...

Author: Albert Meerscheidt Date: 12/07/2007

Content Migration in SharePoint (Post 2):

Key Concepts in Selective Migration Picking up where the first post left off, today's foray explores...

Author: NickG Date: 12/05/2007

Content Migration in SharePoint

Around the time work started on a long whitepaper about migrating content files from SharePoint...

Author: NickG Date: 11/30/2007

Creating new .ACTIONS files for code-free workflow editors

.ACTIONS files are used by Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to compile a list of code-free workflow...

Author: RodneyFarris Date: 11/30/2007

SharePoint SDKs Machine Translation Pilot

Erika Ehrli has the scoop on Office’s participation in the MSDN machine translation pilot project....

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 11/27/2007

SharePoint Resource Center Pages Now Live

Last week we added five new Resource Center pages to the Windows SharePoint Services developer...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 11/27/2007

Extending Workflow Actions for SharePoint Designer

Extending Workflow Actions for SharePoint Designer Hi there. My name is Rodney Farris and I’m one of...

Author: RodneyFarris Date: 11/14/2007

Welcome

Welcome to the official blog of the SharePoint Products and Technologies developer documentation...

Author: Andrew May -MSFT Date: 11/08/2007