SharePoint and Open XML: Generating Documents from SharePoint Using Open XML Content Controls
A manager of a department at a bank needs to regularly send a nicely formatted status report to the owners of the bank. A team leader needs to send a weekly status report to a number of interested parties. Because the manager and the team leader keep their data in SharePoint lists, you can put together a small document generation system that takes unique advantage of Open XML content controls, and puts the manager and team leader in charge of their reports.
This month’s issue of MSDN Magazine takes a look at some of the new features and tools in Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 that will continue improving the experience of creating business applications that run on the Microsoft Office platform. Howard Dierking
Cutting Edge: Data Binding in ASP.NET AJAX 4.0
In this article, Dino reviews the pillars of real-world AJAX development as supported in ASP.NET AJAX 4.0. In doing so, he mostly focuses on client-side templates and data-binding but doesn't ignore other goodies, such as ADO.NET Data Services proxy classes and programming facilities. Dino Esposito
Team System: Customizing Work Items
Team Foundation Server's work iIem tracking system provides a number of advanced customization options.This article explores custom control support that lets you link to date, enhance the user experience, present data, and more. Brian A. Randell