Paul Andrew

Technical Product Manager for Office 365 at Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: New SharePoint 2010 Implementers Courseware, Two Courses: Internet Sites Implementers and Enterprise Content Management Implementers

    I am pleased to announce that TechNet have published two new Training Courses for Implementing SharePoint Solutions. Each of these courses contains 15 modules representing 5 days of instructor led training and each module includes video lessons, hands on labs, and a quiz. SharePoint Enterprise Content...
  • Blog Post: Articles about Scaling SharePoint to Large Content Database Capacity

    Today we announced new scalability limits for SharePoint content databases . SharePoint 2010 implementations can make use of scale up and scale out. Scale up means increasing hardware resources available so that the software can do more. Scale out means increasing the number of servers that you are loading...
  • Blog Post: Read the detail about SharePoint 2010 and Remote Blob Storage

    What is Remote Blog Storage (RBS) and what can it do for me? View the second part of this SharePoint Team Blog article . Additional articles on RBS with SharePoint 2010: Plan for RBS Manage RBS Overview of RBS Install and configure RBS Install and configure RBS with 3 rd party provider...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: New Larger Content Database Size Limits and RBS Clarifications

    Today we are updating the SharePoint Boundaries and Limits document on TechNet with larger content database size limits and we are clarifying the value in Remote Blob Storage (RBS). With these changes to the SharePoint software boundaries the discussion of scale limits moves to other areas such as appropriate...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services (VSEWSS) v1.3 Released

    The VSeWSS v1.3 is now released and is available for download here . You should uninstall the VSeWSS 1.3 CTP and install this version. There is no difference to the project file format so Visual Studio 2008 projects using the VSeWSS format should not require any upgrading from the CTP. The tools are...
  • Blog Post: New SPDisposeCheck release available

    I've been working on the SPDisposeCheck tool with a few other guys and we've just finished a new release. You will find lots more information about the new release at Roger Lamb's blog .
  • Blog Post: Live Chats to Learn more about SharePoint with the MVP Experts

    The ever popular MVP chats are back. Cross posting from here . Do you have questions about SharePoint? Want to learn more about the recently launched SharePoint 2010?  By popular request, SharePoint MVPs from around the world are participating in a live chat event about SharePoint. These Q&A...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint MVP Chats Coming Soon

    Do you have questions about SharePoint 2007? Want to learn more about SharePoint 2010? By popular request, 28 SharePoint MVPs are participating in two live chat events about SharePoint . These events are a great opportunity to tap into the vast knowledge of these industry professionals who are regarded...
  • Blog Post: Deploying an External Content Type, Error: The default web application could not be determined

    I had this error today creating an External Content Type for Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in Visual Studio 2010. I had to get help resolving it so I wanted to share the resolution. Error occurred in deployment step ‘Add Solution’: The default web application could not be determined. Set the...
  • Blog Post: Last night's SharePoint 2010 install troubleshooting - User cannot be found

    Last night I was installing SharePoint Foundation 2010 on a Windows 7 x64 machine and I had an error which took me some time to troubleshoot, so I thought I'd share it. I already had the pre-requisites installed as per the Windows 7 SharePoint 2010 install guide on MSDN and I had a failure on the...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Developer Dashboard for Debugging Code

    The developer dashboard is great for debugging web parts just by turning it on. There are also a few simple API calls you can use to add your own debugging information. First turn it on First make sure you have an elevated administrator prompt. You need to right click and say run as administrator to...
  • Blog Post: Just published the Beta for the VSeWSS to Visual Studio 2010 Upgrade Template

    The VSeWSS project upgrade tools for Visual Studio 2010 beta is published here . It is planned to be published as sample code for the release of Visual Studio 2010. This is an additional project template for Visual Studio 2010. When you create a project from this template it will ask for an existing...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Visual Studio 2010 extensions on CodePlex SPVSX

    Wes Hackett, Matt Smith, Martin Hatch, Glyn Clough and a few others have been working on some Visual Studio 2010 extensions to help SharePoint development. These also build on the superb new extensibility options specifically in the SharePoint tools in Visual Studio 2010. These extensions include: ...
  • Blog Post: SPDisposeCheck Automating from Stephen Vick

    Stephen Vick has written a nice simple article on automating SPDisposeCheck in your Visual Studio projects .
  • Blog Post: Try out Wouters SharePoint 2010 Dev Tools

    The new SharePoint 2010 tools in Visual Studio 2010 have lots of options for extensibility and Wouter van Vugt has been working on some great extensions for developers. Take a look at his videos of the tools here . He has included: Sandboxed Visual Web Part Designer SPMetal integration in Visual...
  • Blog Post: Here's a walkthrough building an Event Receiver in VSeWSS

    http://weblogs.com.pk/khurram/archive/2009/12/14/vsewss-sharepoint-event-receivers.aspx
  • Blog Post: Here's a couple of helpful observations on VSeWSS 1.3

    http://www.msprogrammer.com/index.php/tag/vsewss/
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Sneak Peek

    Today we introduced a sneak peek of SharePoint 2010 . We’re only announcing a few of the many new features right now, but there’s some exciting stuff in the list today to talk about. We’re showing off six key new features for developers in SharePoint 2010. 1) Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint tools...
  • Blog Post: OFC204 - Sample Code and Demos I showed at TechEd Last Week

    At my TechEd talk last week I showed Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint 1.3 and I demo'd creating a simple web part that shows data from a SharePoint list in a grid. I also showed command line builds which is one of the features we added in VSeWSS 1.3 and I showed the SPDisposeCheck tool. ...
  • Blog Post: TechEd in Los Angeles Next Week

    I'm presenting at TechEd in Los Angeles next week. If you're at the event I hope you'll come to my talk. It is " OFC204 Easy SharePoint Development with VSeWSS 1.3 ". The talk is suitable for developers who currently don't work on SharePoint. I will demo the coding of building a simple SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: SPDisposeCheck v1.3.1 is released

    SPDisposeCheck is a tool to help SharePoint Developers follow memory management best practices when using the SharePoint API with IDisposable objects including SPSite and SPWeb. This tool is not supported by Microsoft and is recommended to be used on Developer workstations and not on production SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Position Open - Six Month Contract SharePoint Technical Product Manager

    We have an open position on the SharePoint Technical Product Management team at Microsoft for a contract product manager. This is an awesome opportunity that involves working with the latest in SharePoint technologies, working with some of the smartest people in the industry, and impacting major initiatives...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint Announced at TechEd EMEA Developers 2008

    I’m here at TechEd EMEA in Barcelona, Spain and Jason Zander (General Manager for Visual Studio) has just finished presenting the keynote. In the keynote he announced and did a demo of the Visual Studio 2010 tools for SharePoint. Here’s a quick summary of the new tooling for SharePoint that he showed...
  • Blog Post: Two Great New SharePoint Developer Resources

    Lots of work has gone into the new Patterns and Practices SharePoint Guidance. I'm very excited to see this content released and recommend it as required reading for all SharePoint Developers. Read Blaines announcement here . And read the guidance documents on MSDN here . Also yesterday Chris Johnson...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Developer Tools Vendors, Join the Visual Studio Industry Partner Program (VSIP)

    If you build SharePoint Developer Tools, you should investigate the Visual Studio Industry Partner Program . There is lots of value in the program for Developer Tools vendors and SharePoint Developer Tools vendors can be part of it. Also, if you build a SharePoint Developer Tool that can be used with...
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