SharePoint Development from a Documentation Perspective

Andrew May

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  • Blog Post: SharePoint Online Developer Resource Center Now Live

    As you’ve not doubt heard by now, today Microsoft announced Microsoft Office 365, our next generation in cloud productivity suite that brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service. As part of today’s news, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Where are Assemblies in Sandboxed Solutions Deployed?

    Because sandboxed solutions cannot deploy files to a server's file system, there is some puzzlement over where the assemblies in sandboxed solutions are deployed and persisted. The situation is not helped by the fact that the package manifest of a sandboxed solution implies that such assemblies are deployed...
  • Blog Post: 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 Library documentation for SharePoint SDK and the SharePoint Developer Tools in Visual Studio , you can access articles and videos that are published in the Technical Articles and Visual How Tos nodes. In...
  • Blog Post: 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 Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. You will be working with Server ribbon XML, EcmaScript (JavaScript, JScript), and C# code. This solution will be a farm solution and will be built using Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: 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 asked me to post this for him. Since I'm stuck in the rainy Northwest and had nothing better to do, I was happy to oblige him.) The ribbon has unified the command surface inside of SharePoint. It is now...
  • Blog Post: 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 Conference being held this week in Las Vegas. Doubtlessly, there’ll be tons more great information coming out of the Conference over the next four days concerning what’s new and notable in SharePoint Foundation...
  • Blog Post: 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 produce developer documentation for SharePoint; the processes we use, the decisions we make, and what factors influence those decisions. (The Office client developer docs team have done several great posts...
  • Blog Post: 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 SharePoint Server 3.0 backups and restores, you must represent the component with a class that implements the IBackupRestore interface. This post explains how to do that. There is a complete example following...
  • Blog Post: How to: Programmatically Back Up and Restore a Single Site Collection

    Introduction This post describes how to back up and restore individual site collections programmatically. Note : Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all classes referred to in this post are in the Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration or Microsoft.SharePoint namespaces (not Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration...
  • Blog Post: How to: Programmatically Restore Content

    Introduction This post explains how to create an application that restores from a backup a content component, including a custom content component, of a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 farm. The post assumes that you are familiar with my previous posts Overview of Backing Up and Restoring Data in...
  • Blog Post: How to: Programmatically Back Up Content

    Introduction This post explains how to program a backup of a content component, including custom components, in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 farm. The post assumes that you are familiar with my previous posts Overview of Backing Up and Restoring Data in Windows SharePoint Services and Programming...
  • Blog Post: 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 SharePoint Services 3.0 and provides some advice about how to program against it. Your backup application can be an independent application or an extension of the stsadm.exe command-line tool . For...
  • Blog Post: 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 SharePoint Services 3.0. It will serve as background information for several developer-oriented posts that I will create in the next couple of weeks. Note : Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all classes...
  • Blog Post: 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 2007 , and Office SharePoint Designer are now available. (And if you haven’t heard, go here to get all the important details before you download and install the Service Packs.) For a complete listing...
  • Blog Post: Content Migration in SharePoint (Post 2):

    Key Concepts in Selective Migration Picking up where the first post left off, today's foray explores the basic concepts of SharePoint content migration. Most of these concepts come into play in nearly every migration scenario where you use the SharePoint.Deployment namespace APIs. This post covers...
  • Blog Post: Content Migration in SharePoint

    Around the time work started on a long whitepaper about migrating content files from SharePoint server "A" to SharePoint server "B" using the migration and deployment APIs in the Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment namespace, I came across a series of blog posts by Stefan Go β ner that covered the subject...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint SDKs Machine Translation Pilot

    Erika Ehrli has the scoop on Office’s participation in the MSDN machine translation pilot project. As part of the pilot, you can try out beta versions of the machine-translated Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 SDKs in Portuguese. You can also test out beta versions of...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Resource Center Pages Now Live

    Last week we added five new Resource Center pages to the Windows SharePoint Services developer portal on MSDN. Each Resource Center page focuses on a specific area of developer functionality in SharePoint, and contains links to information and resources from around the web, be it any source (Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Welcome

    Welcome to the official blog of the SharePoint Products and Technologies developer documentation team. My name is Andrew May ; I’m a Content Publishing Manager for Windows SharePoint Services. My team produces the Windows SharePoint Services SDK , along with the developer help for SharePoint Designer...
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