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    SharePoint 2010 Developer Sneak Peek

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    Today, MS published a sneak peek for SharePoint 2010, which you can find more information about here: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/2010/sneak_peek/Pages/default.aspx . You can click on the either of the Sneak Peek videos to see what Tom, Richard and...
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    PDC Registration is Now Open!

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    The PDC will once again be held this year in Los Angeles, and registration is now open! For those of you who have not been to a PDC, it skews more towards the future-looking and emphasizes deep, technical sessions for the professional developers. There...
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    office and SharePoint 2010 conferences

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    Wow, what a busy time…conference season is right around the corner, and there’s lots of interesting conferences coming up. For example, here is a short-list of conferences that I’ll be hitting over the next few weeks (in chronological order): 1. SharePoint...
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    SPC Day 1: Keynote

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    I’m here at a sold-out SharePoint Conference (SPC) – 7,400 attendees, and the buzz in the keynote is crazy. The keynote line-up includes Tom Rizzo, Steve Ballmer and Jeff Teper. In the keynote, Tom gave a great introduction talking about some of the key...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 goes live

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    Today, the release of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 was announced. For those of you who are Office and SharePoint developers, this release of Visual Studio will be huge as it not only has the Office templates you’ve come to know and love, but it also has...
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    SPC Day 2 & 3

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    The last couple of days have been crazy here at SPC. The excitement for Office and SharePoint 2010 has continued to swell. I’ve had the opportunity to meet with lots of customers here and actually got a chance to see Huey Lewis and the News on Tuesday...
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    SharePoint 2010 SDK live

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    If you’re looking to get some in-depth information about SharePoint 2010, a current version is available to you online: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd776256.aspx There’s a lot of great information here for you, for example I posted an earlier...
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    Leaving las Vegas: a successful spc

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    What a week! It was an incredibly busy week what with the opening of the curtains on SharePoint and Office 2010. There was a lot of great press and buzz around the new products, and all attendees that I spoke to were super excited and can’t wait to get...
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    Office & Sharepoint Development at PDC

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    The Professional Developer Conference (PDC) is quickly approaching, and if you have not registered yet I would encourage you to do so. PDC is about what’s here today in terms of technology, but mostly tries to cover what’s coming. The ‘what’s coming’...
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    SAP TechEd 2009

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    Fresh off the heels of SPC, I’m in Vienna at the annual SAP TechEd conference. We wanted to attend this conference for a couple of reasons. First, the curtains have lifted on Office and SharePoint 2010 so we can now get out there and show it, talk about...
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    SAP TechEd 2009 Office & SharePoint session

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    I did a session this morning that discussed integration between SAP with Office and SharePoint 2010. It was a very well attended session, and I (along with my good friend Juergen Grebe) walked through the different ways in which you can integrate Office...
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    VSLive Virtual SharePoint 2010 Conference

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    I participated in a virtual conference this week that was all about SharePoint 2010. I presented a couple of sessions, one on a Developer Roadmap and the other on the Developer Tools. I posted the decks here: http://cid-40a717fc7fcd7e40.skydrive.live...
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    SP Connections Decks

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    This week I was at SharePoint Connections in Vegas and ran through a few sessions on SharePoint Development. I’ve posted the decks here: http://cid-40a717fc7fcd7e40.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/SP%5E_Connections%5E_Decks I will post the code and some...
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    office and sharepoint 2010 at pdc 2009

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    It’s been long awaited, but Office and SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 was finally announced today at the PDC keynote. What was announced was the general, public availability of Office and SharePoint so anybody can go and download the bits and get started—for...
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    Tweeting from SharePoint 2010 Visual Web Part

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    I’m still trying to get into the whole Tweet thing, so in an attempt to dig into it a little I took a look at the API and found out it’s pretty functional. My version of a Hello World app was having the ability to call the REST Twitter API to update my...
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    get trained with Sharepoint 2010 and office 2010 videos

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    One of the charters of my team is to make sure that we provide collateral for developers to get up and running with a program called Metro—an early adoption program for ISVs (to sign up for Metro or get more information, you can email metroreq@microsoft...
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    Adding images to the sharepoint 2010 hive

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    I’ve had this question a few times, so I thought I’d post a super-quick blog entry on it. The question is: how do I get images into SharePoint and then leverage them in my Visual Web Part that I’m building in VS 2010? The answer is twofold: 1. Put them...
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    Sharepoint 2010 and office 2010 Beta developer kits RTW

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    Just a quick note to let you all know that you can now download a full SharePoint and Office 2010 Developer Kit to get ramped up on how to develop for either of these platforms. They are both aimed at the Beta release and include videos online at Channel...
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    Integrating a Custom Azure Service with Business Connectivity Services

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    In this blog-post, I’ll walk through how you can create a custom Azure service and then integrate this service with the Business Connectivity Services (BCS), a new feature in SharePoint 2010. The process you’ll follow is: 1. Create the custom Azure service;...
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    SharePoint Solution using BCS: Part II

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    In my initial post on this, I created a read-only application that used a Web service. The original post provided a step-by-step walkthrough of how to use the VS 2010 BDC Metadata model template and integrate it with Web services. http://blogs.msdn.com...
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    sign up for free SharePoint virtual conference (2/1610)

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    There is a free virtual SharePoint Conference (mostly developer with some IT Pro coverage) in mid-February. The goal of the conference is to provide some new and fun content that is demo-heavy. The agenda is as follows: SharePoint 2010: Bits From the...
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    Social Data Service

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    I’m in Mountainview, California this week participating in a small social networking event called Socialfest, an event where Microsoft is meeting with a number of small start-ups to work collaboratively with them on social networking applications. It...
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    SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 beta VM is publicly Available

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    If you’re looking for an environment to use to get up to speed, you can now download a publicly available SharePoint and Office 2010 VHD to use for demo or coding purposes.  You can download the VM here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...
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    Simple Tip when creating VS projects for sharepoint 2010

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    One thing I’ve noticed is that when you create a SharePoint project in VS 2010 (File, New, Project) and create a name for your project it doesn’t get persisted down to the project item. For example, create a new Visual Web Part project; you’ll notice...
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    upcoming Sharepoint and Office conferences

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    I’m attending and speaking at a number of upcoming conferences. If you’re looking to get up to speed on SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010, these may be good opportunities for you. Joining me at many of these conferences are the top SharePoint speakers and...
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