You know by now that the cloud is hot and Microsoft says “we’re all
in.” That being said, there has never been a better time to push all of
those chips forward and jump on the bandwagon. It’s time to get some
experience with SharePoint Online / Office 365. I know most people don’t
have access to the Office 365 beta yet, but when it opens up, you should sign
up for the public beta and start getting familiar with it. If you haven’t
seen SharePoint Online yet, check our my previous article which gives a quick
tour of it. I plan to write more about SharePoint Online in the future, so
I figured the best place to start is with an introductory development article
on building and deploying a web part. My past series on building and
deploying web parts to 2010 and 2007 are still the most popular articles on
DotNetMafia.com. Let’s take what we learned there and see ho... (more)
Sharepoint on Ulitzer
One new feature in SharePoint 2010 is the ability to version and upgrade
I haven’t seen a lot of people talking about it yet, so I thought I would
take a few minutes to talk about it today.
It’s an interesting new feature and I’ll be curious to see how much
people use it and when.
The versioning aspect of features is interesting, but specifically what
we’ll be talking about today are what kinds of things we can do when we
perform a feature upgrade.
Unfortunately, by the time you read all of this, it will probably leave you
with more questio... (more)
While I have always been a die hard fan of my Surface 2 and Surface RT, when
the Surface Pro 3 was announced I was pretty excited. As someone that
travels a lot, I question every item that goes into my bag. I am done with
carrying around an 8 pound Lenovo W520. With the shift of SharePoint to the
cloud with Office 365, I hardly ever need to run a local virtual machine any
more. I found I could get a lot done on the road with my Surface 2. It
has all the Office applications I need plus runs a variety of apps.
However, the once place I had issues is when I needed to use a pro... (more)
I’ve always liked the power of CAML because it allows me to create so much
in SharePoint without ever having to write a line of code. However, there
really isn’t enough examples out there, so I like writing posts like these
that focus on doing something very specific with a list. @SPKyle would say
just write some code to do that, but that’s not my style, so I did some
digging through the SDK and some experimentation and I figured out how to do
it. Of course there isn’t an attribute called EnableContentApproval.
So, the first thing we have to figure out is what CAML calls cont... (more)
SharePoint on Ulitzer
This is already starting to be an interesting topic, so I wanted to post
about it. We’ll start with the facts.
SharePoint 2010 only runs on 64 bit operating systems In the past, SharePoint
developers have pretty much always had to develop in a virtual environment
Windows Virtual PC does not support 64 bit guests but other non-Microsoft
virtualization technologies do SharePoint 2010 can run on Windows 7 / Vista
x64 Most developers do not want to run a server OS on their development
machine Some developers may still be running 32 bit operating systems (ack!)