VS 2008 Extensions for SharePoint – March 2009 CTP Released

The March 2009 CTP Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint are now available.  You can download them directly from here. Also included in this release are ten new themes for SharePoint built as VSeWSS projects.  You can download them from here. Ciao for now 🙂


SharePoint and 64 bit (x64) Development

I’ve been struggling to develop anything on my 64bit Windows Server 2008 box for a while now, mainly due to lack of support for this on 64 bit.  The Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services version 1.3 addresses my needs 🙂 You can download from here and more details on the content of…


Have You Tried The Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map..?

How fantastic, this is a must see! A Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that provides developers with resources for programs, servers, services, and tools that work with the Microsoft Office System. It guides the user through drill down access to each product and technology to aid learning about new features, objects, Web services, namespaces, and schemas required…


Sign the Open XML Petition Today

If you only do one other thing today, sign this petition and help safeguard the future of OpenXML. Many readers of this blog may be aware that Microsoft called for the standardisation of Open XML via ECMA International and this was approved as open standard in December 2006. Of the 21 members to vote, IBM…


E-Commerce News: Web Services: What Everyone Needs to Know About SOA

  Here’s an interesting thought…What if a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is not the future of all business applications?  There’s still much scepticism out there today as to what benefits SOA actually brings for every budget spent.  In addition, for each vendor that lays claim to having SOA enabled software, their definitions seem to differ. Personally, I’m…


OBA Reference Application Pack for Supply Chain Management

Globalization, specialization and outsourcing are changing the way we work. Global information workers need to collaborate in a way that is seamless, synchronized and secure. Microsoft’s 2007 Office System provides a platform for building composite solutions, called Office Business Applications (OBAs), designed to support cross-functional processes and allow information workers to collaborate. Assembled from a…


Microsoft Office for Architects

With the 2007 Office System, Microsoft Office has evolved beyond a productivity suite into a unified solutions platform that makes enterprise data and processes more accessible and relevant to users. Composed of clients, servers, services, and tools, it provides a single infrastructure for communication and collaboration, business intelligence, and content management solutions. This site brings…


2 Day BPIO UK Partner Workshop!!!

Microsoft UK are running a 2-day in-depth, instructor-led sales readiness workshop for partners. Partners will be introduced to the concepts of the Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimisation (BPIO) campaign to help understand the: Current market and the opportunities in the market Maturity model and how to identify a customer’s place in the lifecycle (Basic, Standardized, Rationalized,…


Microsoft European SharePoint Conference 2007

Nice to see Microsoft using it’s own InfoPath Forms Services Technology to power the registration site for the Microsoft European SharePoint Conference 2007. The first ever Microsoft European SharePoint Conference will be held in Berlin, February 12—14, 2007. At the event, Microsoft executives and Partners will deliver technical and strategic insights targeted at developer, IT…


Microsoft Partners and Offshore Development

This evening session on the 24th January, London, UK, will provide an overview of the opportunity for ISV’s to outsource development to the Philippines and Vietnam. The presentations will cover various aspects of offshore software development and introduce general concepts whilst also aiming to raise potential issue awareness. Microsoft Partners will have the opportunity to meet…