Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Doing SharePoint 2007 Development in Visual Studio 2010

I was recently asked if you could build SharePoint 2007 solutions in Visual Studio 2010. At the time of writing, Visual Studio 2010 is a Release Candidate and will launch in April. I’ve just installed the Release Candidate and I can tell you that there are two SharePoint 2007 project templates included:

  • Sequential Workflow
  • State Machine Workflow

There are no other out of the box 2007 project templates. Of course, there is a rich selection of SharePoint 2010 templates.

While it’s possible that Microsoft may add more SharePoint 2007 templates to the final product, I haven’t been able to find any mention of this in my searches. That doesn’t mean that you can’t use Visual Studio 2010 to create SharePoint 2007 solutions, just that right now you’d have to do a lot of leg work to make it happen.

Fingers crossed that we will see some community extensions (like WSPBuilder and STSDev on Visual Studio 2008) make it easier to use Visual Studio 2010 for SharePoint 2007 targets.

Update: after installing the released version of Visual Studio 2010 Premium, here are the templates that are available to me:


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Students get cheap Office

If you are a TAFE or Uni student in Australia, you can now grab a copy of Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for only $75 – bargain! For more details go to http://itsnotcheating.com.au

It's Not Cheating

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March Sydney SharePoint User Group

This month’s Sydney SharePoint User Group will be held on Tuesday, 16 March at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street.

Since this is the night before Saint Patrick’s Day, we have Miss Ireland coming to present on Lists, Libraries and Content Types – Miss Debbie Ireland that is, New Zealand based SharePoint MVP.

For more details on the session and to subscribe to our mailing list, visit www.sharepointusers.org.au/sydney