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SharePoint Development Tools

January 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Just thought of sharing the development tools and utilities that I’m using for  SharePoint development.

Host: Windows 2003 R2 (64-Bit) –  This will allow me to maximize my RAM usage

Or

Windows 7 Beta 1 (64-Bit) – on-going experiment…. So far… So good

VM App:

MS VPC or VMWare – I use both…

VM:

Windows 2003 R2 (32-bit)My VM development box

IDE:

Visual Studio 2008 Team SuiteInstalled on my dev box

Branding Tools:

Office SharePoint Designer 2007 – I love using this tool for branding our SharePoint Portal.

Pain.NetFree Image Editing Tools

InstantEye Dropper – Cool free apps for getting HTML, HEX, etc… colors

Extras:

VSeWSS 1.3 – Works on 64-bit flat form

MOSS 2007 SDK

WSS 3.0 SDK

TextPad

NewSID – A free tool from Microsoft that change the SID info of a computer specially when restoring or creating a different VM from a base image.

TreeSize – A free tool, yet powerful enough to tell where you precious hard disk space went. This is very useful if your having a hard disk space error (usually happens when creating a web application).


Announcing: Community Technology Preview of Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint v1.3

January 13, 2009 Leave a comment

The Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint (VSeWSS) provide project templates for developers using Visual Studio 2008 to create, debug, package and deploy SharePoint projects including Web Parts, Data Lists, Content Types, Event Receivers, Templates, Modules and other SharePoint artifacts. The v1.3 release is an incremental release of the VSeWSS including top feature requests. It is an interim release for SharePoint Developers on the roadmap until Visual Studio 2010 is released with significantly improved SharePoint development tools as outlined here.

The Community Technology Preview (CTP) release is available here on Microsoft Connect where customers can also report any feedback they have. It is anticipated that all existing VSeWSS 1.2 projects will work with the CTP. The CTP is not supported by Microsoft Customer Support Services. You are encouraged to provide feedback through the Microsoft Connect site and to discuss the extensions on the SharePoint Development MSDN Forum.

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Windows 7 and SharePoint Development

January 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Since Windows 7 Beta 1 was released, I’ve decided to install it on my laptop (Dell Precision M2400) and see how it will benefit me to use it as a SharePoint development environment. I’ve used the 64bit version to squeeze the juice out of my laptop’s RAM.  I’ll post a follow-up result of this experiment.

You can go to  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx to download your copy.

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Have Fun and happy SharePointing!!!