Visual Studio 2010, when installed in the same environment as SharePoint 2010, provides a broad set of project type templates for creating SharePoint assets (sites, site elements, etc.), more so than SharePoint 2007. Upon creation of a SharePoint Project, Visual Studio 2010 automatically creates the necessary Feature and Package nodes, facilitating the creation of a SharePoint Feature and Solution Package. Today's discussion (and walkthrough) will show a few different scenarios of creating a SharePoint 2010 Project containing some site elements, and how Visual Studio 2010 has made Feature and Package creation a much simpler process.
Three Lessons Learned from Attending this Session:
New/enhancements in VS2010, new project types for VS2010/SP2010, simplistic deployment of customized assets for a SP2010 application
The Visual Studio team has provided SharePoint developers with new tools and features in Visual Studio 11. Now developers have new project templates and tools to enhance the developer experience. In this session learn about what’s new for SharePoint development and how it impacts you as a SharePoint developer. Learn to extend SharePoint using the following new features which have been recently documented by the product team.
In this lightning talk, we’ll take a look under the hood of the default SharePoint master page, v4.master. We’ll learn about the some of the key tags, placeholders, and delegate controls, providing you with the foundational knowledge necessary to begin building and customizing these pages yourself.
by Jim Acquaviva
Discuss non- out of the box authentication solution – ADFS Custom Claims Providers, etc.
by Hunter Pankey
SPSiteDataQuery is a powerful method of rolling data from child sites up the site hierarchy. This is a great tool for executive dashboard type systems, where many homogeneous child sites with symmetric data types must be combined and aggregated into a high-level display. Using familiar CAML query concepts, wide ranging data can be fetched and brought into a single tabular display. SPSiteDataQuery + LINQ = You are a champion and here is your crown!
PowerShell is a powerful scripting environment and language for developers and administrators. SharePoint 2010 has built in PowerShell administration commandlets, but you can use this powerful scripting language with any version of SharePoint. Using PowerShell, Talbott will demonstrate how you can build and deploy SharePoint sites for development, testing, proof of concepts, and production. Using an agile methodology, you will learn how to leverage PowerShell scripts for your planning and development process.
Based on his popular EndUserSharePoint series and eBook of the same name, Jim Bob will walk through a real-world solution that combines several take-away concepts that you can incorporate into your own SharePoint customization to extend this powerful webpart to meet your needs. Whether HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, CEWP, DVWP, and jQuery look like savory ingredients, or just alphabet soup to you, grab a spoon and come join the feast.
by Mike Oryszak
Leverage FAST Search and FAST Query Language within your custom solutions to drive dynamic, relevant content. Many organziations are moving from standard SharePoint search to FAST search, this session will cover the differences between object models and offer a primer on FAST Query Language (FQL) so that you can get ahead of the curve and leverage these services within your customizations.
28th July 2012