Archive for October, 2009

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


Now after the SharePoint Conference 2009 is over, we’re free to publish and disclose a lot of content around SharePoint 2010.

The first thing that I’ll do is to link to these awesome Hands-On-Labs that I stumbled upon ;-)

SharePoint 2010 Hands On Labs

  • HOL01 – Developing a Visual Web Part in Visual Studio 2010
    This hands-on lab introduces the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint development environment. It shows how to build a Visual Web Part using LINQ to SharePoint, and how to connect one Web Part to another Web Part on the page.
  • HOL02 – Developing a List Definition and Event Receiver in Visual Studio 2010
    This hands-on lab walks you through building a list definition for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010. It also shows how to build an event receiver for the list in Visual Studio 2010 and deploy it to SharePoint. After the list and event receiver are deployed, you can use the developer dashboard to evaluate the performance of the event receiver.
  • HOL03 – Developing Advanced Web Parts for SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2010
    This hands-on lab shows how to build a Web Part using several SharePoint-specific controls in Visual Studio 2010. Investigate advanced built-in Web Parts, including the Data View Web Part.
  • HOL04 – Developing with LINQ to SharePoint in Visual Studio 2010
    This hands-on lab explores a variety of LINQ queries on SharePoint 2010, going into more depth than the introductory hands-on lab. It also walks you through an exercise of creating a custom content type in Visual Studio 2010.
  • HOL05 – Developing for SharePoint 2010 with the Client OM and REST in Visual Studio 2010
    This hands-on lab introduces the Client object model for use in calling SharePoint 2010 APIs from a client machine. It also shows the use of ADO.NET Data Services to call REST services in SharePoint 2010.
  • HOL06 – Developing a BCS External Content Type with Visual Studio 2010
    This hands-on lab walks you through building an external content type for Business Connectivity Services using Visual Studio 2010. It also builds a form for Microsoft Outlook and shows the data being edited offline in Outlook.
  • HOL07 – Developing a SharePoint 2010 Workflow with Initiation Form in Visual Studio 2010
    This hands-on lab walks you through building a workflow in Visual Studio 2010 for SharePoint 2010. You add an initiation form to the workflow and use an external data exchange activity in the workflow.
  • HOL08 – Developing SharePoint 2010 User Interface with Silverlight in Visual Studio 2010
    This hands-on lab walks you through building Microsoft Silverlight applications for use in SharePoint 2010. You will access SharePoint 2010 data in Silverlight using the Client object model.
  • HOL09 – Developing SharePoint 2010 Sandboxed Solutions in Visual Studio 2010
    This hands-on lab walks you through building a Sandboxed Solution Web Part for SharePoint 2010. It will also add code to the Web Part that overloads the limits placed by the sandboxed solution, and you will review how the solution is shut down.
  • HOL10 – Developing SharePoint 2010 User Interface Ribbon and Dialog Customizations
    This hands-on lab walks you through adding a custom action to the SharePoint 2010 ribbon, and creating a Web Part that uses the Dialog Framework.


Please visit to download the HOL for SharePoint 2010.

Enjoy :-)

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


Without trying to sound too dumb to explain the award program, I’ll just quote the website:

We seek to recognize the best and brightest from technology communities around the world with the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award.

These exceptional community leaders come from a wide range of backgrounds. They are teachers, artists, doctors, engineers, as well as technologists, who actively share their high-quality, real-world technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.

With the MVP Award, we thank these inspiring individuals for representing the voice of thousands in the community through the powerful and independent feedback they give us, and for helping our customers maximize the potential of their software.


Re-awarded for another year


It is with great pleasure that I can proudly present you with the fact that I’ve been re-awarded for yet another year as an MVP within the SharePoint area.

More about the MVP award program:

Come and meet me in Vegas, Amsterdam and Berlin!

October 1st, 2009 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren | | @zimmergren


The summer is over, and businesses around the globe are waking up again – and with that, we’ve got a ton of great events to look forward to this fall.

SharePoint Conference, Las Vegas (yeah baby!)

I guess you haven’t missed that it’s time for the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas very soon. (

We’re a great crew showing up at the conference, and I’m looking forward to meeting as many of you guys as possible while there!


I’m going to be in Amsterdam 1-6 November for some SharePoint business and training, so if you’re passing by or are in the neighborhood for some reason, we’re going to have some beers and you’re welcome to join us. Just ping me.

TechEd EMEA, Berlin

I’m going to be in Berlin this year as well, at TechEd EMEA. Feel free to join us for yet another set of beers while there ;-)


If you’re going to be attending one or more of these events, feel free to ping me using the contact form of this blog – and we’ll make sure to get you in on the beer-plans ;-)

A lot of travel, and a lot of beer – all while talking SharePoint. Could it get any better? Really?

Over and out.
/ Z