Automating SharePoint Development - Iterative Development Process

Automating SharePoint Development - Iterative Development Process

Author: Tobias Zimmergren www.zimmergren.net | www.tozit.com | www.sharepointdiscussions.com | @zimmergren Introduction When dealing with SharePoint development, there’s tons of things to consider. There’s the aspects of code quality, aspects of proficient testing taking place and of course having a reliable process to re-do and fix anything that comes up along the way. Most importantly in my opinion is to not do all iterative work manually over and over. Most of these things are part of any common ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) cycles in a modern-day development team. In this article I’ll talk briefly about…

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So today we launched Pointbird.com, let's celebrate!

So today we launched Pointbird.com, let's celebrate!

Introduction The last few weeks and months I’ve been busy setting up the foundation for a new set of products we’re developing. We call them Pointbird. The story behind the name is a tale for another time. Simple but powerful plugins, products and solutions for SharePoint and other services – that’s what we’re currently building. We’ve also simplified licensing so that all our customers can easily understand our model and implement our solutions without any trouble! Easy as 1-2-3. Products We’ve got a set of products lined up in our respositories that are in testing…

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SharePoint 2013 - Microsoft announces the new versions of SharePoint and Office

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction If you haven’t followed the trend today, you’ve most certainly missed out. The Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 preview versions were released to the wild today. Steve Ballmer did a LIVE pressrelease where he revealed that the new versions of Office and SharePoint are now officially available for public beta consumption. This is pretty amazing news, so I’ll just leave you with the following information and links and you can be certain that I’ll update this blog regularly with content of SharePoint 2013…

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Hosted Microsoft TFS - Team Foundation Service - Part 3: Configure a build server to work with TFSpreview

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction A while back an announcement was made that TFSPreview.com had been made available for general testing. Various bloggers at Microsoft put an invitation token in their MSDN blogs so everyone can have a go at it. In this article series we’ll take a very quick look at what the hosted TFS solution by Microsoft looks like. Articles currently in the series: [blockquote]Part 1: Getting Started Part 2: Connect your development rig Part 3: Configuring a Build server to work with TFS preview (this post)…

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Sweden SharePoint User Group - Malmö / Stockholm

Introduction The Sweden SharePoint User Group (SSUG) is a non-profit organization where we continuously  provide meet-ups and presentations about SharePoint in Sweden. There’s no doubt that everyone’s been very busy the last year and things aren’t about to change now. As we head deeper into 2012 I’m sure we’ll have plenty of awesome SharePoint-related meetings and conferences to attend! The group started in Stockholm several years ago when Me (Tobias Zimmergren), Göran Husman, Wictor Wilén and Daniel Bugday decided to join our forces and provide a common ground for people in Sweden that are interested…

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Hosted Microsoft TFS - Team Foundation Service - Part 2: Connect your development rig

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren Introduction A while back an announcement was made that TFSPreview.com had been made available for general testing. Various bloggers at Microsoft put an invitation token in their MSDN blogs so everyone can have a go at it. In this article series we’ll take a very quick look at what the hosted TFS solution by Microsoft looks like. Articles currently in the series: [blockquote]Part 1: Getting Started Part 2: Connect your development rig (this post) Part 3: Configuring a Build server to work with TFS preview…

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SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 8 - Control that ViewState

SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 8 - Control that ViewState

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | [@zimmergren](http://www.twitter.com/zimmergren) Introduction SharePoint 2010 developing for performance article series: In this series of articles I will briefly introduce you to some key concepts when it comes to developing for performance in our SharePoint 2010 applications. Related articles in this article series “Part 1 – SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 1 – Developer Dashboard Part 2 – SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 2 – SPMonitoredScope Part 3 – SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 3 – Caching in SharePoint 2010 Part 4 – SP 2010: Developing for performance Part 4…

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SP 2010: Developing for SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure - Part 1

Author: Tobias Zimmergren http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | [@zimmergren](http://www.twitter.com/zimmergren) Introduction After many-a-requests I’ve decided to do an article on how you can work with an Azure-hosted SQL Server and consume that data in SharePoint 2010. Related articles for working with external data in SharePoint 2010: [blockquote]Getting started with Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 Programmatically work with External Lists (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 Programmatically work with External Lists (BCS) using the Client Object Model Custom RSS provider for your BCS connected External Lists[/blockquote] A few introductory details about…

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