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Visual Studio 2013 March 2014 Update has been released

Today, Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio 2013 March 2013 Update which have additional features, project types and support for some of the enhancements that comes with Office 2013 SP1 and Office 365. So if you’re a developer targeting Office 365, Office 2013 or SharePoint Server 2013 it

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0 Comments 03 March 2014

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.

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0 Comments 29 December 2011

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www. tozit.com | [@zimmergren](http://twitter.com/zimmergren)

Introduction

If you’re a seasoned SharePoint developer, you probably have a good set of tools that you’re working with on a daily basis. Some of my all-time favorites include:

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0 Comments 12 August 2010

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | [@zimmergren](http://www.twitter.com/zimmergren)

Introduction

Our good friend Mike Morton over at Microsoft just announced the official release of some great extensions to Visual Studio 2010, called SharePoint Power Tools.

These tools will extend Visual Studio 2010

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0 Comments 18 June 2010

My pal Carsten Keutmann has done some updates with his marvelous tool WSPBuilder to make it support Windows Server 2008 as well.

All my development-machines are running Server 2008 along with Visual Studio 2008 and of course – the latest release of WSPBuilder.

You can download the latest release of WSPBuilder

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0 Comments 18 April 2009

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net

Introduction

Alright. People have approached me lately and asked me if I could give them a brief introduction to the WSPBuilder extensions available for Visual Studio. Instead of taking all those discussions on one by one, I’ve decided to document some of

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0 Comments 08 April 2009

As I know this is a popular tool for some of you guys reading this blog (I’ll leave my own comments on the tool unsaid for now) – you can now download the latest February CTP from the Microsoft Download site.

VSeWSS 1.3 February 2009 CTP has been released,

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0 Comments 21 February 2009

Author: Tobias Zimmergren Url: http://www.zimmergren.net*](/">*\What is VSeWSS?

VSeWSS is a plugin to Visual Studio that adds a set of functionality which may help you in your daily tasks as a SharePoint developer. The plugin comes with a basic set of templates, and a great set of functionality which I’ll try to outline here.

Overview of the main functionality

Project Templates
  • Team Site Definition
  • Blank Site Definition
  • List Definition
  • Web Parts
  • Empty project

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Item Templates (which you can add to the project templates)
  • List Definition (+ from Content Type)
  • Content Type
  • Field Control
  • Web part
  • Module
  • Root File
  • Event Receiver
  • List Instance

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SharePoint Solution Generator 1.3

A new version of the SharePoint Solution Generator is also being published along with this tool, which adds some functionality to it’s predecessor.

WSP View

WSP View is a functionality which helps you with the manifest and gives you a visual overview over the contents of the *.WSP file.

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That being said, you don’t need to create those manual manifest.xml and .ddf files anymore (but then again, if you’re using the “sent-from-above” tool WSP Builder by my Danish MVP colleague – Carsten Keutmann – then you’re probably already free from that hassle!

Automatic deployment (on your dev-machine)

You can develop your stuff, and use the “click-once” deployment method to get your stuff hooked up on your local development environment with no hassle at all.

Bin / GAC deployment now an active choice

When you create e.g. a Web Part project, you’ll be presented with this nifty query:
image Note: At the time of this release, the CAS permissions that are automatically presented and hooked up for your assembly are “a few standard ones” – it doens’t nessecarily mean that your application will work unless you add additional CAS statements. You’ll have to make sure of that yourself!

Basically, put all things in the bin folder if you can, and secure it with proper CAS!

Alternatives to VSeWSS

Of course, I’ll have to mention some of the alternatives to using VSeWSS as well, as all tools doesn’t fit in every mans hand.

Summary

That’s a wrap for today, just a little peak at the 1.3 version of the VSeWSS for Visual Studio 2008.

Myself, I usually do things more controlled than letting this tool manipulate and create all the stuff – but for someone beginning SharePoint development and don’t have the time and/or need to know where all the configs and files should go – give it a shot, it’ll save you tons of time!

Have a good day,

Cheers,
Z

Technorati Tags: SharePoint,Microsoft,Tools,VSeWSS

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0 Comments 01 February 2009

What is this?

You can now download a CTP of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 from Microsoft’s download center. Fetch the link in the bottom of this article to download!

“Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 are the next generation development tools and

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0 Comments 27 October 2008
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