Monday, October 6, 2008

Wicked Cool Sites for SharePoint Development Help

SharePoint development is not as bad as I thought it would be, but finding information about SharePoint development is pretty difficult, in my opinion. I don't mean using SharePoint Designer for customizing pages or creating custom workflows. I mean using C# or VB.NET to interact with SharePoint.

I found a few sites that are really helpful:

  • Microsoft's Home Page for SharePoint Developers - This site contains webcasts, whitepapers, and tutorials on using .NET with SharePoint. It also has a Virtual Lab to try the exercises. (Note: I didn't try the Virtual Lab)

  • SharePoint for Developers - this series written by Microsoft MVP Gunnar Peipman talks about using .NET to interact with SharePoint. While the series is not complete yet, there is enough information to get one's feet wet, so to speak.

CodeProject also has a lot of code examples of using .NET with SharePoint. If you want to download the examples, you will need to register for the site, but registration is free.

If you don't have time to develop a solution, CodePlex has a lot of open source solutions for SharePoint.

Even though this site focuses more on using SharePoint Designer for site customization, I think it's worth a mention:

  • SharePoint for Developers - These are webcasts sponsored by Microsoft that give fantastic information on how to customize the SharePoint site with SharePoint Designer.

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