Category: Technology


Patterns & Practices Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 Released

The Microsoft patterns & practices team has recently released Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 Guidance. What’s in Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010?     Component Description The guide “Application Foundations for SharePoint 2010” describes approaches you can use to address the challenges of testability, flexibility, configuration, logging and exception handling, and maintainability; it also explains how to use the SharePoint Guidance Library components in these areas. “Execution Models in SharePoint 2010” provides deep technical insights...


SharePoint Web Part Visibility Filter Web Part

I was recently contacted through my blog with a question on how to dynamically hide/show a web part on a web part page based on a user’s selection of a UI element on the page.  While there’s several methods you could employ to perform this task, one nice, neat implementation that you could leverage is posted up on our CodePlex site called the SharePoint Web Part Visibility Filter Web Part. Through the implementation of this web...


Track Stimulus Spending with SharePoint… new site LIVE on SharePoint Server 2007

One of the cool aspects of working at Microsoft is the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects.  It’s truly been a pleasure working on some great internet facing SharePoint websites that showcase the platform’s ability to service some of the internet’s most demanding websites and show it’s effectiveness as a web content management platform. Today, the newly redesigned/re-architected website that’s running completely on SharePoint Server 2007 was launched! is a government website...


Just released from Patterns & Practices: Developing SharePoint Applications

The Patterns & Practices team has recently released new guidance around building collaborative applications on the SharePoint platform. The goal of this release is to help customers understand how to develop large scale, content-driven SharePoint applications that extend the value of existing line of business systems.  It essentially focuses on three primary objectives: Large Scale – Show customers how to build a large scale SharePoint application.  This includes guidance on building in the manageability, configurability,...


Windows Azure Reference Application released to MSDN Code Gallery

  Project Riviera is a comprehensive code sample to demonstrate how to develop multi-tenant highly-scalable line-of-business application on Windows Azure Platform, built by a cloud ISV partner, Cumulux. Cumulux is a Microsoft partner who’s built their business around  delivering solutions that leverage cloud computing and are keenly interested in making Azure their primary platform for delivering custom solutions for customers. The reference application been published to the MSDN code gallery at  You can also...

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