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1 Welcome to the Minnesota SharePoint User Group June 11 th, 2008 SharePoint Community Update What’s new in 2008? Wes Preston, Phil Jirsa, and Raymond Mitchell Meeting # 45

2 Agenda Introductions SharePoint Resources & Utilities Break SharePoint as a Platform Drawings !!

3 User Group Goal / Objectives Develop and support a local community focused on Microsoft SharePoint Technologies Educate user group members about SharePoint Technologies Transfer knowledge within the community Communicate best practices Introduce new products / solutions

4 Introductions – MNSPUG Sponsors Inetium ( Technology consulting company Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Practice area focused on SharePoint New Horizons – Minnesota ( Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Training on many technologies Microsoft (

5 Website for user group SharePoint resource documents SharePoint resource links RSS Feeds Meeting Schedule Past User Group Presentations

6 Upcoming Schedule Next Meeting August 13 th 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Topic: Open Discussion Panel Panel members TBD - Check for updates! Bring your Q & A July – Summer Break – No meeting Ongoing Schedule 2 nd Wednesday of every month 9:00 to 11:30 am Microsoft’s Bloomington Office

7 Other Events Twin Cities SharePoint Camp - NEW Saturday June 14 th – New Horizons Edina More information at: http://www.twincitiessharepointcamp.com Conferences Tech Ed – Developers – June 3-6, 2008 Tech Ed – IT Professionals – June 10-13, 2008 Orlando, Fl

8 Other Events Minneapolis Office Developer Interest Group SharePoint Development Environments Tuesday, June 24th 5:30 PM United Properties Learning Center – see website for details: SharePoint 2007 Seminar – Connecting People, Process and Information June 24 th 8:30 AM – Noon New Horizons, Edina – Register at SharePoint Server 2007: Search Deepdive July 10 th 8:30AM- 12:00PM New Horizons, Edina – Register at SharePoint Server 2007: ECM (Enterprise Content Management) July 15 th 8:30AM- 12:00PM New Horizons, Edina – Register at

9 Other Events Training – Developer’s Guide to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: July 28 – August 1 - Mindsharp This 5-day course is designed to provide SharePoint Developers skills they need to extend, customize, and support a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 implementation. OFFICE SHAREPOINT 2007 POWER END-USER: July 28 – July 30 – Mindsharp This 3-day course concentrates on SharePoint 2007 from the perspective of users who will be assigned the role of a SharePoint Member and Site Owner. Contact Tim Ryan More information at http://www.mindsharp.com

10 SharePoint Resources & Utilities

11 SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) is designed to help your organization a plan an effective deployment of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Announced May 19 th (SharePoint Team Blog) deployment-planning-services-sdps.aspx deployment-planning-services-sdps.aspx A Strategy Briefing defines the vision for achieving technical and business goals and is part of all engagements, An Architectural Design Session introduces SharePoint technologies, solutions and concepts and is added in a 3 Day engagement, A Deployment Planning Session covers a specific SharePoint capability in depth and is added in a 5 Day engagement, and A Proof of Concept demonstrates the solution in the customer’s environment and is added in a 10 and 15 day engagement. SharePoint Resources & Utilities

12 SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) Benefit of the Software Assurance program Partners must meet certification requirements to take part Defined and prescribed process SharePoint Resources & Utilities

13 GEAR Up for SharePoint! Launched at the 2008 SharePoint Conference SharePoint Resources & Utilities

14 Introducing CodePlex Developers can register and create projects Source control for your projects (supports TFS, SVN…) Easily promote your projects SharePoint Resources & Utilities

15 Introducing CodePlex Allows you to search by tag: Or by keyword: SharePoint Resources & Utilities

16 Introducing CodePlex View Releases – current will be highlighted Downloads will be available for each release SharePoint Resources & Utilities

17 Introducing CodePlex Source code available for all projects: SharePoint Resources & Utilities

18 SharePoint Learning Kit “SharePoint Learning Kit is an e-learning delivery and tracking application” Ways to add more - but it needs to be a SCORM compliant tool – Free tools available New Version June 30 th ? SharePoint Resources & Utilities

19 Office SharePoint Server 2007 Training Stand alone and Server editions 55 articles, videos and interactive sessions with SharePoint content… 4E59-9DCA-16D685600A51&displaylang=en 4E59-9DCA-16D685600A51&displaylang=en SharePoint Resources & Utilities

20 SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard A tool for SharePoint 2007 which provides the means to deploy the following content: - site collections - webs - lists - folders - list items (including files) Beta 2 released in February SharePoint Resources & Utilities

21 Uses the Content Deployment API Must be installed and run on the SharePoint server SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard SharePoint Resources & Utilities

22 SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard SharePoint Resources & Utilities

23 Break 5 – 10 minutes

24 SharePoint as a Platform

25 Develop on SharePoint New site with resources to go from.NET Developer to SharePoint Developer Virtual Labs Web Casts White Papers Quick Start SharePoint as a Platform

26 Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint Current Version 1.1 BB4D-97B96BF7AB63&displaylang=en Version 1.2 released last week! 9BAD-086E32185E68&displaylang=en Supports Visual Studio 2008 – no additional functionality User Guide, Samples, and Walkthroughs posted in May BE39-459921F79787&displaylang=en SharePoint as a Platform

27 Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint What’s included: Numerous Project / Item templates for Visual Studio – Web Parts – List Template – Site Template SharePoint Solution Generator – Converts a SharePoint site into a Visual Studio site definition SharePoint as a Platform

28 Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint SharePoint as a Platform

29 Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint Why it is good: Can speed development Can standardize development practices/environments SharePoint as a Platform Why it is BAD: Learning curve: – See the User Guide! Obscures details of Solution generation Must be run on the SharePoint Server!

30 SharePoint on Windows Vista FREE Tool from Bamboo Solutions how-to-install-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-sp1-on-vista-x64-x86.aspx Very easy tool wraps the SharePoint installation and allows installation on Windows Vista SharePoint as a Platform

31 SharePoint on Windows Vista Step 1 – Download installation helper and SharePoint SP1 SharePoint as a Platform Step 3 – Configure IIS Step 4 – Run the Setup Launcher and point it at the SharePoint install Step 2 – Install the installation helper Step 5 – Install SharePoint Web Front End configuration

32 Demo SharePoint on Vista + VSeWSS

33 SmartPart v1.3 Version 1.3 released in Feb Return of SmartPart v1.3 allows developers to create SharePoint 2007 Web Parts by using Web User Controls (ASCX files, created by the Visual Studio Designer). This version of the SmartPart supports both normal ASP.NET Web User Controls and ASP.NET Web User Controls using the ASP.NET AJAX extensions. SharePoint as a Platform

34 Demo SmartPart Basics

35 SPDActivities 0.5 Alpha released in January Useful SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities SharePoint as a Platform

36 SPDActivities 0.5 Send Email with HTTP File attachment - Allows sending emails with attachments retrieved using a web request Send Email with List Item attachments - Allows sending list item attachments as files attached to an email Start Another Workflow - Starts another workflow associated with a list item Grant Permission on Item - Allows granting of specified permission level on a spicified item Delete List Item Permission Assigment - Allows deleting of specified permission level assigment for a given user Reset List Permissions Inheritance - removes any unique permissions assigned to an item by inheriting list permissions Is User a member of a SharePoint group - Checks if a given user is part of given sharepoint group Is Role assigned to User - Checks if a user role is already assigned on the current list item Lookup user info - allows to lookup properties in site's user information list for a given login Copy List Item Extended Activity - Allows copying/moving list items and files cross site. Send Email Extended - Enhaced version of the OOTB activity. Allows you to specify the sender. Also does not break links in body. SharePoint as a Platform

37 SPDActivities 0.5 Send Email with HTTP File attachment SharePoint as a Platform

38 SPDActivities 0.5 Lookup user info SharePoint as a Platform

39 SPDActivities 0.5 Copy List Item Extended Activity * Supports cross-site copying! SharePoint as a Platform

40 SmartTools for SharePoint Version 3.0 released in May The SmartTools for SharePoint project is a collection of SharePoint extensions to make your life as a SharePoint user, developer or administrator a little bit easier! What's New Web Part Autocomplete Text Field Enhanced Site Actions SharePoint as a Platform

41 Demo SmartTools walkthrough

42 Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint SharePoint as a Platform

43 Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint Released in March 2008 (SharePoint Conference) Source code and guidance for developers describing how to use Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies together in business applications and Internet web sites. SharePoint as a Platform

44 What is Silverlight Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of.NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. SharePoint as a Platform

45 Architecture Overview It integrates with various browsers on Windows and on the Macintosh. It enables rendering of richer user experiences that are defined by XAML. It renders media (music and video). It enables programming that is consistent with the Web programming model. It is small. SharePoint as a Platform

46 Version History SharePoint as a Platform

47 Silverlight 1.0 Initial CTP released in December of 2006 RTW released on September 5, 2007 Satisfied the previously mentioned basic architecture requirements – Declarative content format based on Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML). – JavaScript-based programming model. – Media support, including support for Windows Media Video (WMV),Windows Media Audio (WMA), and MPEG Audio Layer-3 (MP3), delivered with Windows Media Services or progressive download. Also includes support for client-side playlists (ASX files). – Image (PNG and JPG) support. – Animation. – Mouse and keyboard input. SharePoint as a Platform

48 Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Formerly known as Silverlight 1.1 Beta 1 released on March 5, 2008 Introduced CLR code-behind support (sort-of) Multiple language support – JavaScript – C#, VB – Ruby – Python Expression Blend 2.5 CTP Silverlight 2 Beta 2 released on June 6, 2008 SharePoint as a Platform

49 Silverlight Blueprints Hello Silverlight web parts and the SilverlightPart Silverlight Navigation Controls Silverlight Social Networking Web Part Visual How-To Center with Silverlight Picture Viewer Sample Silverlight Custom Field Types SharePoint as a Platform

50 Silverlight Blueprints What is included Code Walkthrough Video Setup Instructions Visual Studio Solution SharePoint as a Platform

51 “Enabling” Silverlight Blueprints utilize ASP.NET 3.5 Silverlight controls Blog Resources: Patrick Tisseghem – How to configure your SharePoint extended IIS Web App for working with Silverlight 2 applications – Phil Jirsa (Me) – Enable Silverlight 2 Beta 1 with a SharePoint Solution – sharepoint-solution.aspx sharepoint-solution.aspx SharePoint as a Platform

52 Demo Hello Silverlight

53 Demo Silverlight Navigation Controls

54 Demo Silverlight Custom Field Types

55 Podcasting Kit for SharePoint (PKS) Released on Monday – June 9 th The installation looks tricky but a considerable amount of development has gone into it – Don’t Recreate the Wheel! SharePoint as a Platform

56 PODCAST SELECTION - IM Integration, Presence - Filters - Search results - Subscribe (Podcast RSS) NAVIGATION - Channels - Filters SEARCH EDITORIAL - News - Top podcasts - Technical updates - Community highlights TAG CLOUD Strategy Consulting explained…

57 SharePoint as a Platform PODCAST DETAILS - Silverlight playback - Description - Rating - Social actions - Tags - Statistics COLLATERALS - Transcriptions - Slides COMMENTS PODCASTER DETAILS - Bio - Picture - Contact - IM integration - Presence - Average rating

58 SharePoint as a Platform PODCASTS - Filters - Subscribe (Podcast RSS) PODCASTER DETAILS - Bio - Picture - Contact - Presence - IM Integration - Average rating - Statistics - Points - RSS

59 References CodePlex Silverlight This slideshow!

60 Q & A / Drawings

61 Thanks for coming!

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