Monday, June 23, 2008

Visual Studio 2008 extensions for WSS 3.0 v1.2 and other resources

The new version of the Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 were announced: it’s now finally here, a version compatible with Visual Studio 2008. This version brings the same functionalities as v1.1 for Visual Studio 2005, among others:Full Debugging with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

  • Support for C# and VB.NET
  • Templates for Web Part, Team Site, List Definition, Field Control, Content Type, Event Handler and more.
  • Web Solution Package (WSP) Editor
  • Solution Generator creates Site Definition projects from an existing site
    Check out my Resources page for the download link.

Now that I’m doing this post, it’s worth mentioning the latest additions to my SharePoint Resources page:

  • SharePoint 2007 Shared Services Provider User Profile Importer
    SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard -
    This tool by Chris O'Brien helps you export sites, lists, etc using .cmp files (Content Migration Package).
  • WSS3 Workflow Designers
  • SmartPart for SharePoint
    The SharePoint web part which can host any ASP.NET web user control. Create your web parts without writing code! – Now with support for ASP.NET Ajax.
    STSDEV is a proof-of-concept utility application which demonstrates how to generate Visual Studio project files and solution files to facilitate the development and deployment of templates and components for the SharePoint 2007 platform.
  • SharePoint SUSHI
    (that’s a cool name as I love sushi!)SUSHI is a powerful, user-friendly SharePoint application enabling you to accomplish common SharePoint administrative and development tasks. You can think of SUSHI as a Swiss army knife for SharePoint.
  • SharePoint SmartTemplates for Visual Studio
    Another project by Jan Tielens, already famous with the creation of the SmartPart (see above).

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