Category Archives: SharePoint

SDE Slides & Samples – Geavanceerde UI Technieken voor SharePoint

Iedereen die mijn sessie bezocht heeft tijdens de SDE van 30 maart bedankt voor het luisteren. Hieronder vind je links naar de slides en voorbeeldcode.


Geavanceerde UI Technieken voor SharePoint Slides (126.2 KB) | Samples (447.66 KB)


De voorbeeldcode bevat ook een installer om de WebParts uit te rollen. Je moet wel even uploadskinfeature.bat aanpassen om naar de juiste server te wijzen.

VSLive! 2009 San Francisco slides and samples

Thank you for all who attended my sessions in San Francisco. Below are the slides and samples for my sessions.


VTH4 – Understanding Transactions in WCF Slides (561.73 KB) | Samples (540.1 KB)


VTH16 – Supporting POX/REST with WCF Slides (369.58 KB) | Samples (302.82 KB)


VTH25 – Simplify WebPart (and Control) Development with WebPart Skinning Slides (359.85 KB) | Samples (447.66 KB)


The VTH25 samples include the full installer. However, be sure to change the uploadskinfeature.bat to point to the correct server. You can read more about the VirtualPathProvider I mentioned in VTH25 session here.

Speaking at VSLive San Francisco, February 23-27

The wonderful folks at VSLive! have invited me again to do three sessions at their San Francisco event from February 23 to February 27, 2009. These are the sessions I’ll do (all on Thursday 26):



  • Understanding Transactions in WCF

  • Supporting POX/REST with WCF

  • Simplify WebPart (and Control) Development with WepPart Skinning

The first two are obviously about WCF. The last talk is primarily about SharePoint, but the discussed techniques will work with ASP.NET WebParts and WebControls as well.


I really like VSLive! because they have some great content and top tier speakers. The speakers (myself included of course) are also very accessible, because the event is not as huge as some of the other conferences these days. So if you intend to go to a conference this year, VSLive! is going to be worth your money.

Good books on SharePoint development are rare (or I haven’t found them yet)

I’ve now read several books on SharePoint development, such as Developer’s Guide to the Windows SharePoint Services v3 Platform , Microsoft harePoint 2007 Development Unleashed, and Programming Excel Services. I’ve found each of these books lacking, particularly the last two. The Unleashed book is more a reference than anything else and especially in the more advanced topics I really didn’t find what I was looking for, which is not what you’d expect from an Unleashed title. The Excel Services book is a disappointment if you are looking for good information about Excel Services. If you want to learn to develop WebParts it is quite good however. In that sense the book has been completely misnamed. I hope that my next pick will be better (that said, two of the three books were given to me).