SharePoint Unit Testing Guidance and Typemock

Back in August, 21apps blog featured an article highlighting the Microsoft Patterns & Practices Guidance on SharePoint. It’s an excellent resource. One of the first things on their list is Unit Testing. Andrew also highlights their video on unit testing with a third party product called Typemock Isolator, read more below. Since that time, a number of other developments have occurred. The SharePoint TypeMock Wrapper on Codeplex had a September 21 – 2008 release Isolator for SharePoint was announced November

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Followup to SharePoint Contacts List on a Map from Google

In the Mapping Part 2 Comments, I received two questions I’ve been meaning to get back to. Can you do this if your list has latitude and longitude? How do you add the name to the popup? Latitude and Longitude The first step in modifying my example for latitude and longitude is adding the fields. First I go to List Settings: Then I create the latitude column: Repeat for Longitude. After creating a Collection on maps.live.com with my contact cities,

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Windows SharePoint Services 4.0 named and breaking changes

In the first vNext news since my SharePoint 2010 post, Microsoft has identified Windows SharePoint Service 4.0 by name in a CustomListView knowledge base article. In addition, the Pre-Upgrade Checker that links to the Knowledge Base Article naming the new version identifies a number of breaking changes. Breaking Changes Avoid Custom List Views Gary Lapointe’s analysis suggests avoiding custom list views in Features as they may break. Custom Field Type Warning Also from Mr. Lapointe, "if you are creating custom

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Number 69 on Joel Oleson’s Twitter List

I’m number 69 on the Top 100 SharePoint Twitters! It’s ironic because my feedburner stats show most of my SharePoint Blog traffic coming from twitter. Really, twitter has been the best way to get the word out about my SharePoint content and I’m a happy user. I also enjoy following my younger brother and some friends and automatically updating my Facebook status through Twitter. So overall, I’d be happy even if I didn’t make the list. My overall twInfluence may

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Custom Field Type Webcast from San Antonio SharePoint User Group

Travis Lingenfelder gave a presentation today by Live Meeting for the San Antonio SharePoint User Group in the place of a December meeting at a physical location. He explained and demoed the Regular Expression Validator example from Todd Bleeker’s SharePoint Development Book. I noticed Travis was recording, so hopefully we can make it available to those who could not attend. Figure 1: IP Address example from the webcast For more information on Custom Field Types in SharePoint, follow the links

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Two Topics: SharePoint Hands On Labs and SharePointReview.com

If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the recently updated Windows SharePoint Services Hands on Labs, you might be interested in their recent integration with Visual Studio 2008. Not only is it integrated with the new version of VS, it integrates with the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions. Very cool and a great introduction to what is new in both updates! Take advantage of the Virtual Labs, Mike Walsh has the best list. If

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Microsoft Certified Master Application

In response to my Microsoft Certified Master Application from Microsoft this morning: Thomas Resing Senior Software Engineer MicroLink, LLC San Antonio, TX 78232 United States of America Congratulations! You have met the pre-requisite exam requirements. If you don’t read the SharePoint Product Team blog daily, you may have missed this big certification news from earlier this week. Introducing the Microsoft Certified Master and Certified Architect for SharePoint

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SharePoint Author and Expert Bill English to present in San Antonio

Bill English, author and SharePoint expert, is coming to San Antonio in March!   Bill will be presenting at the San Antonio SharePoint User’s Group (SASUG) meeting Tuesday, March 24th. Expect more details at the February meeting.   SASUG is taking a break for the Holidays, but regular meetings will resume in January at the normal date of the fourth Tuesday of the month.   For more information on SASUG visit the group homepage at http://www.sasug.net and join us in the LinkedIn SASUG Group.

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On Michael Gannotti’s SharePoint Brown Bag and Blog Network

Microsoft SharePoint blogger Michael Gannotti hosted a live meeting brown bag today. Two things I loved about it Insight into Microsoft’s future direction on SharePoint He used the Facebook Blog Networks Application to host the details Facebook Blog Networks Application   You can now Join my network for Tom Resing’s SharePoint Blog on Facebook. Michael joined my newtork today. It’s a great forum for readers of my blog. As a value add for people in his network, he published the

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Taking Joel Oleson’s Advice

When you work with SharePoint long enough, one guy whose blog you certainly find answers on is Joel Oleson. Since leaving Microsoft, Joel’s blog posts have been really strong on another topic, marketing your blog.   Here are some of my favorite posts of his from his new independent blog: Ranking Your Blog – Managing and Gaining Popularity 10 Easy Tips and Tricks to Successful Twitter Microblogging 10 Steps to Real Business Value in Twitter SharePoint Custom Site Definition Battle – Common

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