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Reflections on Microsoft Build 2014

Posted by Ben Lucas on Apr 28, 2014 3:14:09 PM

I’ve attended many Microsoft conferences in the past, but this is the first conference where I can honestly say I didn’t attend a single disappointing session. After attending the conference, I thought it would make sense to distill some of the highlights.

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Topics: Microsoft, Professional Effectiveness

External Content Types in SharePoint 2010

Posted by Yogendra Saxena on Jan 13, 2014 1:06:33 PM

In my previous blog post, I explained SharePoint Content types. Taking that one step further, let’s now examine SharePoint’s out of the box capability of defining content types on external data in SharePoint. Once the external data is in SharePoint, we can leverage SharePoint’s standard set of functionality, such as defining an out of the box workflow, or the referential relationship between lists, etc.

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Topics: Design, Microsoft, SharePoint

SharePoint Object Hierarchy

Posted by Yogendra Saxena on Dec 30, 2013 12:08:09 PM

This is a simple representation of the SharePoint Object Hierarchy. Each of the constituents is described below.

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Topics: Design, Microsoft, SharePoint

SharePoint Content Types

Posted by Yogendra Saxena on Aug 6, 2013 11:00:29 AM

As per MSDN documentation, a content type is a reusable collection of metadata, workflow, behaviour, and other settings for a category of items or documents in a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 list or document library. Content types enable you to manage the settings for a category of information in a centralized, reusable way.

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Topics: Microsoft, SharePoint

Totally Unofficial "Build 2013 Awards"

Posted by Brad Newman on Jul 15, 2013 3:00:28 AM

If there was one overriding theme to the comments that I heard, and made, about Microsoft’s Build 2013 Conference, it was about the lack of session details available to attendees prior to the event. At registration, the only information provided were the titles, times, presenters and the notoriously subjective and ambiguous “level.” Detailed descriptions were not available until an update to the Channel 9 Events app that occurred late on the first day. Deciding between “New Platform Capabilities for Advancing Web Development” and “Improving Developer Productivity and Software Quality and Software Quality with Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Tools” is a Rorschach’s test in nerd perception.

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Topics: Microsoft, Professional Effectiveness

The Problem of Velocity

Posted by Brad Newman on May 13, 2013 5:39:21 PM
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Topics: Methodologies, Microsoft

TFS and Continuous Deployment Part 4: Parameterized Deployments

Posted by Brad Newman on Feb 11, 2013 5:37:24 PM

This is the final part of a four-part series on using Team Foundation Server and Team Build to set up a continuous deployment environment.

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Topics: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Microsoft

TFS and Continuous Deployment Part 3: Creating Team Build

Posted by Brad Newman on Nov 26, 2012 1:52:32 PM

This is the third part of a four-part series on using Team Foundation Server and Team Build to set up a continuous deployment environment.

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Topics: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Microsoft

TFS and Continuous Deployment Part 2: Preparing the Project

Posted by Brad Newman on Oct 1, 2012 3:43:01 PM

This is the second part of a four-part series on using Team Foundation Server and Team Build to set up a continuous deployment environment.

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Topics: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Microsoft

My Love Affair with SharePoint 2010

Posted by Kurt Berger on Aug 21, 2012 4:50:16 PM

I had to give a little chuckle when I was asked: “Could you write a little blog about SharePoint?” It took me on a walk down memory lane.

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Topics: Microsoft, Professional Effectiveness, SharePoint

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