SharePoint 2013 Development Environment


In this post, I’m going to describe my setup and some of the software and system requirements I needed for getting a SharePoint 2013 development environment up and running.  I’ll try to update this post as new releases of the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 are released or I make major changes…

Seven SharePoint Videos from //build/ 2012 Conference


For those of you SharePointers heading to SPC who want an early start, the other big conference just ended last Friday, November 2nd, concluding four days on building solutions for Windows, featuring seven talks on SharePoint.  Here they are sorted by highest rating first: Building apps for Office and SharePoint 2013 using the web technologies you know and love, Part…

SharePoint Saturday New York City


Just returned today from NYC where I presented “PowerShell and SharePoint”. I was also honored to be a member of a four person panel called “Jumpstart Your SharePoint Community Efforts” including SharePoint Saturday cofounder Susan Lennon, SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles organizer Nedra Allmond, and Sharing the Point founder Paul Swider who travels the edges of…

Automating SharePoint with PowerShell


At SharePoint Saturday Boston, I gave a talk on Automating SharePoint with PowerShell.  Here is the description: PowerShell is a powerful scripting environment and language for developers and administrators.  SharePoint 2010 has built in PowerShell administration commandlets, but you can use this powerful scripting language with any version of SharePoint.  Using PowerShell, Talbott will demonstrate…

SharePoint Saturday Boston the Third


For the third time in less than two years, SharePoint Saturday comes to Boston (SPSBoston).  Pradeepa Siva, Geoff Varosky, and I are organizing this gathering of SharePoint professionals to be held on Saturday, September 25th, 2010.  If you missed either of the previous two, they have been packed.  The first SPSBoston held March 14, 2009,…

F# and SharePoint


Six months ago, Varun Yadav asked about any benefit using F# with SharePoint 2010.  To see his comments and my response click here.  Although I have not played around with combining the two, I recently searched the net to see if I could see any evidence of the two being used together.  I found some blog…

Boston Area SharePoint User Group launch tomorrow


The BASPUG (Boston Area SharePoint User Group) launches tomorrow:   We have over 120 registered, so if you plan on going and haven’t done so already, register now.  Food, prizes, and a great speaker: Chris Bortlik of Microsoft, who was one of the top rated speakers at SharePoint Saturday Boston in March.  So join us. …

Visual Studio 2010


What a great week for Microsoft developers!  Visual Studio 2010 released Monday.  Silverlight 4 released yesterday.  The Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio are still in RC with the second release candidate made available this week.  Plus, the SharePoint team just anounced that SharePoint 2010 RTM today.   Another important milestone is that F# is…