Your Mid-Week Microsoft Fix

Welcome to the first mid-week of November. That’s right it is November, before we know it the new year will be upon us. If your company is anything like some of my clients, things really begin to slow down as people are in and out using up their vacation time or sick. Which means project work might not move as quickly as the rest of the year, and provides an excellent period of time to learn about some of the latest technologies as well as to polish our knowledge on already familiar technologies.

With this in mind readers, I would like to make a deal with you, to take some time to learn something new or extend our knowledge between now and January 1, 2011. (Life coaches say the best way to achieve goals is when someone is holding you accountable.)

My goal is to pass Exam 70-667 – Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring ( Leave in the comments what your goal is. Maybe it is to read that book on design patterns, pass a certification exam, attend/view some training, or something else.

To give you some thoughts as to what to learn here is this weeks broadcaster links.

Course 10517: Introduction to the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Platform

This course introduces existing ASP.NET developers to the SharePoint 2010 development platform.

The course covers the following topics.
– SharePoint 2010 as a Development Platform
– Introducing SharePoint 2010 Object Hierarchy
– Developing SharePoint Solutions by Using Visual Studio 2010
– Packaging and Deploying SharePoint 2010 Solutions

This course prepares you for the exam 70-573: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development.

Course 10518: Developing Web Parts for Accessing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Data

This course teaches developer how to develop Web Parts that access SharePoint data by using the server-side object model.

The course covers the following topics.
– Creating Standard Web Parts
– Creating Connected Web Parts
– Creating Visual Web Parts
– Working with SharePoint Sites Programmatically

This course prepares you for the exam 70-573: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development.

How Do I: Create Visual Web Parts for SharePoint 2010 in Visual Studio 2010?

Visual Web Parts allow developers to build Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Web Parts using a design surface in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. This allows for drag and drop of user controls from the Toolbox to build the visual web part’s user interface.

Core Architecture of SharePoint 2010: How Do I: Understanding SharePoint 2010 Topology (Part 1)

This module concentrates on the key architectural changes in SharePoint 2010. We’ll cover the different topology options available and also the changes in the service application architecture. There are also new capabilities available for business…


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