Presented by Andrew Connell and Ulysses Ludwig
Anybody who has tried their hand at developing in SharePoint 2010 will tell you that the first thing you need is a well-designed development environment. With that in place, Visual Studio includes many templates that let developers begin development with ease. However, developing code in SharePoint 2010 gets tricky as the complexity and integration of the delivered application increases.
Join SharePoint Server experts Andrew Connell and Ulysses Ludwig for three in-depth sessions that will help you become a better SharePoint developer. As a developer, you need to know how to create your own development environment and how to use the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint development tools Microsoft has provided. You’ll also need to know how to build some of the more common things all SharePoint developers are asked to build, such as features and Web Parts. But having the tools and building things isn’t enough. A good SharePoint developer also needs to know where to go to get help and research questions.
In this invaluable trio of workshops, Andrew will show you what you need to know to move from being an ASP.NET developer to being a SharePoint developer. This includes how to create your own development environment and undertaking the most common development requirements all SharePoint developers have to embark on. Ulysses will help you take the complexity out of working with powerful new SharePoint features: Managed Metadata, Application pages, the new Ribbon Control, Ajax Notifications, and the new Client Object Model.
Session 1: How to be a SharePoint Developer
So you're developer, you've heard about this SharePoint thing and want to jump on the bandwagon? This is the session for you. Here you'll learn about the various options you have in setting up a SharePoint development environment. Then we'll explore the developer tools and build a few common features. Finally, you'll learn the best places to go to get information and help going forward from books, classes, and online forums.
Session 2: Programmatically Accessing, Updating, and Using the Terms Contained within the Managed Metadata Term Store
New to SharePoint 2010, the term store presents a corporate taxonomy from a centrally managed location. With this powerful new component of SharePoint comes a whole new level of complexity from a programming perspective. Any programmer new to SharePoint 2010 will learn that the taxonomy controls, which are similar to SharePoint lookup columns, do not behave in the same way as standard SharePoint controls because the underlying data is stored in a more complex manner and multiple fields are involved with the support of each field consumed by SharePoint lists and libraries. In this session, you'll learn how to access and create terms using the SharePoint object model and how to add and interact with taxonomy controls to customize ASPX application pages.
Session 3: Creating SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Controls