Application Development: Microsoft SharePoint 2010: 20 Reasons Developers Are Excited

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-08-17
 
 
 

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: 20 Reasons Developers Are Excited

by Darryl K. Taft

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: 20 Reasons Developers Are Excited

Compile, Debug, Test

With Microsoft SharePoint 2010, developers can compile, debug and test in one of the most widely used development tools out there—Visual Studio.

Compile, Debug, Test

Go On-Premises or Cloud

By using SharePoint 2010, developers can deploy custom code on-premises or into the cloud using Sandbox Solution technology.

Go On-Premises or Cloud

Leverage Web Services

Developers can take advantage of the power of SharePoint in other applications using industry standards such as Web Services and Representational State Transfer (REST).

Leverage Web Services

Prebuilt Components

Developers can build rich business applications and use prebuilt SharePoint components to get it in users' hands as quickly as possible.

Prebuilt Components

Business Connectivity Services

Developers can connect to and use line-of-business systems using SharePoint's Business Connectivity Services simply and easily.

Business Connectivity Services

Microsoft Office 2010 Integration

Needless to say, developers can benefit from SharePoint's deep integration with Microsoft Office 2010, including backstage integration and document life cycle management.

Microsoft Office 2010 Integration

Microsoft Visio 2010 Support

Microsoft Visio 2010 advanced diagramming tools help you simplify complexity with dynamic, data-driven visuals and new ways to share on the Web in real time. And developers can build visual mashups using Visio Services.

Microsoft Visio 2010 Support

Support for LINQ

SharePoint Server 2010 features support for Language-Integrated Query (LINQ), to help developers rapidly build applications on the SharePoint platform.

Support for LINQ

Workflow

Developers gain the ability to automate and streamline business processes with SharePoint's powerful workflow engine. Business users can model the workflow in Visio and have the developer build it out further in SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio.

Workflow

Web Content Management

In addition, developers can build fully branded and highly customized public-facing Internet sites with SharePoint's Web Content Management engine.

Web Content Management

Custom Application Integration

Developers can integrate custom applications right into Office and SharePoint to offer users a highly productive work environment.

Custom Application Integration

BI Dashboards

With SharePoint 2010, developers can build insightful business intelligence dashboards using Performance Point Services in SharePoint.

BI Dashboards

Developer Dashboard

SharePoint Server 2010 provides a Developer Dashboard.

Developer Dashboard

Microsoft Silverlight Support

Microsoft enables developers to use the power of Silverlight to deliver rich user interfaces with the power of SharePoint behind them.

Microsoft Silverlight Support

Social Tagging

Social tagging helps people communicate and share information. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 includes social computing tools such as My Site Websites and social content technologies such as blogs, wikis and RSS.

Social Tagging

Compliance Support

Developers can deliver SharePoint apps that enable users to quickly identify, collect and preserve content throughout SharePoint for legal discovery.

Compliance Support

SharePoint Designer 2010

Developers can use SharePoint Designer 2010 to get a quick start on SharePoint development projects. Using SharePoint Designer, you can rapidly create SharePoint solutions in response to business needs. Developers can compose no-code solutions that encompass a variety of common scenarios, from collaborative sites and Web publishing to line-of-business data integration, business intelligence solutions and human workflows, all leveraging the building blocks available in SharePoint.

SharePoint Designer 2010

Web Parts

Developers can use Web Parts to add new functionality to SharePoint sites. SharePoint enables developers to add a Web Part to any page, and the new functionality will appear when the page is displayed.

Web Parts

Windows 7

Developers can install SharePoint 2010 on Microsoft Windows 7, making it easier than ever to develop SharePoint applications.

Windows 7

SharePoint 2010 SDK

The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Software Development Kit (SDK) is available online and as a download. The SharePoint 2010 Reference: Software Development Kit download includes IntelliSense files and numerous additional code samples. The SDK includes documentation and code samples for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, which builds upon the SharePoint Foundation 2010 infrastructure.

SharePoint 2010 SDK

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