SharePoint 2010 ships with a great developer story. The new Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Developer Tools provide great experience and allow you to be productive while working on SharePoint Solutions. And while these tools ships with rich functionality they obviously don’t cover all new capabilities of SharePoint 2010. In some situations you might need to manually modify some of the SharePoint artifacts like for example when specifying dependencies for your Solution.
One of the pieces of developing custom components is logging information. No matter if it’s for diagnostic purposes or when an error occurs, logging allows you to track the health of your custom component. When developing custom components for SharePoint 2007 we hadn’t much choice. Although SharePoint 2007 shipped with the Unified Logging Service, we couldn’t use it. The SharePoint SDK was pretty clear about it: although some methods were publicly available, ULS was for internal use only and was not supposed to be used in custom code. Because of this, we couldn’t provide a similar logging experience to SharePoint and had to develop custom logging solutions. SharePoint 2010 changes this situation: using the new ULS is now supported and may be used for logging in custom code.
My deck from the DIWUG event on May 25 is available on-line. So if you either couldn’t make it to the event or want to have the content for future reference, you can get it from SlideShare.
Dutch Information Worker User Group SharePoint eMagazine \#2 has just been published and is available for download. This second issue contains some great articles about Web Content Management in SharePoint 2010, Community Kit for SharePoint: Development Tools Edition (CKS:DEV) and more. Get your copy of the FREE DIWUG SharePoint eMagazine \#2 now!
Tomorrow (May 25) I will be presenting at the Dutch Information Worker User Group (DIWUG) about developer improvements in SharePoint 2010 Web Content Management. We will be not only looking at what’s new in SharePoint 2010 WCM but I will also share with you some tips on how you can get the most of your WCM solutions on the SharePoint 2010 platform.