SharePoint 2007 Learning Guide: Products

Here we link to commercial and open-source products that make it easier to develop applications for use with SharePoint 2007.


   SharePoint 2007 Quick Start
   SharePoint 2007 articles and blog entries
   SharePoint 2007 Tutorial 1: General References
   SharePoint 2007 Tutorial 2: Workflow
   SharePoint 2007 Tutorial 3: The Business Data Catalog
   SharePoint 2007 Videos and Webcasts
   SharePoint 2007 Products
   SharePoint 2007 Forums and Community

SharePoint 2007 Products

In this section of the SharePoint 2007 Learning Guide we link to a variety of commercial and open-source tools that augment the SharePoint application development process.

R2i to extend NukeDK to Sharepoint, .NET Framework
NukeDK, an Ajax toolkit built initially for DotNetNuke, will soon be compatible with SharePoint and the .NET Framework.

Quest releases Development Studio for SharePoint
Quest Software's Development Studio for SharePoint provides 15 Web parts, configurators and templates for use in building SharePoint 2003 and 2007 applications.

Colligo for SharePoint now supporting Office 2007
The company's toolset for offline access to SharePoint sites has been updated to support Windows Vista and Office 2007.

K2 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
K2's SharePoint development platform includes content management capabilities, wizards for developing workflows and event processes, and a drag-and-drop Web interface for end-user workflow design.

The following open-source tools can all be found on Microsoft's CodePlex site for hosting open-source projects.

SmartPart for SharePoint
The SmartPart for SharePoint 2007 is an open-source WebPart that can host any ASP.NET 2.0 Web User Control.

SharePoint 2007 Test Data Population Tool
This is a planning and performance testing tool for SharePoint deployments. It is a command-line executable program that looks into the XML config file to determine how a server should be populated.

SharePoint 2007 WCM Utilities
This links to three utilities -- MetaTagsGenerator v0.9, PropertyBagFeature v0.9 and SharePointSSLHttpModule v0.9 -- for publishing sites built with MOSS's Web Content Management features.

SharePoint Solution Installer
This makes it easier to install SharePoint 2007 solution files on a SharePoint server farm.

LINQ to SharePoint project
This project, the brainchild of Bart de Smet, aims to make SharePoint one of the data sources covered by LINQ, the Language Integrated Query that is a key addition to Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. Visual Basic and C# samples are available.

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