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Great new downloads for SharePoint developers at the MSSharePointDeveloper site.

MSSharePointDeveloper site or "introduction to SharePoint Development site" has been around for a few months now. It's a great resources for developers that are looking to get into SharePoint development.

Here's the new stuff you can find there. The VM's have been updated to Visual Studio 2008, which is awesome!

  • Downloadable WSS Dev VPC Image
    • Updated to Visual Studio 2008 (previously Visual Studio 2005).
    • Smaller download at about 1.8Gb to download in 4 files now.
    • The Virtual PC image includes:
      • Windows Server 2003 (expires on 29th September 2009)
      • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1
      • Visual Studio 2008
      • Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services
      • 10 Hands on Labs for learning SharePoint in C# and VB.NET
  • SharePoint Developer Introductory Hands on Labs
    • All updated to Visual Studio 2008.
    • They are included on the VM image.
    • They are also available for separate individual downloads from the site.
  • SharePoint Developer Introductory Web Cast PPTs and Demos
    • 10 webcast PPTs with transcripts.
    • Previously 2 of the webcasts were missing transcripts.

All three of these downloads and online MSDN Virtual Labs are available at

Thanks for checking out this post!


Murray Gordon
ISV Architect Evangelist
Microsoft Corporation 

Posted on Monday, October 13, 2008 12:41 AM | Back to top

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