Friday, March 2, 2012

SharePoint 2010 Developer Toolbox

If you currently develop applications for SharePoint 2010, these are some of the MUST HAVE tools in your SharePoint toolbox:

  1. Visual Studio 2010--for developing SharePoint applications
  2. Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools--for additional functionality such as creating a Sandboxed-compatible Visual Web Part
  3. SharePoint Designer 2010--for performing various miscellaneous operations in SharePoint including designing Workflows
  4. Office 2010--for performing numerous integration operations with SharePoint
  5. InfoPath 2010--for designing InfoPath forms for SharePoint
  6. Visio 2010 Premium--for designing visual workflows that can be readily imported into SharePoint Designer 2010 or Visual Studio 2010
  7. LINQPad--for easily creating and troubleshooting LINQ queries
  8. LINQ to SharePoint DSL Extension for Visual Studio 2010--Allows easily creating entities based on SharePoint content
  9. Microsoft Pex and Moles--for easily creating Unit Tests and Mock objects for SharePoint projects
  10. SPDisposeCheck--tool for ensuring that SharePoint objects are disposed of properly
  11. SPUGDisposeCheck--Visual Studio extension that allows SPDisposeCheck to be run directly from within the Visual Studio IDE 
  12. SPB--Visual Studio Extension Template for creating a SharePoint Branding Package
  13. CKS Development Tools Edition--provides various project and item templates for SharePoint development projects
  14. U2U CAML Query Builder--provides an easy way to test and verify CAML queries
  15. JQuery Item Template--Visual Studio Extension Template for creating a SharePoint application with JQuery support
  16. Windows Identity Foundation SDK--provides Visual Studio project templates for creating Security Token Service and Claims-aware Web Sites
  17. PowerGUI--provides easy way to load PowerShell libraries and provides Visual Studio-like Intellisense when creating PowerShell scripts

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