Visual Studio 2010 & SharePoint: Visual Studio Tools for SharePoint!

Como sabéis, esta semana se está celebrando el Microsoft Tech-Ed Emea 2008 en Barcelona, y aunque no estoy presente, si que lo intentaré seguir de cerca en la medida de lo posible. El caso es qué sí en el pasado PDC 2008 celebrado en Los Ángeles tuvimos un montón de novedades, parece que en el Tech-Ed no se van a quedar atrás, y nos van a sorprender con sus anuncios. En este caso, y a través del blog de Paul Andrew (Microsoft Technical Product Manager for the SharePoint Developer Platform), he podido conocer una gran noticia relacionada con Visual Studio 2010 y SharePoint. Se trata de el anuncio de las Visual Studio Tools for SharePoint pensadas para dar un paso de gigante en lo que al desarrollo de soluciones SharePoint se refiere…y si no lo veis claro, judgaz vosotros mismos lo que nos permitirán:

  • Server Explorer for SharePoint viewing Lists and other artifacts in SharePoint directly inside of Visual Studio.

  • Windows SharePoint Services Project (WSP file) Import to create a new solution.

  • Added a new web part project item and showed the Visual web part designer which loads a user control as a web part for SharePoint.

  • Showed adding an event receiver for SharePoint and using the wizard to choose the event receiver and to just create a source file with that event receiver.

  • Added an ASPX workflow initiation form to a workflow project and showed how this workflow initiation form has designer capability.

  • Showed the packaging explorer and the packaging editor which lets you structure the SharePoint features and WSP file that is created.