CKS – Dev for Visual Studio 2012

The Tools have been released for VS 2012. Great! The CKS – Development Tools Edition for Visual Studio 2012 is a collection of Visual Studio templates, Server Explorer extensions and tools providing accelerated SharePoint 2010/2013 development based on Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010/2013 development tools. The current 1.0 release includes the following features: Server Exploration from CKSDev 2010 v2.4 – Visual Studio 2012 version of the Visual Studio 2010 exploration.

Windows Live Essentials 2011

Microsoft has published a new version of the Windows Live Tools. –> What programs are included? Messenger Photo Gallery Movie Maker Mail –> Writer <– Family Safety Windows Live Mesh Messenger Companion Bing Bar Outlook Connector Pack Microsoft Silverlight If you do not know, you can use the Live Writer for blogging (with your SharePoint blog).

Word to SharePoint

A picture will you tell more than words: Another great project on CodePlex. –> Project Description A SharePoint Feature that allows selection of Word 2007 documents for content conversion to a selected WebpageLibrary. The solution also extracts, transfers and re-links images to a selected image library.

Active Directory User Editor

SharePoint is importing user information from the Active Directory through the Shared Services Provider (if you have MOSS). Wouldn’t it be nice if users could “manage themselves”? That would save lots of time for the Admins 🙂 The answer is here: 5 different types of properties fields: Simple TextBox, DropDownList/ListBox (with predefined values), People Picker, Date Picker with calendar. Multi-domain compatible. Nearly Any Active Directory property can be easily added or removed of the edit form, directly trough the webpart configuration (nothing “hard-coded”).

New WSPBuilder version

Carsten Keutmann has released a new version of his great WSPBuilder. Here are the new features: A Reference folder under GAC and 80/Bin is now supported for large dlls that do not need reflection for SafeControls and Permissions. New menu function “Recycle the Windows SharePoint Services Timer” implemented on WSPBuilder Extensions. Refactoring of “Copy to GAC” in order to improve the functionality. Bug fixed! “Unable to get solution id from manifest: Unable to extract manifest.

free DocAve SQL Restore Controller

An item level restore solution is available at AvePoint. The DocAve SQL Restore Controller care restore items, sites and site collections from a SQL or DPM database, or a backup. If you click on the download link, you have to provide an email address. A download link will be sent to you. The files you have to download are 414 MB (Manager) and 40 MB for the Agent. But the download server is fast 🙂