Silverlight and Sharepoint 2010 a step forward: how to build a small Silverlight 4 utility to upload files in a List or Library of Sharepoint

I’ve been reading a lot of resources related to Silverlight, especially as it relates to SharePoint 2010 development. One of the things that impresses me most about the technology is the ability to deliver very rich user interfaces. Not only that, it allows some advanced interactions that are simply not possible without some heavy coding, solutions like this:

Silverlight and Sharepoint 2010 a step forward: how to build a small Silverlight 4 utility to upload files in a List or Library of Sharepoint.

This solution shows how to upload a file to a document library simply by selecting the files from your file system and then dragging them over the Silverlight application where they are processed and placed into SharePoint. I’m imagining all types of scenarios where this would be useful — especially for business users that deal with a large volume of files every day.

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Referencing Javascript Files with SharePoint 2010 Custom Actions using SciptSrc – Jan Tielens’ Bloggings

I began searching tonight to see what was available for the silverlight javascript side files in SharePoint 2010 and stumbled upon this little GEM:

Referencing Javascript Files with SharePoint 2010 Custom Actions using SciptSrc – Jan Tielens’ Bloggings.

This is an incredibly powerful capability — including JavaScript libraries like jQuery can be turned into features that are activated on the individual sites where they are needed!

Using hMailServer with SharePoint

Building VM’s for development is almost a necessary skill. One of the most difficult things to do is get all of the necessary services like email and active directory.

Here’s a great step-by-step guide from Chris Poteet describing how to set up a free email server for testing and evaluating the email capabilities for SharePoint 2010:

Using hMailServer with SharePoint.

Guest Posts on EndUserSharePoint.com

I have teamed up with a great group of guest bloggers on Mark Miller’s site, EndUserSharePoint.com. The site is dedicated to assisting end users with the every-day use of SharePoint.

I am writing a series on how to create a team site search center. Here are links to my two articles already posted on the site: