Visual Studio SharePoint Tools Blog Launched…phenomenal!!
Yeps – as the title indicates a new blog has been launched over at MSDN!
It’s good to hear that the Visual Studio Business Applications SharePoint Tools QA team has joined us in the blogosphere (phew, long name for that team!!).
They are promising a range of topics, some of them VERY relevant, especially with the lack of support Visual Studio 2008 has had prior to the extensions was released earlier last month.
So, if you are like me, and work with SharePoint AND Visual Studio this will most certainly be one of those blogs that gets a daily visit (if not more often).
Great work guys!
I think I’ll just put a little point out that’s constantly a dissapointment…
Authoring workflos…..uhmm..can only be done on a local server and we all know how smart it isn’t to run Visual Studio on a production environment. So how are you meant to test and debug a workflow, that for some obscure reason, doesn’t run on your remote test environment or production environment? Well you can’t..it’s almost as if authoring a sharepoint sequential workflow is a fire and forget scenario. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, by why on earth hasn’t this been looked into further?
you simply can’t debug a failing workflow on a remote server without having visual studio running.
and the error reporting is extremely bad by default..so, back to drawing board to see what could possibly have gone wrong.
Anyways, hopefully the team will eventually start thinking a bit further and get us some hooks into SharePoint that will allow us to debug remotely.
that being said, if somebody has magically managed to get this working, please let me know!
The blog was launched on the 1st of July, 2008 with a post that goes into a bit more detail.
Find the post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/vssharepointtoolsblog/archive/2008/07/01/welcome-to-the-visual-studio-sharepoint-tools-blog.aspx
Again, welcome guys, even though you’ve been blogging individually for a long time it’s good to see the team collaborate to help us poor simple MOSS developers out.