Here are the companion resources for the “Dancing with SharePoint” presentation at SharePoint Saturday Kansas City! We talked about best practices to create a SharePoint virtual development environment, ways to get the most functionality out of the box, and some great development tools. Thanks to all who came!!!!
“Power User Books” – For getting the most out of the box
The SharePoint Shepherd's Guide for End Users
Essential SharePoint 2007: A Practical Guide for Users, Administrators and Developers
Beginning SharePoint 2007 Administration: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Virtual PC Resources and Best Practices
Virtual PC Tips by Scott Hanselman
How to Create a MOSS 2007 VPC Image – This is a great series of articles on setting up a virtual environment, especially part 20 which is about creating differencing disks.
Here is another great article on differencing disks by Andrew Connell.
SharePoint Development Tools
Here is a list of the Tools demonstrated during the presentation:
U2U CAML Query Builder
For the person who asked - “How to Use CAML (with examples)”
Search Query Web Service Test Tool for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007
SharePoint 2007 SDK – includes BDC Editor
Simego MOSS BDC Design Studio
Lightning Tools BDC Meta Man
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions, Version 1.1
A 30 day Virtual PC environment for SharePoint:
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 VHD