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The latest MOSS and WSS SDK release

August 24th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

There has been a major update to the MOSS and WSS Software Development Kit (SDK) which makes this release an important one.Now there are more samples and articles included and a series of new tools and features are nicely packaged up in the download files.You can install them from the following locations:

MOSS 2007 SDK 1.2:  Includes Conceptual and Class Library Reference documentation, Web Services documentation, and Developer Tools and Samples for MOSS and WSS. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6D94E307-67D9-41AC-B2D6-0074D6286FA9&displaylang=en
¼br> WSS 3.0 SDK 1.2:  Includes Conceptual and Class Library Reference documentation, Web Services documentation, and Developer Tools and Samples for WSS technology *only*. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=05E0DD12-8394-402B-8936-A07FE8AFAFFD&displaylang=en  

As you can see in the download page there has been a ton of new features added to this release such as follow:

  1. New Start Menu shortcut : A quicker access to documentation and welcome page
  2. You now have a choice of installation location when you’re installing the SDK 
  3. Offline Experience Improvements: More Technical Articles, Visual How-to Articles, and Book Excerpts—plus the Excel Services and Excel 2007 Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 Job Submission Developer Guide are packaged into one searchable CHM file ( Some of the elements such as WMV files and screencasts are still not available offline)
  4. New Tools and samples: There are many new tools and samples included in this release as follow:
    • Microsoft Business Data Catalog Definition Editor: I am so glad that what I was shouting here  8 months ago finally came into the consideration.Although it is not as complete as BDC Meta Man, I’m sure it is still better than nothing:)
    • WSHelloWorld Web Service
    • Excel Services User Defined Function Sample
    • WSOrders Custom Proxy Sample
    • SAP Sample
    • Sample Protocol Handler
    • Custom Content Source
    • IRM Document Protector
  5. Revised MOSS SDK conceptual topics such as :
    • How to: Create a Minimal Master Page
    • Provisioning Portal Sites
    • Portal Site Template File
    • Portal (Portal Site Template)
    • Webs (Portal Site Template)
    • Web (Portal Site Template)
  6. New MOSS SDK conceptual topics such as :
    • How to: Customize RSS for the Content Query Web Part
    • How to Create a Web Service Connection by using the Business Data Catalog Definition Editor
    • How to Create a Database Connection by using the Business Data Catalog Definition Editor

Here are the links to the online versions:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms550992.aspx

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms441339.aspx

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