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Professional SharePoint 2013 Development by Paul J. Swider, Jeff Fried, Brian Wilson, Scot Hillier, Matt Ranlett, Brendon Schwartz, Reza Alirezaei

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Appendix

Additional Help and Resources

WHAT’S IN THIS APPENDIX?

  • Discovering help and additional resources

Developing for SharePoint involves bringing together a number of technologies, including SharePoint, developer tools, and web development technologies. To be effective in developing for SharePoint, you need to understand the resources available to help you, both from Microsoft and from the community. There are high-quality tools and documentation available from both resources.

DOWNLOADABLE HELP FILES FROM MICROSOFT

The key resource from Microsoft that every SharePoint developer should download is the SharePoint SDK. The SDK comes in two versions, one for SharePoint Foundation and another for SharePoint Server. You should download both sets of SDKs onto your development machine.

ONLINE HELP FROM MICROSOFT

You can find one of the key resources available online for learning what’s new in SharePoint 2013 for developers at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj163091.aspx.

In addition to the What’s New site, you can look at a number of other resources, including the SharePoint 2013 training for developers at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/fp123633.aspx.

Another key resource to keep track of is the SharePoint team blog. On this blog, the SharePoint team posts relevant information about SharePoint that customers and partners would be interested in. The blog is located at http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/default.aspx.

The last resource is the SharePoint ...

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