Monday, 19 July 2010

Guest blogger and video: SharePoint 2010 Sandbox Solutions

All this week we will be featuring posts from guest blogger Joel Jeffery. Joel is a Firebrand Training instructor, who is currently developing courseware for our brand new SharePoint 2010 Configuring / Administrator and Developer courses...

At the beginning of the year, it was a pleasure to teach SharePoint 2010 to an audience of developers for Microsoft during their Ignite event in Dublin.

One of the best features of the new development platform is Sandbox Solutions and the User Code Service. This allows developers to write code that is packaged up as a SharePoint .WSP solution, and deploy it at site collection level in a security sandbox. This feature is aimed at hosted and multi-tenant SharePoint users, and those that are more security conscious.

In the video below, I explain how developers can create a simple Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Sandbox Solution in Visual Studio 2010. I show what works and what doesn’t, and also how to write a custom validator for other developers’ solutions.