Apr 15, 2011

Interview With Marc Anderson, Founder OF the SPServiceS Library on COdeplex

To follow up on my previous post “SharePoint is the #1 Search Term On Codeplex”, I’ve published a short interview with SharePoint MVP Marc Anderson, founder of the jQuery Library for SharePoint Web Services (SPServices) library on CodePlex. Currently SPServices is the top SharePoint search result on CodePlex (sorted by relevance). Interested in what Marc has to say:

Apr 10, 2011

SharePoint is the #1 Search Term On Codeplex!

Short interview with Matt Hawley one of the developers of Microsoft’s open source platform CodePlex. What’s the most searched term on CodePlex?

The current top ten SharePoint projects on CodePlex (10.04.2011)

1. jQuery Library for SharePoint Web Services

This is a jQuery library which abstracts SharePoint's Web Services and makes them easier to use. It also includes functions which use the various Web Service operations to provide more useful (and cool) capabilities. It works entirely client side and requires no server install.

Page Views: 12544* | Downloads: 821* | Started: Aug 19 2009 | Contributors: 2 | License: MIT
Tags: Sharepoint, jQuery, Ajax, Cascading dropdown, client-side, SharePoint 2007, Sharepoint Designer

2. Community Kit for SharePoint

The Community Kit for SharePoint is a set of best practices, templates, Web Parts, tools, and source code that enables practically anyone to create a community website based on SharePoint technology for practically any group of people with a common interest.

Page Views: 6716* | Downloads: 1009* | Started: Feb 20 2007 | Contributors: 76 | License: Ms-PL

Tags: Sharepoint, CKS, Community, WSS, community kit, Community Kit for Sh, SharePoint 2007

3. SharePoint Manager 2010

The SharePoint Manager 2010 is a SharePoint object model explorer. It enables you to browse every site on the local farm and view every property. It also enables you to change the properties.

Page Views: 6550* | Downloads: 1394* | Started: Dec 12 2007 | Contributors: 4 | License: GPLv2

Tags: Sharepoint, SharePoint 2010, administration, QTG, QTG-SharePoint, SharePoint 2007, SharePoint Adm Tools

4. WSPBuilder (SharePoint WSP tool)

A SharePoint Solution Package (WSP) creation tool for WSS 3.0 & MOSS 2007 No more manually creating the manifest.xml file. No more manually specifying the DDF file. No more using the makecab.exe application.

Page Views: 6237* | Downloads: 955* | Started: Jun 4 2007 | Contributors: 4 | License: GPLv2

Tags: Sharepoint, WSPBuilder, Sharepoint Tools, MOSS, MOSS webparts, myfav, QTG

5. Useful Sharepoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities

This project takes aim at making it easier to create advanced workflows using Sharepoint Designer by providing a set of custom workflow activities.

Page Views: 5601* | Downloads: 322* | Started: Jul 4 2007 | Contributors: 8 | License: Ms-PL

Tags: Sharepoint, workflow, MOSS, Sharepoint Designer, WSS, SharePoint Workflow, SPD

6. SharePoint Learning Kit

The SharePoint Learning Kit is a community-source eLearning tool that integrates with Learning Gateway. Rich content is supported with full SCORM 2004 compliance and basic functions are supported for any electronic document.

Page Views: 4297* | Downloads: 326* | Started: Jun 30 2006 | Contributors: 5 | License: Ms-PL

Tags: Sharepoint, SLK, SharePoint Learning , Education, Learning, scorm, eLearning

7. Starter Master Pages for SharePoint 2010

Starter Master Pages for SharePoint 2010 are a clean, commented starting point for creating your own SharePoint 2010 branding. Starter Master Pages were known previously as Minimal Master Pages in SharePoint 2007.

Page Views: 3025* | Downloads: 617* | Started: Nov 18 2009 | Contributors: 1 | License: Ms-RL

Tags: SharePoint 2010, masterpage, Sharepoint, 2010, Branding, Master Page, minimal master page

8. SharePoint Management PowerShell scripts

This project site stores all the PowerShell scripts developed for SharePoint farms (WSS or MOSS) management. Each script is available independently and can be modified as desired

Page Views: 2170* | Downloads: 581* | Started: Jan 11 2009 | Contributors: 9 | License: Ms-PL

Tags: Sharepoint, powershell, management, MOSS, PowerShell Scripts, scripts, Sharepoint Admin

9. patterns & practices SharePoint Guidance

We develop guidance to help devs and architects build applications on SharePoint.

Page Views: 2688* | Downloads: 456* | Started: Jul 30 2008 | Contributors: 8 | License: Custom

Tags: Sharepoint, patterns & practices, SharePoint 2007, Guidance, MOSS, SharePoint Architect, SharePoint Dev Tools

10. iLove SharePoint

SharePoint Tools: Lookup Field with Picker, PowerShell Scripts, SharePoint Designer Actions, PowerActivity, PowerWebPart, PowerEventReceiver... ...you will love it too.

Page Views: 2526* | Downloads: 251* | Started: Jul 2 2008 | Contributors: 2 | License: GPLv2

Tags: Sharepoint, powershell, .NET, lookup, MOSS, Sharepoint Designer, wcf

At least I’m in the top ten Smile

Apr 3, 2011


I’m glad to announce that I have been awarded to a SharePoint MVP for the second time.


Thanks to Microsoft for the recognition of my effort and to the amazing SharePoint Community around the world for their support.

See you…

Why Andrew Connell loves sharepoint

Short interview with Andrew Connell (SharePoint MVP) about SharePoint 2010 on the MVP Summit 2011 Product Group Evening at the Lucky Strike bar.

Interview with Andrew Connell about SharePoint 2010