SharePoint Software Factory 2010 beta released!!!


It took longer than planned, but finally we have reached the next milestone of our SharePoint Software Factory 2010.

The SharePoint Software Factory (more details and download on http://spsf.codeplex.com ) is a Visual Studio Extension helping SharePoint newbies, as well as experienced developers to create, manage and deploy SharePoint solutions without having to know every tiny XML and C# secret.
SPSF provides a huge collection of helpful utilities for development, debugging and deployment of SharePoint standard artifacts and is fully compatible with SharePoint 2007/2010 and Visual Studio 2008/2010 (in any combination).
SPSF is part of the SharePoint Application Lifecycle (SPALM) process more at http://spalm.codeplex.com

Key Features

  • Get started with professional SharePoint development in less than 5 mins! more
  • Use powerful wizards to create all important SharePoint artifacts more
  • Fully integrated in Visual Studio more
  • Refactoring of artifacts (i.e. Content Types) more
  • Fully automated build system creates web solutions packages (“WSP”s) and deployment files more
  • Integrated Code quality checks in “Release” build (additional installs required) more
  • Extensive Help integrated in Visual Studio more
  • Supports new SharePoint Visual Studio application structure but also “old” best-practice SharePoint Hive structure more
  • Supports SharePoint 2007/2010 and Visual Studio 2008/2010 in any combination!!!

So please give it a try and us some feedback!

It is still a beta, so go bughunting…