Dave McMahon has been involved with computers since college days but only entered the industry fulltime in 1998. He has been involved with the .NET Platform since the 1.0 Beta 2 stage and with SQL Server since version 7.0. In the last 3 to 4 years he has specialised in working with first Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and more recently with SharePoint Server 2010. He has been writing technical articles for various online and offline magazines since 2005, and has been speaking at major conferences such as TechEd Europe and SharePoint Evolutions since 2006. He currently holds the position of Software Systems Architect at Ridgian, a major Microsoft Gold Partner who provide in SharePoint based Business Intelligence Solutions. He is a founder member of The Next Generation User Group and has his blog at http://nxtgenug.spaces.live.com.
For some reason, Sharepoint developers haven't taken to PowerShell with the same enthusiasm as the DBAs and SysAdmins. Dave McMohan is a man on a mission to explain that PowerShell can provide plenty of power for repetitive tasks and, once learned, can mean very quick scripting.… Read more
When deploying any Sharepoint application, the way to do it is through 'Features and Solutions'. There are two recommended paths of deploying custom functionality into SharePoint: Sandboxed or Farm Solutions. Which should you choose, and in what circumstances? Dave McMahon talks us through a Sharepoint deployment with Sharepoint 2010 and VS 2010 and finds it pretty easy.
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SharePoint developers have long been denied their own set of tools, but that's finally starting to change. Developing for SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2010 is easy and intuitive, and David takes a moment to walk us through this brave new world.… Read more
Even if you've heard of SharePoint, you may not know about Visio Services, which is making Data-Driven visualizations easier to create than ever before. Dave McMahon has generously provided an excellent introduction to get us up to speed, complete with a step-by-step guide to getting started.… Read more