Over the past months, Microsoft has been developing and releasing new features for SharePoint developers and users. New attributes and features are making an already robust platform even more exciting to use. Microsoft has been releasing these updates at a fast pace and it is quite challenging to stay on top. As a SharePoint developer, it is crucial to be current. There are three resources that I depend on daily to get news on any upcoming updates.
The Microsoft Tech community has established a wonderful blog-site, Microsoft SharePoint Blog, which enlist IT Pros to share their thoughts, techniques and best practices that are being used in the field. There are many articles to browse through and the benefit of such a blog-site is that you can revisit archived publications as you need them. You can also subscribe to their RSS feed, so that you can be notified when new blogs are published.
Check out SharePoint Documentation by Microsoft . This site is a treasure chest! Microsoft has created a user guide by consolidating various content under one roof. There are step by step deployment documents, videos for the visual learner, examples of code snippets and advice from IT experts. This site is a haven for information for beginners, developers and end users.
One of the most surprising source of information, but never the less one of the best, is the SharePoint twitter feed! It’s amazing how much information is compacted in this account. Not only is Microsoft pushing out information, but the user community is also actively involved. By scrolling down the list, you will see links to new applications that are being developed, invitations to conferences about SharePointing, and be in touch with an expansive network of SharePoint developers.
I have only listed 3 of my top resources, but I am sure there are many more out there. If you have a holy grail of SharePoint knowledge, please feel free to share the link with us!