Friday, November 14, 2008

SPDisposeCheck Tool will be available soon

Memory management in SharePoint coding is always been an ongoing issue and topic of dicsussin among developers. When to dispose SPWeb and SPSite objects when not to is been a biggest confusion. There have been many best practices and white papers from experts which talks about this but there are some confusions still pending and it becomes diffcult to judge and find when you have 1000s of lines of code and classes written. Microsoft wants to help us developers for writing quality code which takes care of memory dispose and makes best use of available memory. There is a tool coming up soon as mentioned in MSDN SharePoint blog. Read more here and wait for the Memory Doctor to be released ;-)

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/11/12/announcing-spdisposecheck-tool-for-sharepoint-developers.aspx

Thursday, November 6, 2008

MCTS 70-542

Ok its been quite busy in last few weeks. Lot of developments and excitements happening. News! I have successfully passed MOSS Application development exam (70-542). Some tips to clear this exam:

A very good undeerstanding of MOSS as a platform.
Good hands on creating and developing BDC's.
Good knowledge on Excel services and UDF's and related object model
Understand Search configurations, settings and related object model.
Understanding of IRM policies.
Portal template.
Some understanding on Audience and User profile.

Check the preparation guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-542.mspx

Also do the e-learning course collection 6071 if you can (Its worth the money!):
https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=138720

And if you have any questions then feel free to contact me.