Download New SharePoint 2010 Reference SDK

A new release of the software development kit for SharePoint 2010 is now available for download from Microsoft.

According to a member of the SharePoint Developer Team, the April 2011 Build of the SharePoint 2010 Reference: Software Development Kit features new documentation, code samples, and IntelliSense XML files.

The new content is set up to make even easier for developers to build projects leveraging the latest iteration of SharePoint, both on-premise and in the Cloud, adding materials on top of the programming tasks, code samples, and guidance already packed into the SDK.

In this regard, with the latest version of the SDK, the software giant has extended the focus of the dev resources beyond SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010.

Developers can now turn to the SDK to create projects that leverage the Cloud flavor of SharePoint. Essentially, the Redmond company is providing them with the resources necessary for building SharePoint Online solutions.

“For more information, check out the SharePoint Online Developer Center on MSDN. Recommended starting places are Developing SharePoint Online Solutions or SharePoint Online Development in 180 seconds (online video). You can also download the SharePoint Online for Office 365: Developer Guide,” the SharePoint Developer Team representative noted.

With the April release, Microsoft pushed the version number of the SharePoint 2010 Reference SDK up to 4763.1086.

The company is advising developers that have been leveraging older releases of the software development kit for SharePoint 2010 to uninstall them ahead of moving to version 4763.1086.

“You can set up the SDK on a machine that has SharePoint installed, or you can also set up the SDK on a remote development machine (e.g., Windows 7),” the software giant explained.

According to Microsoft, the new code samples, updated IntelliSense XML files, and refreshed documentation were introduced following feedback from devs using the SDK. Undoubtedly, the company will continue to act on input from developers in the future as well.

The SharePoint 2010 Reference: Software Development Kit is available for download here.

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