(Update: this post also published on Developer Wiki of NothingButSharePoint.com)
The Developer Preview of Visual Studio 11 is now available, and I’ve been exploring its new capabilities, especially as it relates to SharePoint development. Two of the great new features in Visual Studio 11 that I’ll discuss are
- the ability to deploy visual web parts as sandboxed solutions
- the ability to automatically deploy sandboxed solutions to remote SharePoint sites
At the end of this article, I’ll explain why I think this is such a big deal. But for now, I’ll walk thru the 3 easy steps necessary to take advantage of these features. In my case, the remote SharePoint site I’ll use is my Fpweb.net Hosted SharePoint account.