CAT.NET New Build

by agrace 21. March 2009 11:57

CAT.NET The Microsoft Connected Information Security Group (CIGS) has released an updated build of the CAT.NET tool.

There are some bug fixes and the ability to export results to Excel included in this release and users are advised to upgrade:

Note that this is the 32-bit version. 

Here are two great sources of free training material, one from Microsoft and the other from SharePoint consulting company Point8020.

1) Develop on SharePoint - from Microsoft

Develop on SharePoint


This is a SharePoint Developer portal site with the navigation based around the main topics of interest to developers, such as: Web Parts, Data Lists, Event Handlers Workflow, Silverlight, Page Navigation, Page Branding, Web Services, Custom Content Types and User Management.

This site has a really cool interface. However, with the browser back navigation button disabled, the custom "Go Back" navigation button that appears at the top of each display panel needs to be highlighted a little better.

Each of the topic panels presents a comprehensive set of resources including, virtual labs, webcasts, white papers and more.

2) Free SharePoint Developer Training - from Point8020

Free SharePoint Developer Training


Get 12 hours of free developer training webcasts from SharePoint Consultants, Point8020. I've watched just over an hour of this so far and am very impressed with the content and presentation. There are accompanying slide decks with each episode.

Module 1 - Developing Solutions on the SharePoint Platform

Module 2 - Web Parts

Module 3 - Page Navigation

Module 4 - Page Branding

Module 5 - Data Lists

Module 6 - Web Services

Module 7 - Event Handlers

Module 8
- Content Types and Site Columns

Module 9 - Workflow

Module 10 - User Management

Module 11 - Silverlight

Module 12 - Deployment

Two new discussion forums have been announced by the CIGS team.