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Posted 19 Feb 2014

SharePoint Server Explorer - A new Feature in Visual Studio 2010

, 20 Feb 2014 CPOL
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This tip is describing about a new feature comes with Visual Studio 2010. This new feature is called SharePoint Server Explorer

While developing SharePoint solutions, every developer needs information about SharePoint topology and configuration on the server. For example developer might

  1. Need to see available sites and sub sites on SharePoint server and properties of sites and sub sites.
  2. Need to see available content types and their properties?
  3. Need to see the installed features, their properties like ID, name etc.
  4. Need to list templates.
  5. Need to list and document libraries
  6. Need to see the workflows on the server.

If a tool that fulfill all above your needs then it would be great experience and more productive with developing SharePoint solutions.

There is good news for you that Visual Studio brings you a new feature called SharePoint Server Explorer.


This feature allows developers to add or connect the SharePoint server as many as you need. Developers can browse the SharePoint Server topology and configuration in a tree view structure. He can manage and browse like:

  • Sites and Sub Sites
  • Content Types
  • Features
  • List Templates
  • List and Document Libraries
  • Workflows


So, SharePoint Server Explorer is great and very handy tool for developer that is most frequently used while developing SharePoint Solutions.

Enjoy! SharePoint Server Explorer



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Mukesh Kumar 1981
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Mukesh Kumar,

Software Analyst, Microsoft SharePoint

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