geekSpeak Recording: LINQ to SharePoint with Bart De Smet

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geekSpeaks are a great opportunity for some innovative members of the developer community to show off what they've been working on.

One such fellow is Bart De Smet. As of this recording, Bart had only been with Microsoft for 3 weeks. We arrange geekSpeaks a few months in advance, so technically Bart was still part of the community. Smiley Here's his bio:
A former Visual C# MVP, Bart De Smet now works at Microsoft Corporation on the WPF dev team in an SDE role. Prior to this new challenge, Bart was active in the Belgian community evangelizing various Microsoft technologies, most of the time focusing on CLR, language innovation and frameworks. In his evangelism role, he's been speaking at various events and attended several international conferences including TechEd Europe, IT Forum and the PDC. In 2005, Bart graduated as a Master of Informatics from Ghent University, Belgium. Two years later, Bart became a Master of Computer Science Software Engineering from the same university.
In this geekSpeak, Bart gives us a tour of a community project called LINQ to Sharepoint, which basically allows a developer to query lists and other things on a Sharepoint server as a data store, without having to resort to calling web services or mastering CAML.

I really love this project because it illustrates the power of LINQ and is a superb example of implemnting a custom LINQ to ... provider. It's also pretty cool to see Bart slip into some on-the-fly LINQ coding in response to the live questions.

So check out the video and be sure to try out LINQ to SharePoint and let Bart know what you think!

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