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Verify what the new release of the CKS Project have...
The current 1.2 release includes the following features:
WSPBuilder conversion tool (WCT) beta - This 'beta' release of the WSPBuilder project importer project template allows a developer to migrate a SharePoint root based project structure to the new SharePoint Tool SPIs based file layout. The WCT is packaged with both Foundation and Server editions of CKSDev.
Improved Quick Deploy - Stability improvements to the Quick Deploy features.
Keyboard shortcuts - Introduction of Keyboard shortcuts for the menu items provided by the extension.
Updated Full Trust Proxy SPI - Improvements to the Full Trust Proxy SPI to include the deployment feature receiver.
Restart processes menus - Restart the Timer service, User code process and the VS host process.
Attach to processes menus - Attach to the Timer service, User code process and the VS host process.
Solution level Package all - Package all SharePoint projects within your solution from the Solution context menu.
Improved import Content Types - Improved to now support importing from subsite content types.
Branding SPI - New SPI providing branding with masterpage, css and deployment feature receiver.
Improved Fluent visual web part SPI - Improved code output to provide a more robust example code base.
Basic service application SPI - New SPI for a basic service application.
WCF service SPI - New SPI to produce a WCF service hosted within SharePoint.
SharePoint PowerShell cmdlet SPI - New basic PowerShell cmdlet SPI.
SharePoint PowerShell pipe binding SPI - New basic PowerShell pipe binding SPI.
Improved copy assembly name menu - Includes build project call during copy.