A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Monday, June 30, 2014

Changes to the Design View in SharePoint Designer 2013

Hi, I’m Keenan Newton, a senior product marketing manager on the SharePoint team.

We’re making some changes to the Design View in SharePoint Designer 2013, and I wanted to talk about the reasoning behind the changes.

With SharePoint Server 2013 embracing new web standards for client side rendering of pages such as JavaScript, JSON, and OData, there is no longer a need to support a visual web page editor within SharePoint Designer. With that in mind, we removed the ability to visually edit pages in SharePoint Designer 2013 because its page editor is designed to only understand the unique features of a SharePoint web page. With our support of new web standards, any web page designer can now be used for editing web pages in SharePoint Server 2013. This includes form customization, conditional formatting of page content, layout, theming and branding. To simplify the process of integrating customized SharePoint pages, SharePoint Server 2013 includes a new feature called the SharePoint Design Manager. This feature enables a web designer to export a web page from SharePoint, customize it, and then import it back into SharePoint, all right from the SharePoint site.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Montgomery County: Better service for my team, county colleagues, and our citizens through Office 365

Today’s post was written by Lisa Tolomeo, Client Services Manager for Montgomery County, PA
Picture of Lisa TolomeoLisa is increasing her responsiveness to team members and internal customers, thereby improving public service. Read her story and learn how Lisa keeps lines of communication open and stays flexible to react to technology emergencies and help county employees continue to deliver excellent service to their community.

Monday, June 16, 2014

What’s new in SharePoint Server 2013 for IT professionals

In today’s volatile economic climate, organizations require collaboration, communication, and productivity solutions to be both cost-effective and flexible. SharePoint Server 2013 can help you achieve new levels of reliability and performance, delivering features and capabilities that simplify administration, protect communications and information, and empower users while meeting their demands for greater business mobility.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

SharePoint Online (Office 365) Development - Part 3

1. Open App.js in editor. Add two new variables at the top:

 var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();  
 var user = context.get_web().get_currentUser();  
 var web = context.get_web();  
 var lists = web.get_lists();  

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 002 with Radi Atanassov

At the European SharePoint Conference in May 2014 in Barcelona, Jeremy Thake caught up with Radi Atanassov about why OAuth is important to developers in the new App Model.
In SharePoint 2013, the OAuth authentication and authorization flow for apps involves a series of interactions between your app, SharePoint 2013, the authorization server, and the end user at runtime. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

SharePoint Online (Office 365) Development - Part 2

If you have worked with JQuery before, the syntax will be familiar to you. When the app loads, getUserName() method is called. It loads user properties in the context object. onGetUserNameSuccess() method displays the user name on the screen. All you have to do is append “Hello World” after the user name.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Yammer brings conversations to your OneDrive and SharePoint Online files

Christophe Fiessinger is a group product manager on the enterprise social team.
At SharePoint Conference 2014 we announced new enterprise social experiences across Office 365 helping businesses work more like networks by leveraging the power of the cloud to bring people together, gain quicker access to relevant insights and help make smarter decisions, faster.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Webcast: Real-life SharePoint deployment conversion from FTC to App Model

In this video you will see examples and patterns for app model transitions–full-trust code transformed into the app model. We’ll review a real customer example demonstrating the patterns, findings, and learnings on this transition, where deployment was based on 500,000 lines of server-side code and classic feature framework elements.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

SharePoint Online (Office 365) Development - Part 1

SharePoint Online provides a robust, flexible development environment for developers to create custom solutions. SharePoint Online is a cloud based service, hosted by Microsoft, for businesses of all sizes. Instead of installing and deploying SharePoint server on premises, businesses can simply subscribe to SharePoint Online to provide their employees with an enterprise grade solution to create sites to share documents with colleagues, partners, and customers. SharePoint Online provides the following features:

Sunday, June 1, 2014

SharePoint hosting—the good, the bad, and the ugly

SharePoint hosting is often seen as an alternative to running it within your own organization. It seems like it would give you to the flexibility to run SharePoint with customization unavailable in SharePoint Online, coupled with the cost savings achieved by cloud computing and outsourcing the high people costs associated with an on-premise deployment.

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