Coming Soon to a Cloud Near You: SharePoint 2013 Releases to Manufacturing

Just as Microsoft announced that it’s the “devices and services” company, the SharePoint team surprised the world by releasing its 2013 version to manufacturing months sooner than expected. The bits will be available for download to MSDN subscribers today, 10/25/12.  This release will change the game by placing an emphasis on cloud services. It’s been…

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Tricking Out Your SharePoint 2010 Development Rig

If you’re a typical SharePoint developer these days, you might be sporting a turbo-charged 16GB laptop and running your SharePoint development environment in one or more virtual machines. SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2 (or the Denali RC!) and Visual Studio 2010 run like a well-oiled machine if you have fast enough hardware under the hood. But you…

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Draining the Swamp: Common SharePoint Bugs and How to Avoid Them

Every spring in my town, they send out a flyer asking residents to avoid standing water, as it’s a breeding place for mosquitos. Watertown is close to the city and yards are small, so it’s easy to comply. And it works! We can sit on the back patio on summer evenings and not get eaten alive, while friends…

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Anonymous Client Access to SharePoint 2010

I recently embarked on a minor quest to get the SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model working on an anonymous SharePoint site, with mixed results. Along the way, I learned a lot about how the Client Object Model works, and eventually found a work-around for most of what I wanted to accomplish. Anonymous Access in SharePoint…

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