New Guidance from Microsoft for Packaging and Deploying SharePoint Solutions

This blog has moved to http://bob1german.com. Please see the equivalent posting here for responses and to continue the conversation. Thank you for reading!   Microsoft is cleaning house. Now that it has to maintain SharePoint for thousands of enterprises and millions of users in Office 365, Microsoft is working to clean up all the odd…

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SharePoint - 2014 in Retrospect

Over the holidays I decided to review all of Microsoft’s SharePoint related updates and changes from 2014. I have to say I was really blown away by what I found! Normally, during an “off” year (a year without a major SharePoint release) the action would be limited to partners and customers as Microsoft hunkered down and worked on the…

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Future Proof Solutions Part 2 - Developing SharePoint 2010 Solutions that become Provider Hosted Apps

This article has accompanying code samples posted at on MSDN Code Gallery. The SharePoint 2010 solution is here, and its corresponding SharePoint 2013 app is here. The sample demonstrates how to develop code that works in SharePoint 2010 and also as a SharePoint 2013 App. The goal is to show you how to develop SharePoint…

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The Maturing of SharePoint Development - A Perspective on the New App Model

This article provides an architectural perspective on the new SharePoint App model and thoughts on how enterprises using SharePoint should prepare for it. A Brief History of Personal Applications In its youth, Microsoft was true to its name as a supplier of microcomputer software. In those days, microcomputer operating systems (such as MS-DOS) were intended…

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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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