Napa Just Got Social!

Last week we introduced something special for Napa – Share Project Share Your Projects Yes, you can now easily share your projects with everyone with just a click (three to be precise) Once you click the Share Project icon, you will asked for your permission to share Once you click Share button, you will be…


Building your first SharePoint App using “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools

If you are not familiar with the new App Model, I would highly recommend users to read my previous blog post to get familiar with the new App Model before building your first SharePoint App: Introducing Apps for Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Getting Your Office 365 Preview Account To build apps using the new…


Installing Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools Preview for Visual Studio 2012 RTM

Today, we made available Visual Studio 2012 RTM for MSDN subscribers However Visual Studio 2012 RTM does not include the Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools Preview with it. So, to install the preview tools, you need to grab the Microsoft Web Platform Installer Download the web platform installer, search for SharePoint and you…


Introducing Apps for Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013

One of the new SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 development model is the App model. Using this new App model, developers can easily extend SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 and build great apps that integrate with millions of services out there. Below is a video introducing apps for Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Video: Imagine…


Introducing Event Finder App for Windows Phone

My Windows Phone App – Event Finder App – just got published last week and is available now in the Marketplace! If you are in New Zealand, you can use the app to browse local events in your region from the Event Finder web site – For the rest of the world, the app…


Workflows and Content Type Hubs–Whats the story?

Recently I have received a lot of misinformation on associating workflows to content types managed via Content Type (CT) Hub. It is true that workflows do not get published along with the content type from the hub. That means, if you have associated a workflow to a content type and publish the content type, only…


Getting Started With TFS 11 Express Beta

Microsoft released Visual Studio 11 Beta last week – This also includes Team Foundation Server (TFS) 11. What you might have noticed is the addition of new product TFS Express 11 available for FREE. TFS Express 11 is a new product line-up in the Visual Studio Express Editions giving you the capability to utilise a…


Put People First – Building a Staff Directory

This is a follow up of my previous post – Understanding SharePoint Sites When customers ask me what they should be doing with their newly deployed SharePoint environment, I say Put People First! – Let users find their peers, colleagues. Let them share information with their peers/colleagues. Redirecting your users to search page doesn’t count….


Get ready for ‘Office 15’

Are you eagerly waiting for “Office 15”? Then here is some news! We just announced the beginning of the “Office 15” Technical Preview and a public beta later this summer! (Summer in the USA, Winter here in NZ) While the Technical Preview program is already full, everyone will have the opportunity to try the Office…


Configuring Phonetic/Nickname Search in SharePoint 2010

One of the new enterprise search feature added to SharePoint 2010  is the ability to search people by their ‘nicknames’. For example: You could search ‘aron’ for ‘aaron’ or ‘jon’ for ‘john’. We geeks call this Phonetic search Below is a screen shot of the nickname search: How does this work? This is an enterprise…