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…

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Export (.ical) Individual Events from SharePoint Calendar

SharePoint Calendar is a great tool to manage events related to your site and also provides many other capabilities like creating multiple calendars and overlaying calendars. The Problem What about exporting individual events as .ical  so you can add them to Outlook? It is available out of the box, but it is well hidden in…

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Modal Dialog Box in SharePoint Sandbox

Earlier I blogged about how to make use of the new dialog framework in SharePoint 2010. It covered working with Application Pages in the _layouts directory. What about sandboxed solutions? Can you create custom sandboxed dialogs? Yes, you can! It involves a little bit of work though. First of all, you can open any page…

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Web Templates – What base template should I use?

I have had some interesting discussions with Wayne Ewington and others on what base template should you use for web templates. A little background to what this base template means to web templates: Web Templates depend on an existing site definition installed in the server. The general guideline is to always reference a site template…

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Deploying a Document Template file in Content Type in a (Office365) Sandboxed Solution

In SharePoint 2007, we have the choice of using _layouts folder for deploying document templates that are used in content types. That option still exists in SharePoint 2010 for farm based solutions, but the SharePoint Root (14 hive) is not accessible in Sandboxed solutions and hence it is not possible to deploy the document templates…

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