MTC Studio Broadcast on SPS 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended our MTC Studio Broadcast on SharePoint 2016. Due to some last minute audio problems, you didn’t get to see my ugly face on the screen. I did help plan and execute the event (and ended up answering most of the questions in the Q&A). For those that missed it, you…

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SPS DC Event Follow Up

For those who attended the SPS DC Event in Reston last weekend, as promised, here is the follow up post that has my slides from the event. My session was an overview of SharePoint 2016 and the major investment areas. I slanted the presentation a bit towards the IT Pro given that was the track…

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NOVA Code Camp Follow Up

Last weekend, I presented a session on Developing Structured Document Solutions with Office Apps. The presentation was a continuation of the topics that I have been writing about for years in my previous books. This time, I gave an update on Open XML and Content Controls with Word 2013. Then we started looking at building…

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High Trust SharePoint Apps on Non-Microsoft Platforms

I came across this post from Kirk Evans and just had to share as I get asked this question from time to time… http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2014/07/14/high-trust-sharepoint-apps-on-non-microsoft-platforms.aspx  

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SharePoint Hosted App with VS 2013 Update 2 & SPS 2013 SP1 Equals Style Sheet Error?

I’ve been completely rebuilding my on-premises SharePoint 2013 development environment recently. I built it out entirely in Azure. With the rebuild comes the opportunity to update everything to the latest and greatest. This means SharePoint 2013 SP1, SQL Server 2014, Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, and Windows Server 2012 R2. I even applied the April…

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Creating an Interactive Lync Kiosk

I know I haven’t posted in a while. I thought you all would like to see what myself and fellow MTC team members have been up to. For our new center, we created a video wall interactive experience with Kinect that enables customer to learn about and play with Microsoft Lync: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mtcblog/archive/2013/11/27/mtc-reston-building-an-interactive-microsoft-lync-kiosk.aspx  

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Custom Site Provisioning in SharePoint’s New App Model with Workflow

If you have followed this blog at all over the years, you know I started the bandwagon really early on with automating site and site collection provisioning with SharePoint. In fact this has been my topic at all of the SharePoint conferences except the last one. I was a little tired of the topic and…

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A Perspective on SharePoint 2013’s App Model – Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I discussed why the way developers extend SharePoint needed to change. In this article I will detail types of SharePoint applications, how they fit into the app model, and the tools you can use to build applications. What is a SharePoint App? The words “SharePoint application” could probably mean…

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A Perspective on SharePoint 2013’s App Model – Part 1

A lot of my customers lately to the Microsoft Technology Center have been interested in the new App Model of SharePoint 2013. This should not be a surprise given that the new App Model is one of the big additions to SharePoint 2013. What is interesting is that these customers are not going to the cloud…

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Some SharePoint Leadership Conference Press

Just a little self promoting, but here is a write up of the very quick demo I did for the SharePoint Leadership Conference in DC a few weeks ago. Thank you to the Bamboo team for putting everything together. http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2012/10/29/splf-2012-ed-hild-introduces-the-new-microsoft-office-and-sharepoint-2013.aspx  

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