SharePoint Development Overview

SharePoint has been around for a while. You may have started in the early days with Full Trust code, User Controls, Pages, Timer Jobs, Workflow, InfoPath, etc. The list is limitless and so is the opportunity to develop for SharePoint. The biggest dilemma a programmer will face when approaching SharePoint is time. The goal of…


Client Side Rendering – Cross Site Lookup

Client-Side Rendering (CSR) Lookup Column (v1.0) I typically suggest that every organization should focus on their Metadata and Taxonomy to push down a common set of terms and lookups on sub sites and lists. There are occasions however, where a crafty developer or site collection administrator may want to curate their own custom solution. Policy may require business decision makers…


Querying attributes from Active Directory using ADFS with a 3rd party Identity Provider

I know there are a lot of other blogs explaining how to query Active Directory for attributes. There’s even a rule template for it (Send LDAP Attributes as Claims). The only problem with this rule template is that ADFS requires that you authenticate via Active Directory, which in turn issues you a WindowsAccountName (http://schemas.microsoft.com/ws/2008/06/identity/claims/windowsaccountname) claim. What if…