Autohosted Apps are Dead…Big Deal!

When Microsoft introduced SharePoint’s Application Model, they released a preview hosting option called “autohosting”. Autohosted apps were exclusive to SharePoint Online and allowed developers automatically provision websites and (optional) databases in Windows Azure on-demand. Developers didn’t even need a Windows Azure account…everything is provisioned automatically in a Microsoft-owned Azure tenant. In my early app work,…

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Optimizing User Experience of Apps for SharePoint 2013

The User Experience Challenge Just a decade ago iframes were frowned upon on the web. Not all browsers supported them and some organizations even applied browser policies to block iframes. Fast-forward to today and iframes are a staple of web development and the cornerstone of both the Facebook and SharePoint 2013 app architecture. But that…

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