Developing iOS Apps with Azure and Office 365 APIs

Microsoft will kick-off a world tour event this week with the Office 365 Summit (formerly Ignite). With planned stops across 6 continents and fresh new content/tracks, the Summit promised to be the premier Office 365 training event offered by Microsoft. I’ll have the pleasure of delivering developer sessions across two separate developer tracks with a…

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App Approaches to Common SharePoint Customizations

NOTE: This post takes an aggressive bias towards the new apps model for SharePoint customizations. Well written farm solutions are a solid and time-tested approach to customizations in on-premise deployments. Regardless of the sentiment in this post, Apps for SharePoint DO have gaps compared to farm solutions (hopefully the Harvey Balls below illustrate that). The…

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Corporate YouTube and Video Delivery via SharePoint 2013

Want to deliver an internal/corporate “YouTube” for your organization using SharePoint?  Looking to maximize your SharePoint deployment by incorporating video/media delivery?  Worried about the storage/bandwidth implications of allowing anyone in the enterprise to contribute video/media?  Then then post if for you!  I will outline a solution that addresses many of the limitations to native media…

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Real-world Apps for SharePoint 2013 - Kudos (Part 2)

Several months ago I wrote a post about building real-world apps for SharePoint 2013.  In that post, I walked through the creation of an employee recognition app for SharePoint 2013 called Kudos.  The original Kudos app leveraged SharePoint lists for storage and wasn’t very configurable.  In this post, we’ll evolve the Kudos app to address…

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Real-world Apps for SharePoint 2013 - Kudos (Part 1)

In this two part series, I will explore developing real-world solutions via apps for SharePoint 2013.  Part 1 will focus on the basic app delivery without complex tenancy considerations (the solution will store all information in a list on the tenant).  In part 2, we will explore tenancy considerations in the Office Marketplace for solutions leveraging…

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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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