Create SharePoint 2013 development environments quickly on Azure

In this blog post we will walk you through creating a SharePoint 2013 development environment on Windows Azure using the Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 RC image. Have you ever been in a situation where you need to create a SharePoint 2013 development environment quickly? Are you still working on SharePoint Solutions or are you building…


Access OneDrive for Business using the SharePoint 2013 APIs

OneDrive for Business, a personal cloud library for business, is a place where users can store files and documents, sync them with their devices, and share them with others. It comes as a part of SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Online (Office 365). Essentially it’s a SharePoint Document Library under the covers, so you can…


Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Preview released!

This morning at the Microsoft Build Developer conference in San Francisco, S. Somasegar, Corporate VP for Developer Division, announced Visual Studio 2013 Preview. Visual Studio 2013 Preview contains the most recent update of the Office Developer Tools to support the development of apps for Office and SharePoint as well as SharePoint farm and sandboxed solutions….

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We want your ideas on migrating SharePoint solutions to apps for SharePoint

Have you heard? The new Reimagine SharePoint Development site is now live. This site contains articles, videos, and blog posts that focus on migrating SharePoint solutions to apps. We will be adding content to the site in the months ahead, so if there is something you would like to know more about, just let us…

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Reimagine SharePoint Development

Join us May 20, 2013, for a webcast as we kick off a new site centered on migrating SharePoint solutions to apps. We will discuss the history of SharePoint customizations and where the SharePoint development platform is going. We will also highlight the benefits of the Cloud App Model and answer any questions on migrating…

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Optimizing SharePoint 2013 websites for mobile devices

The mobile market is growing continuously, and in the near future, more mobile devices than desktop computers will be used to surf the web. To ensure a user-friendly experience, we must optimize Internet websites for presenting content across the different devices. SharePoint 2013 offers a number of options for optimizing public-facing websites for mobile devices….


Implementing your responsive designs on SharePoint 2013

Learn how a SharePoint publishing site looks and reacts to different display resolutions when you implement a responsive web design. Web designers are crucial for a successful SharePoint implementation. We all know that. With this in mind, I wanted to write an article for our SharePoint web designers out there. Not being an authority on…

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Cross-post from the SharePoint blog: Options to create forms in SharePoint 2013

Last week, Keenan Newton published a blog post on the SharePoint blog. In his post, Keenan explains the different options for creating forms in SharePoint 2013. To summarize, you can choose from several different tools for building forms in SharePoint. Depending on what your specific needs are, you will find a wide range of tools…


Rounding up Office 365 developer content

This week, we completed the facelift of our entry point for Office 365 developer content on MSDN. The Office 365 Developer Center pulls together the resources that partners and developers need to build solutions for Office 365.   The new articles and code samples on the Office 365 Developer Center complement the developer content that…


Adding a custom data source to Aggregated Business Calendar

With Feature Pack 1 for Duet Enterprise 1.0 and Duet Enterprise 2.0, you can add a custom data source to your Aggregated Business Calendar Web Part along with the other types of data sources. In this post, we walk you through the steps to create a SQL Server-based data source and configure the Aggregated Business…

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