BUILD 2014 Round-Up – Part 1

Reflecting on the Week Well, it’s Friday night and BUILD is now officially over, yet I can’t help but feel most, if not all, attendees walked away with a deep sense of excitement over Microsoft’s vision, direction and announcements from this week. This week was not just about further extending the “Cloud and Mobile” vision,…

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BUILD Day 2: Keynote Summary

Day 1 was great. Lots of amazing sessions (many of them filled up very quickly so you had to be quick to get into them). I took a few in (ranging from Azure services to Bing Translator services in your modern Apps) and will create a separate blog entry to call out a few details…

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BUILD: Day 1 Keynote Summary

Coffee in hand, cool air and a zeal in my step, I made my way to BUILD this morning, and now here we are. In San Francisco, at the Moscone Center, at BUILD. It’s Day 1, and the energy is palpable. I’m even a bit nostalgic seeing old friends and colleagues in the Convention Center…

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Looking at BUILD Sessions

Well, it’s BUILD pre-day and getting ready for this week’s BUILD conference. For those of you attending (or even for those of you who are looking to track what’s happening), there’s a cool app that you can get on your Windows phone (Ch9 Events), which you can download and then use to “heart” the sessions…

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Off to BUILD tomorrow…

Wow, it’s been a while since I posted anything, and with deep self-examination I’m now hell-bent on blog reformation. It’s time to mend my incommunicado! Question is, what am I going to write about?? Well, since I’m heading down to BUILD tomorrow, I’m going to give you guys all of the juicy gossip, the news…

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Building your First Provider-Hosted App for SharePoint – Part 2

If Part 1 of this blog series, I created a simple Provider-hosted app to SharePoint. The “Provider” part of the SharePoint app was Windows Azure. If you’d like to read more on this, check out Part 1 here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steve_fox/archive/2013/02/18/building-your-first-provider-hosted-app-for-sharepoint-using-windows-azure-part-1.aspx. In the second part, I wanted to add some code to flesh out the app to…

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Building your first Provider-Hosted App for SharePoint using Windows Azure – Part 1

If you’ve been tracking on this blog, you’ve seen me write a few posts about SharePoint and Windows Azure. For those of you that have explored SharePoint 2013, you’ll also know that Windows Azure is natively supported with this new release. There are two primary ways in which Windows Azure is natively supported within the…

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Beginning SharePoint 2013 Development: To the Printers We Go!

The last time I finished writing a book, I swore up and down never again—yet it appears it’s happened once again! For those of you who are beginning SharePoint 2013 developers (or are looking to refresh your knowledge around SharePoint 2013), we recently completed “Beginning SharePoint 2013 Development.” When I say we, I mean myself,…

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Setting up your Development Environment for O365 & Azure Development

In one of our SharePoint and Azure workshops the other day, a couple of the students asked me how to set up one’s development environment if you’d like to start building Cloud-hosted apps for SharePoint or Office 365. Since, we had been mainly teaching the students about Office 365 and Azure, the questions were pointedly…

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SharePoint and Windows Azure’s Interlude in Vegas: Building Apps using the Autohosted App Model

Back in Seattle… Wow, a whirlwind week in Vegas meeting with customers, colleagues, the community and of course conference-goers. If you didn’t catch the conference, last week was the SharePoint Conference 2012. It was a great week full of new areas for the SharePoint community to explore. For me, it was especially interesting as this…

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