Luke Bailey

Luke Bailey is a recent graduate from the University of York with an MEng in Electronic Engineering. He is now an Associate Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services. Having previously working in the film industry, Luke now specialises in SharePoint and Enterprise Social with a strong focus on empowering businesses to reach their potential through Microsoft technologies. Twitter LinkedIn 

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Scripted Installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server – From the Field (Part 4)

This is fourth post in the scripted installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server blog series, covering the installation, deployment and configuration of an Office Web Apps Server Farm For SharePoint farm topology, installation and provisioning of all required service applications please see blog one, two and three of this series. Farm Topology…

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Scripted Installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server – From the Field (Part 3)

This is third post in the Scripted Installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server blog series, covering the following service applications deployment: User Profile Search Distributed Cache For SharePoint farm topology, installation and provisioning of the basic service applications please see blog one and two of this series. Farm Topology and Prerequisites SharePoint…

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Uploading Files Using the REST API and Client Side Techniques

Over the past few months I have, on several occasions, been asked how to upload a file to SharePoint using nothing more than JavaScript, HTML and the REST API. A few weeks ago, on a customer project, I was asked to do exactly that and was astonished to find that there is sparse documentation and…

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SharePoint 2013 Development (Apps versus Solutions)

SharePoint 2013 is a strong development platform for building solutions and apps addressing different requirements and needs. There’s a plenty of documentation on MSDN and TechNet to get you started with building your first application and how to consume the different capabilities of the platform. But one thing I struggled to find is when and…

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Scripted Installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server – From the Field (Part 2)

This is the second post in the Scripted Installation of SharePoint 2013 and Office Web Apps Server series. If you have not already done so, please see part one of this blog series: Farm Topology and Prerequisites. Farm Topology and Prerequisites SharePoint Installation, Configuration and Basic Service Applications Deployment User Profile, Search and Distributed Cache…

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Manipulating list items in SharePoint Hosted Apps using the REST API

In this post I will describe how to use the REST API to manipulate list items from within a SharePoint hosted App. For information on the different hosting options available (Azure Auto hosted and Provider Hosted Apps) there is a good MSDN article here. Introduction The REST API in SharePoint 2013 provides developers with a…

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James Glading

James Glading is an Associate Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services. A recent graduate from Brunel University James is looking forward to working closely with customers to help them realise their full potential through adoption of Microsoft products.

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SharePoint 2013 Ports, Proxies and Protocols – An Overview of Farm Communications

In locked down environments, understanding communications paths of a server product is essential. Some time ago, Martin Kearn and Pete Reid published a great post describing farm communications in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). SharePoint 2013 isn’t that much different from MOSS 2007 with regard to network communication and protocols. It is still a web-based…

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Managing Different Styles of Development Team (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second part that looks at different styles of SharePoint development teams. The premise is that not all teams have the same attributes. Well, no surprise there. You can find part 1 here: Managing Different Styles of Development Team (Part 1) The two attributes of the team that we’ve looked at are: how…

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