Setting up provider hosted app to Windows Azure for Office365 tenant

One thing I get lot of questions all the time privately is the detailed steps on how to setup the provider hosted apps to be running in Windows Azure. One common question is that how the personal site branding app can be setup properly with Office365 tenant. To show this one in practice, I’ve created…

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Office365 – Apply automatically custom branding to personal site (SkyDrive Pro)

Few months back I demonstrated how to apply custom branding automatically to personal sites or SkyDrive Pro sites in Office365 or on-premises using remote provisioning techniques. Example which I shared was aimed more for on-premises and I’ve received numerous emails related on how to update the app in a way that it would also work…

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FTC to CAM – Stop creating content types and site columns declaratively

Really… just don’t use element xml files to provision content types or site columns in your full trust / farm solutions. This relates on the full trust code (FTC) to cloud application model (CAM) model discussion but is also relevant if there would not be any short term plans moving to cloud and you are…

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FTC to CAM – Advance HTTP remote operations for SP2013

SharePoint remote APIs are really powerful and can be used for modifying broad spectrum of the different options in site or in list level. There are however still some limitations compared to the functionalities which have been available using server side APIs. These limitations are being addressed gradually in the client side object model or…

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FTC to CAM – Setting indexed property bag keys using CSOM

Related on to my previous post on storing metadata values for sites using CSOM, I got quite few questions on how would we then use these property bag keys or their values in aggregations. In general with SP2013 easiest solution would be probably use search to crawl the property bag values and then use those…

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FTC to CAM – Custom actions and property bag entries from SP App

As part of my work with few global customers related on the transition from full trust code (FTC) to cloud application model (CAM), I have had numerous discussion related on the capabilities and patterns which are not available in the CAM side. One of the classic discussion or challenge is the pattern where some of…

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Thank you for the feedback – Dark side of the SharePoint community

[Update on 4th of Oct] – Seems that original post has been removed from the linked location. We are certainly all entitled to have opinions and are allowed to publish them in Internet. I’m also sure that this opinion was not the official opinion from the company where the blog was hosted, so I have…

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SharePoint 2013 site provisioning techniques presentation video recording

Based on request from community, I took some time to do recording of the material related on the SharePoint 2013 site provisioning techniques. This recording is essentially covering the techniques introduced on following previously released blog post. Site provisioning techniques and remote provisioning in SharePoint 2013 [Updated on 9th of September with link to download…

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Why did we introduce SharePoint App pattern?

In this video, we will have high level look on the SP App or CAM (Cloud App Model) patterns. There won’t be any demos, since we’ll rather concentrate on why the SP App pattern was introduced in SharePoint 2013 and where it is suitable model. Covered topics also includes general notes or conclusions on using…

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Customizing SharePoint 2013 personal sites using SP Apps with remote provisioning

Remote provisioning is model, where we use the SharePoint App model to customize or provision SharePoint sites or elements to sites. This pattern was briefly explained in my previous post, where personal site customization was also mentioned as one of the options. Check more details on the model from following post. Site provisioning techniques and…

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