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  • Blog Post: High Trust SharePoint Apps on Non-Microsoft Platforms

    This post will discuss some options for building high-trust apps for SharePoint when the app is not running on a Microsoft platform.  Background Let me start this post by saying I don’t have code to announce or a solution to provide.  I am merely pointing out that building both low-trust and...
  • Blog Post: What Every Developer Needs to Know About SharePoint Apps, CSOM, and Anonymous Publishing Sites

    This post will show what works and what doesn’t with CSOM and REST in a SharePoint 2013 publishing site that permits anonymous access.  More importantly, we show what you should and should not do… and why. Overview I frequently see questions about using SharePoint apps with “public-facing web sites...
  • Blog Post: Access Services 2013 Setup for an On-Premises Installation

    This blog post will show you how to configure Access Services 2013 to use in your own environment. Overview Back in August 2012, when SharePoint 2013 was just in Beta 2 phase and not yet released, I wrote a blog post on Configuring Access Services 2013 on Premises . That blog post was accurate...
  • Blog Post: Build Session: Understanding Authentication and Permissions with Apps for SharePoint and Office

    I am privileged to present at the Build 2013 conference Understanding Authentication and Permissions with Apps for SharePoint and Office .  This session focuses on helping you to understand what an app principal is, how they are registered, and how OAuth is used with Office 365 to provide authentication...
  • Blog Post: How I Became a SharePoint 2010 MCM

    I recently attained the Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint 2010 certification.  I have long wanted to write about the experience, but honestly didn’t know how to begin.  After quite a few conversations with friends and colleagues, I thought I would share some insight about the process...
  • Blog Post: Inside SharePoint 2013 OAuth Context Tokens

    This post will show you how to inspect the SharePoint 2013 context token to better understand how OAuth is used in SharePoint 2013 apps. First, Some Context In order to use a context token with SharePoint 2013 apps, you will need to create a provider-hosted app that uses a client ID and a client secret...
  • Blog Post: Inside the SharePoint 2010 My Site Cleanup Timer Job

    This post will discuss what the SharePoint 2010 My Site Cleanup Timer Job is, what it does, and how to manage it.  If you need to implement your own cleanup process, this post will also provide building blocks for implementing your own solution to manage deleted users and My Sites. What is the My...
  • Blog Post: What Every SharePoint Admin Needs to Know About Host Named Site Collections

    This post intends to tell you everything you need to know about host named site collections so that you can decide if they are appropriate for your environment.  This post is NOT telling you to run out and create everything as host named site collections in SharePoint, instead it is meant to help...
  • Blog Post: Making The Case for Async Web Parts

    This post will show how to make a call to HttpWebRequest asynchronously from a web part and wait on the result or time out. Years ago, I was fortunate to meet Jeff Richter and attend a session he gave on .NET performance . He discussed I/O completion ports and showed why any calls from an ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: Control Access to SharePoint Designer

    You will often want to control who has access to use SharePoint Designer on your site.  There are a number of ways to control who has permission, you will need to determine the combination that applies to your intended use of the site and your governance policy. Determine Your Information Architecture...
  • Blog Post: What is a Dedicated Support Engineer?

    For the past 7 years, I worked in Developer Platform Evangelism to talk to customers about the latest and greatest technologies that Microsoft would soon be releasing, and worked to gain early adopters of the technologies.  This was a very fun job, but I desired a change.  This past July, I...
  • Blog Post: My New Dev Rig: Boot to VHD and Hyper-V

    I have a Lenovo T61P with 8 GB RAM.  That’s what I use to do demos.  To many devs, they’re thinking, “oh man, wish I had that much RAM”.  I wish you did, too, because the ROI of adding RAM for developers is an easy justification.  But here’s the thing… I don’t just dev with this machine...
  • Blog Post: Got Oracle? You Want to Read This!!!

    For the past 18 months, a few members of our team have been begging working to convince the data team at Microsoft to help support Oracle as a database schema provider for Visual Studio.  I just got the COOLEST email in my inbox that I am happy to share! Quest Software and the Visual Studio product...
  • Blog Post: Steal This Presentation!

    I just ran across a PowerPoint presentation by a colleague, David Chou , that is just plain awesome.  Check out this deck on the Windows Azure platform.  Windows Azure Platform View more presentations from lynnlangit .
  • Blog Post: Deck from SharePointPro 2010 Summit – Developer Best Practices

    Thanks to everyone who attended the SharePoint 2010 Developer Best Practices talk at the SharePointPro 2010 Summit and Expo conference.  As promised, the deck has been uploaded.  Get it here . http://cid-09d5ededfee6c24b.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Presentations/SPPro%20SharePoint%20Development...
  • Blog Post: My Presentation from the SharePointPro 2010 Summit and Expo on ALM

    Thanks to everyone who attended my talk on ALM with SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010.  It was a great audience, some fantastic questions afterwards.  Sorry there was no PowerPoint (it was all demo), but for those who weren’t able to catch everything… I posted the deck with screen captures...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint as a Composite Application Platform

    I had the pleasure of speaking at the SharePoint TechFest 2010 event today in Dallas, Texas.  Over 650 people at this event, holy smokes it was a great time.  I had the first time slot of the day, and when I first started the talk the room wasn’t even 1/4 full (maybe about 30 people). ...
  • Blog Post: Architect Innovation Cafe Webcast-Visual Studio Tools For Architects

    Each month through June 2010, we’ll bring you a 60-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs. February 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: Visual Studio Tools For Architects Abstract: Come learn how the new code...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Live Virtual Conference & Expo

    Register today for the free SharePoint Live Virtual Conference & Expo ! Hard to get out of the office? Training dollars are limited? We're bringing you a FREE virtual event on one of the most anticipated software releases - SharePoint 2010 - live from the convenience of your office. We're kicking...
  • Blog Post: Water Cooler Interview – Shane Young

      I recently had the pleasure of interviewing SharePoint MVP Shane Young on The Water Cooler show on Channel9 .  This was a really fun interview, as Shane is pretty animated.  Mr. Young is the owner of SharePoint911.com , a consulting company that focuses on SharePoint.  Beyond the...
  • Blog Post: Unity Lifetime Managers and WCF Integration

    My friend Drew, a Disney cast member in Orlando, started a blog.  Drew is focused on connected systems development lately.  His first post on BizTalk 2006 R2 and WCF Fault Messages was really interesting and quite well written.  However, I really loved the latest post, Unity lifetime managers...
  • Blog Post: CriticalPath SharePoint Administrators Survival Camp Training – Day 1

    I am fortunate to be attending the SharePoint Administrators Survival Camp training class by CriticalPath Training this week, presented by Shane Young of SharePoint911 .  The class is being taught at the Microsoft Las Colinas MTC.  Although I have a cube at the Las Colinas office, this is the...
  • Blog Post: Getting XML Data From a SharePoint List – The Easy Way

    Steve Pietrek has a great link blog ( Steve Pietrek - Everything SharePoint and Office ) that aggregates blog postings on SharePoint and Office.  If you are at all interested in seeing what’s possible with SharePoint, I highly recommend you subscribe to this great resource.  In his April 30th...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint for Developers Part 6 – Custom web services

    Part 6 of the SharePoint for Developers series is posted to Channel9, this one focusing on creating custom web services in SharePoint .  For reference, here are the links to the previous 5 screencasts in this series so far. Introducing Visual Studio Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services (VSeWSS...
  • Blog Post: Patterns and Practices Releases Hands on Labs for EntLib and Unity

    Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the release of: Hands-on Labs for Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.1 Hands-on Labs for Unity 1.2 In this e-mail:   Please feel free to forward this announcement to your customers. | What’s Enterprise Library | What’s Unity | Content of...
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