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  • Blog Post: The API Economy: Consuming Our Web API from a Single Page App

    This post shows how to consume a Web API secured with Azure Active Directory using ADAL.js. Background This post is part of a series on building a SharePoint app that communicate with services protected by Azure AD. Part 1 - An Architecture for SharePoint Apps That Call Other Services Part 2 - Using...
  • Blog Post: A Sample SharePoint App That Calls A Custom Web API

    This post will show how to create a Web API that calls other services on behalf of the current user. Background This post is part of a series on building a SharePoint app that communicate with services protected by Azure AD. Part 1 - An Architecture for SharePoint Apps That Call Other Services Part 2...
  • Blog Post: Call O365 Exchange Online API from a SharePoint App

    This post will show how to call an O365 Exchange Online API from a SharePoint provider-hosted app.  The code for this post is available at https://github.com/kaevans/spapp-exchange .  Background This post is part of a series on building a SharePoint app that communicate with services protected...
  • Blog Post: An Architecture for SharePoint Apps That Call Other Services

    This post will show an architecture for a SharePoint provider hosted app that calls other services such as the O365 API for Exchange, Azure AD Graph API, PowerBI API, or a custom Web API. Background This post is part of a series on building a SharePoint app that communicate with services protected by...
  • 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: Create the Best App for Office 2013 in 5 Minutes

    While speaking in Kuala Lumpur for the Ignite developer training, Chris O’Connor (aka @grumpiewookie ) jokingly said that the whole apps for Office thing needed something catchy, something nostalgic.  We need some obscure JavaScript library to do something interesting, something entertaining yet...
  • 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: Access 2013–Not Your Father’s Access

    I worked this weekend to prepare for a presentation this week at the Dallas SharePoint TechFest , “Access Services 2013 – Not Your Father’s Access!”  I am covering the new features of Access 2013 as an app designer for SharePoint 2013.  While presenting on Access, I frequently say that while...
  • Blog Post: Creating High Trust SharePoint Apps with Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 - Preview 2

    This post shows how to create a High Trust app using Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 - Preview 2 tools. During SharePoint Conference 2012, Scott Guthrie announced the release of Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 - Preview 2 . These are the tools to add to...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Access Services 2013 on Premises

    UPDATE: See Access Services 2013 Setup for an On-Premises Installation for updated guidance for configuring Access Services 2013 for the RTM version. Recently I co-presented the developer track for Ignite training with Andrew Connell. The training, developed by Critical Path, covered the new SharePoint...
  • 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: User Controls and Server Controls in SharePoint

    ASP.NET developers have enjoyed using user controls and server controls in their development since ASP.NET was created.  This post talks about user controls and server controls and shows how to implement them in SharePoint. User Controls A user control is a control that is associated with a .ASCX...
  • Blog Post: Adding jQuery to Every Page in SharePoint with Delegate Controls

    A customer asked how they could add jQuery to every page in SharePoint. They wanted to modify core.js on the disk, but of course we all know that Microsoft does not support modifying files that reside in the _layouts folder . Of course there are supported ways to do this without such hacks. All of...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Developers–What’s On Your Machine?

    I recently got a question from a customer about utilities to include on their development machines.  My view is that you should trust your developers and let them install the tools they need.  However, some devs don’t have managers who trust their developers to do the right thing and they need...
  • 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: Outlook Social Connector for Facebook

      The Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Provider for Facebook is now available! I’ll admit, I am a huge Facebook fan.  I have come to use it more than any other social network.  That’s why I was excited to see the Outlook Social Connector for Facebook announced.  I installed it,...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Provider for Claims-Based Authentication in SharePoint 2010

    This post shows how to implement FBA claims-based authentication for SharePoint 2010.  We will use the ASP.NET membership and role provider to authenticate users to our SharePoint 2010 site. Overview SharePoint 2007 introduced the ability to use the ASP.NET Membership Provider to authenticate users...
  • 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: 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: Presence in SharePoint 2010

    One of the cool new features of SharePoint 2010 is the integration with Exchange 2010 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2.  If your list has a field of type Person, hovering over it will provide the following popup. Click on the status icon (I call it the Skittle) and the display provides more...
  • 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: SharePoint and Workflow Resources

    This post provides a list of resources for SharePoint, Windows Workflow Foundation, and using WF with SharePoint. I was lucky enough to present to the Wells Fargo developer group today on “SharePoint Workflows”.  If you read my blog, you might know that I recently posted a screencast on developing...
  • Blog Post: Water Cooler Demo: SharePoint state machine workflows

    I’ve posted a new video to Channel9… SharePoint Visual Studio state machine workflows for escalations and timeouts . After I went through the learning process of creating a set of screencasts focused on SharePoint development, a few things became evident.  I don’t like the name of the series, and...
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